Walker Bay Launches the Odyssey Superlight Center Console RIB, The Lightest Weight Console RIB on the Market
Vancouver, BC, February 26, 2015 – Walker Bay Boats, is adding to its Odyssey RIB line with the Superlight Center Console. The design ingenuity allows for this 10 ft. boat to comfortably plane with two average sized adults using a 9.8 HP engine. Michael Carroll, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Walker Bay said, “This is the lightest weight center console on the market with great performance for an affordable price.” It’s the ideal tender when cruising weight and easy handling are a priority.
Built using DURATECH™ foam core fiberglass construction, the Superlight’s hull uses a Resin Transfer Molding process. This means that instead of having two one-sided parts (top deck and hull) laminated together, it is a two-sided closed mold with no space between the parts. Hulls therefore are stronger, lighter, and with a foam insert between the parts, they have more buoyancy than other small RIB’s. The Hull of the Superlight is built to maximize early planning performance
Loaded with great features
The Super Light is designed to make your ride more comfortable with a layout that gives more leg and foot room and a wide comfortable seat. There are easy to grab stainless steel handrails and reinforced surface areas to accommodate running lights and bilge pump. There is a large front-access on the console to easily reach the battery and rigging while the top surface area can accommodate different gauge’s and additional options like stereo, GPS VHF radio and so on. The fuel tank has its own storage compartment in the rear seat.
Pricing and Availability
The Superlight is competitively priced retailing at MSRP $9,695 in PVC and $10,495 for ORCA CSM fabric. This includes the rigging and Tohatsu 9.8 HP engine. With a maximum capacity of 1357 lbs the Superlight can take an engine up to 20 HP.
They are available in major marine stores and online at www.walkerbay.com.