Innova Kayak’s First Inflatable Fishing Kayak | Kayak Angler Magazine | Rapid Media
Image of Innova Kayak's new inflatable fishing kayak, the Halibut Innova Kayak

The Halibut’s enhanced stability, and slip resistant planking makes standing to cast and reel easy.

Press Release: Instead of trying to find space in an overcrowded garage or parking one on the side of the house, Innova Kayak makes it possible to store a fishing boat in the closet or even under the bed. Well known for making kayaks and canoes easier to store, Innova is announcing the introduction of a new fishing-specific kayak and canoe to its inflatable boat lineup.

Image of the cockpit of the Halibut inflatable fishing kayak from Innova Kayak.


Innova’s first inflatable kayak designed for fishing, the Halibut is a single-person kayak. It is designed for stability without sacrificing speed and agility in the water. The floor of the boat is equipped with a slip resistant floor planks making it possible to easily balance while standing in the Halibut and maintain a strong stance for casting and reeling. Measuring 12 ft. 3 in. long and 36 in. wide, the Halibut can be maneuvered into extremely tight and shallow bodies of water normally found in hard-to-reach and inaccessible locations.

The boat packs down into 27 in. x 18 in. x 12 in. and weighs 46 lb. with a load capacity of 211 lb. The Halibut features a high standing, adjustable seat, to make boarding and landing a little easier with gear. The Halibut comes equipped with a fishing rod holder, a metal sonar probe bracket and rubber lines for securing gear and tackle boxes. Other workings of the Halibut inflatable fishing kayak include: a bracket board, water bottle holder, bow/stern lines, safety lines on each side, grab handles, a tracking fin, a safety release valve in the bottom of the boat and repair kit. The Halibut is shipped to buyers inside a reusable transport bag.

Image of the cockpit of the Halibut inflatable fishing kayak from Innova Kayak.


Innova’s other new addition to its fishing line is the Alfonso. The Alfonso is an inflatable fishing canoe that can to accommodate long fishing adventures as well as paddle trips on lakes and rivers. The Alfonso features a transom that can accommodate a small motor, and two fishing rod holders.

Like the Halibut, the Alfonso also has slip resistant floorboards to reinforce stability, lines for storing gear, a water bottle holder, a safety relief valve, repair kit and transport bag. Additionally, the Alfonso offers the option to use traditional canoe oars with oarlock holders built into the boat. It also features two slip resistant plywood seat boards that can be placed over the inflatable seats to create a hard surface for cleaning fish.

The Alfonso can transport up to three passengers. It measures 14 ft. long, 48 in. wide and has a load capacity of 903 lb. Its packed dimensions are 22 in. x 18 in. x 10 in. and its packed weight is 76 lb.

The Halibut has an MSRP of $1,199 and the Alfonso retails for $1,599. To find a retailer or to purchase the Halibut or Alfonso online, visit

About Innova Kayak

Innova Kayak is a North American distributor of popular European inflatable kayaks, manufactured by Gumotex in the Czech Republic. Founded over 20 years ago, Innova promotes and sells flat water and moderate white water inflatables, boats that are light, can be stored in small places, carried to remote locations, checked in on commercial aircraft, set up quickly, and be on the water in a matter of minutes.

Located in Burlington, Washington, Innova has dealers ranging from small shops to some of the largest retailers in the US and Canada. Innova kayaks can be found both online and in many brick and mortar store locations.

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