I've never wanted a boat until now.

Because I grew up in the city of Chicago, owning a boat was never a "thing" in my neighborhood. If we went to a lake, we went up to Wisconsin. AJ's dad has always wanted a boat but he's always felt like it was a waste of money; you get to use it a few months every year and then pay to store it.

Behold, it's 2020, and we have inflatable everything. Inflatable kayaks, cup holders, giant poop floaties...

...yes, that's ours.

And NOW, we have full-size inflatable boats! What a world!

The online description says:

The float includes an inflated rear swim platform with five handles for easy mounting and dismounting, eight cup holders and a built-in cooler. An inflatable bench seat provides comfortable seating for plenty of friends to hang out. Nonstop Outdoor Fun You can use it on land or water, as poolside furniture, on your patio or deck–any location. The simple to use safety valve makes inflating and deflating fast and easy, allowing you to inflate to your desired comfort level. Add more air for more firmness, less air for more softness. The inflatable float is the perfect way to combine big relaxation and big recreation in your backyard swimming pool, lake, bay or even on the lawn. Policies & plans Specifications Ages 14 + Maximum Capacity: 6 Built-in inflatable bench seat and cooler 5 heavy-duty handles 8 cup holders Boarding platform Heavy-gauge PVC for years of use Speedy inflation and deflation quick release safety valve Battery pump not included.

AJ just bought an inflatable kayak and says that it doesn't take a long time to inflate; it's actually faster with a hand-pump than a battery-powered or electric pump. I'm curious to see how long THIS bad boy takes to inflate.

It's priced at $499.99. If you're looking for something a little more affordable, here's an option: