Walker Bay's Rigid Inflatable Dinghy (RID) combines the best features of a reliable hard-shell dinghy with the stability and utility of an inflatable. The Variable Profile Design (VPD) tube, unique to Walker Bay, engages with the water only when required.
The VPD tube is varied in both diameter and shape along the length of the boat to provide optimum performance and to act as a Fender with a protective rub rail when alongside other boats or docking. The Walker Bay RID offers increased cockpit space and dry comfortable seating compared to inflatables of the same size, while maintaining the security of a durable rigid hull.
Whether rowing, motoring or sailing, the VPD tubes provide added security to any water experience making the Walker Bay RID an ideal boat for all uses.
The Perfect Tender
The RID is the ideal balance of performance and safety in a tender. With more built-in versatility, larger cockpit space for passengers and cargo and a hull that puts out minimal wake and tracks easily while under tow, the RID is the most exciting boating innovation in years! Choose a bigger tube for use with larger HP motors.
How it Works
With a light load and moderate seas, the VPD tube does not engage and the bow cuts gracefully through the water. In heavier seas or as the load shifts, the VPD tube engages as required for lateral stability. The VPD tube engages for larger loads.
The RID 275R kit plus the Walker Bay Original 8 hull is a perfect boat for those who want more carrying capacity and a larger HP motor in the same size as the popular RID 270. Features include a large cockpit area for passengers & cargo, and a hull that puts out a minimal wake, tracking easily while under tow.
The RID 310R kit plus the Walker Bay Original 10 is a larger version of our popular 8' model. The 4 chamber Variable Profile Design (VPD) tube offers increased stability and additional horsepower rating, while a fully integrated cockpit floor keeps the boat nice and dry.