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Old 19-05-2024, 10:43   #1
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Dinghy to choose?

Hello everyone!
I need help to decide which dinghy - tender brand to buy. Actually I'm focusing on Highfield and Zodiak. But I cross some info about Saturn Inflatables. Does anyone use Saturn dinghys?
How they holds up? - Reliability, durability etc.
They are relatively cheap versus other established brands.
Thank you for any input and help.
All the best
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Old 19-05-2024, 12:54   #2
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Re: Dinghy to choose?

RIBS are great boats, although can be short lived depending on your location and use case. If you have space you might consider one of the planning rigid boats available these days. GoDu, Mantus, OC Tenders (or their knockoffs).


We just got a GoDu and absolutely love the thing. Its basically an all aluminum RIB.

Our last RIB was Hypalon, which I like better than PVC since you can paint it. PVC is decent with chaps, but they are expensive.

I hear the Germans have some really nice PVC these days and the benefit of that is the seams/joints are heat welded rather than glued.
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Re: Dinghy to choose?

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Hello everyone!
I need help to decide which dinghy - tender brand to buy. Actually I'm focusing on Highfield and Zodiak. But I cross some info about Saturn Inflatables. Does anyone use Saturn dinghys?
How they holds up? - Reliability, durability etc.
They are relatively cheap versus other established brands.
Thank you for any input and help.
All the best
I'm going through the research process as well to replace our Titan AL350 (AB Lammina 11AL equivalent). Saturn and Zodiak seem to have worse reviews than Highfield or AB.

There are a few interesting threads on Cruisers Forum:

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ib-197442.html

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3901265

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ib-284211.html
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