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Scout Inflatables: Uninhibited Adventure Starts Here

Scout Inflatables: Uninhibited Adventure Starts Here

Getting outdoors should ignite a feeling of freedom. Unfortunately, we're often limited by cargo and terrain obstacles. The Scout Inflatable Kayak and accessories take you where you want to go. Engineered for rough-and-tough adventures, Scout inflatable boats are designed with the lightest, most durable materials. They're the ideal portable partner for packing up and heading into the wild.

Who is Scout Inflatables?

Scout Inflatables is a customer-focused company located in Southern California. With designers and engineers located around the world, the team is dedicated to making Scout inflatable boats safe, portable, and affordable.

With 40+ years of on-the-water experience, we know what outdoor enthusiasts expect and need from their portable inflatable boats. That's why we have full-time staff consistently monitoring and controlling the entire manufacturing process. From raw material selection to the final packaging process, we have the highest-quality standards because your safety and satisfaction are important to us.

So, whether you're adventuring on the ocean, fjords, lakes, rivers, or streams, Scout Inflatables is ready to give you the hassle-free experience you deserve.

The Scout Inflatable Kayak Promise

Every Scout 365 Inflatable Boat and Scout 430 Inflatable Boat features the highest-quality inflatable kayak design. Here's what every Scout owner loves about their kayak:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Durable material
  • 100% portable
  • Compact, easy to roll design
  • No-hassle inflation
  • Safe and easy to use

The Most Durable, Lightweight Inflatable Kayak Available at OnlineOutboards

OnlineOutboards is proud to offer the Scout 365 Inflatable Boat and Scout 430 Inflatable Boat. Both products are easy to roll up, transport, and store for your greatest water adventures.

It's time to open your world to the power of possibility with Scout:

Scout 365 Inflatable Kayak

  • Total Solution for All Bodies of Water
  • Overall Length: 12 ft.
  • Outboard Range: 3.5 HP
  • Weight: 68 lb.
  • Capacity: 500 lb.
  • Set-up Time: Under 10 minutes

Scout 430 Inflatable Kayak

  • Carrying Solution for People & Cargo
  • Overall Length: 14 ft
  • Outboard Range: 5 HP
  • Weight: 68 lb.
  • Capacity: 800 lb.
  • Set-up Time: Under 10 minutes


Available Scout Accessories

Along with their high-quality kayaks, Scout offers a range of outdoors people-tested accessories. Add even more possibilities to your next adventure:


5 of the Best Boat Motors for 2022

5 of the Best Boat Motors for 2022

The world of boat motors is constantly evolving. Even with the 2020 pandemic and supply chain struggles of 2021, many manufacturers produced exciting new outboards. The 4-stroke technology that companies such as Tohatsu, Mercury, Honda, and Suzuki are using is resulting in some of the most powerful, eco-friendly boat motors on the market yet.

Now, the only decision you need to make is which is best for your water adventures:

2022 Tohatsu 8 HP MFS8BEFL

Lightest 8 HP Motor in Its Class

The Tohatsu 8 HP Outboard Motor model #MFS8BEFL is a two-cylinder, 4-stroke outboard motor which comes equipped with a 20-inch-long shaft and tiller steering. Weighing in at a surprisingly low 90 pounds, this is the lightest 8 HP motor in its class.

  • Rope and electric start
  • Quiet
  • Gas frugal
  • 5-year warranty
  • 3.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Advanced digital CD ignition system



2022 Mercury 5 HP 5MLHA-LPG Sail Power Propane Outboard Motor

More Convenience, Less Hassle with Sail Power

Mercury’s all-new 4-Stroke Propane boat motor is designed for sailboats and features an alternator and more thrust. While it’s ideal for sailboats, it’s also a great fit for aluminum tillers and inflatable jon/utility boats.

  • Only 58 pounds
  • 3-year warranty
  • 4 / 2 amp / 50 / 25 watt charging system
  • Digital CD ignition with Spark Advance
  • Rated for saltwater use



2022 Mercury 2.5 HP 2.5MH Outboard Motor

Affordable, Portable Power

This 2.5 HP outboard is perfect for small inflatable boats, canoes, and other small boats. The Mercury boat motors are known for their large displacement powerhead which gives this outboard substantially more power than other similar class-rated engines.

  • 15-inch short shaft
  • Twist grip throttle
  • Forward-neutral gear shift
  • Built-in 1-liter fuel tank with tiller steering
  • 3-year factory warranty



2022 HONDA 5 HP BF5DHSHNA Outboard Motor

BEST SELLER: The Dependability You Want in a Lightweight Motor

This incredibly compact and lightweight boat motor is ideal for small tenders, canoes, and jon boats. It gives you a quiet, smooth ride and will keep your water adventures powered for years to come.

  • 4-stroke design
  • Fold-down tiller handle
  • True 5 Warranty
  • Large displacement engine for more power
  • 4-front corrosion protection system



2022 HONDA 8 HP BF8DK3LHA Outboard Motor

More of What You Want on the Water

The BF8 gives you more battery charging power, user-friendly features, and even quieter performance. This reliable motor is backed by the best warranty in the business, giving you the peace of mind that you’re investing in something truly worthwhile.

  • 4-stroke design
  • One hand starting
  • True 5 Warranty
  • Ultra-low 3-star CARB emissions
  • Available with Power Thrust Design (BFP)



Not sure which of these new boat motors is right for you? Our experts are here to help!

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4 Stroke Outboards: The Advantages & Best Motor Choices

4 Stroke Outboards: The Advantages & Best Motor Choices

Whether you're fishing, floating with the family, or participating in another exciting water-related hobby, it's crucial to have a reliable motor. We believe 4 stroke outboards are ideal to get you out on the water doing exactly what you love.
The Mercury Marine FAQs You Need to Know

The Mercury Marine FAQs You Need to Know

Mercury Marine has worked hard to innovate to make world-class outboards for over 75 years. Starting in a small shop in Wisconsin with faulty Thor Outboards in 1939, E. “Carl” Kiekhaefer, earned the legacy that is now the largest builder of marine propulsion systems in the world.
Suzuki Marine Clean Ocean Project: More Than Great Engines

Suzuki Marine Clean Ocean Project: More Than Great Engines

The entire Suzuki Marine team is dedicated to providing the ultimate marine experience. This can't be accomplished without a healthy and clean marine environment for boat lovers and marine wildlife alike.
Take an Inflatable Catamaran Adventure with Takacat

Take an Inflatable Catamaran Adventure with Takacat

The Takacat portable inflatable boat is perfect for recreational adventures, professional organizations, teams, rescuers, fishermen, and explorers. Takacat's open bow design makes boarding from the water easier than other types of watercraft. This makes it perfect for pets who love to jump off for a cool dip in the water and for boaters of all ages and abilities.