rotational moulded polyethylene

~ dinghies ~ rib style ~ sport boats ~

              

Precision rotational moulding produces dinghies, sports boats and practical alternatives to RIB's.  As a new supplier in the UK of boats of this genre (from Neveux - a manufacturer with more than 20 years experience in producing moulded plastic boats) we expect that you may have questions on boats constructed in such a material and by this method.

You will wish to explore what the market offers in rotationally moulded PE and we are happy for you to look at other marques ~ Pioner has been around since 1959 and have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide, and Jenneau with their Rigiflex range offer comparable boats for outboard or to row. We now offer the Tera sailing dinghy which has been adopted into the RS range ~ if you want a PE sailing dinghy at a reasonable price then this is it: ideal for clubs, sailing schools & youth organisations.    

From modest tenders and kayaks to inshore rescue boats: there is considerable choice in style, size and performance.

To help you to decide what boat best suits your needs we have prepared some answers to common questions. 

 

~ Rigid polyethylene Boats ~

  • Why buy a plastic boat?

    •  rota-moulded polyethylene is durable, long lasting, and a high impact resistant material and PE boats are suitable for almost all applications:

      • Double skinned and virtually 

         unbreakable (and unsinkable)

        • maintenance free

        • 5 times the impact strength of fibreglass

        • no gel coat to damage

        • no osmosis to worry about

        • stress free hull without welds

        • never needs painting

      • weed just pressure washes off

      • extremely durable

    All round you tend to get more boat for your money

  • What types of boat are available?

    • kayaks - sit-on style

      • beginner to explorer sea kayak

    • boat tenders and rowing boats

      • many suited for small outboard

    • fishing dinghies

      • for lake, river and sea

    • sports boats

      • runabout to inshore cruising

    • rib style

      • diving, wakeboard, safety, commercial

    • day boat

      • special import to UK

    Practical craft for everyday use in most environments

  • Who uses roto-moulded polyethylene boats?

    • they are popular with

      • commercial operators

        who seek 'value for money' and long life e.g.

        • boat hire companies

        • sailing clubs and schools

        • emergency services

        • utility companies

        • environmental groups

      • general boating enthusiasts

        • fishing - fresh and salt water

        • adventure sport

        • family boating

          from child to experienced mariner

  • Is a boat trailer required?

    • smaller boats & kayaks are light enough for car roof racks

      • consider a side-loading system

      • or even a lightweight trailer

        small tenders are usually fitted with transom 'roller wheels' for ease of moving around the launch site.

    • boats over 50kg - usually from 2.5 metres (8') upward should be on a trailer - your car roof may take the weight but your back may not

      • bunk trailers are usually cheaper than roller and are well suited to this type of boat

        • get a galvanised trailer for use as a launch trolley

        • if the trailer, boat and contents weigh over 750kg then the trailer must be fitted with a braking system.   

  • How many people will it carry?
    • depends on the boat

      • 1 or 2 person kayaks
      • fishing from 2 - 6
      • larger boats - up to 13
    • the number that can be safely carried will be specified under RCD for the boat
      • the maximum number is for a CE category
        • more in sheltered waters than inshore
    • there is also a maximum payload
      • so it depends what else in on board
      • remember to distribute weight evenly
      • number of people is arrived at by
        • seating (or deck space)
        • weight - based on an average of 75kg

          so caution if taking rugby players 

  • What size and type of outboard is required?
    • boats specification will state a maximum size
      • this is an indicator of the design capability not the outboard that you need
    • PE boats perform well with relatively small engines
      • more power = more speed
        • but not proportionally
    • 2 stroke or 4 stroke?
      • 2 stroke are still legal
        • cheaper to buy
        • not so fuel efficient
      • 4 stroke are
        • quieter
        • more efficient
          • check if short or long shaft required
    • electric may be an option for inland fishing
  • Where can it be used?
    • river, canal, lake, estuary or sea - conditions permitting
    • boats over 2.5 metres must meet EU standards
      • Recreational Craft Directive & CE marked
        • category D sheltered water

          waves up to 0.5 metres & wind < force 4

        • category C inshore

          waves up to 2 metres & wind < force 6

  • If damaged can the boat be repaired?
    • hit a dock and you will generally flex and bounce off
      • not that we recommend this as a pastime
    • scratches can be sanded out
    • deep gouges can be filled with PE
    • holes or a gash can be welded
      • the 'gloss' can be restored with a heat gun
        • PE used in boats has UV inhibitor added

         

specifications of popular rotationally moulded polyethylene boats

accuracy is not guaranteed

information and prices are as displayed by main dealers or manufacturers on

01.01.10

 

Tender for small boat / Dinghy  
model clam 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.50 plastimo plastimo rigiflex rivage plastimo steady 260 P 8 mini
length (metres) 2.00 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.49 2.10 2.45 2.30 2.60 2.60 2.42
breadth (metres) 1.00 1.20 1.20 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.50 1.40 1.50   1.34
weight (kilogrammes) 18 35 22 35 45 25 33 29 52   58
capacity - people 2 2 2 2/3 2/3 2 2/3 2 3 3 2
maximum outboard (HP) - - - 4 4 2 2.5 4 4 6 4
Basic Price including VAT 299 399 299 499 599 320 500 780 665 907 999
see it at (web address)

Atlantic Focus

Force4

Walton Marine

Caley

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 
Dinghy - rod fishing boat for oar or tiller outboard
model 2.80 3.10 3.50 3.70 4.40 aquapeche 300 aquapeche 370 bourlingue aquapeche 400 Pioner 10 Pioner 12 Pioner 13
length (metres) 2.80 3.10 3.50 3.70 4.40 3.00 3.70 3.60 4.00 3.05 3.52 3.93
breadth (metres) 1.25 1.55 1.40 1.55 1.50 1.48 1.63 1.60 1.82 1.37 1.42 1.55
weight (kilogrammes) 55 90 83 130 100 100 120 120 160 74 105 148
CE category D D D C D D D D D D D D
capacity - people 4 5 6 6 7 3 5 5 7 3 4 5
maximum load (kg) 315 430 465 450 540              
maximum.recommended HP 5 / 4 6 / 4 6 / 4 15 / 5 6 / 5 4 / 3 10 / 5 10 / 6 10 / 6 5/.. 5/.. 15/..
Basic Price including VAT 749 999 1099 1499 1249 1410 2056 1945 2344 1352 1625 2299
see it at (web address)

Atlantic Focus

Walton Marine

Caley Marina

 

General Purpose and Sports *with remote steer Console*
model 3.60 3.75* 3.90* 4.50* 5.40* 6.20* cap 360  cap 370*  cap 400 P11 sport* Maxi* Viking* Multi*
length (metres) 3.60 3.75 3.90 4.50 5.40 6.20 3.60 3.70 4.00 3.72 3.72 4.50 5.05
breadth (metres) 1.50 1.58 1.60 1.85 2.40 1.86 1.68 1.70 1.90 1.65 1.65 1.90 2.03
weight (kilogrammes) 120 150 135 215 460 530 120 125 180 148 148 325 420
CE category C/D C/D C/D C/D C/D C C/D C/D C/D D D C C/D
capacity - people 4/5 6/7 6/8 6/8 10/13 8 3/6 3/5 4/7 4 5 6 5/8
maximum load (kg) 395 470 470 480 970 770             1200
maximum.recommended HP 25 / 10 30 / 15 30 / 25 50 / 30 100 / 75 85 / 60 --.30 / 10 --.30 / 10 --40 /25 15/.. 15/.. 40/.. 70/..
Basic Price including VAT 1449 2499 2299 3549 9699 8999 1968 3428 4459 2095 2639 5225 8184
see it at (web address)

Atlantic Focus

Walrus Marine

Caley Marina

 

where to launch your boat?

if it is a kayak, dinghy or rowing boat - just about any beach or shore where you can get to the water

larger outboard boat - not so easy - trailer launch

you probably need to use a slipway

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 remember to check the tide times

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and of course the weather

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for enjoyable and safe boating