Ventus 10 VL

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Introduction

The Ventus 10 VL by AB Inflatables is a lightweight fibreglass tender designed for boaters seeking a combination of performance, durability, and increased payload capacity. Its “V” hull and solid rubrail make it an ideal choice for a variety of water conditions.

Brand Background

AB Inflatables has established itself as a leader in the inflatable boat industry, known for its commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship. The brand’s reputation is underpinned by a history of notable achievements and advancements in boat manufacturing.

Specifications and Features

Specifications and Features

  • Specifications: The Ventus 10 VL has an overall length of 10′ 6″, a beam of 5′ 7″, an inside length of 7′ 7″, and an inside beam of 2′ 8″. It features a tube diameter of 17″, supports a capacity of 5 persons, weighs 123 lbs, and can accommodate up to 25hp.
  • Unique Features: Equipped with ORCA (CSM) coated fabric, the Ventus 10 VL offers durability and resistance to harsh conditions. It provides more internal area for comfort and storage, with options for Sunbrella fabric dinghy chap and boat cover available upon request.

Design and Construction

The boat boasts a hand-laid fibreglass deep “V” hull and a stringer system laminated into the hull, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and functional stability. Its design focuses on providing a safe and efficient boating experience.

Performance and Handling

Designed for stability, manoeuvrability, and speed, the Ventus 10 VL performs well in various water conditions, from calm lakes to coastal waters. Its lightweight construction facilitates easy handling and storage.

Setup and Maintenance

This model features non-skid rubber floor panels, push-push plastic non-corrosive 2-stage inflation valves, and an additional air retaining chamber under the floor, making setup and maintenance straightforward and hassle-free.

Accessories and Customization

  • Included Accessories: Comes standard with telescopic oars with aluminium shaft, a hand pump, maintenance kit, and a removable rowing seat.
  • Optional Equipment: Offers customization options such as tube chaps, boat cover, chock set, and fold-down stainless steel cleats, enhancing functionality and convenience

User Experience and Reviews

While specific user feedback is not provided, the Ventus 10 VL’s combination of features suggests it is highly regarded for its practical design, ease of use, and reliable performance.

Price and Value

Pricing details are not directly available. Interested customers should contact AB Inflatables or authorised dealers for current pricing. The boat’s construction quality and features indicate it offers good value for the investment.

Pros and Cons

Positive
  • Lightweight and durable construction, enhanced payload capacity, easy handling and maintenance, and extensive customization options.
  • Lack of direct pricing information and the potential need for additional purchases to fully customise the boat.

Conclusion and Recommendations

The Ventus 10 VL is recommended for those looking for a high-quality, versatile tender that balances performance with convenience. It is ideal for a range of activities, including day trips and as a tender for larger vessels.

FAQs

What is the maximum horsepower for the Ventus 10 VL?

The maximum horsepower is 25hp.

How many people can the Ventus 10 VL accommodate?

It can accommodate up to 5 persons.

What type of hull does the Ventus 10 VL have?

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

Can I customise my Ventus 10 VL?

Yes, there are extensive optional accessories available for customization.

What are the dimensions of the Ventus 10 VL?

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

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