NOTE ON ASSEMBLED SIZES... the "PB8" is more like 9ft long; the PB10 is actually 10ft 6"; whilst the PB12 and PB14 are approximately the length you'd expect. We've decided to stick with the manufacturer's official names, as if we start selling them under different descriptions to everyone else it will be even more confusing!
Yacht owners tend to specify the 8 or 10 models as tenders, depending mainly on what length they can store on deck. Anglers typically choose between the 10 and 12 - the 10 is easier to launch/assemble/carry on your own, but the 12 has quite a bit more space when you're afloat and is just about perfect if there're two of you. The 14 is B-I-G, a bit of a handful on your own, but easy for two or more.
Porta-Bote recently launched the new "Alpha 1 series", which looks much the same as earlier models but incorporates several improvements including a patented integrated folding transom and various other tweaks to the hull design.
The Alpha 1 boats make up the majority of our UK stock but we still have a few of the previous "Genesis V" models on offer at very attractive prices - these are brand new, still in original packaging.
ALPHA ONE SERIES Porta-Botes: We usually have in stock a "full set" (ie all colours) of the 8, 10 & 12 models - for immediate collection if required - and can get the 14s fairly quickly. We offer no obligation, on-water, demonstrations of Porta-botes, usually in Christchurch harbour (East Dorset), with petrol or electric motors.
Porta-Bote 8, £1,814
Porta-Bote 10, £2,030
Porta-Bote 12, £2,312
Porta-Bote 14, £2,670