Ventus 9 VL



The Ventus 9 VL by AB Inflatables is a lightweight fibreglass tender renowned for its increased payload capacity and expansive internal area. This model is distinguished by its solid rubrail and “V” hull, designed to deliver both performance and durability.

Brand Background

AB Inflatables has a celebrated history in the inflatable boat industry, known for its dedication to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship. The brand’s reputation is built on producing boats that offer superior durability, performance, and safety.

Specifications and Features

Specifications and Features

  • Specifications: The Ventus 9 VL measures 9′ 6” in length with a beam of 5′ 7″, featuring an inside length of 6′ 9″ and an inside beam of 2′ 8″. It has a tube diameter of 17″, can accommodate up to 4 persons, weighs 106 lbs, and is suitable for engines up to 15hp.
  • Unique Features: It boasts ORCA (CSM) coated fabric, offering enhanced durability. The model provides more internal area for comfort and storage, and custom colours are available upon request. Options for Sunbrella fabric dinghy chap and boat cover are also available.

Design and Construction

The Ventus 9 VL showcases a hand-laid fibreglass deep “V” hull and a stringer system laminated into the hull, ensuring stability and long-term durability. Its design prioritises both aesthetics and functionality, offering a safe and enjoyable boating experience.

Performance and Handling

Designed for excellent on-water performance, this boat offers stability, manoeuvrability, and speed suitable for various water conditions. Its lightweight construction ensures easy handling, making it ideal for calm lakes, rivers, and coastal waters.

Setup and Maintenance

This model is designed for ease of use, featuring push-push plastic non-corrosive 2-stage inflation valves and an additional air retaining chamber under the floor, simplifying maintenance and enhancing the boat’s longevity.

Accessories and Customization

  • Included Accessories: Standard equipment includes 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 for enhanced functionality and convenience.

User Experience and Reviews

While specific user reviews are not detailed, the Ventus 9 VL’s design and features suggest it is highly valued for its lightweight design, ease of use, and durability.

Price and Value

Pricing details are not directly available. Interested customers should contact AB Inflatables or authorised dealers for current pricing. Given its features and construction quality, the Ventus 9 VL is expected to offer good value for the investment.

Pros and Cons

  • 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 9 VL is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a high-quality, lightweight tender that offers versatility and performance. It is suitable for a wide range of activities, from day trips to serving as a reliable tender for larger vessels.


What is the maximum horsepower for the Ventus 9 VL?

The maximum horsepower is 15hp.

How many people can the Ventus 9 VL accommodate?

It can accommodate up to 4 persons.

What type of hull does the Ventus 9 VL have?

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

Can I customise my Ventus 9 VL?

Yes, there are extensive optional accessories available for customization.

What are the dimensions of the Ventus 9 VL?

The boat is 9′ 6″ long and 5′ 7″ wide.

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