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Catalina Inflatable Dinghy Boat 12ft 6in

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$1,599.00 $1,199.00
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165.00 LBS
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Product Description

The 12'6" Catalina model inflatable sport dinghy boat is the largest of the Newport Vessels large-scale inflatable boats. The Catalina is designed for professional uses like water patrol as well as recreational uses like diving, fishing, and long distance cruising. To test the durability and performance of the 12’6” Catalina model, three men took the 12’6” Catalina model sport boat on a 50 mile round trip voyage from Newport Beach harbor to the Island of Catalina located 25 miles off the coast of California. The Catalina performed excellent and exceed the high expectations that were already in place. 

Catalina Inflatable Dinghy Boat Comes With:

  • 12ft 6inch Inflatable Boat
  • Aluminum Framed Marine Wood Floor Set
  • Accessories: Bench Seat, Set of Oars, Foot Pump, Carrying Bag, & Repair Kit
  • DMV Registration Paperwork

The 18inch tubes and width make for a smooth and balanced ride on the 12'6" dinghy. The max motor rating of 20hp can get this inflatable boat to high speeds of 26 plus mph. The size of this boat allow to be matched with a high speed motor but also can be used as a simple tender. The high-pressure inflatable keel allows the inflatable boat to reach maximum performance while banking, turning, and accelerating. The Catalina is made with triple layered 1,100 denier PVC, the same as white water rarfs makes them virtually indestructible that can be run into docks, dragged up to shore, or any normal activity when boating.  

12ft 6inch Catalina Model Inflatable Boat Dimensional Spec Sheets:

Since 2008, Newport Vessels has been designing and manufacturing inflatable boats. With this experience we have refined and perfected our boats design for optimal performance and durability at an affordable price. All of Newport Vessels inflatable boats have been engineered and design using the latest computer-aided design software. This allows us to put all of our dinghies through a thorough quality control process and check every detail. If any irregularities are found we fix them immediately. 

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Catalina 12ft 6inch Technical Specifications:

The most important and most differentiating features of the Newport Vessels Catalina model are the PVC material used, the ultra high-end German adhesives, and rigorous manufacturing process that only Newport Vessels brand inflatables is cable of.  View the full list of technical specifications for the Catalina 12ft 6inch inflatable tender below. 

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 Why Should You Buy A Newport Vessels Inflatable Boat?

The Catalina 12ft 6inch model is a great inflatable as a large tender or an all around multi-purpose dinghy. The length along with the large 18inch diameter tubes create a stable ride that can allow you to reach speeds over 25 mph; as well as making smooth turns. The compact, precision flooring system along with the high-pressure keel create a firm foundation that make for a confortable ride while moving or just floating still. 

What sets the 12ft 6inch Catalina model boat, as well as all Newport Vessels inflatable dinghies, apart from other brands are the material used to construct the boat. We only use the highest quality imported Korean PVC which makes for long-term reliability and performance. The higher quality PVC gives extra our boats UV protection; be wary of other inflatable PVC boat brands using Chinese PVC material. Newport Vessels inflatable boats are assembled using the highest quality importer German adhesives that are formulated to avoid delamination, adhesion breakdowns, and chemical corrosion damages. Our boats only use the highest quality PVC materials and adhesives to ensure the highest quality products. 

Newport Vessels boasts a meticulous manufacturing process that includes quality control pressure tests, water leak tests, UV tests, and stretch tests throughout the manufacturing process.  Designing and manufacturing boats since 2008, has provided the Newport Vessels design team with incredible inflatable boat design and manufacturing technical experiences that are constantly evolving to create better and better inflatable sport boat products.  


1100D Korean Fabrics
Marine Wood Transom
Seam Construction
Precision Floorboards

Newport Vessels only utilizes the highest quality materials.  Selecting the best quality materials is imperative in creating a high quality boat that will last. 

Catalina Inflatable Boat Design & Drag Simulation:

The design work of the Newport Vessels 12ft 6inch Catalina inflatable dinghy has gone through rigorous computer model testing and simulations.  It's this extreme level of design testing and modeling that allows Newport Vessels to design both high-performance and eye catching inflatable boat products that are sure to be loved by all types of boating enthusiasts.





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  1. Great boat- forget the sayings of less expensive... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2015

    Bottom line is, you get a great boat for an even better price...Between the actual quality and the materials used and the customer service, you have yourself a winner! I had my Catalina on the Long Island Sound today ripping by boats 3x the size... not just speed but control (of course the more important aspect) and could not have been happier with the purchase. Thanks guys!

  2. love the boat hate the rusting screws etc 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2015

    bought the 12'6 inDec 2014...bought a 18 HP tohatsu and they make a good match. I use it to commute from the bay into the twon about 40 minute ride away. Boat is very good until you get to the screws and eyes...they rust. I will have to change them all for non-rusting...my only complaint

  3. Title your Review 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2015

    I bought my Catalina on ebay for an unbelievable price.
    I was skeptical of the quality at that price. I was pleasantly surprised that the quality equaled that of the West Marine inflatables. I bought a 20 HP engine for it, and with 2 persons, the boat scoots along at the advertised speed (25 kt) It is too large to stow easily, so I leave it on a trailer. .

  4. Great boat but crappy bag 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2014

    Great boat. This is now my 4th inflatable boat and my first newport vessels brand boat. I'm happy with the boat, it's exactly what I was looking for. However my only complaint is the bag. I think it's maybe just that this size of a boat just isn't meant to be put in a bag. But regardless, I'm having trouble getting the boat back down small enough to easily get into the bag. I was told to use the foot pump to suck all the air out of the boat to make it more compact, I haven't done this yet, but I'll try. Very nice boat, I just need to figure out this bag issue.

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