Our Favorite Inflatable Docks & Floating Cabanas

Published February 19th, 2024 by Bernardo

One of the best ways to take your water recreation to the next level is to take it with you! 

At Nautical Ventures, we're always finding new ways to share the joy of South Florida water sports and lounging—and it doesn't always require a yacht or other serious watercraft. Of course, an inflatable dock or floating cabana is right at home in a variety of places, as we'll explore below.

Whether you're looking to create a stable surface near shore or to anchor additional rec space to an open-ocean vessel, the portable AquaBana Cabana and NautiBuoy inflatable dock are the perfect way to stay comfortable with your guests and enjoy the water on your terms.

Photo credit Joey Wright

What are Floating Cabanas?

Somewhere between a floating gazebo and an open-air clubhouse, the charming AquaBana floating Cabana redefines all-ages water entertainment. Based on a simple and efficient design, the AquaBana "Bana" provides comfortable seating for approximately 6–8, with an inflatable table and several overhang options with varying degrees of shade. It's also possible to remove the overhang entirely when you aim to soak in as much sun as the water.

The AquaBana also features several convenient internal openings where you can dip your legs into the water and stay as cool as you look. A modular design makes the Bana easy to connect and deploy, including various add-ons that provide a host of customization options.

Photo credit Jim Raycroft

What are Inflatable Docks?

The equally versatile NautiBuoy inflatable docks are as user-friendly as they are elegant. Fill the ballast bags at each corner and inflate the raft-like structures in about 1–3 minutes. That's all it takes to form a stable surface on your water body of choice—fit for lounging in the sun as your worries drift away.

A non-skid surface won't let you down, and a series of multiplatform mounts allow you to secure a variety of accessories. The ballast designs are the result of meticulous testing, and they can hold the inflatable dock stable even under choppy conditions.
Thanks to NautiBuoy's drop-stitch core and double-layer material, it has the strength and durability needed for heavy long-term use. You can also connect a series of inflatable docks to form a veritable boardwalk on demand!
It's also easy to deflate when the day spent lounging on your comfortable insta-platform draws to a close. Dump each ballast, release the air toggles, and stow the lightweight inflatable dock until the next excuse for a water-side get-together arises.

Should I Buy a Floating Cabana or an Inflatable Dock?

That's a hard choice, and it depends on your lifestyle. The floating cabana is more conducive to keeping the gang afloat wherever the waves take you. At the same time, an inflatable dock is more suited for anchoring a boat or a structure along the shoreline.

Floating cabanas are also unique in that they keep guests close together in true meet-and-greet fashion. They're excellent for spending quality time and conversing with your confidants over a drink or a game of cards. Of course, inflatable docks support an equally robust social life, and their open format makes it easier to play, dive, and dry off on an inflatable lounge chair.

The choice, of course, is all yours! We recommend reflecting on whether your social routine typically involves meet and greets—in which case, go with the floating cabana. If, instead, you prefer setting up camp with little more than a towel or lounge chair, with good company or a good book, an inflatable dock might be more suitable.

Floating Cabanas and Inflatable Docks Available in Florida

Both the NautiBuoy inflatable dock and the AquaBana Cabanas will serve you and your water-recreation needs in fine form. They're both easy to pack and deploy, and either are a surefire way to enhance your boat, beach, or pool-side escapades.

The crew at Nautical Ventures has gotten their fill of fun in the sun with inflatable docks and floating cabanas alike. We think it's easier to decide which option is best suited to your lifestyle by checking them out up close and personal. That's why we emphasize a try-before-you-buy approach at all our showrooms throughout South Florida.

Contact us with any questions about our NautiBuoy and AquaBana products—and don't hesitate to visit one of our Florida locations in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Stuart or the Panhandle. Your social life and water recreation will never be the same.

Yujet Vs Fliteboard

Published December 9th, 2020 by Bernardo

Introducing every kid's dream and the 21st century's version of a mid-life crisis... The Yujet Electric Surfboard.  

Be the envy of all your friends with this new fully electric, full carbon fiber, jet-powered surfboard. This board will quite literally put a jet engine beneath your feet. (yep, no kidding)  

Besides for making Roger down the street jealous, you can not only surf without waves but finally answer the question of what happens when you combine a surfboard with the power of a jetski!

The Yujet electric surfboard, was founded on the premise of bringing world class products to market in order to provide the most amount of fun on the water. This innovative brand is the culmination of years of experience as well as like-minded individuals from various backgrounds, skills and resources. This collective has been formed by pro surfers, designers, engineers, investors and business executives with significant experience in mass manufacturing, sales, marketing and a vision for a Surfboard with a motor.

In the past few years, we noticed there hasn’t been a revolutionary product for some time in the electric powered water sports line. With years of passion and commitment to watersports combined with experience in using existing and emerging technologies YuJet the electric surfboard, is the right company to bring new and revolutionary products to a market hungry for innovation.

In contrast, the Fliteboard™ eFoil Surfboard, referred to as the ‘iPhone of jetboards’ is the eFoil surfboard that gives the sensation of flying over water, carves like a snowboard in fresh powder, but with the freedom to ride anywhere, anytime, without wind or waves. It’s fast, quiet, and the best part it’s emission free.

Besides literally surfing above the water, you expand your senses on any body of water that’s more than 3ft deep, becomes a playground. The oceans, rivers, lakes and bays are now yours to explore, like never before.

Fliteboard is an electric surfboard that’s easy to transport and set-up. Almost anyone can learn to fly above the water, even the most experienced watersports athletes. This eFoil board provides speeds up to 28mph with an 18-mile range, in comparison to Yujet which allows speeds up to 24MPH at 16 Mile range.

The powerful electric propulsion makes the Fliteboard fly effortlessly for up to 90 minutes per charge, with its dynamic eFoil propulsion system. In addition to Fliteboard Flitecell plug and play power source comes in two sizes, depending on your performance requirements and budget. Its durable high-quality housing is fully waterproof (IP67). Our custom BMS (battery management system) provides a range of safety features while looking after the high-quality lithium cells for longevity.

In contrast to Yujet’s high-powered replaceable battery is fully waterproof and rechargeable lithium battery and will supply your ride with up to 40 minutes of non-stop fun.

The Fliteboard™ eFoil Surfboard is developed by a team of experts from around the world, offering outstanding design, engineering, craftsmanship and materials. Every detail has been designed and refined for high performance, ease of use and durability. From the world’s first ‘unibody’ powered electric eFoil, to Flitebox and Flite Controller, to quality materials including Ballistic grade Carbon Innegra.

The Fliteboard Controller is a custom designed, waterproof (IP67) handheld remote that provides intuitive control. The high contrast display shows GPS speed, battery life and time, energy used per mile, and access to a range of different riding modes. It is also updatable via your smartphone for upgrades.

In contrast with Yujet, it also has a wireless remote controller, you can adjust and fine-tune your speed using the variable speed trigger.

The (patented) Efoil Fliteboard Flitebox system is manufactured from hard anodized aluminum and comes complete with finned heatsink for optimized cooling. Also inside the Efoil Flitebox is a powerful onboard computer that coordinates data from multiple sources.

Both the Fliteboard efoil Surfboard and YuJet Electric Surfboard are for sale at Nautical Ventures Marine Center, and you can choose from three board models including Fliteboard PRO and Fliteboard AIR, in a range of quality finishes, to suit different riding styles. You can also customize your ride with different wings and batteries. In total there are 56 different combinations available!

In conclusion it’s a tough decision to choose between both of these unique electric water toys. It really comes down to would you prefer to surf above the water or on top? Either way, rest assured you will carve through any body of water, without wind or waves, both fast, quiet, and the best part emission free!

Here’s a video link of the Fliteboard Efoil and the Yujet Surfboard in action during the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in Nautical Ventures World Famous AquaZoneTM :

Both electric water toys are available for inspection and purchase at any of our 4 Nautical Ventures Marine Center locations: Dania Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, Sarasota, and Tampa Bay.

Additionally, all 5 Nautical Ventures stores offer you a variety of luxury boats for your fishing and cruising needs, as well as tenders, kayaks, paddleboards, and water toys. Let us help you find the perfect thing to help you get on the water.

There’s a reason why they call us ‘the-go-to people for FUN on the water!’

You can also visit our website to learn more about the Electric boards






for more information, or contact us directly at sales@nauticalventures.com

NautiBuoy – Turn Your Boat into a Beach

Published April 18th, 2017 by Bernardo

Co-Founders Nina Anderson and Clay Builder both saw the need for a boating leisure platform where guests could relax close to the water on a floating island of comfort, or safely dock their jet-skis while enjoying water sports off their yacht. Their aim was to produce a premium quality platform of superior durability and multi-functionality, that would be stable enough to walk on. So, while working together on a Mediterranean based motor yacht, Nina and Clay came up with a brilliant configuration and shortly thereafter NautiBuoy Marine was born.

Lampuga Electric Jetboards – Ride the Wave of the Future.

Published March 27th, 2017 by Bernardo

German based manufacturer, Lampuga, is the home to the world’s fastest electric surfboard and is named after one of our favorite fish here in South Florida, Mahi Mahi. Founded in 2011 and successfully crowd-funded in 2015, Lampuga offers three unique electric water toy options; Boost, Air, and Rescue. Don’t let the word toy fool you, these “toys” max out upwards of 34 mph.

What's your party platform? Maui Mat

Published March 26th, 2016 by Bernardo

For your next pool party, boat outing, or water excursion don’t forget to bring the Maui Mat.

Wakeboarding, without the wake. Radinn Electric Wakeboard!

Published March 25th, 2016 by Bernardo

The Wakejet is the world’s first electric wakeboard. It enables water sport enthusiasts to discover a new dimension of riding possibilities. Combining the speed of wakeboarding with the agility of surfing, it can go in the ocean, sea, lake or even up a rapid. The rider intuitively controls the speed through the wireless remote. Simply put… it’s freedom.

High performance under the high seas.

Published March 21st, 2016 by Bernardo

Introducing the world’s fastest water sled – the SeaBob. Built by CAYAGO AG, a premium company based in Stuttgart / Germany., the SeaBob is the Porsche equivalent to dive sleds. That is, a premium quality product which also delivers top-notch performance.

Go, Go, GoCycle!

Published February 28th, 2016 by Bernardo

But the Gocycle G2 is a hi-tech marvel. Fast, light, with more speed, more range and more battery life than any electric bike on the market. It's also the best looking folding bike out there.

Freestyle Slides Makes Guiness Book of Records

Published February 27th, 2016 by Bernardo

On February 19th 2016, measuring 73.5 feet high (22.4 meters)! Guinness World Records Adjudicator Solvej Malouf witnessed and approved the World Record at Xscape at the City in Perth, Australia. T

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