Walker Bay Revamps RIB’s for Spring 2015
Fairfield, CA, March 23, 2015 – Walker Bay Boats, has added two new boats to the Odyssey line and also added upgrades to the Generation and Genesis. Michael Carroll, Director of Business Development for Walker Bay Boats said, “Every component of a Walker Bay RIB is manufactured in our factory, which enables us to make quick meaningful improvements in alignment with our customers needs.” Walker Bay Boats has long been recognized for its innovation in design, ingenuity in manufacturing and adding lots of useful unexpected features.
Here’s what’s new in 2015:
The Generation is the high end of Walker Bay’s line of RIB’s making it a perfect luxury yacht tender or a classy runabout. The 2015 Generation has a new sporty design with new styling on the tubes and cushions, and the rear hatch now has double hydraulic pistons for easy access to gear. The inside tube seams have been doubled and the new cushions have a stiffer closed cell foam, both for added durability and extended life. The fuel tank has also been upgraded to new EPA U.S. standards.
Odyssey Supertender 365
Walker Bay has added a new 12ft Supertender to this popular line to offer a bit more space and accommodate up to 6 people. It comes in a long shaft console version or short shaft “open” version that has two options for rear seat position, giving more flexibility in seating for driving with tiller engines. It also comes in a standard configuration or optional deluxe, which includes an upgraded seat and bow locker. The Supertender is known for its deep V-hull giving it a smoother ride and a well designed interior with lots of legroom, integrated seating and neat storage features.
The upgraded Genesis G2 has all the award winning features of its predecessor with improvements for durability and performance. The new transom is made of anodized aluminum to resist corrosion and has large stronger cap attachment points to add strength for larger engines. There are also internal stainless steel bars inside the transom for increased strength when hoisting on davits. The tube seals are deeper for easier replacement and a fast watertight seal. The PVC rub rail is also thicker and more tear resistant. The 310 and 340 versions include an additional trim tab kit to provide even quicker planning and improved rear water release and to reduce spray with larger engines. Genesis is the only RIB on the market that has an injection molded High Impact Marine Composite hull and comes with a 10 year warranty.
Odyssey Superlight Center Console
The design and ingenuity in this new 10 ft RIB allows the boat to comfortably plane with two average sized adults using a 9.8 HP engine. The DURATECH™ foam core fiberglass construction with the Resin Transfer Molding process makes produces a very strong yet light hull that maximizes early planning performance. The Superlight is competitively priced starting at MSRP $9,695 which includes a Tohatsu 9.8 HP engine. With a maximum capacity of 1357 lbs the Superlight can take an engine up to 20 HP.