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Genesis 270 LX

Comfort and practicality all in one package.
Quick to plane, super durable and easy to store, the Genesis 270 LX rigid hull inflatable boat comes with a cup holder and a small storage compartment in the seat for valuables

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Genesis 270 LX

Genesis most impressive feature is performance with exceptional maneuverability and handling. With its deep V-Hull design and DuraLight™ construction it is able to cut through rough water while absorbing vibration for an incredibly smooth ride.

The feature-loaded Walker Bay Genesis second Generation G2 Rigid Inflatable Boat (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.

Despite the fully exposed open tender design, Genesis keeps you dryer than any other rigid hull inflatable boat 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 color so the most advanced small RIB on the market looks even better.

This award-winning Genesis rigid hull inflatable boat is durable and easy to maintain. For starters, the hull is loaded with superior features and plenty of space for cargo and crew. This model also boasts innovative features such as Wheels in the Hull™ for maneuvering on land, a non-skid removable floor that drains to a bilge, 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 this stylish RIB has been turning heads around the world.

Genesis’ unique transom is extruded from 6061 aluminum with a hinged base that folds down when the tubes are deflated. The transom is extremely stiff, giving this boat the solid ride of a rigid transom while still allowing for the storage advantages of a folding design. There has never been such an easy-to-use and versatile small open tender.

Genesis 270 LX Features

• 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

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 rigid hull inflatable boat you can feel good about owning.

With a hull that will virtually last forever, Genesis is the first rigid hull inflatable boat 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. The CSM compound offers the best UV resistance and ageing properties for boats permanently exposed to sun, sea and weather. 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.

Boat Cover
* A boat cover is strongly recommended as it will protect your tube and prolong the lifespan of your boat. You can purchase your boat cover in the “Parts & Accessories” section of this page.

Tube available in ORCA CSM® or German-made Heytex® PVC fabric.

All Walker Bay products are proudly designed and built in North America.

Trim tabs Promote Earlier Planing and Incorporate Launching Wheels

Convenient Oar Storage

Rigid Aluminum Folding Transom
(To Store the Boat Flat)

Draining, Non-Skid Flat Floor

3 Integrated Davit Lifting Points

Light Molded Seat with Cup Holder & Storage Compartment

Genesis 270 LX Technical Information

Genesis Brochures and Catalogs

DescriptionLight Open RIBLight 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 / 11057 / 126
Airtight Compartments33
Tube MaterialHeytex PVC or ORCA CSMHeytex PVC or ORCA CSM
Maximum Payload (kg / lbs)520 / 1144620 / 1364
Outboard Data
Short ShaftYesYes
Recommended Power1010
Max. Power1015
Max. Speed (Knots)19KT22KT
Max. Motor Weight (kg / lbs)55 / 12055 / 120
Storage Dimensions
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″


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