The 8'10" Newport Dana, with oversized 18" tubes, is perfect as a tender, fishing boat, or runabout. Equipped with a 10hp motor, it reaches up to 20mph, offering stability and safety with marine wood floors and ample features.

3 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

3 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

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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.

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  • Weight:107 lbs
  • Load Capacity:1,067 lbs
  • Max Engine Weight:90 lbs
  • Material:PVC
  • Seam Construction: Hot Air Welded
  • Number of Air Chambers: 3 + Keel
  • Overall Length: 8'10"
  • Inside Width: 24"
  • Inside Length: 69"
  • Floor Material: Alloy Framed Marine Plywood
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • Carrying Bag:Yes
  • Two Oars:Yes
  • Repair Kit:Yes
  • Foot Pump:Yes
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Dave M.
United States United States

The BEST Customer Service!!!

The over all experience was the best in the industry. The follow through and transparency was all First Cabin.

Newport Vessels Newport Dana Inflatable Boat - 8ft Marine Wood Floor Review
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Robert G.
United States United States

Worth Every Penny!

Haven't had it in the water just yet, but I can see the quality of the build and especially the care in packaging is outstanding. The storage bags are heavy duty and will last. The weight and thickness of the PVC is proof enough that this is a well built boat. This is not a toy! I am extremely pleased this far!

United States United States

A pocket yacht

This inflatable craft is made to superior quality specifications. I am very happy with the easy of assembly, use and comfort of the ride. I've paired my with a 2.5hp gas motor and this overall package has been excellent! I also use a standard electric pump for paddleboards to inflatable and deflate the vessel.

Newport Vessels Newport Dana Inflatable Boat - 8ft Marine Wood Floor Review
Leon M.
United States United States


Haven't opened the box yet. Still to cold to use it. Hopefully everything works out

United States United States

Nice boat

Big 18 inch tubes make the boat stable. 3 people can sit on 1 side and it doesn't tilt. Mounting the motor is easy, as was mounting the wheels. The seat bag accessory and anchor are great. It will go 23 MPH with my 210 lb self + 6 gallons and about 100 lbs of stuff. It's safer than any small boat in rough water because it rides on top of big waves. The first time I used it we had 3+ footers. It can really carry over 1000 lbs, as its rated. The floor is hard to install, the trick is deflating the boat even more so the sides move out of the way. The floor and one side were stuck together for 6 inches near the front making the first time floor installation difficult. My old 9.9 motor won't put the boat up on a plane unless I move forward. So I am getting a delta shaped hydrofoil for the cavitation plate. I don't like that the drain can't be plugged from inside and some water leaks in that hole when the plug is removed. At top speed there is light misting coming over the front (this will be a feature in the heat of summer!). The only things Newport really needs to redesign fix: There needs to be some way to stop the seats from sliding forward and backwards and the plastic caps at the ends of the aluminum floor stringers came not have come off as two have.

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  • Dana Owner's Manual
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  • Features
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    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

  • Hull Specs
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    1100 Denier PVC (.9mm)
    18" Diameter Tubes
    Inflatable V-Keel
    Sealed Marine Plywood Transom
    Aluminum Framed Marine Wood Flooring Set

  • Included Equipment
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    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)
    Owner's Manual

  • How Do I Assemble My Inflatable Boat?
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    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.

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  • How Do I Clean My Inflatable Boat?
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