EXCEL Vanguard 485

The EXCEL Vanguard 485 inflatable boat is a reliable choice for teams involved in search and rescue or quick response diving operations that prioritise safety and stability. With a capacity to hold up to 10 individuals, the EXCEL Vanguard 485 is a comfortable option for group excursions. 

Its portable size and durable construction make it a convenient and sturdy choice for those who require a spacious boat that can be easily stowed away and transported.

Sale price£1,311.75 Regular price£1,749.00
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Color: Carbon Red
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Included in the box

Carry Bag Icon Excel Leisure

Floor & Boat Carry Bag

Repair Kit Icon Excel Leisure

Repair Kit

Oar Set Icon Excel Leisure

Oars or Paddles

Inflation Pump Icon Excel Leisure

Hand Pump

Manual Icon Excel Leisure

Warranty & Manual Card


4.85m Overall Length
3.30m Inside Length
2.13m Overall Width
1.09m Inside Width
0.52m Tube Diameter
145x80x40cm Packed Size


10 Person Capacity
2 Seats Included
1250kg Loading Capacity
30hp Max Motor Power
116kg Boat Weight

Construction Detail

5+1 Chamber
0.25 Bar Max Air Pressure - Tubes
0.40 Bar Max Air Pressure - Keel
1100 ( HYTEX ) PVC
GRP Transom
Reinforced Keel Guard

Aluminium Floor for Added Stability

The EXCEL Vanguard’s aluminium floor provides enhanced durability and strength,
ensuring stability and support for various activities such as fishing.

Additionally, aluminium is incredibly resistant to corrosion making it ideal for marine environments.


V-Shaped Keel

The V-Shaped Keel design guarantees smooth performance, cutting through the water at higher speeds.

Aluminium Floor Panels

Robust aluminium flooring to strengthen the structure of the boat and provide a sturdy platform for standing.

Carbon Effect PVC

Designed using a 0.9mm thick Carbon Effect PVC providing abrasion, weather and chemical resistance with 4-layer reinforced seams.

Cleat Handles

Grab handles placed around the boat that are also paired as cleats, providing a convenient and secure way to handle ropes and lines.


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