2 People


Durable Tender

Welded Construction

2 People


Durable Tender

Welded Construction


Small &Mighty

Meet the Carmel. It makes an excellent 2 person ship to shore inflatable tender boat. Though it is small in size at 7’7”, it comes standard with features not found on other small inflatable tenders. Designed with an inflatable keel for better steering control, and 14.5” diameter tubes for reduced splash, as well as increased buoyancy, stability, and comfort. The Carmel features all the same convenience features as the rest of the Newport dinghy lineup with an inflatable keel, dropstitch air floor, a 180° splash guard & grab rope, rub strakes, grab handles, Bimini attachment D-Rings, towing D-rings, and wear patches underneath the tubes.

Why Buy The carmel

This compact and lightweight two-person inflatable dinghy is lightning fast to inflate and deflate, and easily fits in small storage lockers. The Carmel features a high-pressure air floor, 14.5 inch diameter tubes, a bench seat, oars, an inflatable keel, and a transom ready for a 15" short shaft 4hp kicker or electric trolling motor. This inflatable tender will keep you safe and dry. Whether you are looking for a small inflatable tender for your live-aboard, or want a safe and stable fishing boat that fits in the trunk of your car, the Carmel will never leave you disappointed!

Key Features

  • More Details

    Just because something is small, doesn't mean it should be made cheaply! We selected the highest grade PVC fabric, using the latest in heat welded seam construction techniques to assemble the most durable hull on the market. Our accessories are attached with German-made adhesives to fully outfit the newest addition to our premium line of inflatable boats.

  • Features

    Halkey-Roberts Valves
    Bimini Top Attachment D-Ring
    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
    Hot Air Welding Construction

  • More Tech Specs

    Load Capacity: 850 lbs
    Carrying Bag: Yes
    Max Engine Weight: 40 lbs
    Oars: Yes, Two
    Max HP: 4 HP
    Repair Kit: Yes
    Outboard Shaft Length: Short (15"-17")
    Foot Pump: Yes
    Passengers: 2
    Weight: 70 lbs

  • Hull Specs

    1100 Denier Korean PVC (.9mm)
    14.5" Diameter Tubes
    Inflatable V-Keel
    Sealed Marine Plywood Transom
    High-Pressure Air Floor (drop stitch fabric)

  • Included Equipment

    High-Pressure Drop stitch Air Floor
    2 Piece Oars and Attachments
    Aluminum Bench Seat
    Foot pump
    Boat Storage/Carrying Bag
    DMV Registration Paperwork (Mailed Separately)
    Owner's Manual

  • How Do I Assemble My Inflatable Boat?

    Follow the instructions in the video below:

  • Shipping

    All Newport inflatable boats ship with Free Ground Shipping for a limited time!

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

    See our Shipping & Returns page for more information.

  • Carmel Owner's Manual

The Specs // At A Glance

  • Material: Korean PVC
  • Number of Air Chambers: 3 Tube + 1 Keel
  • Color: White & Navy Blue
  • Inflatable Keel: Yes
  • Overall Length: 7'7"
  • Transom Construction: PVC Covered Marine Plywood
  • Floor Material: PVC Drop stitch Air Floor
  • Inside Width: 23"
  • Inside Length: 57"
  • Tube Diameter: 14.5"
  • Tube Pressure: 3.6 PSI
  • Fabric Thickness: 1100D
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Jared D.
United States

Small but Mighty

Easy to set up, durable, and well built. This stable little boat is a blast as a personal fishing craft or two person tender. Pairs well with an electric Newport Vessels trolling motor or the NV300.

Robert A.
United States United States

My new “Caribbean” dinghy

I had a wonderful experience purchasing this dinghy. All the representatives were well-informed, very courteous and extremely professional

Arnold S.
United States United States

Best small dinghy

We needed a small dinghy for our local Moosehead Lake, Maine cove. We had a 4 HP Mercury outboard that had not been used for 15 years. The match was perfect. The boat arrived via UPS in 5 days and, after inflation, was ready to launch. Customer service was first rate and the ten percent military discount and free shipping was icing on the cake.

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William C.
United States United States

Carmel 7.7

Won t be used until Spring, but was inflated and left inflated for 4 days to determine for leaks. All was found as described. Well made product.

Bob E.
United States United States

Great customer service

Great customer service