Different types of motorised dinghies
If you are looking for a dinghy with an outboard motor you will soon come to the conclusion that there are different types. So you have dinghies with petrol engines, electric engines, whisper enginesand you can even choose a inflatable motorboat. But what exactly are the differences? We are happy to tell you more
Rubber boat with petrol engine
If you choose a dinghy with petrol engine you will be able to sail for a long time without any problems. Also, a gasoline-powered engine provides much power allowing you to sail quickly. However, such an engine does make some noise and you have to reckon with petrol costs.
In the past, the petrol engine was basically the only option as an outboard motor for your rubber boat. But with today's technology, new solutions are being invented for everything. It is therefore good to know what the possibilities are.
Rubber boat with an electric motor
Why a dinghy with electric motor Buying a motorbike? In the field of motors we see more and more the electric motors. When you are looking for a rubber motorboat, you also have the possibility to choose an electric motor.
With an electric motor, you retain as much power as a petrol engine. The big advantage of this is that you can sail almost as fast, but do not have to deal with a noisy engine. However, the electric motors are generally more expensive.
Rubber boat with a whisper engine
In addition to electric motors for dinghies, there are also special whisper motors. Here comes even less noise from then on an electric motor and is a much cheaper. This is therefore the ideal alternative to a cheap electric motor.
Since whisper motors are cheaper, it is logical that they also have some disadvantages compared to electric motors. A whisper motor has less power and you will notice that you cannot sail very fast.
Can I drive a dinghy with motor without a licence?
In the Netherlands, you may from 18 years to drive a dinghy with engine without a licence up to a maximum speed of 20 km/h. Boats that go faster than 20 km/h are regarded as fast motorboats for which you need a Sailing Licence 1 (KVB1). For children between 12 and 18 years applies a maximum speed of 13 km/h without a sailing licence.
Perhaps you are now asking yourself: "What kind of dinghy with motor do I need? And how many horsepower should it have at most? Unfortunately, we cannot give a concrete answer to this question, as the number of horsepower depends on the size, weight and number of people on the boat.
In general, an indication is often given whereby a 3 metre long boat with a 4 HP outboard motor approximately meets the requirements. With such a dinghy you sail at approximately 20 km/h. A dinghy with a 6 HP motor will therefore quickly become too much, so keep this in mind.
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Looking for a high-quality, but inexpensive dinghy with motor? Then you are at the right place at Watersports4fun. At the top of this page you can find our wide range There is a range of dinghies which can be fitted with an outboard motor. In some cases even the dinghy with motor set is included, this depends on the model.
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