Inflatable boats "Gladiator" are produced jointly by the Russian company "Extreme" and the Chinese company "Weihei Marineko." This product has firmly taken its place in the filled and promising market of swimming means. This became possible due to the use of high-quality components and a thoughtful design of the vessel at a very affordable price. These swimming means are optimal for fishing and recreation, as well as small walks.
Manufacturers of the boat "Gladiator" created several variations. Depending on the configuration, design features and materials used, they are suitable for use in different climatic conditions and in the respective water bodies. You can divide them into the following categories:
- Simplified inexpensive option for relaxing and fishing in quiet water (Simple). These models are represented in a keel or flat-bottomed formation.
- For a more active pastime there is a transom modification (Light). Here there are three types of vessels, differing by a patiol (equipment from moisture-resistant plywood, aluminum and an inflatable floor).
- The PVC boat "Gladiator" Active is designed for active recreation and fishing. Can be equipped with power units up to forty horsepower, has a reinforced density of inflatable cylinders and an extended set.
- The professional version is aimed at the most simple operating conditions. The density of the material in this case is not less than one thousand and three hundred grams per square centimeter. Provides a keel armored bottom and an increased volume of working cylinders.
Furnishing and decoration
The standard equipment of the boat "Gladiator" can include a bow awning, an anchor ring, packing bags, a pump. At a cost of forty thousand rubles, the swimming device is presented in various colors (from bright shades to camouflage design).
Some modifications are equipped with aluminum cans and other additional amenities. The variant "Air" is finished with a polyurethane tape on all the protruding elements, in a folded form is placed in one bag. All stages of the production of a swimming device meet world standards and pass appropriate control.
Distinctions of considered boats can be designated by such criteria:
- Model A-280 HT is equipped with two-stroke motors with a maximum output of four horsepower. Removable transom and lifting capacity of almost 0.5 tons allows you to transport a good catch and two large passengers.
- The boat "Gladiator-370" is characterized by high-speed gliding, has a capacity of five people, aggregates with hinged motors up to thirty-five horsepower, has a carrying capacity of almost seven hundred kilograms.
- Another popular version under the D-420 AL index belongs to the professional category, it is equipped with three separate air compartments. Has increased density, aluminum bottom and cans. The vessel can carry up to seven passengers with a load rating slightly above one ton.
Boat "Gladiator-330": technical specifications
On the example of one of the most popular series from the manufacturer in question, let us study the basic parameters of a swimming device.
Overall and technical parameters:
The PVC boat "Gladiator-330" is made with an inflatable keel, finished with a five-layer reinforced cloth of increased density. The vessel has three independent compartments, the design and interaction of which ensure the unsinkability of the unit when one of the departments is damaged.
The engines for the boat in question are easy to carry, light in weight and have the same name. Motors "Gladiator" have the following characteristics:
- they are protected from corrosion, made of aluminum alloy;
- several modes allow the movement in shallow water;
- turnable gas handle increases maneuverability and safety;
- there is an emergency shut off strap, a control thermostat, a three-stage transmission unit;
- boat motor of this brand is convenient when carrying, it is easy;
- steering - adjustable type;
- there is protection against start-up with active transmission;
- the system of protection against excessive vibration is included;
- capacity of the unit - from ten to three dozen horsepower.
The two-stroke engine does not require registration during installation, has a two-year warranty, is equipped with a pair of cylinders, starting with a manual starter. The weight of the product is about twenty-seven kilograms, with a volume of 170 square centimeters.
Gladiator Boats: reviews
In their responses, users are mostly positively positioning the swimming device in question. For quiet walks and fishing in quiet water, the modifications of "Light" and "Simpl" are perfect. The only drawback in their design, consumers note is not very good handling.
Durable and more sophisticated versions of "Active" and "Professional" are free from this drawback, have good build quality, are more stable on the waves. However, the weight and the price of such ships are significantly higher compared with the modifications noted above. In general, the PVC boat "Gladiator" is a fairly reliable, compact and practical vessel. Despite the relatively young age, this brand has already found its admirers across the country and beyond.
Considered boats have a number of undeniable advantages, namely:
- a five-year guarantee on the finishing material and three years on the seams;
- the connection points are additionally glued with four-layered pads;
- products meet the requirements of GOST and ISO;
- convenient valve design allows you to quickly transform the boat from the transport position into a working view and vice versa;
- polyvinyl chloride material is resistant to wear, deformation and piercing.
Polymer components are additionally reinforced, which increases the overall service life without major repairs to ten or more years. A wide range makes it possible to choose a model that is suitable for personal preferences, price, color and practicality.
Completion of the review
Boats "Gladiator" constructively consist of an unclosed balloon, divided into several compartments. They have runners with a beveled form. Equipped with most of the units with a pump, paddles, stationary transom, runners, portable banks, a latch. Packaging and transportation of the product is carried out by placing the items in one, two or three bags (depending on the model).
A wide range allows you to pick up an inflatable boat for the needs and prices. For avid fishermen and lovers of extreme sports, the versions "Professional" and "Air" are suitable. On quiet water it will be quite enough to be an economical and inexpensive standard modification or an improved, but insignificant variation of "Light". The choice is always yours.