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Porta-Bote Models

Genesis IV Folding Porta-Bote The Porta-Bote folds into an incredibly compact, lightweight and easy-to-transport package, but unfolds to become a tough, stable, virtually unsinkable boat. Simply unfold and install the seats and you're ready for the water. They are made of high-impact polypropylene, a remarkable engineered resin developed by the aerospace industry that is virtually puncture-proof and unaffected by salt or acid. Flexibility is the secret to its stability. When a wave slams against the side of Porta-Bote's Flexi-HullŪ, the nearly 1/4"-thick polypropylene flexes inward, dissipating the energy. Meets U. S. Coast Guard specifications. All models come with three removable seats and a 10-year warranty. You also can equip your Porta-Bote with Accessories for greater convenience in loading and unloading or navigating on the water. The accessories include an RV mount, a Porta-Dolly and oars and locks.

Porta-Bote Genesis IV - 14'

Portability: Folds to 4 inches (11cm) flat
Folded width: 24in. (59cm)
Folded Length:
14ft. (4.28m)
Length: 14ft (4.28m)
Beam: 60in. (1.52m)
Max Draft: 4 in (11.4cm)
Dry Weight: 96 lbs. (43.6kg)  
Max Seating Capacity: 5
Hull Material: Composite
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
Hull Warranty: 10 years
Engine: Outboard max 83lb (37.7kg)
Freeboard: 
1 ft 10in(55.9cm) with load 807 lbs. (367kg)
Deadrise at Transom: 5 deg.
Cruising Speed:
 17.26 mph
Top Speed: 23.02 mph

BOAT PRICES INCLUDES, Hull, Seats, Transom, Bow Cap, Oars & Oarlocks and FREIGHT to your door anywhere in the North Island.  (Please add $65 for South Island Deliveries) $4685
 

Porta-Bote Genesis IV - 12'

Portability: Folds to 4 inches (11cm)
Folded width 24in. (59cm)
Folded Length 12ft-6 in. (3.85m)
Length: 12 ft 6(3.85m) in LOA
Beam: 5 ft (1.52)
Max Draft: 4 in (11.4cm)
Dry Weight: 68 lb(30.8kg)(less seats) 
Max Seating Capacity: 4
Hull Material: Composite
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
Hull Warranty: 10 years
Engine: Outboard
54lbs. (24kg)
Freeboard: 
1 ft 10in(55.9cm) with load  670 lb(330kg)
Deadrise at Transom: 5 deg.
Cruising Speed:
 17.26 mph
Top Speed: 23.02 mph
BOAT PRICES INCLUDES, Hull, Seats, Transom, Bow Cap, Oars & Oarlocks and FREIGHT to your door anywhere in the North Island.  (Please add $65 for South Island Deliveries)$3,895

Porta-Bote Genesis IV-10'

Portability: Folds to 4 inches (11cm)
Folded width: 24in. (59cm)
Folded Length: 10ft-9 in. (3.27m)
Length: 10 ft 9 in LOA (3.27)
Beam: 5 ft Max (1.42m)
Draft: 4 in (11.4cm)
Dry Weight: 59 lb (26.7kg)(less seats)
Max Seating Capacity: 3
Hull Material: Composite
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
Hull Warranty: 10 years
Engine: Outboard
54lbs. (24kg)

Freeboard: 
1 ft 10 in(55.9cm) with Load 560 lb (254kg)
Deadrise at Transom: 5 deg.
Engine Cruising Speed: 17.26 mph
Engine Top Speed: 23.02 mph
BOAT PRICES INCLUDES, Hull, Seats, Transom, Bow Cap, Oars & Oarlocks and FREIGHT to your door anywhere in the North Island.  (Please add $65 for South Island Deliveries) $3,795


Porta-Bote Genesis IV - 8'

Portability: Folds to 4 inches (11.4cm) flat.
Folded width: 24in. (59cm)
Folded Length: 9ft-3 in. (2.82m)
Length: 8 ft 9 in (2.85m)
Beam: 4 ft 8 in (1.42m)
Dry Weight: 49 lb (22.2kg)
Max Seating Capacity:3
Hull Material: Composite
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Hull Warranty: 10 years
Engine: Outboard Weight
35 lbs. (16kg)
Freeboard: 1 ft 10 in Load 445 lb (206.3kg)
Engine Top Speed: 20 mph
Hull: Polypropylene material with 5 degree deadrise.
BOAT PRICES INCLUDES, Hull, Seats, Transom, Bow Cap, Oars & Oarlocks and FREIGHT to your door anywhere in the North Island.  (Please add $65 for South Island Deliveries) $3,585
 

Though we try to keep this site up to date,  prices may vary due to currency fluctuations so please contact us for updated prices. Prices updated May 26th 2006


A Comparison of dimensions/specifications of the Porta-Bote models

Length/LOA (See Below)

8ft 6" (2.85m)

10ft 8" (3.27m)

12ft 6" (3.85m)
14ft (4.28m)

Folded Thickness
(See Below)

4 in. (11.4cm)

4 in. (11.4cm)

4 in. (11.4cm)
4 in. (11.4cm)

Folded Width
(See Below)

24in. (59cm)

24in. (59cm)

24in. (59cm)

24in. (59cm)

Width (Beam)
When Open

56in. (1.42m)

60in. (1.52m)

60in. (1.52m)
60in. (1.52m)

Draft

4in. (11.4cm)

4in. (11.4cm)

4in. (11.4cm)
4in. (11.4cm)

Depth midship

22in (52cm)

24in. (56cm)

24in. (56cm)
24in. (56cm)

Hull weight
(less seats/transom)

47 lbs. (21.kg)

58 lbs. (26.kg)

69 lbs. (31.kg)
96 lbs. (43.6kg)

Capacity (person, motor and gear weight)

445 lbs. (202kg)

585 lbs. (266kg)

670 lbs. (305kg)
807 lbs. (367kg)

Number of seats

2 Seats

3 Seats

3 Seats

4 Seats

Number of persons

2 - 3 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

Maximum Gas Engine Weight

35 lbs. (16kg)

54lbs. (24kg)

54 lbs. (24kg)

83 lbs. (37.7kg)

Shaft Length
(Short Shaft)

15" (34.9cm)

15" (34.9cm)

15" (34.9cm)

15" (34.9cm)

For more information on the unique, folding Porta-Bote contact:

For New Zealand inquiries only contact
(see below for other countries)



New Zealand Porta-Bote Distributors.

 

New Plymouth Kiwi Outdoors Centre
18 Ariki Street
New Plymouth
Ph/Fax (06) 75 84152
kiwioutdoorcentre@xtra.co.nz


For inquiries outside of New Zealand Please contact
the Manufacturers Porta-Bote International
California U. S. A.
www.porta-bote.com

About Porta-Botes  Models   Accessories   Assembling Instructions  Boat Reviews
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