The Zoom by Zodiac 230 Slat Floor Inflatable Boat – An Affordable Model
The Zoom by Zodiac 230 Slat Floor inflatable boat is a light and easy to set up dinghy intended for seasonal use.
A Look at this Tender
Included with the boat: oars with oarlocks, removable bench seat, foot pump, storage bag, and a repair kit.
Specs on the Zodiac Zoom 230:
- Overall Length: 7'7"
- Inside Dimensions: 4'9" x 2'0"
- Tube Diameter: 14"
- Air Chambers: 2
- Capacity: 2 + 1 persons
- Max Payload: 598 lbs
- Weight: 57.3 lbs
- Keel: No keel
- Slat flooring
- Material: 1100 Decitex
- Limited Warranty: 2 years
- Hull color: Grey/Blue
- Shaft length recommended: Short (15")
- Min/Max recommended power: 3 hp – 4 hp
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The Smallest & Lightest Zoom
The Zoom by Zodiac 230 Slat Floor inflatable boat was launched to be a more affordable alternative to the other models in the Zodiac fleet, particularly the outstanding but higher priced Cadet Series. It can be fitted with an outboard motor with a minimum/maximum output of 3 to 4 horsepower which gives the craft great functionality for use as a tender. It also has a high-quality slat floor that can be rolled up and stowed while still positioned within the deflated air tubes.
The tubes are enclosed is made of Duotex™ 1100 Decitex fabric, which is a tough puncture and UV resistant PVC material. The fabric encases two air compartments to hold the seams tight, for added safety. The seams of the fabric are sealed with a glued Strongan™ process for maximum durability in seasonal use.
With a load capacity of nearly 600 pounds, the Zoom 230 weighs just 57 pounds. When it is deflated, folded, and inserted into its carry bag, it measures just 3'3" x 1'8" x 1' for easy storage.
What We Say
As the smallest craft in the Zoom series, the 230 has the same features of it’s the larger Zooms, but with two major differences: there is only the slat floor option and the 230 does not have an inflatable keel. They still use the best materials and apply great workmanship to the Zooms, but the company found a way to make them for less. The Zoom by Zodiac 230 Slat Floor inflatable boat is a good choice for weekend boaters who need a reliable yet lower cost tender.
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