And in all that time we have never stopped making them better.
For 2014, we have modified the tube design of these models to incorporate a lateral seam, giving the boat a sleeker, more modern European looking design. In addition we have changed the floorboards on the SPD–E series so the rear 3 boards are now aluminum and only the front 2 bow boards are painted marine plywood. This results in a new floorboard system that will require less maintenance and offers increased durability. The combination of these changes in the hull/tube and floor design offer improvement in both style and performance.
Their square bow configuration allows for more interior space and the V-shaped fiberglass transom and inflatable keel deliver better tracking and performance. These deluxe tenders also feature large tube diameters and Performax tubes for better stability, performance and load capacities. They also feature a host of deluxe features such as non-slip, foam-matted floorboards, aluminum floor joints and stringers for a more rigid floor system, and a foam matted wood seat that can be attached in two different locations. If you compare fabric, features, and price with competing brands you’ll see what a great value these SPD tenders really are.
Achilles CSM fabric; V-shaped fiberglass encased transom; foam-matted floorboards and seat; extra seat attachment patches; aluminum battens and stringers; bow carry handle; internal bow lifting D-ring; fold-down locking oar system with oar holders; rear carry handles; two-piece break-down aluminum oars; protective transom motor clamp plate; foot pump; carry bag; (2 bags for SPD-335 and SPD-365); full length tear drop rubbing strake and maintenance kit.
|Color||Lt. Gray||Lt. Gray||Lt. Gray|
|Length||9’6″ (290 cm)||10’2″ (310 cm)||10’8″ (325 cm)|
|Inside Length||6’9″ (205 cm)||7’3″ (220 cm)||7’5″ (226 cm)|
|Beam||5’2″ (158 cm)||5’2″ (158 cm)||5’6″ (168 cm)|
|Inside Beam||2’4″ (72 cm)||2’4″ (72 cm)||2’7″ (78 cm)|
|Tube Diameter||17″ (43 cm)||17″ (43 cm)||18″ (45 cm)|
|Weight||106 lbs. (48 kg)||110 lbs. (50 kg)||120 lbs (54.5 kg)|
|Load Capacity||1100 lbs. (500 kg)||1190 lbs. (540 kg)||1300 lbs (590 kg)|
|Recommended H.P.||6 (4-8) standard||8 (4-10) standard||15 (4-15) standard|
|Maximum H.P.||8 standard||10 standard||20 standard|
|Air Chambers||2 & keel||3 & keel||3 & keel|