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WEST MARINE AL-290 Inflatable Hypalon Sportboat

Model # 9341439Mfg # AL290HYP


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Product Description

This Hypalon fabric sportboat boasts features typically found only on larger, more expensive inflatables. Its oversized tubes, rugged anodized aluminum floor and weather-enduring hypalon fabric make it the perfect tender for tropical cruisers. Heavy-duty interior loops for oar storage are built-in. Includes seat, pressure gauge, oars and repair kit.
  • Application: Performance Sportboat
  • Fabric: 1100 decitex French Orca 215 Hypalon†
  • Tube Diameter: 16-3/4"
  • Number of Chambers: 3+1
  • Bottom Shape: V-shape
  • Floor: Anodized aluminum
  • Transom Construction: Marine plywood
  • Seam Construction: Glued
  • Warranty: Five years

NOTE: Hypalon fabric will last longer in tropical conditions because of its better resistance to UV degradation.

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Owner's Manual/Replacement Parts List


AL-290 Inflatable Hypalon Sportboat

Beam 62"
Capacity 4 People
Chambers 4
Durability Very Good
Floor Material Anodized Aluminum
Hull Shape V Shape
Length 9'3"
Material Hypalon
Max HP 10
Maximum Weight of Rider 1100 lbs
Performance Very Good
Portability Very Good
Tube Diameter 16.75"
Weight 103 lbs

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West MarineAL 290 Inflatable Hypalon Sportboat

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Great dinghy for the money

By Magician

from Chesapeake Bay

About Me Long distance cruiser

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  • Easy to assemble
  • Performs well
  • Stable/seaworthy
  • Stores compactly


    Best Uses

    • Exploring new areas
    • Family use
    • Tender for cruising boat

    Comments about AL 290 Inflatable Hypalon Sportboat:

    I was looking for a fairly lightweight dinghy to use with St. Croix davits. Customer service advised that this boat did not come with lifting points and I was prepared to have them added by a professional. Was I ever suprised to find that lifting rings were included on the boat from the factory. This should be added to the product description. This is a good looking, easy to deploy, easy to store dinghy - perfect for my use.

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