The 12’6” Newport Catalina offers professional performance with room for 6 passengers, a stable marine wood floor, and a powerful 20hp outboard, making it perfect for fishing, diving, and family adventures.

6 people


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

6 people


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

Fast & tracked Delivery
legendary customer service


At 12’6”, the Catalina is the largest boat in our lineup. Capable of carrying up to 6 passengers, this spacious inflatable boat makes an excellent inshore or offshore fishing boat for 2-3 people, or runabout for the whole family. Capable of carrying a 20hp outboard, the Catalina can reach speeds of 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 Catalina 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: 165 lbs
  • Load Capacity: 1,603 lbs
  • Material: PVC
  • Seam Construction: Hot Air Welded
  • Number of Air Chambers: 3 Tube + 1 Keel
  • Overall Length: 12'6"
  • Inside Width: 30"
  • Inside Length: 112"
  • Floor Material: Alloy Framed Marine Plywood
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • Carrying Bag:Yes
  • Two Oars:Yes
  • Repair Kit:Yes
  • Foot Pump:Yes
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John L.
United States United States

Great experience

Today’s world it is greatly appreciated when you call the company and speak to a live person who understands and knowledgeable about Newport products. Very helpful. The Catalina inflatable I ordered was delivered on time and is very impressive looking. Just went out for my first ride. A+

Steven E.
United States United States

Autopsy of Catalina

A rather unusual perspective for a review, perhaps…I purchased a Newport vessels Catalina in 2020 just as Covid had settled in. It served me well for the last five seasons. I ran an old rusty nail into a starboard chamber as I was working under an old wooden dock this year. After two failed attempts at patching, I decided to retire the boat and proceeded to disassemble and cut down (utility knife) so that I could dispose of. It is very impressive how well-made these boats are. There are reinforcements to the floor, chambers and transom connections that I did not fully appreciate until I actually challenged all of those during the cut down. It’s a well made product and will be my third inflatable. Hopefully by then they will have an aluminum floor option though!

Abby A.
United States United States

Fast delivery and service

We bought the boat and have only put it together, but it seems well made. We particularly like the way the bottom fits together and think it will be sturdy on the water too. Getting the documents was fast and we had them less than a week after the arrival of the boat to register it in our state so we could put a motor on it.

Manuel R.
United States United States

Pretty awesome

So far I haven’t taken the boat out yet just waiting on my paper work to arrive so I can register but they did email me copies of it. Boat seems to be the best value for the price range and built sturdy. Very excited to take it out soon

Nehad A.
United States United States

Good purchase

Great. Impressed with the quality and design. Good fit for much fun during the summer.

United States United States

Newport Catalina 12ft Inflatable Boat

Very fast shipping. Boat arrived in good condition to Puerto Rico . Assembled it myself in about 30 min. The quality of the boat is good. The boat looks very good. The boat is holding air. Lets wait a few days to see if there is any air loss. Have no complaints so far. I am awaiting the documents that should have been mailed to me.

Zahid M.
United States United States

What a pathetic experiance with New Port Vessel

I was inspired to buy a newport vessels electric motor and a Catalina 12 ft boat after watching a video about them. I placed my motor (NT300) order in December 2023 and my boat (Catalena 12Ft 6in) in April 2024 through their website. In May, I registered the boat with the DMV and opened the boxes to test the equipment before our camping trip. To my surprise, the left cylinder of the boat was leaked air out-of-the-box during inflation. Secondly, whenever I tried to charge the battery, the charger kept blinking green. Even after 72 hours of charging, the same thing happened. i connect the battery but motor screen would not turn on. In contrast, the team's recommendation that I submit a separate warranty claim form for each of these concerns adds another layer of hassle to my already frantic situation. I waited three days before contacting the support service again; after that, I had to explain everything again before they asked for additional details. I am quite disappointed that I wasted my time and energy with Newport Vessel. Their movies and tales are well-made, but I wouldn't suggest you use them as motivation. go through the comments and do your research before ordering anything from them

Nhung P.
United States United States

Outstanding Product! Outstanding Company!

Love the comfort, quality and it’s Beautiful! The build made it much more stable for fishing than my hobie kayak in inlet waters. Very well built with 2 year warranty! Although my boat did arrive damaged….but that had to do more with UPS than Newport! Most importantly, they have outstanding customer service and provided me with a tracking number for new boat within 48hrs and told me to keep it for spare parts! It is very rare that a company exceeds my expectations but they did!! I shop a lot online and can say Newport is as good as Amazon! Would recommend to anyone looking for a high quality boat with a company that surely stands behind their product! You have a customer for life! Thank you

David G.
United States United States

As advertised!!

Haven’t gotten my Catalina in the water yet, but everything is as advertised up to this point. Shipped quickly, documents to register showed up a day after the boat. I ordered the additional bundle and put the transom wheels on with ease. Using a Suzuki 20 hp motor (white). Can’t wait to take it out for the first time. Looks fantastic!!

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Jeff S.
United States United States

Love this boat!

Took up a Montana river and it performed remarkably with 15HP motor in steep current. Great boat, very sturdy and the accessories kit is more than worth the money.

Tom S.
United States United States

arrived and looks good

Easy to work with. WIll not use Boat until May, little cold here in Cleveland

Enzo C.
United States United States

Catalina Inflatable Boat 12ft 6in

Great quality, strong, reliable, easy to assemble. Impeccable costumer service, and easy to register. Thank You

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edward b.
United States United States

great! I have a newport vessel catillina and we love it!

Daniel H.
United States United States

So far, so good!

So everything Newport promised to do prior to buying the dinghy, they’ve done! Emailed me the docs to get it registered, then within 6 business days I got the originals in the mail. Received the dingy 5 business days after placing the order…just like they promised! Too early to tell of the quality of the dingy, but at this point very pleased that I went with Newport


Newport Vessels

Hi Daniel, Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad to hear your dinghy and boat documents arrived on time. We hope you enjoy your time on the water! Best, NV Support

Larry A.
United States United States

New boat better than we hoped.

5 stars aren't enough, customer service perfect, boat performance better than I could have planned.

United States United States

First Class!!

From online ordering to prompt delivery to easy assembling to cruising on the water every step has been perfect! Thank you Newport Vessels for a great buying experience and to a well made product.

Find Answers to Your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Catalina Owner's Manual
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  • Features
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    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

  • Hull Specs
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    1100 Denier Korean 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/ 4 Stringers
    2 Piece Oars and Attachments
    2 x Aluminum Bench Seats
    Foot pump
    Boat Storage/Carrying Bag
    Floor Board & Accessories Storage/Carrying Bag
    DMV Registration Paperwork (Mailed Separately)
    Owner's Manual for Wood Floor Inflatable Boat

  • 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 To Receive Boat Registration Documents
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  • How To Register Your Newport Inflatable Boat
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  • How Do I Clean My Inflatable Boat?
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