4 people


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

4 people


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction


Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz makes a great 2 person fishing boat, 3 person runabout, or 5 person ship to shore tender boat. The dropstitch air floor allows the boat to easily be rolled up for storage or transport in car trunks, RV storage lockers, or sailboat lockers. Add up to a 10hp outboard to this dinghy for the best performance. It features 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 Santa Cruz

The 10ft Santa Cruz inflatable boat is the perfect small size dinghy. Its size makes it the perfect boat to be used as a tender or to cruise around a bay or lake. It handles great because of the 18-inch tubes that give it a stable and smooth ride at high speeds. The high-pressure drop stitch air mat floor when inflated to the proper PSI becomes very rigid and firm. The air floor also provides a softer footing which is easy on the back. The 10ft Santa Cruz is easy to inflate and deflate because of the air floor compared to the wood floor models. It also is easy to store when not in use because the air floor can simply be deflated and wrapped up like the boat itself.

Key Features

Grab Rope

Bench Seat

Bottom Rub Guard

Bow D Ring

Bimini Bow Ring

Drain Plug

Transom Motor Mount Pad

Oar Locks

Side Rub Strake

Tail Tube D-Ring

Transom-Tube Seal

  • More Details

    The small and portable 10ft inflatable sport boat can be inflated and deflated in less than 5 minutes. The Santa Cruz inflatable dinghy boat is perfect to use as a versatile tender boat, fishing boat, or small runabout boat. The Santa Cruz has extra-large tubes (18 inches) which makes it very stable and maneuverable at high speeds. If you're looking for speed and performance, the ideal motor pairing is a 15" short shaft 10 hp outboard. You can reach speeds of 15-20 mph with this setup. The high-pressure inflatable keel allows the inflatable 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 inflatables are constructed with triple-layered 1,100 denier PVC. What's this mean? It means we use the same materials used in recreational white water 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 boats are just as durable as white water rafts. Our boats are made to be dragged up on shore, run into docks, and to keep up with the wear and tear of marine environments. However common sense must prevail, always avoid sharp rocks, coral, branches, and other abrasive obstacles which can tear the PVC fabric. The high-pressure inflatable keel allows the inflatable boat to reach maximum performance while banking, turning, and accelerating. This boat can function great as a simple tender with any smaller motor and even electric trolling motors.

    Apart from the performance of the 10ft Santa Cruz model inflatable boat the materials and construction used to create this boat are even more remarkable. At Newport Vessels, we only use the highest quality imported PVC which makes for longer-lasting and durable boats. Many other PVC boats use Chinese PVC while the Seascape and all other Newport Vessels inflatables use Korean PVC material. The Korean PVC has UV protectants and flex additives that other cheaper-made PVC does not have. To go along with our materials, our dinghies also use imported German adhesives that are specially made to avoid delamination, chemical corrosion damage, and adhesion breakdowns. Our inflatable boats only use the highest quality PVC materials and adhesives from top-notch suppliers to ensure we have great performance and long-lasting 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: 1124 lbs
    Max Engine Weight: 90 lbs
    Carrying Bag: Yes
    Max Horsepower: 10 HP
    Two Oars: Yes
    Outboard Shaft Length: Short (15"-17")
    Repair Kit: Yes
    Passengers: 4
    Foot Pump: Yes
    Weight: 99 lbs

  • Hull Specs

    1100 Denier Korean PVC (.9mm)
    18" 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 for Air Floor Inflatable Boat

  • 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.

  • Santa Cruz 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: 10'
  • Transom Construction: PVC Covered Marine Plywood
  • Floor Material: PVC Drop stitch Air Floor
  • Inside Width: 24"
  • Inside Length: 86"
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • Tube Pressure: 3.6 PSI
  • Fabric Thickness: 1100D
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John A.
United States United States

Santa cruz

beautiful boat, seems really well made, anxious to try it out.

United States United States

I'm glad it wasn't damaged!

Ordering was easy and shipping prompt despite a holiday weekend. Assembly is straightforward if you follow the instructions. One reviewer complained that it's necessary to deflate the air floor to access the inflation port of the forward section. Not so if you tuck the floor fully under the tube before inflating. I was glad that the wind was onshore so that if I had trouble controlling the boat, it would bring me back. I needn't have been concerned. The Seascape rowed easily against the wind and waves (Beaufort 3) and was easy to control including rowing in a straight line. Those short oars are amazingly effective. The brackets to hold the oars to the tubes when not in use were very stiff even on a hot day; I presume they will loosen in time. i'm very pleased with my new Newport Seascape. Seeing how much damage the box had suffered, I'm so glad the boat wasn't damaged.

Julie M.
United States United States

Santa Cruz

Used our new boat for first time at Wallowa Lake. It worked great in the lake. Most of all loved the inflatable floor . Makes it lighter and easy to move.

Matthew M.
United States United States

Great Customer Service

I was really blown away by the quick responses and eagerness to help.

United States United States

Santa Cruz

Works as planned. Easy to set up. Portable so I put it in the bed of the truck. Easy to load and unload. I would like to have the transom wheels.

Newport Vessels Newport Santa Cruz Inflatable Boat - 10ft Air Floor Review