THE WALKER BAY GENESIS G2. THE COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVE TO ALUMINUM HULL RIGID INFLATABLES.
Comfort and Practicality all in one Package
For those most concerned with weight and portability, our lightest hull Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) also folds and stores easily. Quick to plane, super durable and easy to store, the Genesis Light also comes with a cup holder and a small storage compartment in the seat for valuables. A smart choice for those who just need the basics. The feature loaded Walker Bay Genesis second Generation G2 RIB combines a hull that is durable and easy to maintain with superior features and plenty of space for cargo and crew. Boasting innovative features such as Wheels in the Hull™ for maneuvering on land, a tapering tube design that offers a wider bow area and more interior space, and a tube rocker that makes for a drier ride, it’s no wonder Genesis has been turning heads around the world. Genesis also keeps you dryer than any other RIB in its class. The combination of a wide-bow design and the curved V-hull keeps water down at the bow and not up in your face while at speed. The non-skid floor on a Genesis drains at all points to a bilge so there is never any water at your feet, keeping you and your belongings dry. The new G2 version has tons of upgrades above and below the surface. The transom is anodized aluminum to be lightweight, incredibly strong and avoid any corrosion. Tube construction is further improved through improved transom point reinforcement, a new removable tube seal system and a thicker and sturdier rub rail. With so many upgrades comes a new look and colour, making the most advanced small rigid inflatable boat on the market look even better.
All Walker Bay products are proudly designed and built in North America.
Available in German-made Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM.
270 Genesis Light PVC $3,039 310 Genesis Light PVC $3,290
270 Genesis Light CSM $3,845 310 Genesis Light CSM $4,330
* Dealer may sell for less.
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More Space – Wider Bow and Interior Design mean Genesis is up to 20% larger inside than other standard inflatable boats.Draining Floor with Non-skid – Flat floor has a bilge area underneath so water is never on the floor.Hinged Aluminum Folding Transom is as stiff as a rigid transom but can be folded so the boat stores flat.Convenient Oar Storage – Oars can be kept externally mounted on tubes or there is a second storage location out of the way inside the boat.
Standard Features & Components
- Extruded aluminum folding transom
- Lightweight Rubrail
- 3 Custom carrying handles & 4 webbing handles
- Trim tabs house 2 Wheels in the Hull™
- Stowable oars
- Lightweight HIMC molded seat with integrated cup holder & storage compartment
- 3 Integrated davit lifting points
- Fuel tank recess
- Removable non-skid floor with drainage slots
- Bilge area for drainage
- Drain Plug
INJECTION MOLDED FOR A BETTER HULL
Genesis RIBs are manufactured using the state-of-the-art injection molds, which enable the highest level of finishing and accuracy, providing detail features not possible with other manufacturing processes. High Impact Marine Composite (HIMC) resin is injected into the 82-ton steel mold with over 8,000 tons of clamp force. The result is a superior one-piece hull that is UV protected, lightweight, extremely durable and backed by an unprecedented 10-year hull 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, a Walker Bay boat you can feel good about owning.
REPLACEABLE TUBE DESIGN
With a hull that will virtually last forever, Genesis is the first RIB of its size, which offers you the option to replace your tube. The hardwearing Genesis hull features a removable tube design, offering ease of maintenance or future tube replacement. Finally, a boat for life.
Walker Bay is one of the only inflatable boat manufacturers in the world to offer a choice in fabric options: ORCA CSM or PVC. Built to last, both fabrics offer durable seams using a 3 layer process with all seams internally and externally butted for maximum reliability. The answer to which fabric should you choose lies in what you are looking for in an inflatable.
If price isn’t a concern, ORCA CSM is an excellent choice for warmer climates or the avid boater. Casual boaters or those who live in milder climates can reap the economical benefits of a PVC boat. Regardless of your choice, a boat cover is strongly recommended as it will protect your tube and prolong the lifespan of your boat.
Description Light Open RIB Light Open RIB
Overall Length (cm / feet) 270 cm / 8′ 10″ 310 cm / 10′ 2″ Beam (cm / feet) 162 cm / 64″ 165 cm / 65″ Inside Beam (cm / feet) 76 cm / 30″ 76 cm / 30″ Tube Diameter (cm / feet) 43 cm / 17″ 43 cm / 17″ Total Weight (kg / lbs) 50 / 110 57 / 126 Airtight Compartments 3 3 Tube Material Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM
Passengers 3 4 Maximum Payload (kg / lbs) 520 / 1144 620 / 1364
Short Shaft Yes Yes Recommended Power 10 10 Max. Power 10 15 Max. Speed (Knots) 19KT 22KT Max. Motor Weight (kg / lbs) 55 / 120 55 / 120
Length (cm / feet) 200 cm / 6′ 6″ 250 cm / 8′ Width (cm / feet) 100 cm / 3′ 3″ 100 cm / 3′ 3″ Height (cm / feet) 35 cm / 1′ 1″ 35 cm / 1′ 1″
All Dimensions & Weights indicated have a tolerance of plus or minus 3% and 5% respectively. Weights as measured for lifting purposes, do not include removable seat and oars
If you enjoy spending sunny afternoons catching the wind, then check out Walker Bay’s selection of sail kits. But if you want to take charge and cut through water, then this is the ride for you. Designed around four-stroke motors, the Walker Bay Genesis has exceptional maneuverability and handling. With its Deep V-Hull Design and High Impact Marine Composite (HIMC) construction, Genesis is able to cut through rough water while absorbing vibration for an incredibly smooth ride. Dynamic hull channels direct water flow to improve cornering performance at high speeds. These channels, combined with the integrated trim tabs, direct water flow downwards at the stern. This forces the bow down, which helps facilitate earlier planing. The Genesis Console adds further performance by moving weight forward in the boat and allowing for larger horsepower motors. The result is a faster, smoother running boat, which is quicker up on a plane. When it comes to performance, nothing can compare to Genesis.
- V-Hull cuts through rough chop.
- HIMC Hull absorbs vibration for a smoother ride.
- Trim Tabs level boat at planing speeds for a more solid, stable ride.
- Trim Tabs direct water flow downwards at the stern, which helps facilitate earlier planing.
- V-Lift™ directs water flow higher on the engine propeller resulting in more lift.
- Aluminum Transom is stiffer and lighter than fiberglass transferring more energy from the motor
- into forward thrust.
- V-Lift™ reduces cavitation while cornering at high speeds by directing water higher on the engine propeller.
- Dynamic Hull Channels direct water flow to improve cornering performance at high speeds.
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