With no marina fees, transport or storage difficulties, no engine to maintain or fuel to buy, inflatable kayaks are probably the cheapest and easiest way to get afloat with the absolute minimum of hassle.
In many ways they are more fun than larger craft too: you are much closer to the water, can travel almost silently (so tend to get closer to wildlife) and able to explore quiet back-waters and creeks that ‘normal’ boats don’t get near.
This one is at the top end in terms of features and quality. With enough comfortable seating for up to three people, its incredible stability, rigidity, load capacity, and abrasion resistance makes it suitable for experienced adventurers and novice families alike.
If you have a larger boat that you want to get afloat on the Thames at Shepperton, find out more about our DIY slipway and trailer storage.