Intex Explorer 100 Blow Up Boat
If you are looking for a durable starter inflatable boat then the Intex explorer 100 is for you. This inflatable boat is perfect for pool parties and small calm waters. The intex inflatable boat comes with plastic oars and safety rope that wraps around the boat. The oars are not great quality but for the price, you cannot go wrong. This Intex boat is advertised as one of their many blow up boats. I strongly recommend against blowing up this boat. Get a $10 dollar manual air pump and save yourself time and a headache. There are two safety air chambers just in case one chamber starts to deflate. This feature will get you safely to the shore. This is not the best choice for serious crabbing but if you are looking to go a little bit further out than the rest of the guys throwing their cages off the pier then this is the best inflatable boat for its simplicity and price.
Intex Explorer 200 Blow Up Boat
Similar to the Intex explorer 100, the Inex explorer 200 is also advertised as a blow up boat. Luckily the Intex explorer 200 comes with a manual quick action pump that will blow up the boat in under 15 minutes. The upgraded model also comes with three chambers instead of one for extra buoyancy and safety. 2 oars are included and for maximum comfort, the oar locks are welded onto the side of the boat. 12 gauge vinyl materials are used for this inflatable boat. The vinyl is not as strong as the intex Seahawk 4 but the boat does not cost as much as the Seahawk 4 either. As long as you are careful and not bump into barnacles and rocks, your boat will do fine. Just in case a hole does present itself, the boat comes with a repair kit to patch the holes. What makes this model a better inflatable boat than its predecessor is that it can hold up to two people, a maximum of 300 pounds. This will not allow for any extra room but if you are looking to bring all of your gear into the boat then this Intex explorer 2 will provide more room and comfort-ability than the Intex explorer 100.
Intex Explorer 300 Blow Up Boat
The intex explorer 300 is not very popular but is available for sale. This upgraded model has all of the features that its predecessors have but this inflatable boat is advertised as a 3 person boat. At a closer look, this boat will support 410 pounds maximum and can hold 1 adult and 2 children, or rather, 2 adults. For its price, I would advise to pick up an Intex Excursion 5 or the popular Intex Seahawk 4 if you are looking to do some serious crabbing.
There are also sevylor boats available online and in stores but for the quality, I trust Intex boats. I had a Sevylor boat that I took crabbing with me in the past. That sevylor boat kept puncturing. Rub against the grass, it punctures. Touches barnacles, it punctures. Looks at a rock the wrong, way it punctures. I have not looked back ever since I changed over to Intex inflatable boats.