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By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — October 2004
Most cruisers take along a dingy for zipping from their mooring or anchorage to the shore or beach, or for simply cruising around the harbor. The 11-foot Walker Bay 340 Super Tender, with a 6'5" beam, puts a new spin on the traditional dinghy; according to its manufacturer, it offers the comfort and speed of a larger day boat yet has the maneuverability of a dinghy.
The best part about the Super Tender is its internal seating, which means no more bouncing on a pontoon and should make for a safer, drier ride. The manufacturer says its composite displacement hull throws a minimal wake, tracks easily while under tow, and absorbs vibration. It’s U.S. Coast Guard-certified, can carry a 15-hp engine, and features hydrodynamic trim tabs for easy planing.
It’s available in PVC or hypalon. Pricing starts at $3,149.
Walker Bay Phone: (888) 44-WALKER. www.walkerbay.com.
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This article originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.