Improved Stability and a dryer ride
The 275 Rigid Inflatable Dinghy (RID) light (Breeze) is the ideal boat for those who want the versatility, durability, cockpit space and lightweight features of the Walker Bay® 8 but want more stability in an affordable package. Using the same Variable Profile Design (VPD) tube as the RID 275R provides but without the second chamber and built with a lighter weight construction. Row, motor or sail the RID does it all, while adding safety and stability to the experience.
$399 USD (Tube kit only)
*The 275 RID Light Boat is a combination of the WB8 Boat and the RID 275 Light Tube Kit. Boat and tube kit purchased separately.
All Walker Bay products are proudly designed and built in North America.
- 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.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!Steel Back Oarlocks Optional – Stainless Steel insert molded Oarlocks are designed for extended use and are off-set to offer two different rowing positions.
** 6.5′ Hydro Curve oars and steelback oar locks SOLD SEPARATELY
*The RID 275 Breeze Boat is a combination of the WB8 Boat and the RID 275 Breeze Tube Kit. Boat and Tube Kit purchased separately.
Standard Features & Components
- simple VPD tube design adds stability
- Integrated motor/tiller mount
- Wheel in the Keel™
- Stainless steel bow eye
- One way drain plug
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.
275 RID Light
310 RID Light
(PVC Version, tube kit only) $399 USD $449 USD
Overall Length (cm / feet) 275 cm / 9′ 310 cm / 10′ 2″ Beam (cm / feet) 172 cm / 5′ 8″ 183 cm / 6′ Inside Beam (cm / feet) 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″ Tube Diameter (cm / inches) 20 cm / 8″ 20 cm / 8″ Total Weight (kg / lbs) 40 / 89 68 / 149 Airtight Compartments 1 1
Passengers 2 3 Max Payload (kg / lbs) 193 / 425 204/ 449
Short Shaft Short Short Max Horsepower 2 4
Available Tube Material
1100 Decitex PVC Yes Yes
Mast Height (m / feet) N/A N/A Sail Area (m / feet) N/A N/A
Specifications subject to change.
The VPD tube is varied in both diameter and shape along the length of the boat to provide optimum performance and to act as a Fender with a protective rub rail when alongside other boats or docking. The Walker Bay® RID offers increased cockpit space and dry comfortable seating compared to inflatables of the same size, while maintaining the security of a durable rigid hull.
How it Works
With a light load and moderate seas, the VPD tube does not engage and the bow cuts gracefully through the water. In heavier seas or as the load shifts, the VPD tube engages as required for lateral stability.
Exceptional Cockpit Space
Because of the large rigid hull structure with external tubes, the RID has exceptional cockpit space for a small boat. Three comfortable seats provide secure internal seating for all passengers and greater cargo capacity. 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.
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