Takacat T420LX


Length: 4.2m       Capacity: 7 people | 715kg

The T420LX boasts oversized 0.55m diameter tubes. The Takacat 420LX is perhaps one of the largest truly portable inflatable catamarans on the market due to the original Takacat removable Tube Transom ®. The packed up tube size is 1.5 m x 0.4m x 0.4m. With it's 4 + 1 safety chambers, raised floor and open / removable transom design the 420LX is and ideal tender for larger launches and yachts and ideal as a dive or fishing boat.  Super cool for your family boat and great for exploring harbours and towing the kids on a biscuit.

Our stock colour is light grey as shown, however you can "Customise" your own Takacat with a choice of PVC or Hypalon Fabrics, & colour options.


Allow a 12-16 week lead time for a customised order.


The Takacat advantage

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1  Open Bow Design

Open bow design allows easy access when boarding or exiting inflatable.  Step on and off easily with super stability due to the high pressure air deck.

3  Open Transom

Open Transom design allows for easy draining of any water inside allowing your inflatable to stay dry.

5 Valves

Halkey-Roberts fill valves for fast, reliable inflation and deflation. These valves prevent over pressureisation when left in the sun.

2  Non Skid Air Deck Floor

 The airdeck is Ultra UV stabilised meaning it will withstand the sun and not get chalky over time.

4  Safety Grab Handles

Handles along the tubes provide safety allowing you to be able to sit anywhere.

6 Oars

Oars are provided which also allow for non motorised use.  The catamaran design makes for easy and effortless rowing.



The T420 LX has an extra wide platform and features oversize tubes, with a 7 person or 760kg load capacity, making it the perfect workhorse of our fleet. Even though it is one of our larger inflatables, it is still compact enough allowing the packdown into 2 storage bags which can easily fit into your car, motorhome or ute. The T420LX features 2 air chambers in each tube for added safety.


FAMIly Boat

Pack and picnic and your mates and hop on board for a day out exploring, diving, fishing or simply just relaxing.

Campervan on Coast


Portability and versatility are top of mind for the RV lifestyle. Takacat is the ultimate portable boat for life on the road.

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Search & Rescue

Be ready when it counts. Quick assembly, dependability, and lightweight portability allows Takacat to go where it's needed most.

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Answer the call with the Takacat inflatable hunting boat. All the utility and flexibility of a Jon boat without the hassle.



Fishing off a Takacat is excellent as they are stable and sturdy.  With a quick set up you can be out fishing in no time.


Marine research

The rugged versatility and lightweight portability of Takacat combine for a smooth comfortable ride wherever research calls.

Bonus Inflatable Paddle Board

Having to make a choice between a Tender and a SUP (Stand up Paddle board) is common when storage space is limited. Takacat have come up with a innovative solution: Why not have a convertible boat? The removable floor of the LX Series 340LX - 460LX come with a fin pocket and a separate fin in the standard accessories. Watch the floor of the boat turn into a SUP.  Genius!

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Does the Takacat T420LX fit your water lifestyle?

The T420LX is an ideal boat tender for larger vessels, on its own for day cruising or a spontaneous fishing trip, and so much more. We’re confident there’s a Takacat for whatever inspires you. If you don’t see it here, explore more activities to find the perfect boat for your next day on the water.

Let us help you find the perfect boat. Explore the Takacat LX Series by boat model or get in touch with us for professional advice.


"The New Zealand Sailing Trust has been using Takacat inflatable boats as our tenders and rescue dinghies for around 6 years now and are essential to our busy Youth Development operation.

Our maxi yachts, Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand, have a punishing schedule at times and are probably two of the busiest commercial yachts in New Zealand. We operate all year round, and in all conditions and push these Takacats pretty hard!

Light and stable, we find them perfect for quick deployment and retrieval and for transporting countless teenagers to and from the shore. Depending on conditions, we easily load the 4.2m model with up to 8 passengers for safe delivery to beaches and wharves all around the Hauraki Gulf - load, after load, after load! Almost 2000 students and no shortage of adults get multiple Takacat rides from us every year.

We use a reliable 15hp Yamaha and find it a perfect match for this size boat. With the bridles we made, the boat and outboard are easily winched aboard and stowed on deck. We mostly leave them set up, but they're easily packed away and stowed below when we clear the decks for coastal racing.

Takacat inflatable boats suit us, and our many uses really well, we recommend them!"


Andre Strez, Head Skipper & Programme Manager, NZ Sailing Trust

What Professionals say

Takacat T420LX Technical Specification Comparison

Specifications subject to change without notice. All dimensions and weight measurements indicated have a tolerance of plus/minus 2% and 8% respectively. Built to International Standard ISO/6185

Every Takacat comes with:
✓ 1 Set of Tubes
✓ 1 Tube Transom® Assembly
✓ 1 Inflatable Seat
✓ 1 Manual Pump & Gauge

✓ 1 Repair Kit (no glue)
✓ 2 Oars
✓ 2 Carry Bags
✓ Air Floor

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Recommended accessories

Expand the performance and capabilities of your Takacat T420LX with these optional accessories.