Walker Bay has upgraded two of the smaller RIBS in its Generation Line to match the designs and features it already has built into its 17-foot model. The upgrades are for the 450 and 400 models (14’9” and 13’1” respectively), which now will have the technology used in Walker Bay’s top-of-the-line Generation 525 model.
“After we added new ideas into the larger 17-foot boat, we went back to the drawing board to see how we could trickle those improvements down to the rest of the line,” said Stefano Rista, Walker Bay president. “The unique construction process of the 525 makes it handle better than other RIBs like it, so it makes sense to incorporate these improvements into other models.”
Now the 450 and 400 will use Walker Bay’s proprietary stringer system and unique bonding of the hull and deck to make the hulls lighter and stronger, and help provide a smooth, dry and fast ride. The 450 also has modified chines that control lift at higher speeds.
Walker Bay’s Generation line now is available in classic gray, carbon black and ocean blue colors.
Specs. for the 450: LOA: 14’9”; Beam: 7’0”; Chambers: 5; Max. passengers: 8; Max. load: 1,910 lbs.; Weight: 633 lbs.; Max. hp: 75; Max speed: 29 knots.
Specs. for the 400: LOA: 13’1”; Beam: 6’5”; Chambers: 3; Max. passengers: 7; Max. load: 1,660; Weight: 571 lbs.; Max. hp: 50; Max. speed: 29 knots.