If you are looking for a solution to take to the water and spend the day relaxing, or even fishing, Intex has 2 great options. Its range of inflatable boats are spacious, made of quality materials and great fun for multiple people.
We are going to focus on 2 in particular, Intex Mariner 3 vs 4. We will pay close attention to their specific features, how they are similar and different, some pros and cons of each, and we will finish off with our final verdict.
Let’s start with what the Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 have in common.
Both the Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 have two Boston valves on the main hull. These values allow for quick inflation and deflation, so you can spend more time in the water. You will also receive an Intex high-output pump.
The Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 have three layers of super-tough PVC. The outer layers are made of heavy-gauge PVC which are laminated to an inner layer of polyester, providing additional reinforcement. The materials are highly resistant to abrasion, impacts, and sunlight.
With the Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4, there are two 54-inch aluminum oars. The oars are rotational, and the oar holders are welded on for extra strength.
If you don’t feel like rowing, the Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 come with built-in motor fittings, so you can attach your motor and effortlessly move across the water.
The floor of the Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 are heavy-duty and slatted. They are made of plastic and provide stability and rigidity. Under the boat, there is an inflatable keel that helps improve the control and handling of the boats.
Features for Comfort
Both of the boats have two fishing rod holders. There are grab handles on each end of the boats so that you can easily carry them. The Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 also have an all-round grab line and rock guards. Finally, you will be able to keep things safe with battery and gear pouches.
The Intex Mariner 3 and the Intex Mariner 4 are certified by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association and come with a U.S. Coast Guard I.D.
There are a few differences that will have an impact on your purchasing choice, so we will cover them next.
The main difference between these inflatable boats is the size.
Intex Mariner 3
This is a 3-person boat that comes with two inflatable seats. It has a maximum weight capacity of 880 pounds.
Intex Mariner 4
As the name suggests, this larger boat has the capacity for 4 people and comes with 3 inflatable seats. Despite the larger capacity, the maximum weight is still 880 pounds.
The Winner Is- The Intex Mariner 4
They are quite similar in how they look. They are both grey but there are features and dimensions that are not the same.
Intex Mariner 3
It is 126 x 50 inches when inflated. It weighs 68 pounds. The boat has blue features like sporty graphics.
Intex Mariner 4
It’s not actually that much bigger. It is 129 x 57 inches when inflated. However, it weighs a lot more at 91 pounds. There are two design options, one is with blue features and the other with red.
The Winner Is- A Tie
Pros and Cons
Just before we offer our final verdict, we have added some pros and cons for a bit more clarity.
Last update on 2020-06-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API