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2016 Portland Pudgy Dinghy / Lifeboat

A$  9,353*
Interested in this boat? Tel: (+1) 860-572-7767
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Located In:
Groton, CT
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Current Price:
US$ 6,500 Tax Not Paid (A$  9,353) 

This is an opportunity to save on a late model Portland Pudgy dinghy / lifeboat that's been comprehensively equipped both as a sailboat and a lifeboat. The boat and a few of the accessories are from 2016 and are in excellent condition. The remainder of the equipment was purchased in the autumn of 2019 and has had very little use. For example, the sail kit has been used three times and the canopy has been set up twice but not inflated. Total new price for a Portland Pudgy outfitted like this is $8012. Your savings for this boat will be over $1500.

 Note that this boat is for sale as a complete package only due to the hardware installed on the boat for the sail kit and the lifeboat system. The itemized equipment list is below:

 Items purchased with boat in 2016

  • Portland Pudgy, white color, including oars and oarlocks: $2995
  • Bow bumper: $128
  • Boarding ladder / fender: $142
  • Bailing pump and gasketed access port: $95

 Items purchased autumn 2019

  • Sail kit, square top international orange sail, long daggerboards: $1530
  • Exposure canopy: $2275
  • Sea anchor& rode: $389
  • Lifting / safety harness eyes: $139
  • Basic boat cover: $240
  • Anchor with rode and chain: $79

Total new price: $8012

 Portland Pudgy Dinghy

You need a dinghy; why not one that can save your life?
You’re free to have fun on the water when you, your family, and your crew are safe.
Portland Pudgy, Inc has re-imagined the dinghy in the context of safety at sea, and come up with something really new. A rugged, unsinkable dinghy you can row, motor, sail, and even use as a lifeboat.  The Portland Pudgy safety dinghy makes boating even more fun, by making it safer.

Fun sailing dinghy!

What is the Portland Pudgy safety dinghy?
The Portland Pudgy is a multifunction boat that was designed as a yacht tender and unsinkable, dynamic lifeboat for blue water sailors that can be sailed to safety. The resulting stability, buoyancy, ruggedness, roominess, and “unsinkability” designed into the Portland Pudgy make it unparalleled as an everyday tender, a safe and sea-friendly sailing dinghy, and a great all-around rowboat/motorboat.
The Pudgy is a self-contained unit: all accessories, including the oars, sail kit, and exposure canopy, stow within the storage space in double hull of the boat with room to spare.
Everyday Yacht Tender, Rowboat, Motorboat, Rugged Workboat:

The Portland Pudgy safety dinghy is the safest, most rugged yacht tender on the market to row, motor,  tow and carry. It tracks perfectly and moves along nicely with a small motor. The Pudgy is extremely buoyant and  has huge carrying capacity, both in the roomy cockpit and inside the storage compartments in the double hull. The Portland Pudgy (7′ 8″, 128 lb., USCG-approved as a rowboat and motorboat for 4 people) is designed and manufactured (in the USA) to be an exceptionally rugged, stable, unsinkable boat. Its pram shape allows it to fit on the deck of many cruising sailboats.
This small boat is so stable you can stand up and walk around in it. The Portland Pudgy safety dinghy has all the benefits of inflatable boats and RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), without the risk of deflation. There is no need for an unsightly, expensive, and deflation-prone RID kit (“dinghy dogs”) with the Pudgy: it’s an unsinkable boat, with built-in buoyancy..

Recreational Small Boat for Sailing, Fishing, Hunting, Diving:

Unlike inflatable boats, the Portland Pudgy safety dinghy is a joy to row. It can be rigged out as a fun sailing dinghy. It’s a safe and fun recreational sailing dinghy for the whole family.  It’s stable and difficult to capsize, but if you manage to, it’s very easy to right, and comes up dry. No need to wait for rescue (as with some recreational sailing dinghies, like the Opti). The entire sail kit stows neatly out of the way in the interior of the double hull (rudder and leeboards under seats).
Because the Portland Pudgy safety dinghy is so stable, rugged, and tracks so well when rowed or motored, it’s also a great fishing boat  or duck hunting boat, and a great platform for nature photography and diving..

Dynamic Lifeboat:

The Portland Pudgy safety dinghy is a self-rescue boat, even without the optional inflatable exposure canopy and other survival gear. With the exposure canopy, sea anchor, and sail kit, the Portland Pudgy is an unsinkable, dynamic lifeboat. Unlike inflatable life rafts, the Pudgy cannot deflate, and you can sail, row, or motor this rugged self-rescue boat to shipping lanes or land.

 Self-Contained Unit:

All of the accessories, oars, sail kit (including telescoping mast and boom), inflatable exposure canopy, sea anchor, ditch bag, provisions, and more, can be stowed within the boat via the five watertight hatches.  This is very convenient in your everyday dinghy or sailing dink.  It’s an extremely important safety feature of the Portland Pudgy lifeboat. All of your equipment is there in an emergency.

Please contact Tom Kintz, CPYB at your convenience. I'd appreciate the opportunity to help you acquire the multihull of your dreams.

Please contact Tom Kintz, CPYB at (+1) 860-572-7767

Interested in this boat? Tel: (+1) 860-572-7767

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