Inflatable dinghies can be protected from the sun by using coversstoring them properly, and using a UV Protectant. 

Our dinghies require some maintenance that will lengthen your boat’s life and reduce future maintenance. 

303 Marine Spray

You can use the product 303 Aerospace Protectant to protect your boat from UV damage. While it helps prevent UV damage, PVC boats can be damaged by 303 if used too frequently. For this reason, we recommend using this product once a year. It is recommended to remove your boat from storage after the winter, clean it, and apply 303 for the upcoming season. Please see the direction on the bottle for directions and personal protective equipment.


We highly recommend storing your boat in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area and out of direct sunlight. This is key to preventing mold or excessive exposure to the sun. Anytime you plan on storing your boat, you should clean your boat to avoid mold, staining, and discoloration. See our Boat Storage article for more information. 


If you have any additional questions about our boats, please see our Boat FAQ Page. For more in-depth articles, please see our Boat Support Page. If you can’t find the information you need, give us a call (866) 721-0002 Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm PST or reach out to us via email SUPPORT@NEWPORTVESSELS.COM.