Easy Entry & Greater Stability (think stable and forgiving)
Inflatable kayaks have multiple air chambers for redundancy which results in greater stability than rigid boats.
With additional stability, you have:
- Greater ease getting back aboard: unlike rigid kayaks, inflatable kayaks are vary easy to get into from the water
- Less tendency to capsize in difficult paddling conditions: In the first 40-mile San Juan Challenge race the winds blew 25-29 knots, gusting to 45 knots. Nine rigid sea kayaks capsized and needed to be pulled from the water by chase boats when they could not self-rescue in the rough conditions. The Innova Helios was the only inflatable entry in the field of 41 sea kayaks and one of only 17 finishers, winning its section