The RID 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
With a light load and moderate seas, the RID tube does not engage and the bow
cuts gracefully through the water. In heavier seas or as the load shifts, the
RID tube engages as required for lateral stability.
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 Dinghyis designed to cut through water producing
less displacement and drag, resulting in a boat that rows easier and straighter.