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Old 30-09-2013, 06:34   #1
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Who builds West Marine dinghys?

I am looking to purchase a new dinghy. Saw the West Marine dinghy line yesterday and thought they reminded me of Caribe dinghys so I got to wondering who builds dinghys for West Marine.


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Zodiac, at least that was on the box of the one we bought in June.
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Re: Who builds West Marine dinghys?

I concur....Zodiac
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According to people at our local West Marine here in Annapolis, they are made in China.
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According to people at our local West Marine here in Annapolis, they are made in China.
Yes they are, saw them in 2 factories.
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Re: Who builds West Marine dinghys?

Less than a year ago a West Marine fellow told me it used to be Zodiac but with the poor service they had they switched to a new supplier whom he didn't know
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Re: Who builds West Marine dinghys?

Yes, I'm sure it was just "service"--more likely it was "cost"! I am not a fan of West Marine inflatables. They are favorably priced and I'm sure West Marine makes a bundle on them. I think APEX (made in Costa Rica) is a lot better dinghy but it does cost more.
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