RID 275

The Perfect Balance Between Lightweight and Stability


The Rigid Inflatable Dinghy (RID) 275 is the ideal boat for those who want the versatility, durability, cockpit space and lightweight features of the Walker Bay® 8, plus the added stability and greater horsepower rating that the 2 chamber Variable Profile Design (VPD) tube provides. Available in German-made Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM fabric.

*The RID 275 Boat is a combination of the WB8 Boat and the 275RID Tube Kit. Boat and tube kit purchased separately.

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Rigid Inflatable Dinghy 275

Innovative Design

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 Rigid Inflatable Dinghy offers increased cockpit space and dry comfortable seating compared to inflatables of the same size, while maintaining the security of a durable rigid hull.

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.

Exceptional cockpit space

Because of the large rigid hull structure with external tubes, the RID has exceptional cockpit space for a small boat. Three comfortable seats provide secure internal seating for all passengers and greater cargo capacity. The lapstrake hull of the Rigid Dinghy is designed to cut through water producing less displacement and drag, resulting in a boat that rows easier and straighter. What’s more, the Hydro Curve Oar blades are super light to reduce swing weight and rower fatigue and are curved to maximize rowing efficiency.

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

Rigid Inflatable Dinghy 275
Rigid Inflatable Dinghy 310
Overall Length (cm / feet) 275 cm / 9′ 310 cm / 10′ 2″
Beam (cm / feet) 172 cm / 5′ 8″ 183 cm / 6′
Inside Beam (cm / feet) 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″
Tube Diameter (cm / inches) 20 cm / 8″ 20 cm / 8″
Total Weight (kg / lbs) 40 / 89 68 / 149
Airtight Compartments 2 2
Passengers 3 4
Max Payload (kg / lbs) 186 / 410 255 / 562
Outboard Data
Short Shaft Short Short
Max Horsepower 4 6
Available Tube Material
German Made Heytex PVC/ORCA CSM Fabric Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Sailing Specifications
Mast Height (m / feet) N/A N/A
Sail Area (m / feet) N/A N/A
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