Fairfield, CA, July 18, 2016 – Walker Bay Boats, has launched a new 17ft RIB to add to their premium Generation line. Michael Carroll, Director of Sales and Marketing for Walker Bay Boats said, “When we decided to add a larger size to our Generation line, we revisited every aspect of design and manufacturing and searched for desirable features that you would normally only find in much bigger boats. In the 525 you will get the style and performance that the Generation line is known for with all the bells and whistles that make boating so much more enjoyable.” The Generation 525 is an ideal day boat, great for water sports, easy for commuting to your water front home or as a luxury tender for a mega yacht.
The Generation 525 is designed for a smooth ride with an innovative manufacturing process that results in superior handling and a strong hull that is built to last. Unlike other RIB’s that use plywood stringers to support the hull and top deck, Walker Bay incorporates a Polyurethane Composite Micro Stringer system in the floor, making it lighter and stronger. The generation also has a unique approach to joining the hull and deck using a unidirectional glass and polyurethane grid bonding system that eliminates the air cavity found in other RIBs. The end result is a stronger hull that better absorbs wave chop, and its lighter weight gives a faster top speed and makes it quick to plane.
This spacious 17ft RIB has a roomy cockpit layout and flip up drivers bolster seat for extra room while standing when driving in tougher conditions. The hydraulic tilt steering system gives you quick and easy maneuverability at all speeds. Attention to design detail is what Walker Bay is known for, so you will find 4 stainless steal pop-up cleats, 5 stainless steal cup holders, an insulated cooler in one of five easy to access gear lockers, hand rails where you need them and deluxe comfy cushions on all seating. Five stylish teak steps and handrails on the forward seat and console make for stable boarding. There is a solid stainless steal retractable ski post and 10 gallon fresh water shower on the transom.