Row. Motor. Sail. Tow.
Weighing only 71 pounds the Walker Bay 8 is easy for one person to handle in and out of the water. Its lightweight and innovative features, like Wheel in the Keel, make it perfect for people who want a boat they can transport easily.
$749 USD (excludes oars)
All Walker Bay products are proudly designed and built in North America.
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- Stainless Steel Bow Eye – for mooring or towing your boat, the stainless steel bow eye resists corrosion for longer wear.Integrated Oar System Optional – An optional Oar and Oarlock set is available for all Rigid Dinghies. 6.5’ Hydro Curve Oars with detachable performance blades.One piece durable and maintenance free HIMC Hull. Walker Bay’s High Impact Marine Composite (HIMC) composite hulls use a UV protected resin and come with a 10 Year Warranty.Steel Back Oarlocks Optional – Stainless Steel insert molded Oarlocks are designed for extended use and are off-set to offer two different rowing positions.Seats with positive Flotation – All Walker Bay boats meet strict Coast Guard regulations for safety including buoyancy requirements.Wheel in the Keel™ – On the bottom of all Walker Bay's you will find a wheel making launching or moving you boat super easy.Motor or Sail Kit Ready – the WB8 and WB10 come with a motor mount which allows use of an outboard or is designed to take a rudder for a sail kit. Row it, Motor it, Sail it!
** 6.5′ Hydro Curve oars and steelback oar locks SOLD SEPARATELY
Row. Motor. Sail. Tow.
Weighing only 71 pounds the Walker Bay 8, much like AIRIS Kayaks – the “kayaks in a bag“, is easy for one person to handle in and out of the water. It’s lightweight and innovative features, like Wheel in the Keel, make it perfect for people who want a boat they can transport easily.
Standard Features & Components
- One piece HIMC hull
- Integrated motor/tiller mount
- Wheel in the Keel™
- Stainless steel bow eye
- One way drain plug
- Add-a™ Tube ready
- Sail kit ready
Through our unique and technologically advanced process of high-pressure injection molding, comes a one-piece seamless hull that is lightweight, maintenance free, UV protected, incredibly durable, and backed by a 10-year limited warranty. No other hull can compare. What’s more, this type of manufacturing process is entirely environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. More than just a smart choice, this is a boat you can feel good about owning.
Hands on Quality
For over ten years, Walker Bay has combined functional innovation and advanced engineering to create a line of award-winning boats. With our hands on fine finishing, diligent attention to detail and 10 year hull warranty, you can be assured of the finest quality.
Walker Bay 8
Walker Bay 10
(excludes oars) $749 USD $1,279 USD
Overall Length (cm / feet) 250 cm / 8′ 2″ 295 cm / 9′ 8″ Beam (cm / feet) 132 cm / 4′ 4″ 145 cm / 4′ 9″ Inside Beam (cm / feet) 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″ Tube Diameter (cm / inches) N/A N/A Total Weight (kg / lbs) 32 / 71 57 / 126 Airtight Compartments N/A N/A
Passengers 2 3 Max Payload (kg / lbs) 192 / 425 204 / 449
Short Shaft Short Short Max. Horsepower 2 3
Available Tube Material
German Made Heytex PVC N/A N/A
Mast Height (m / feet) N/A N/A Sail Area (m / feet) N/A N/A
Specifications subject to change.
The lapstrake hull of the Rigid Dinghy is designed to cut through water producing less displacement and drag, resulting in a boat that rows easier and straighter. What’s more, the Hydro Curve Oar blades are super light to reduce swing weight and rower fatigue and are curved to maximize rowing efficiency.
Designed to motor at harbor speeds, the traditional hull design cuts through the water producing a smaller wake, resulting in higher controlled speeds for “no wake” zones. The beamy Rigid Dinghy also offers lots of space for cargo and crew.
Maximize your fun, add a sail kit to your Rigid Dinghy to create an exciting, versatile sailboat. Simple to rig and easy to sail, Walker Bay Sailboats are competitive on all tacks versus other boats in their class. Pointing ability is optimised through a combination of hull design, sail plan and daggerboard performance. A hinged telescopic tiller extension allows steering from various positions within the boat and will easily retract, ultimately yielding comfort and fast transitions for every level of sailor.
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