11’ & 12’6 aluminum Rigid hull Inflatable Boats
The Tender series boats are designed to be extremely stable and as light as possible given their extremely durable build and versatile design. They offer maximum size and comfort for length that provides an excellent base for work or for play.
As each boat has a full 35” of clear inside width between the tubes at the transom there is lots of usable inboard space. The tube diameter is 18.5” for an overall width of 6’. The inside of the hull has a built-in deck well and a built-in hull bailer. It has a full perimeter welded main and fore deck with a non-slip surface for comfort and added safety. The deck level (over the hull) ensures that feet stay dry and the bow deck has a hatch for pump and repair kit storage.
The Tender’s aluminum rigid hull is solidly built from 1/8″ aluminum 5000 series marine alloy with structural transom knee supports to provide a strong, durable, non-flexing hull. This series has the option of a hull thickness upgrade to a 3/16” hull plate for rugged adventures or commercial use.
The Tender series rib’s are built for a long-shaft engine but transom inserts are also available for the installation of short shaft engines.
The 12’6” Tender is uniquely available with a shallow draft hull which is designed for the jet drive application. This is the only boat in the series that is available for shallow water use and for the installation of a jet drive outboard engines.
Why is this series of boat so popular?
The Tender RIB is the big little boat that is perfectly suited as a tender to your larger vessel or as your main ‘out for a day’ play boat. This style RIB has been very popular with both pleasure and commercial clients due to its usable inboard space, quality of construction, reliability and good performance with some very low power engines.
With a Polaris Tender Rib you can enjoy your day fishing, exploring or just getting away from it all. Whether you are on a lake, on the ocean or way up a river you can explore and arrive at that special spot in comfort. The uncluttered inboard space means you can bring the dog and all the gear too!
The 11’ & 12’6 Tenders can be outfitted with remote steering and seating options, along with a large selection of options to meet your own particular needs. Each boat is supplied with paddles, pump and a comprehensive repair kit.