Built of durable RAM-X material, the Raider 8 features two swiveling seats, built-in motor mounts at the bow and stern, a bait compartment, bottle holders, and carrying handles.

A handy little trolling boat, the Raider 8 may lack some of the 8e’s features, but it’s certainly an economical choice for casual fishing on calm waters. Also, its light weight makes it a breeze to maneuver on dry land.


Length: 7′ 11″/241 cm

Width: 49″/124 cm

Weight: 86 lbs/39 kg

Maximum Horsepower: 3 hp

Maximum Capacity: 500 lbs/227 kg

Retail Price: from $529

BBA08P106 (UPC 776324500488)

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Pelican Bass Raider 8 Mini-Pontoon Fishing Boat Review, 3.0 out of 5 based on 29 ratings

Written by Cliff Steele

Cliff Steele prides himself on having a strong knowledge of kayaks and kayak supplies. He works hand-building kayaks for a variety of clients. Sharing a name with a well-known comic book character, Cliff is known to his friends as “Robotman.” Cliff lives in San Diego, California.

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  1. Ronald Adams

    I really like this little boat. Fishing by myself and using only one seat I have plenty of room for me, tackle box, and rods. The boat is very comfortable and I can even stand up safely to fish. The boat weighs a little over 100 pounds and therefore is easy for one person to handle. It fits neatly in the bed of my truck. It is easy to launch and land and can be be launched in the same depth of water that you can launch a kayak. It is very sturdy and well made. I use a 30 pound thrust trolling motor and due to the little boats design this motor easily moves the boat along even on the lowest speed. I am pleased with this boat and would recommend it to anyone. It is nice to have an alternative to big bass boats with gas engines in this era of inflated gas prices. It is very economical. I also have a bass boat, canoe, and kayak and enjoy these also but when I fish by myself and the nature of the lake/stream and conditions will allow I usually choose to use my Pelican Bass Raider.

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