This was a boat I purchased a few of years ago. The Excel 535 XHD inflatable boat. I was wanting something a bit bigger than the Humber 13.5 boat I already had. I’d been looking at buying an Excel inflatable boat for a while and eventually chose the Excel 535 XHD model. This boat was a beast at 17.5 feet and cost £1499 at the time. I had many plans for this boat but due to injury I was unable to use it so eventually sold it. I didn’t even get to try it out on the water even once, so no posts here about my great fishing adventures in my new Excel 535, just a few pics from when it was first inflated in my garden.
Here’s some information on the Excel Inflatable Boat – 535 XHD:
Inside Length: 375CM
Inside width: 109CM
Outboard Shaft: Long
Warranty: 5 years fabric and construction
For more info please visit the Excel boat website:
It took a while to set up as I was using the manual foot pump that came with it, I didn’t have an electric pump back then. What struck me was the sheer size of this boat. It’s just a shame it was a bit on the heavy side. At around 135KG I could barely move it by hand, I would have needed a trolley or trailer to get it to the waters edge. The material felt super tough and I could see that this was a quality boat for the price. Looking back now I realise I should have probably kept it and bought a trailer for it. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Ebay to see it one comes up. If so I may buy another Excel Inflatable Boat – 535 XHD.
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