Here’s a small, lightweight RIB that can hold up to five passengers and that promises a comfortable, fun and dry ride even in a chop. The new Walker Bay Supertender 325 Light Console is 10’ 8” long and weighs just 244 pounds and has a deep-V fiberglass hull for performance. Its hard chines provide traction in turns, and its wide bow is designed to block spray so you’ll have a dry ride in most conditions.
The center console has room for a 7” screen; it also has a stainless-steel helm and handrail, two cupholders and padding on the port side for an extra seat. The rear seat flips up to reveal a storage compartment, while the bow locker holds a 6.6-gallon gas tank.
With a 5’ 4” beam, the Supertender can hold up to five passengers, or a maximum load of 1,709 pounds, plus a 175-motor. Retail price with a 20-hp Mercury outboard is about $15,000.