T260LX

Featherweight Micro-Tender

Takacat T260LX

America's Favorite Micro-Tender

The Takacat T260LX is the perfect yacht tender and small personal craft—a lightweight and innovative dinghy. The T260LX provides easy boarding from the water and can be used for hassle-free access to clean the waterline of a larger vessel. With a sleek design, and featuring innovative Takacat advantages such as an open bow, catamaran hull design and the revolutionary Tube Transom®, the T260LX is often the most practical and envied dinghy in the anchorage. It also is a safe and comfortable fishing boat and has nearly limitless other uses. Possibility awaits you with this innovative and cutting-edge dinghy!

2 Bags

Easy to transport and store.

55 lbs 

Lightweight and easy to handle

10 minutes

Ready when you need it!

Portable

No need for the hassle of a trailer or the cost of storage. Pack down the boat into two carry bags and throw it in the trunk, closet, or overhead compartment. The carry bags are vented, so you can even store it wet and it stays fresh.

Easy Entry Bow

The open bow, raised deck and rigid air deck floor makes boarding passengers and cargo effortless from beach, dock, and even a larger vessel. Combined with the shallow draft of the boat, entry and exit from the water is just as simple, even for small children and pets.

Fast-Draining Removable Tube Transom®

The revolutionary removable Tube Transom® allows the deck to drain continuously, so the boat never holds water. Lightweight stainless steel construction on the tube makes the boat 15 lbs lighter than traditional inflatable boats.

Catamaran Performance

The lightweight catamaran style and aerodynamic tapered bow of Takacat glides over the water for smooth, fast travel. The high pressure air deck with non-skid coating creates a rigid platform to keep passengers and cargo steady on the water.

Stowable

Pack it into your lazarette or any spare crevice when making offshore passages

Also the perfect backup / emergency dinghy for boats with larger main dinghies

Easy to Row

Lightweight PVC rubber material construction and the sleek Tube Transom® keeps the boat lightweight, making it easy to pilot with the included oars. External oar rowlocks and Velcro straps ensure your oars stay on board with you.

Catamaran Safety & Stability

Lightweight PVC rubber material construction and the sleek Tube Transom® keeps the boat lightweight, making it easy to pilot with the included oars. External oar rowlocks and Velcro straps ensure your oars stay on board with you.

Safe for Pet Paws

Takacat boats are made with durable coated textile fabric that is very wear and puncture resistant. Bring along your furry friends without worry of punctures or damage from their claws! 

Durable Single-Seam Construction

The hulls are constructed with a single seam, rather than the double seams on standard inflatables. Less seam work minimizes the likelihood of damage at the weakest spots of the boat. The seams use a chemically bonded gluing system for durability against brittleness.

Technical Specs

Length: 8 ft 6 in
Beam: 5 ft 1 in

Boat Weight: 55 lbs
Max Capacity: 793 lbs

Transom bars are made of 2mm wall thickness 304 Stainless Steel.

Transom boards made of painted marine plywood.

Tube Diameter: 19 in
Max Horsepower: 8 HP
Rec. Horsepower: 2.5 HP

Carry Bags: 2
Bag #1: 35.5 in x 14 in x 12 in; 30 lbs
Bag #2: 35.5 in x 14 in x 12; in 30 lbs

Press Reviews

"There’s lots of fun to be had[...]They plane easily and corner comfortably[...]" Read the article...

Sarah Ell
2017 - Boating New Zealand

"The conspicuous open bow and stern of the Takacat design allows for flatter, more expansive, and more stable platform than any comparable inflatable we’ve tested." Read the article...

Robert Michelin
2020 - Practical Sailor Magazine

"The whole package feels solid and is blessedly free from the skittishness of the traditional roll up inflatable. [...] I was reluctant to pack the Takacat away and kept her inflated for four days as I went back to do more “testing.” Read the article...

Matt Vance
2016 - Boating New Zealand

Customer Reviews

Takacat Stands Behind Our Products with a 3 year warranty

With a 3 year warranty, you can buy with confidence that you won't be up a creek without a paddle!

Takacat services its warranty from the USA, so if you do need any warranty repairs or replacements, you can be sure to receive them quickly!

Freqently Asked Questions

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Lift the power and performance of your Takacat’s gas-powered outboard motor with a Permatrim Hydrofoil.

The catamaran design with a single, centralized outboard lends itself to ventilation on higher power outboards. This is more prevalent in the shorter models, but can be brought out on any of the Takacat boats.

We have a remedy to this problem by way of another New Zealand product—Permatrim. This foil plate bolts to the cav plate (the little tongue that sticks out over the propeller) and does a good job of fixing cavitation issues. It also helps get the boat on plane quicker and easier, and reduces splashing from the transom when underway.

Fitment Guide:

  • M3 fits 2.5 HP Outboards (All Modern Makes & Models)
  • M4 fits 4 - 6 HP Outboards (All Modern Makes & Models)
  • M5 fits 8 - 30 HP Outboards (All Modern Makes & Models)

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