The Newport Baja Inflatable Boat – Ideal for Scuba Diving, Tendering

The 11'9" hard floor Newport Baja inflatable boat is seaworthy for diving, tendering, and exploring beaches and hidden coves.

A Look at the Craft

Along with the boat, you get one removable seat, 2 aluminum oars, oar locks, oar holders, carry handles, towing D-rings, and aluminum interior motor pad. A repair kit, foot pump, and storage bag are also included.

Basic specifications of the Newport Baja:

Newport Baja Inflatable Boat

  • Exterior Size: 11'9" x 5' 6"
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • Max Capacity: 6 persons (1,519 lbs)
  • Hull weight: 142 lbs
  • Chambers: 4
  • Material: 1100 Denier PVC
  • Inflatable keel for V-Hull
  • Floor: Marine coated Aluminum Framed Plywood
  • Motor rating: 20 hp
  • USCG rated
  • Unique & original Hull ID/HIN numbers for registration
  • Warranty: 2 years

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Designed With a Purpose

This 11' 9" sports boat hauls up to 6 people to provide versatility for different types of outings on the water. When an air floor just won’t do, a hardwood floor sports craft is ideal for scuba diving, tendering, or offering a solid platform for the nervous guests who aren’t comfortable being on the water.

The Newport Baja inflatable boat is larger than the company’s dinghies and rates as the smallest and lightest of Newport’s sport boats. With its oversized 18" tubes, this highly stable craft won’t capsize, yet won’t plod along like a raft either. The high-pressure inflatable keel creates a V-shaped hull that offers great speed and maneuverability, especially when you add a motor. It requires a minimum of a 10 hp motor in order to plane when loaded with two adults and gear. When equipped with a 20 hp outboard (not included), it can achieve speeds up to 27+ mph.

The hull has a triple-layered 0.9mm/1100-denier anti-corrosive coated PVC material which ensures protection against strong UV sunlight, salt, and other destructive elements. The aluminum-framed floor is made with 24mm-thick custom hard marine coated plywood.

Comfortable Water Transportation

At 142 pounds, the Newport Baja inflatable boat may be too wieldy for ship-to-shore use but at just $988, you may find that it is so versatile you don’t need to spend a whole lot more for a hypalon craft when the Baja does so much for so little money. Reviews by current owners rate the Baja high for its performance, storage capacity, design, and construction.

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