The 9'6" Newport Del Mar is a versatile inflatable boat, ideal as a tender, runabout, or fishing craft. With a 10hp outboard, it reaches up to 20mph, offering stability and safety with marine wood floors and 18" tubes.

4 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

4 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

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Del Mar

The 9’6" Del Mar makes a great inflatable tender boat, small runabout, or small fishing craft. With up to a 10hp outboard mounted on the back, the Del Mar can easily hop on plane and reach 15-20mph. 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 Del Mar 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:116 lbs
  • Load Capacity:1,124 lbs
  • Material:PVC
  • Seam Construction: Hot Air Welded
  • Number of Air Chambers: 3 + Keel
  • Overall Length: 9'6"
  • Inside Width: 24"
  • Inside Length: 77"
  • 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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Jonathan W.
United States United States

3rd Year-still good

This is our third year with the boat in the northern great lakes. It is difficult to put together by this 76 year old, but it gets done. We leave it at a dinghy dock all summer to access our sail boat that is on a mooring. We tow it behind when we cruise, which we do a couple of times a year. It still is in good shape and does everything we need it to do. We use an old Nissan 9.8 that has seen better days. We can't quite get it up on a plane with two of us, but the motor, as I said, has seen it's better days. The boat for us was the right price, does what we need it to do and delivery was a snap.

Denise G.
United States United States

Great Dingy! Love the big tubes!

We do a few poker runs with our yacht club and love our new Dinghy, the big tubes help get on plane quickly and kept us dry while some of our friends were soaked in there dinghy’s. Easy to inflate and to put away!

Jeff C.
United States United States

All As Promised

We have not used our new boat (Del Mar) yet but it is assembled and ready to go down to our boat.

James J.
United States United States

Fast delivery of order

Really fast delivery of my 9’ inflatable. Can’t wait for warmer weather to put to use getting out to our sailboat

Don B.
United States United States


My experience with Newport Vessels, sales staff, delivery and product quality exceeded my expectations. More than 5 star rating

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Del Mar 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 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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