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Walker Bay Boats set to debut new 11-foot RIB at FLIBS

The Generation Light RIB is available in base and deluxe versions.

The Generation Light RIB is available in base and deluxe versions.

Walker Bay Boats said it will unveil the 11-foot Generation Light RIB (Generation LTE) on Nov. 1 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“As the name suggests, this new line is lighter-weight than the Generation DLX boats and is designed for customers who want all the luxurious style and performance of a Generation, but can only accommodate a light tender,” Michael Carroll, director of sales and marketing for Walker Bay, said in a statement.

The new model requires only a 20-hp outboard to push it onto plane, Walker Bay said, making it more affordable, and the boat is rated for a maximum of 30 hp. Two versions are available — the base standard model and a deluxe that includes more features from the Generation series.

The company said the primary differences between the base and deluxe models are that the deluxe has an integrated fuel system, a deluxe bow step with a backrest cushion, navigation lights and heavy-duty stainless-steel towing rings, davit lifting eyes and pop-up cleats.

Both versions offer a variety of seating configurations with cushions. The three-seat option has a pedestal console base and open layout to provide more space. Another seat option includes two cupholders and a cooler box in the seat beside the console.

There are two dry storage areas for gear, one in the bow and one under the driver’s seat. Both boats can have ORCA CSM or German-made Heytex PVC material for the tubes.

The company said the Generation 11 LTE fully rigged package price ranges (at MSRP) from $14,495 to $19,995.



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