No, you can't go off-shore or super long distances on it, but the inflatable SUPs are packable, don't require any gas and can be used for a number of applications. Case in point, much to my wife's chagrin, I insisted on bringing my inflatable NRS SUP with us on vacation not knowing what type of water we'd be near. We were staying outside Beaufort, SC, with friends and family. I put the SUP, my daughter's stroller, car seat, my fishing gear, and luggage in the car. It really wasn't that much more to bring. I didn't need a trailer and I checked the SUP in with ease at the airport.