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Santa Cruz - Dropstitch Air Floor - 10ft Inflatable Boat

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$1,299.00 $949.00
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99.00 LBS
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Product Description

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 run about 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 the 9.9 hp outboard. You can reach speeds of 25+ mph with this set up. The high-pressure inflatable keel allows the inflatable boat to reach maximum performance while banking, turning, and accelerating.

10ft Santa Cruz - Inflatable Dinghy Boat Includes:

  • Santa Cruz 10ft Inflatable Boat
  • Drop Stitch High Pressure Air Mat Floor
  • Included Accessories: Bench Seat, Set of Oars, Foot Pump, Repair Kit, & Carrying Bag
  • DMV Registration Documents

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 boating. 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. 

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10ft Santa Cruz - Dinghy Boat Dimensions:




10ft Santa Cruz - Technical Specifications:

View the full list of technical specifications for the Santa Cruz model 10ft inflatable boat below. The most important and most differentiating features of the Newport Vessels Santa Cruz is the PVC material used, the ultra high-end German adhesives, and rigorous manufacturing process that only Newport Vessels brand inflatables is cable of.  


Why Should You Buy A Newport Vessels Inflatable Dinghy Boat? 

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 its 18-inch tubes that gives it a stable and smooth ride at high speeds. The high-pressure drop stich 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.

Apart from the performance of the 10ft Santa Cruz model inflatable boat the materials and construction used to create is boat is even more remarkable. At Newport Vessels we only use the highest quality imported PVC which make for longer lasting and durable boats. Many other PVC boat 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.

Every single Newport Vessel’s inflatable boats goes through a rigorous quality control test. This includes pressure test in each chamber, water leaks, UV tests, and stretch tests. These tests continue throughout the entire manufacturing process and each boat is individually signed off according to its serial number. If an irregularity is found, it is immediately fixed and put through more extensive tests. Designing and manufacturing boats Since 2008, has provided the Newport Vessels design team with incredible inflatable boat design and manufacturing technical experiences that are constantly evolving to create better and better inflatable sport boat products.


1100D Korean Fabrics
Marine Wood Transom
Seam Construction
Precision Floorboards

Newport Vessels only utilizes the highest quality materials.  Selecting the best quality materials is imperative in creating a high quality boat that will provide years of reliable safe service.    



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  1. Great Dinghy, Great Support 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2018

    We purchased our Santa Cruz dinghy in 2016 to use as tender to our sailboat on which we live for several months a year. The dinghy planes well, has a tremendous carrying capacity (10 HP 4 stroke outboard, tow adults and a months worth of provisions) and with those large tubes keeps everyone dry.

    After sixteen months we discovered a small problem and wrote the company wondering if they could assist us in repair. After looking at the photes we provided the company, in less than 24 hous, assessed the probme and called us back to inform us the issue could not be satisfactorily addressed. The company informed us they were sending us a replacement dinghy under warranty and before the end of day we had a tracking number.

    Exceptional dinghy, exceptional product support. We cannot imagine having anything but a Newport Vessel serving our yacht as a tender.

  2. Amazing Service and Great Product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2018

    Sixteen months ago my wife and I bought a Santa Cruz model dinghy from Newport Vessels. Full time cruisers we needed a dinghy that was tough, had large carrying capacity and large tubes.

    The Santa Cruz model was perfect for our needs. It holds a 10 HP outboard, two adults and a months worth of provisions with ease and in comfort. We use the dinghy several times most days and often enough on trips of several miles in length. The dinghy has been outstanding.

    Those large tubes are wonderful for flotation, stability and keeping passengers dry and happy.

    Newport's commitment to customer service has impressed us very much and prompts this letter of commendation. After sixteen months of use our dinghy suffered a difficult to repair leak. When we asked for your advice on how to proceed with a repair your tech department looked at the photos we provided and in one day decided the leak could not be effectively sealed.

    That same day your company offered to send us a new dinghy under warranty. You provided a tracking number before dinner.

    Thank you for your attention to our issue and the fast and peerless commitment to your product.

  3. better than expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Sep 2016

    Nice looking boat, quality is clear, rides very nice, exceeded expectations

  4. Quality Dinghy 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2015

    The construction of this boat exceeded my expectations. It is very well built and easy to put together (with the exception of getting the seat on). Inflation instructions could use a little work, it isn’t immediately clear how much air to put into the tubes.
    After getting the vessel put together I took it out on a small lake with a 4hp four stroke outboard and it moved along nicely (about 5-6 mph). Currently I haven’t figured out how to launch the vessel without the help of another person, however I’m going to soon contact Newport Vessels to discuss adding dinghy wheels to the transom.

  5. Nice Little Boat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2013

    Great little boat. Had it up and in the water in about 15 minutes. This was the first time so guessing set up will be quicker next time. Construction appears to be solid. Took it for a quick spin with a 5 horse outboard and while it didn't set any speed records, it did move along nicely.

Shipping & Returns

Newport Vessels is confident in the quality and craftsmanship of each boat, trolling motor, sup, and accessory produced. We stand behind all of our products and offer all www.newportvessels.com customers the ability to return all new & unused products within 14 days of the products delivery for a refund (less a 15% re-stocking fee).

Returns Policy

If you decide to return your boat, sup, or accessory for any reason please follow the below instructions:

  • Email support@newportvessels.com to request a return authorization Number (RMA#). The RMA# must be clearly printed on the outside of each box or printed on the shipping label.
  • Shipping charges are not refundable. The customer is responsible for all return shipping expenses.
  • Purchase insurance from the shipping carrier for all merchandise being returned. Newport Vessels is not responsible for loss or damaged items during return transit.
  • Customer is responsible for coordinating and paying for return shipment. FedEx is the recommended carrier for best, cheapest, and most reliable services. We do not recommend using, UPS or USPS, because in our experience these shipping providers are extremely unreliable for large (boat, sup, and motor sized) packages.
  • Be sure to write your tracking number down, and email this to support@newportvessels.com once the item ships.
  • If any products are returned; used, dirty, or in any condition other than it's original brand new condition, the return will not be accepted and a refund will not be issued.

Shipping Policy

All orders placed on www.newportvessels.com (for products that are in-stock) before 2 PM PST will ship out that same day. Upon shipment, the customer will be emailed a shipping confirmation which will include the shipments tracking number. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to monitor the status of the order and to be sure the "ship to" address provided, is accurate and able to receive the shipment safely.

  • It is the responsibility of Newport Vessels to tender the package properly to the shipping courier, with the shipping address information provided by the customer.
  • It is the responsibility of the shipping courier to deliver the product to the address provided.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the customer to receive the shipment from the shipping courier. If the package is left at the customer's door, the customer takes possession and responsibility for the product, once it is delivered.
  • We do ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. However, these orders can not be placed through the site. Please call us directly at (866) 721-0002 for rates to your specific location.

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