Used for fishing, as tenders for boats or just for fun, the Sportyak 213 and BIC 245 are more stable, more durable and lighter than the classical dinghies. More than 100 000 BIC boats have so far been manufactured and they have become a standard feature in the yachting world. The new BIC 245 is the result of these 35 years of experience.
Comparison of BIC 245 vs V-hull
As soon as weight is off-centre a V-Hull becomes unstable and dangerous, unlike the double catamaran shape hull of the BIC 245, which provides high stability and therefore prevents capsizing. Test done with two adults on the same side.
The catamaran hull gives much more stability than all fat or V hulls. This is a major advantage for hunting, fishing or the transport of equipment to an anchored boat. The BIC 245 can comfortably accommodate three people who can, if necessary, change sides without any risk of capsizing.
The safety of the double hull
The double hull gives added safety to passengers. Even if a very violent impact made a hole on the outside hull, the inner hull would provide sufficient flotation to get back to shore.
The toughness of polyethylene
The Sportyak 213 and the BIC 245 are made of polyethylene which makes them virtually indestructible. You don't have to worry about leaving them in the dinghy racks or on the beach. UV rays, salt and every day impacts have no effect on them. When no longer in use, these boats are entirely recyclable.
Light weightThe Sportyak 213 and the BIC 245 are light which is an essential characteristic of boats that are mostly carried by hand and loaded onto roof racks. It is thanks to their double hull structure that even though they are very light, there has been no compromise on safety.
The Sportyak 213 and the BIC 245 are particularly easy to carry. Several carry-handles have been positioned around the BIC 245 to facilitate its beach-launching and handling. The Sportyak 213 can be fitted with a roller kit. The Bic 245 is fitted with wide rollers integrated into the design of the hull which do not affect in any way the boat's performance on water, whether it is being rowed or powered by an outboard engine.
On the BIC 245 the wheels are integrated into the design of the hull