3 People

horsepower

Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

3 People

horsepower

Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

Our #1 Selling Boat

At 8’10”, the Dana makes an excellent 1-2 person fishing dinghy, 3 person tender, or 3 person runabout. With a 10hp motor the boat can reach speeds of around 15-20mph when on plane. The marine wood floors provide a solid and stable surface for standing or casting, and the 18” tubes keep passengers safe and dry when traveling at speed. The Dana features all the same convenience features as the rest of the Newport dinghy lineup with an inflatable keel, durable wood floor, a 180° splash guard & grab rope, rub strakes, grab handles, Bimini attachment D-Rings, towing D-rings, and wear patches underneath the tubes.

The spacious but portable 8ft 10in Dana inflatable dinghy boat has over-sized 18 inch tubes, making it the perfect inflatable tender, fishing boat, or small runabout dinghy boat. These over-sized tubes make the Dana dinghy boat very stable and maneuverable at high speeds. If you're looking for speed and performance, the ideal motor paring is the 15" short shaft 9.9 Honda outboard, Tohatsu outboard, or Evinrude outboard or any comparable motor. You can reach speeds of 15-20 mph with this set up. The high-pressure inflatable keel allows the inflatable dinghy boat to reach maximum performance while banking, turning, and accelerating. Recent updates also include additional D-Rings for Bimini attachments and other accessories!

Newport Vessels inflatable dinghy boats are constructed with triple layered 1,100 denier PVC. What's this mean? It means we use the exact same materials used in professional whitewater rafts. In fact we use an extra layer of polyester in our boats to give the material more flexibility for when folding up and storing away. Since our boats are made with the same materials, same construction methods, and techniques, our dinghy boats are just as indestructible as white water rafts. Our dinghy boats are made to be dragged up on shore, run into docks, and to keep up with the wear and tear of boating.

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY A NEWPORT VESSELS INFLATABLE BOAT?

The 8ft 10in Dana model inflatable sport tender is the ideal mix between portability and performance. The huge 18 inch tubes make this dinghy boat one of the most stable inflatable tender boats on the market; both during times of high speed and while floating still. The wide footprint of the 8ft 10in Dana makes for a solid foundation for easily boarding the boat as well as loading the boat.This same very solid foundation makes for an extremely low center of gravity and stable ride platform during times of high speed and turning

Aside from the incredible performance of the 8ft 10in Dana model inflatable dinghy boat, the materials used for the construction of the boat are even more impressive. Newport Vessels only utilizes the highest quality imported Korean PVC which makes for long-term dependability and product performance. Be extremely cautious of cheap low-end Chinese PVC material that is constructed without flex additives and UV protectants. These materials are notorious for becoming brittle quickly and breaking down within only months of use. Newport Vessels only uses the highest quality imported German adhesives that are specially formulated to avoid delamination, adhesion breakdowns, and chemical corrosion damage. If brands aren't talking about their high quality German adhesives, they're not using them! Newport Vessels uses only the highest quality PVC materials and adhesives from world class suppliers, to ensure a high quality product that customers of all types will love.

Hull:

1100 Denier Korean PVC (.9mm)

18" Diameter Tubes

Inflatable V-Keel

Sealed Marine Plywood Transom

Aluminum Framed Marine Wood Flooring Set

Equipment:

Aluminum Framed Marine Wood Flooring Set w/ 2 Stringers

2 Piece Oars and Attachments

Aluminum Bench Seat

Foot pump

Boat Storage/Carrying Bag

Floor Board & Accessories Storage/Carrying Bag

DMV Registration Paperwork (Mailed Separately)

Tech Specs

Material Korean PVC

Seam Construction: Hot Air Welded

Color: White & Grey

Number of Air Chambers:3 + Keel

Overall Length: 8'10"

Inflatable Keel: Yes

Inside Width: 24"

Transom Construction: PVC Covered Marine Plywood

Inside Length: 69"

Floor Material: Alloy Framed Marine Plywood

Tube Diameter: 18"

Fabric Thickness: 1100D

Load Capacity: 1067 lbs

Tube Pressure: 3.6 PSI

Max Engine Weight: 90 lbs

Carrying Bag: Yes

Max Engine Horsepower: 10 HP

Two Oars: Yes

Outboard Shaft Length: Short (15"-17")

Repair Kit: Yes

Passengers: 3

Foot Pump: Yes

Weight: 107 lbs

FEATURES:

Halkey-Roberts Valves

Bimini Top Attachment D-Rings

Self Bailing Drain Plug

Double Tear Drop Rub Strake

Grab Rope

Double layered PVC on bottom of tubes

Extra wear patch on tails for beaching

External Post Length: 1/4"

Hot Air Welding Construction

How do I assemble my inflatable boat?

Assembly of your Newport Vessels inflatable boat will take about 15-20 minutes (especially the first time). Please view the detailed Owner's Manual for Wood Floor Inflatable Boat and Owner's Manual for Air Floor Inflatable Boat for the best most clear step by step directions. You can also view the brief assembly instruction video below of how to assemble your inflatable boat.

Hardwood floor

Air floor

Assembly of your Newport Vessels inflatable boat will take about 15-20 minutes (especially the first time). Please view the above video and the below steps to aid in the assembly and installation of the aluminum framed wooden floor boards. This part of the process will take about 5 minutes by using the following steps.

STEP A: Properly place Newport Vessels inflatable boat floor boards inside the boat in the correct order and attach the inflatable boat floor boards at the joint locations. Watch video above for proper technique & floorboard alignment instructions.

STEP B: Conjoin each individual floor together by inserting each floor boat (in the correct order) into the appropriate bracket. Once again, watch the above video for proper technique & inflatable boat floor board alignment instructions.

STEP C: Now that the inflatable boat floor board panels are properly and even placed within the boat (and the joints are properly connected) grab all the stringers and prepare for the aluminum stringer insertion. The longer side of the stinger is to be placed against the floor of the inflatable boat (leaving the more narrow/thin portion of the stringer facing upward. The motion to set the stingers in place is a rolling motion (not a sliding motion). The stingers are designed to roll into place and to secure snugly and not move. Watch video above for proper Newport Vessels inflatable boat stringer installation.

STEP D: Repeat the above steps for each individual aluminum stringer so that each joint of the wood panel floors are properly secured in place. The aluminum framed wood panel flooring provides an extremely rigid and secure flooring system for your boat. Wood flooring is recommended for multi passenger uses, dogs, standing, fishing, and all versatile inflatable boating applications. Watch the video above for proper technique & floor board alignment instructions.

Shipping Cost:

Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout for orders within the contiguous United States.

Orders outside of the contiguous United States, (Mexico and Canada) will be charged exact shipping costs

See our Shipping & Returns page for more information.

Inflatable Boat Warranty

Two Year Limited Warranty - (Warranty is non-transferable)

  1. We guarantee that each new inflatable boat and its accessories (hereinafter to be referred to as the “product”) is free from defects in material and workmanship.
  2. This warranty applies only to defects in material and workmanship, it does not apply to normal wear and tear, or to damage caused by:
    • Neglect, abuse, lack of maintenance, accident, abnormal or improper use, improper assembly, or failed repair attempts.
    • Use of an accessory or part neither manufactured nor sold by us.
    • Alteration or removal of parts.
    • Commercial use.
    • Improper protection against UV-light.
    • Extended exposure to the elements; sun, water, moisture, or humidity.
      • Newport Vessels inflatable products are manufactured with treated PVC materials. PVC material by nature (all brands & all models) will begin to breakdown, over-time, if left out in the elements. This warranty does not cover cases where products have been improperly protected against the elements for an extended duration. Please click here to view the difference between PVC and Hypalon.
  3. This warranty does not cover incidental or consequential costs or expenses such as haul-out, launching, towing transport and storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any type, inconvenience, waste of time or income losses, or other consequential damages.
  4. The customer must provide reasonable access to the product for warranty service by delivering the product for inspection to a dealer authorized to service the purchaser’s product. If a purchaser cannot deliver the product to such authorized dealer, the purchaser shall notify the company in writing. We shall then arrange for the inspection and repair, provided such service is covered under this warranty. The purchaser shall pay for all related transport expenses and/or any other expenses associated with that service. Any product or part shipped by the purchaser for inspection or repair must be shipped with transportation charges prepaid.Taking photographs and emailing them may suffice with Newport Vessels approval.
  5. Our obligation under this warranty shall be limited to repairing a defective part, or at our discretion, replacing such part or parts as shall be necessary to remedy the malfunction resulting from defects in material or workmanship as covered by this warranty. We reserve the right to improve the design of any product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured. Each Purchase is entitled to one warranty claim submission and approval, once the claim is processed and approved, the Purchase is no longer eligible for future warranty claims.
  6. Boats purchased from unauthorized retailers are not covered by this warranty such as 3rd party Amazon resellers, eBay resellers, or other liquidator.
  7. Boats purchased as "Refurbished" or "Renewed" or "Used", are not subject to this warranty
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DG
04/26/2021
DAVID G.
United States United States
II's more than a 'boat'!

The clear difference between Newport Vessels and everyone else is customer support and service --- and that's where Newport Vessels shines; great boats and amazing resources to make your purchase a no-brainer!

BL
04/08/2021
Barry L.
United States United States
Solid Service

Very easy and satisfying experience, I called, and explained my issue, and Jameson was on it! Nice to have that exchange

CD
10/17/2020
Craig D.
United States United States
Great portable boat

Great customer service and they told me to sign up for email to get free shipping. Amazon was jerking me around putting me on a waiting list and after talking with the Newport sales team, they were able to get a boat shipped the next day and for less than what Amazon was charging! The boat is super stable and I have had it in Lake Ontario with 3 ft waves and in the St Lawrence Seaway shipping channel with some big wakes. I had a trolling motor on it at first, but decided to get a 9.9 Mercury for more power and hoped to get on plane. After being disappointed not getting on plane I called the customer service and they advised me to get a hydrofoil after going over everything else. I also put a 1 inch block on the top of the transom to get the bottom of the boat closer to the anti-ventilation plate and prop. It hopped right up on plane and stayed at a little over half throttle. I bought the SE sport 200 hydrofoil from West Marine and it fit my motor perfect. Other tips I learned is that rounding the corners of the registration sticker and using E6000 glue helped it stick to the rubber and we put our registration numbers on with a sharpie and stencils. Finally, the wheels are a game changer. Newport was out of stock because of covid so I ended up with Seamax 14” wheels and they are amazing. I take the boat out of our SUV when camping and it stays inflated for the duration, towing it around the campgrounds at 20 mph with the front tied into the hatchback. If you get this boat and put a gas motor on it it is a 2 person boat because the tiller comes so far into the boat that no back seat is possible. I put a board across to hold a drink, my fishing pole and net. Thanks!

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MW
10/05/2020
Michael W.
United States United States
Exactly as advertised

I was skeptical about PVC but this feels pretty tough. My slip neighbors have the slightly larger 9’6” Del Mar but I went with the smaller 8’10” Dana. I generally only use my dinghy off my 36’ Hatteras sport fisher around the harbor or when on Catalina. Perfect for both and light enough to lift on to the bow with one other person. Fast shipping with notifications via text and email.

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K
09/09/2020
Kelli
United States United States
Best purchase!

Amidst the COVID pandemic, we splurged and bought the inflatable Dana dinghy, along with the trolling motor, aluminum bench seat and seat cushion. We wanted an inflatable boat that could be used for fishing, without taking a ton of space. I cannot reiterate this has been one of the best purchases that I’ll never regret! Service was excellent, and took about 3 days from ordering to get the products. You can check online to see how many days it will actually take to arrive based on the state you live in. This was significantly faster than ordering it on amazon (don’t do it! Takes way longer!). Despite the pandemic and customer service delays, a representative usually emailed within 24hours. I trust their products completely and had the best summer, in large part of getting to enjoy the lakes with our dinghy! The set up gets easier (need at least 2 pple) and can be ready within 30 minutes.

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