Navigo 10 VS

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Introduction

The Navigo 10 VS from AB Inflatables is a robust and versatile inflatable boat, offering a blend of performance, durability, and comfort. It features a “V” hull design, a bow locker suitable for a 6-gallon portable fuel tank, and raised solid single rub rail among its key attributes.

Brand Background

AB Inflatables is celebrated for its commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship in the inflatable boat industry. The brand has a storied history of notable achievements and innovations, setting high standards in the design and manufacturing of inflatable boats.

Specifications and Features

Specifications and Features

  • Specifications: This model measures 10′ 6” in length with a beam of 5′ 7″, has an inside length of 7′ 7″, and an inside beam of 2′ 8″. It features a tube diameter of 17″, accommodates up to 5 persons, weighs 169 lbs, and supports engines up to 25hp.
  • Unique Features: Includes a diamond shape non-skid deck, ORCA (CSM) coated fabric for durability, and additional options for Sunbrella fabric dinghy chap and boat cover. It also offers custom colour choices upon request.

Design and Construction

The Navigo 10 VS boasts a hand-laid fibreglass deep “V” hull and a stringer system laminated into the hull, ensuring stability and robustness. Its construction utilises high-quality materials, including an internal aluminium plate with a security lip for added safety.

Performance and Handling

Engineered for excellent stability, manoeuvrability, and speed, the Navigo 10 VS performs well in various water conditions, from calm lakes to more challenging seas. Its design ensures a comfortable load capacity and passenger comfort.

Setup and Maintenance

Designed with user convenience in mind, this model features easy inflation and assembly with push-push plastic non-corrosive 2-stage inflation valves. Maintenance is straightforward, thanks to durable materials and a design that emphasises long-term use.

Accessories and Customization

  • Included Accessories: Comes with telescopic oars, a hand pump, maintenance kit, and owner’s manual. Standard equipment includes a removable rowing seat and an additional air retaining chamber under the floor.
  • Optional Equipment: Offers a range of customization options, including a portable fuel tank, bow hatch cushion, tube chaps, boat cover, and various seating options like a fibreglass console or a two-person jockey seat.

User Experience and Reviews

Specific user reviews are not provided, but the boat’s comprehensive features and design suggest it would be highly regarded for its functionality, ease of use, and versatility.

Price and Value

Pricing information is not directly available. Interested customers should contact AB Inflatables or authorised dealers for current pricing. Given its features and quality, the Navigo 10 VS is expected to offer good value for the investment.

Pros and Cons

Positive
  • High-quality construction, excellent stability and handling, convenient features for easy setup and maintenance, and customization options
  • Lack of direct pricing information and the need for additional purchases for full customization.

Conclusion and Recommendations

The Navigo 10 VS is highly recommended for those seeking a durable, high-performance inflatable boat with versatile features. It is ideal for recreational boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and those needing a reliable tender.

FAQs

What is the maximum horsepower for the Navigo 10 VS?

The maximum horsepower is 25hp.

How many people can the Navigo 10 VS accommodate?

It can accommodate up to 5 persons.

What type of hull does the Navigo 10 VS have?

It features a hand-laid fibreglass deep “V” hull.

Can I customise my Navigo 10 VS?

Yes, there are several optional accessories available for customization.

What are the dimensions of the Navigo 10 VS?

The boat is 10′ 6″ long and 5′ 7″ wide.

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