If you’re rich enough to afford that nice motorboat or a yacht, don’t even bother reading further. If, perhaps, you’re looking for a less expensive option, you could consider the inflatable Windsurfer and Sailboat.
The concept is exactly what its name suggests. It is an inflatable watercraft that has an 11.5’ tall aluminium mast that is capable of supporting a 33 square feet PVC sail that has three fibreglass battens to keep it stiff in the face of strong headwinds.
A transparent window in the sail ensures that you don’t have to miss out on the lovely sight of a rising sun or a setting sun as you gently waft on those waters.
If you’re a speed fiend, you’ll be disappointed, as all this can do is a maximum of around 15 Kmph. But then remember that the hull is made of durable PVC and there is no source of power other than the wind in the sail.
This sailboat comes with a rudder and tiller. If you’re wondering about the “windsurfer” in its name, here’s the secret: if you don’t use the sails, it can be used as a windsurfer.
If you’re already thinking of how you’re going to stow it away, relax! It takes just a few minutes to deflate the hull and fold it neatly so that it can be stowed away neatly even in the boot of your car. It weighs around 27 Kgs.
Whenever you’re ready to use it, the pump that comes with it can inflate the hull in less than ten minutes. This purely-for-recreation sailboat is priced at around $800 and is available from Hammacher Schlemmer.