4 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction

4 People


Durable & Versatile

Welded Construction


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.

Why Buy The Del Mar

The 9ft 6in Del Mar model inflatable sport tender is the ideal mix between portability and performance. The huge 18-inch tubes make this dinghy boat one of the most stable inflatable tender boats on the market; both during times of high speed and while floating still. The wide footprint of the 9ft 6in Del Mar makes for a solid foundation for easily boarding the boat as well as loading the boat. This same very solid foundation makes for an extremely low center of gravity and stable ride platform during times of high speed and turning.

Key Features

Grab Rope

Bench Seat

Bottom Rub Guard

Bow D Ring

Bimini Bow D Ring

Drain Plug

Transom Motor Mount Pad

Oar Locks

Side Rub Strake

Tail Tube D Ring

Transom Tube Seal

The Specs // At A Glance

  • Material: Korean PVC
  • Seam Construction: Hot Air Welded
  • Color: White & Grey
  • Number of Air Chambers: 3 Tube + 1 Keel
  • Overall Length: 9'6"
  • Inflatable Keel: Yes
  • Inside Width: 24"
  • Transom Construction: PVC Covered Marine Plywood
  • Inside Length: 77"
  • Floor Material: Alloy Framed Marine Plywood
  • Tube Diameter: 18"
  • More Details

    The Del Mar inflatable boat model has extremely 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 paring is still the 15" short shaft 9.9 or smaller. With the 9.9hp you can reach speeds of 15+ mph. Recent updates also include additional D-Rings for Bimini attachments and other accessories!

    Newport Vessels inflatable boats are constructed with triple-layered 1,100 denier PVC. What's this mean? It means we use the exact same materials used in professional White Water rafts. In fact, we use an extra layer of polyester in our boats to give the material more flexibility when folding up and storing away. Our boats are just as indestructible as white water rafts since our boats are made with the same materials, same construction methods, and techniques. Our boats are made to be dragged up on shore, run into docks, and keep up with the wear and tear of boating. The extremely 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.

    Aside from the incredible performance of the 9ft 6in Del Mar model inflatable tender boat, the materials used for the construction of the boat are even more impressive. Newport Vessels only utilizes the highest quality imported Korean PVC which makes for long-term dependability and product performance. Be extremely cautious of cheap low-end Chinese PVC material that is constructed without flex additives and UV protectants. These materials are notorious for becoming brittle quickly and breaking down within only months of use. Newport Vessels only uses the highest quality imported German adhesives that are specially formulated to avoid delamination, adhesion breakdowns, and chemical corrosion damage. If brands aren't talking about their high-quality German adhesives, they're not using them! Newport Vessels uses only the highest quality PVC materials and adhesives from world-class suppliers, to ensure a high-quality product that customers of all types will love.

  • 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

    Fabric Thickness: 1100D
    Load Capacity: 1,124 lbs
    Tube Pressure: 3.6 PSI
    Max Engine Weight: 90 lbs
    Carrying Bag: Yes
    Max Engine Horsepower: 10 HP
    Two Oars: Yes
    Outboard Shaft Length: Short (15"-17")
    Repair Kit: Yes
    Passengers: 4
    Foot Pump: Yes
    Weight: 116 lbs

  • Hull Specs

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

  • Included Equipment

    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?

    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.

    Assembly Videos:
    Newport Inflatable Sport Boat Assembly Instructions

  • 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.

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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

Andri Q.
United States United States

Great little toy to get to the Sandbar in Kaneohe Bay, Hi

We're loving this little inflatable boat with the our 10hp outboard riding in the windward side, Kaneohe Bay, of Oahu. Perfect little toy to get to the K-Bay Sandbar and for snorkeling. Mahalo, Andri

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Jonathan W.

Nice boat, reasonable price

This is our third inflatable and first from Newport. Shipping brought it to our door. It appears to be well constructed with appropriate features. We leave it at a dinghy dock in the northern Great Lakes. We'll let you know how it wears as time passes.

William S.

Del Mar

We ordered the boat online on Sunday, June 6th. The website indicated it would be on backorder until the 28th of June, but it was delivered 4 days later. That was fast. I put it together this past weekend and was able to do it by myself except for installing the stringers, for which I needed a second pair of hands. I'm very impressed with the quality of workmanship so far. I intend to put it in the water soon with an 8 hp Tohatsu outboard and use it for a tender on the back of my 28' Glasply. My only concern at this point is how to hang it on my Roskelly-Olsson davit, but given the service I have received so far from Newport Vessels, I'm comfortable that they will guide me through the process.

June C.
United States United States

Del Mar inflatable

Good customer service they answer the phone the text a email to check up so far happy with my choice on my Del Mar inflatable I will write a review on my sea trail quality of this boat is decent had my last inflatable boat for 6 years it also was a pvc boat but I did keep it covered from the sun and use 303 UVC protection spray on it but if your looking for affordable inflatable I think u will be satisfied with this one and the company so far I am

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