Walker Bay

Design & Construction

A PASSION FOR DESIGN

At Walker Bay we take the time to consider every aspect as to how our boats might be used. We pay attention to every detail to give our customers a better boating experience. From our biggest deluxe RIB, the Generation 525 with its passenger leaning post that doubles as a boarding handle, to our smallest roll-ups with trim tabs and lifting grips molded into the transom. We go the extra mile to give our customers the best.

All of our inflatables are designed to be more spacious and are easy to get in and out from the bow. A wider bow also means less water spray so you and your passengers can enjoy a drier ride. Our unique curved deep V-Hull design provides a sharper entry point while cutting through waves and causes water to be directed back down for a smoother ride in rough conditions and less spray into the boat.

CRAFTSMANSHIP IS THE KEY.

Hull Construction

Walker Bay uses the most advanced manufacturing processes to create better built hulls that ride better and last longer. Our DuraTech™ fiberglass construction used in our Supertender and Superlight RIBs, is an environmentally friendly vacuum molding process producing a hull 40% more durable and 30% lighter than traditional fiberglass. Our award winning DuraLight™ Genesis hull is the only injection molded polypropylene hull in the world and offers unprecedented durability and impact resistance. Innovative construction methods such as these are what make Walker Bay a leader in the marine industry.
Walker Bay exceeds all safety and construction standards of the United States Coast Guards (USCG), National Marine Manufacture Association (NMMA), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), International Standards Organization (ISO), European Community (CE).

Tube Construction

All Walker Bay inflatable boats are built using the finest materials available. They are designed to be incredibly durable and built to perform. Our relentless attention to detail means you can feel confident you own one of the world’s finest inflatable boats.

Walker Bay is proud to offer a choice of either name brand ORCA® CSM or Heytex® PVC fabric on all our boats. ORCA® CSM is the best tube fabric available and is engineered to withstand high UV exposure in tropical climates. We guarantee our ORCA CSM tubes for 10 years, the longest warranty in the industry. German made Heytex® PVC offers a combination of rugged durability and value. It is the best PVC fabric available with extensive real world testing. Our Heytex® PVC tubes incorporate 3-layer welded seams for the strongest seam bond possible and are guaranteed for 5 years.

DuraTech™

Advanced fiberglass moulding is a revolutionary and environmentally friendly vacuum molding process which results in a hull that is 40% more durable and 30% lighter than traditional fiberglass.

40% higher glass to resin content:

Glass (fabric) = strength and more glass means a stronger hull. The DuraTech™ process better controls the application of resin resulting in a much higher strength to weight ratio.

Foam core vs. no core:

A foam core creates incredible structure and is therefore far stronger under impact. The air core pocket on other hulls gives no structure and allows water to penetrate the hull over time increasing weight and delaminating the hull.

A more “ECO” environmentally friendly process.

The DuraTech™ closed-mold process lessens styrene emissions and creates a lower emission working environment for operators.

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