The Nortik Scubi 1 XL combines the baggage-minimizing airboat with the running properties of a folding boat.
Many manufacturers have dared to use this hybrid, but the subject has never been approached with so much understanding of the possibilities.
The linkage is used to stretch the boat along the length and to sharpen the stern. The rest of the boat remains an airboat.
The following positive properties add up:
Low weight, small pack size, unrestricted suitability for beginners, but also stiffness unusual for an airboat, direct response, faster reactions, smoothness, straight running, smooth running behavior in rough water, less wind resistance.
This is matched by a very solid seat construction with a significantly higher center of gravity for effortless paddling and a decoupling of the seat from the constantly wet bilge.
The whole thing is completed with a "correct", adjustable back strap. The assembled knee straps can also be used for very high demands.
Complete equipment with backpack pannier and piston pump with pressure gauge.
2 air chambers with molded bars
0.25 bar operating pressure maximum
130kg maximum load capacity
85x55x22cm pack backpack size
approx. 12 kg weight
approx. 10 minutes for experienced builders, according to the manufacturer
Speed ***** Initial stability ***** Sail load **** Pack size / storage / travel *** One ***** additional child lake ***** Current *** white water
Complete with paddle and spray skirt.