nortik scubi 3

scubi 3 – the revolutionary hybrid with even more space for even more paddling fun!

There is another addition to the scubi family! As consequent evolution the scubi 3 is made for those who need even more space than the two seated variant can offer. Also with the three seater the highest priority is the scubi-slogan: “Just paddle: the concept scubi.”

The scubi 3 has three full seats with enough room for legs. So it is perfectly made for three adults or two adults with one to two little children. But as usual also this boat is versatile usable. It is perfectly usable just with two persons and then has a lot of space for gear. Also a popular variant is using it with two adults and a dog.  For that you should probably lay a mat in the boat. There are also families which remove the middle seat to gain space for two little children. They then can sit on the packing bags or on a camping mat.

The scubi 3 is as well designed for leisure time usage and is assemble really fast and uncomplicated. It also relies on the by nortik developed hybrid-technology and fusion in incredible manner the advantages of both air and folding boats.

The boat has a consistent keel, which is made of five parts and bow- as well as a stern stem. The principle of limitation of the frame has also been maintained with the three-seater. The three comfortable seats as well as the lateral retainers and the thigh straps are preinstalled and don’t have to be removed. Under the each of the seats there are two small cross ribs installed. The preinstalled thigh belts provide a safe and secure grip in the boat.

The bottom of the scubi 3 has no inflatable elements. Just the sides are made of four independent inflatable high pressure air tubes (operation pressure: 0.25 bar or 3.6 psi), which you can inflate with the supplied air pump incl. manometer. A relief valve at each side provides additional security and prevents the tubes from gaining to high pressure, for example from heavy sun radiation.

It is this combination out of air elements and frame structure with the consistent keel, which grants the excellent behavior in the water. As result of the hull not lying directly on the water (as it is the case for pure air boats with their flat bottoms), but rather having draught and lying in the water, the directional stability is granted. Furthermore the frame structure gives the boat the necessary stiffness. The tracking of the scubi is in comparison to pure air boats of this size much better.

The materials are a high-quality PVC/PU-Mixture for the hull and black lacquered aluminium for the frame. For additional protection, the scubi 3 comes with an installed keel strip on the bottom, which prevents abrasion. The scubi 3 is packed in a compact carry bag with backpack function, which can easily be transported in bus or train to the next place at the water. A few minutes later you already sitting in the boat and can start – easy and with a lot of paddling fun.

As for the paddle we recommend the nortik allround fiberglass with a length of 230 cm or 240 cm. Alternatively also the nortik tour carbon could be a good choice if lighter weight and free adjustable connection is needed. Both paddles are available in a two or four piece version.



Seats: 3 (2)
Length: 540 cm
Width: 98 cm
Weight: 22 kg
Payload: 325kg
Assembly time: ~15 min
Packing size: 120x48x30 cm


Scope of delivery:

Carry bag with backpack function, comfortable seats, thigh straps, air pump including manometer, installed keel strip, keel foam pads, relief valves, repair kit



light grey/black



three-person-deck incl. three spray skirts,

cockpit cover,

rudder system



nortik allround or tour carbon


RRP:  € 2.099,-

onTour (catalogue excerpt)

assembly video