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Heightened interest in the portable folding boat concept is the result of recent changes in the lifestyles of boating and angling enthusiasts generally. Because of the high cost of energy, many leisure seekers have moved to smaller homes and apartments where there's little or no space to store ordinary boats. The PortaBote stows away easily in this type of environment.
A PortaBote is surfboard shaped when folded and fits neatly on top of the smallest car just like a surfboard or a pair of skis, and ends the hassle of towing forever!
Motorhome owners who don't want to tow a boat can now attach a folded PortaBote hull on the side or top of their vehicles.
Owners of sailboats and cabin cruisers use this folding craft as a highly practical ship-to-shore dinghy as it will take up only four inches of valuable deck space when stowed.
An optional sailkit turns the PortaBote into a sprightly sailboat.
PortaBote's hi-performance hull will outperform similar sized aluminium craft and inflatables - and a PortaBote needs only half the horsepower. The deep keel-twin hydro-tunnel flexihull design traps the bow wave and guides it under the boat which dramatically reduces drag and increases stability. The internationally patented fold-up square back and new folding transom offer a more aesthetically appealing "classic nautical design" in a folding boat configuration.
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So you can now own the one boat that offers better portability than an inflatable with none of the disadvantages. It has a time-proven hull that matches the performance of an aluminium boat but comes at ”less than half the weight”!

PortaBotes In The UK

PortaBotes are now supplied and distributed in the UK by Nestaway Boats.
Their contact details are;
Nestaway Boats Ltd, 5 Avro Business Park, Mosquito Way, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4FN
Tel: 0800 999 2535
Mobile: 07768 600595
Email: mail@nestawayboats.com
Website: www.nestawayboats.com
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The Alpha 1 Series

The Alpha 1 series PortaBote is the latest hi-performance line of PortaBotes, incorporating several engineering advances designed to enable superb performance from low powered outboards. The major change from earlier models is a patented folding transom which means you don't have to carry a separate transom anymore because it is part of the PortaBote itself.

(To see Luke using his Alpha One PortaBote, check this YouTube video. Note actual set up AND disassembly time totals around six minutes!!)

How Much Do PortaBotes Cost?

These unique “World Quality Boats” are very competitively priced. Compare them against any other boat of similar size and space that will give you the same portability, reliability, durability and lightness….and remember, you won’t have to buy, and store, an expensive trailer.
Please check out nestawayboats.com/shop/portabotes/ for latest UK price details