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An Innovative Micro Tender
The Takacat T260LX is the perfect micro tender and small personal craft—a lightweight and innovative dinghy. With it’s small size and portability the Takacat T260LX is the swiss army knife of portable inflatable boats. The T260LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used for hassle-free access to clean the waterline of a larger vessel. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T260LX is often the most practical and envied dinghy in the anchorage. It also is a safe and comfortable fishing boat and has nearly limitless other uses. Possibility awaits you with this innovative and cutting-edge dinghy!
An Innovative Tender
The Takacat T300LX is our most popular tender and small personal craft—a lightweight and innovative performance dinghy. With it’s modest size and extreme portability the Takacat T300LX is the ideal dinghy for any larger boat. The T300LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used for hassle-free access to clean the waterline of a larger vessel. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T300LX is often the most practical and envied dinghy in the anchorage. It also is a safe and comfortable fishing boat with nearly limitless other uses. Possibility awaits you with this innovative and cutting-edge dinghy!
The Ultimate Portable Watercraft
The Takacat T340LX is the ultimate portable boat. Boasting incredible performance with small outboards as well as superior rowing performance (for an inflatable) this boat is an ideal first boat as well as medium to large all-inflatable dinghy. With it’s large interior size and widened hull the T340LX offers comfort and safety when in rough conditions. The T340LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used to easily board from the water by swimmers, snorkelers and SCUBA divers alike. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T340LX a practical boat to be used for a wide array of activities from recreation to professional and first responder applications. The T340LX is our most popular Takacat model!
A Professional Grade Day Boat or Large Tender
The Takacat T380LX is the big brother to the T340LX. It is a larger boat with a longer waterline for easier planing and for carrying heavier loads. The Takacat T380LX is the boat of choice for professionals, coaches and families. This boat is the first size that has multiple chambers per tube making the boat safer for trips further offshore. The T340LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used to easily board from the water by swimmers, snorkelers and SCUBA divers alike. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T380LX is well suited to go on adventures not all inflatable boats could survive.
The Most Portable Boat 14’ Boat in the World
The T420LX is the second largest Takacat LX model. This size uses a larger tube diameter than the other Takacat models which allows it to be more stable when at rest which makes it a fantastic fishing or hunting platform. The longer waterline will allow the boat to get amazing speeds out of small outboards even well suited for electric propulsion or becomes a rocketship when equipped with a 9.9 or 15 horsepower motor! Featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T420LX is an amazingly large boat capable of accommodating the whole family for a day trip or hauling enough gear for an extended adventure but portable enough to ride in the trunk of your car!
Expand the performance and capabilities of your Takacat LX by exploring our full line of Takacat accessories.
You can email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with your boat and accessory selection and he will generate a custom invoice.
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Takacat LX Innovations
The Takacat LX Series is the result of a lifetime of experience as boaters as well as decades of feedback from early Takacat customers. The LX series offers unparalleled versatility without compromising on quality. The fast bailing transom that allows for a small pack away is unparalleled in the inflatable boat market. The Takacat is the ideal boat for nearly any situation that calls for an inflatable boat.
Single Seam Construction
Single seam construction with a chemical bonding gluing system minimizes weak points over welded seams. Quadruple overlap on the seams keeps the hulls airtight even after repeated folding.
Inflatable construction and catamaran design keeps the Takacat ultra lightweight. Oarlocks are fixed and secured with Velcro straps.
The air deck floor provides the strongback rigidity to the entire boat, this means the Takacat does not need bulky seat planks or framing to maintain its shape. Deck floor provides plenty of room for crew and gear.
Takacat’s innovative fully removable Tube Transom makes it possible to pack away the boat into two easy to carry bags. Even the larger models are incredibly portable, so much so, any Takacat LX can be transported via the trunk or back seat of a normal car.
Takacat LX Features & Benefits
Small and Convenient Storage Footprint
The Takacat LX Series features a removable transom. This means the boat can be easily folded, then rolled like a swiss cake roll so these boats take up the smallest amount of space possible. Even the largest LX model can fit on the backseat or trunk of nearly any passenger car!
Catamaran Hull Design
The catamaran hull design of the Takacat reduces the wetted surface area of a common inflatable allowing the Takacat to go faster with less horsepower. The catamaran design also allows this boat to float in less water as well as be incredibly stable—so stable that you can stand on one side while the boat remains flat in the water! Once on plane, these boats will skip from wavetop to wavetop for a comfortable ride, even in choppy waters.
Quick-Drain Open Transom
The open transom does more than make these boats portable, they also allow for instant draining of all water in the boat. You can launch in the surf and take breaking waves without ever filling the boat with water. Heck, you could park it under a waterfall without it filling with water!
The easy access open bow design of the LX series is very unique and has a lot of uses. You can easily board the boat from the water, instead of trying to climb over bulbus hulls. It makes it very easy and safe to enter and exit the boat when beached and it makes scrubbing the waterline of your larger boat a breeze since standing on the very bow of an LX boat puts the soles of your feet at the waterline.
Due to the upturned angle of the bows, it does not scoop water when underway.
Single Seam Construction
All Takacat LX Series boats have a single seam that runs down each hull. We didn’t stop there, that single seam has a quadruple overlap to prevent leaking and premature wear from frequent folding.
Glued Seams - Better than Welded
Glued seams are the right choice for this style of boat. Welded seams are easy to get an airtight seal, but the process of welding the fabrics together makes the material a bit brittle. This isn’t a worry on RIBs that don’t get deflated, but on a boat like the Takacat that will see frequent folding for storage, this is not advantageous. Glued seams are also repairable as the seam can be serviced with a heat gun and new glue, welded seams are not serviceable and can only be patched.
Takacat LX Series Technical Specs
TAKACAT OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
EXPAND THE PERFORMANCE & CAPABILITIES OF YOUR TAKACAT LX
Deluxe Inflation Pump
This BTP12 pump is the most popular and reliable automatic inflator pump on the market. It is reasonably priced and can be powered by your car battery via alligator clamps or a 12v cigarette lighter socket. To inflate closer to the water, we use a jump box used to jumpstart a car. We use a JNC 660, which can be found on Amazon for about $120.$149
Quick Release Beach Wheels
These wheels fit into the pre-installed brackets on the transom. They take seconds to install or flip around and store them in the upright position. It cantilevers the weight of the outboard and keeps the boat off the ground for launching on concrete or sharp beaches.$169
Quick Release Rod Holders
This pair of rod holders install on the top transom bar. You can use them to store your rods, while trolling, for an umbrella for a little shade or to hold your white all-round navigation light on a pole.$169
UV Boat Cover
Most Takacats are made of PVC, and PVC’s worst enemy is the sun’s damaging UV rays. This cover is fitted to the Takacat shape and even is large enough to cover the outboard. Using the drawstring, the cover wraps around the underside of the boat so it stays on, even in heavy wind.$169
Takacat Volume Inflator
This fast and easy battery-operated inflation pump is easy to use, smaller than a soda can, and has a built-in battery that will run the pump for a total of 45 minutes. It will work with any boat that uses a Halkey-Roberts valve. The pump fills most of the air volume in the chambers, so you only need to top up the pressure with a hand or foot pump (usually included with your inflatable boat).$50
GO FASTER AND FARTHER WITH LESS POWER.
The Takacat LX catamaran design means that you need less power to push these boats at the same speeds as flat and v-bottom boats. The realm of portability for outboards is in the 9.9 hp range and under: this is where the Takacat boats thrive. A 9.9 hp can push a Takacat up to 18 mph even with a couple people on board!
We have access to new Yamaha outboards from our local Yamaha partner and are expanding our service department to start refurbishing used outboards. Call to inquire about pricing and availability!
Lift the power and performance of your Takacat’s gas-powered outboard motor with a Permatrim Hydrofoil.
The catamaran design with a single, centralized outboard lends itself to ventilation on higher power outboards. This is more prevalent in the shorter models, but can be brought out on any of the Takacat boats. We have a remedy to this problem by way of another New Zealand product—Permatrim. This foil plate bolts to the cav plate (the little tongue that sticks out over the propeller) and does a good job of fixing cavitation issues. It also helps get the boat on plane quicker and easier, and reduces splashing from the transom when underway.
Torqeedo 1103 CS$2699
For the ultimate portable setup, the 1103CS allows you to motor along at a top speed of 6 MPH, with the standard propeller. This motor requires very little maintenance and will never have a gummed up carburetor to ruin your adventure.
- Only 38 lbs including battery
- Whisper quiet operation with new direct drive system
- Easy to manage and handle as the battery is integrated into the body of the motor, like a built in gas tank
- The LCD display will give you current speed, battery capacity readings, remaining range and even error codes!
1 Short Shaft Motor, 1 AC Charger, 1 - 915 wh Lithium Battery, 1 Magnetic Kill Switch and a USB Charging Port Adapter (for charging your phone via the outboard battery).
Additional Compatible Outboards
We understand that the Torqeedo isn’t for everyone. Sometimes you need something simple to just get your ship to shore, the EP Carry is that motor.
Electric Paddle EP Carry
This 1 hp equivalent outboard is the lightest weight (motor+battery=21lbs) electric outboard option on the market to get your Takacat moving!$1600
Resources & Support
3-Year Warranty against defects in the material or workmanship that affect usability.
Please complete the Warranty Registration form to register your Takacat’s warranty within 30 days of purchase. Please reference your owner’s manual for full warranty details. To register your boat, or to make a warranty claim, please contact us.
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