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Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat

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Model # 14460885 | Mfg # PVC RIB 310 CMP

This boat’s rigid fiberglass hull makes the Compact RIB-310 a good choice for anyone looking for high performance, minimal maintenance and super-fast set-up and tear-down. Innovative design can be inflated or deflated in less than ten minutes. The fully folding transom is extremely compact, stowing as easily as a sailboard and creates an easy-to-transport flat form. The buoyancy tubes are made of premium German Heytex fabric with a large, custom color rubstrake and reinforced cone ends to resist tears and punctures. The boat's solid fiberglass hull features a deeper V-profile that is stronger, planes very quickly, and offers a much smoother ride than previous models. Additional upgrades include USA-made Halkey-Roberts valves and a wooden bench seat. Includes aluminum oars, oarlocks, lifelines, towing rings, bow handle, inflation pump, carry bag, and repair kit.

  • Application: Sportboat/Performance Tender
  • Length: 10'1"
  • Beam: 4'11"
  • Stowed Dimensions: 7'5" x 3'7" x 13"
  • Max. HP: 10
  • Max. Capacity lb./Persons: 881lb./4
  • Weight: 95 lb.
  • Fabric: 1100 decitex PVC-coated polyester
  • Tube Diameter: 16"
  • Number of Chambers: 2
  • Bottom Shape: V-shape
  • Floor: Fiberglass
  • Transom Construction: Marine plywood
  • Seam Construction: Glued seam
  • Warranty: Five years air holding/one year parts and accessories

 

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Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat

Capacity 881 Pounds
Chambers 2 Chambers
Diameter 16 Inches
Durability Very Good
Horsepower 10 Horsepower
Length 10 Feet 1 Inch
Material Fiberglass Floor
PVC Hull
Performance Very Good
Portability Good
Shape V-Shape
Tube Material PVC
Warranty Details Five Years Air Holding
One Year Parts and Accessories
Weight 95 Pounds
Width 59"

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West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Choice

I purchased this for a tender to my 38' boat. It has far exceeded my expectations. Very stable to get in and out of. Surprisingly roomy. We carry chairs, coolers, etc...Read complete review

I purchased this for a tender to my 38' boat. It has far exceeded my expectations. Very stable to get in and out of. Surprisingly roomy. We carry chairs, coolers, etc to the beach from the boat. We have an 8hp Mercury on it with a Weaver Leaver. It draws next to nothing so it is very easy to get a fully loaded boat and persons right to the shore. Kids love it as well. With an 8hp it will get up on plain very fast with 2 people totaling 350 lbs. We have had 5 adults on it for a short marina cruise and again it is dry and stable. Comes with a great quality storage bag, pressure gauge, and high capacity foot pump. I was told at the store it was not china made and not made by zodiac, however it has a zodiac registration card and the capacity plate says made in China hmmmm. So far it has beed a great purchase and a welcome addition to the boat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Avoid this product. My 4 year old one is falling apart

I have a 4 year old 310 and the floor and pontoons are separating. I called West to ask about the warranty and because I bought it used, even though it is less then...Read complete review

I have a 4 year old 310 and the floor and pontoons are separating. I called West to ask about the warranty and because I bought it used, even though it is less then 5 years old, they will not cover it. Called their suggested repair center and they told me it was not worth repairing. According to them the product is of low quality.

The boat was kept inside my garage, on a trailer and inflated. Very disappointed in the quality of this product and the service provided by West Marine for this product.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Avoid this product. My 4 year old one is falling apart

By GSH

from Charleston, SC

Verified Reviewer

Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

I have a 4 year old 310 and the floor and pontoons are separating. I called West to ask about the warranty and because I bought it used, even though it is less then 5 years old, they will not cover it. Called their suggested repair center and they told me it was not worth repairing. According to them the product is of low quality.

The boat was kept inside my garage, on a trailer and inflated. Very disappointed in the quality of this product and the service provided by West Marine for this product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

installing Weaver davits

By Jeff

from Washington

Verified Reviewer

Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice boat, especially at the price. I like the weight and the size. We replaced a comparable sized Livingston and this is ;much wider and more comfortable to ride in. I would rate this at 5 except for one giant complaint. I bought Weaver davits for my swim step and the directions indicate that you should space the pads for the bales as far apart as possible. The most logical positions would be in the front just behind the seam that starts to taper to the bow. In the aft it would be just forward of the seam where the tubes taper to the rear. However, they have glued a nice strong handle to that spot, and then glued the West Marine logo about 4-5" forward of that. There is not enough room between them so I am forced to glue the pad ahead of the logo. To balance the boat on the davits I will move the front pad back and there will be about 3 feet between them. This will work OK but they didn't consider this when they glued their stuff on. The logo could have been moved forward a few inches and things would be fine. It is for this picky reason that I rate the boat 3 stars because of West Marine's failure to think this through.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product

By Tim

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

Use it to go ashore when traveling

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

We just bought our 2nd Rib310.

By oceansailer430

from Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • COST! size

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

      This is our 2nd Rib30. We bought our 1st RIB310 in 2005 and lasted us 10 long years, 5 of those years in tropical weather cruising Mexico. We did have a cover made and kept the boat on davits. We had our 9.9 2stroke punched out to 15hp and boy does it make this little boat jump and giddy-up. She works well for surf landings and the weight to size ratio is right on spot. This year CHAPS are the order of the day

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Decent quality, decent value

      By Barnacle Bill

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

      • planes well
      • rows well

      Cons

      • useless pressure gauge
      • useless tank strap

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        I've owned the West Performance Wood Floor and this boat. After I lost the wood floor, I was debating whether to buy another one, this West RIB, or one of the "ultralight" RIBs from another vendor. I like this boat for its portability--it's not as transportable as the wood floor, since it doesn't break down into two separate packages (you can carry the boat and the floor of the wood floor separately and it's more manageable that way). But it rows better and planes (with the same 6HP Tohatsu) more easily than the wood floor. Not amazingly better planing, but moderately better. In other words, with 3 adults neither boat will plane with a 6 HP, but both will plane with 1 or 2 adults. It's also nice that you can grind it right up onto a gravel beach without worrying about puncture, and it's only 5 pounds more than the wood floor. Some of the ultralight RIBs in this category are 20 or so pounds lighter, but they're also at least $1000 more.
        I don't find that the lack of a solid transom to bottom connection affects performance, but that might be different with an 8 or 10 HP.
        The scupper is both too high and leaks like a sieve, which means you have to be quite conscious of unplugging it when towing the dink and plugging it the moment you step in.

        Service and delivery comments:

        As another reviewer noted, the tank strap is pitiful. I broke it the first day I owned the boat. Mea culpa--you shouldn't be trying to lift the whole boat with that strap, but it is a tempting place to grab on. The problem was with getting the buckle replaced. After trips to 3 different West Marine stores, I still don't have a replacement buckle. The most maddening visit was to a store in a cruising destination where there were 2 RIBs on the floor. I asked if I could take one of the buckles. The response: "We can order one and get it here in 12 days." I wasn't going to be there for 12 days, but they still wouldn't give me a $2 buckle, presumably on the presumption that two different people might walk in and want to buy a new RIB in that time. This is the frustrating thing about West Marine: sometimes the service is excellent (as it is in my local store in Seattle), and sometimes it's horrific.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        A stupid complaint

        By Al

        from And ak

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        Have not tried th,e boat yet, but it looks fine. The problem is the carrying case.
        The case is double lined, with extra heavy duty zippers and so sturdy that I could use it for shipping. It must have cost $200.. Why. Knock 200 off the boat and loose the extra deluxe case

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        we love it!

        By Julie D

        from Colorado

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • size, quality, sturdy

        Cons

        • Cant think of any

        Best Uses

        • dinghy/tender

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        We were pleasantly surprised in several ways. Comes in a nice zipped/heavy duty cover. Extremely easy to inflate/assemble, right out of the box, no tools needed; only took about 15 minutes before we had the motor on and were underway. High quality manufacture. Perfect size for us-- comfy for four adults or two adults and 2 dogs. Small enough to sit behind our boat in the slip. We got an 8 hp motor and it zips around nicely. Deflating with the foot pump not so easy; I think we will use electric for that next time but to inflate with the foot pump is not too bad and is regulated so as not to over inflate-- nice feature.

        Service and delivery comments:

        WM did not ship for 5 days-- so it was a little slower than expected. We intercepted the delivery from the shipper's warehouse and saved 2 days. That took a little finagling but both WM and the shipper (Saia) handled our requests very well and with good customer service.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Little RIB

        By On the Job

        from Rochester, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Light For Rib
        • Solid feel

        Cons

        • Hard To Fold Transom Flat
        • Storage Bag Tight

        Best Uses

        • Transom Dingy

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        I've had this RIB for one season now. I have a Yamaha F9.9 on it. I had a Mercury Air Deck previous to this and I never like the soft unstable floor. Didn't ride well in chop and was actually heavier than this RIB. I love having a stable solid fiberglass floor. It's fast too. With one adult I got it up to 23-24 mph. It's a bit squirrelly at that speed though like you really have to concentrate. I've had the motor for a few years but the problem is the motor weighs more than the RIB. You need to get weight up front or the bow skies up. With 2 adults and two small kids I can get it up to 14-15 mph. You also need the smaller 2.5 gallon gas tank which fits perfect where the tie downs are. I can use it all week on that tank. I have the RIB on Hurley Davits on the molded swim platform of my 34' Sea Ray for trips. It's tight but works fine. No regrets so far.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NIce branded Zodiac RIB

        By Robert

        from Annapolis, MD

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        This is the latest generation of a foldable RIB I first bought in 2004 and still use as a yacht tender. Built by Zodiac for WM, with custom features and slightly longer (and less expensive) than a similar Zodiac Cadet model. The folding transom is a great feature for off-season storage, and on-deck stowage. The boat weight a little more than 90 lbs and can be lifted by one man if needed. As a RIB, it is tough, planes easily, and will handle the new heavier 4-stroke outboards. I use a 9.8 HP with no problem. Best bet is to get one of those fuel tanks that hangs on the transom, right under the outboard. The construction is PVC/fabric, which means it is lighter than hypalon but requires additional UV care & protection. I've had good luck with my 2004 model and 303 Protectant after a thorough annual cleaning. Easy to patch and repair. This is a good value WM product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT CHOICE - GREAT DINK

        By RandyOnR3

        from Cruising Worldwide

        Comments about West Marine Compact RIB-310 Folding Transom Rigid Inflatable Boat:

        We use the boat as a tender to our boat while cruising. Compact and fits well between the dodger and the mast on our FIRST42.
        Its a little heavy to load and unload but works great as a tender..

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