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WEST MARINE PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat

Model # 14272462Mfg # MS-275/0 FL

$1,099.00

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Product Description

Offering unrivaled durability and stability, the segmented wood floors of these models deliver a great balance of convenience, performance and portability at a very attractive price. The marine-grade plywood floors of these models resists flex to deliver superior handling and more directly transmit power to forward speed, making them the top performers in the inflatable category.

They’re quick to plane, corner with minimal flex or wobble, and have been redesigned to achieve even better handling characteristics and higher top speeds than ever before. In addition, the weight capacity has almost doubled from prior models and is now the best in class. Expanded standard equipment now includes premium Halkey-Roberts air valves and 1100 decitex, PVC-coated, German Heytex fabric. Complete with wooden bench seat, aluminum oars, built-in oarlocks, lifelines, towing rings, bow handle, inflation pump and repair kit.

  • Application: Performance Wood Floor Sportboat
  • Length: 9'
  • Beam: 5'
  • Stowed Dimensions: 3'8" x 2' x 1'1"
  • Max HP: 10
  • Max. Capacity lb./Persons: 1103lb./4
  • Weight: 90lb.
  • Fabric: 1100 decitex PVC-coated polyester
  • Tube Diameter: 17"
  • Number Of Chambers: 3+1
  • Bottom Shape: Inflatable V
  • Floor: Marine plywood
  • Transom Construction: Marine plywood
  • Seam Construction: Glued
  • Warranty: Five years air holding/one year parts and accessories

 

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Owner's Manual/Replacement Parts List

Specs

PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat

Beam 60"
Capacity 4 People
Chambers 4
Durability Good
Floor Material Marine Plywood
Hull Shape V Shape
Length 9'
Material PVC
Maximum Weight of Rider 1103 lbs
Max HP 10
Performance Very Good
Portability Very Good
Tube Diameter 17"
Weight 90 lbs

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West Marine2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Dingy, tough to assemble

By Howe Sound Mariner

from Lions Bay, BC

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Tracks well

Cons

  • Assembly
  • Grab Line Positioning

Best Uses

  • Sailpower Dingy 26-32'

Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

I owned this dingy for over two years--was attracted to it because it's made by Zodiac, and it's one of those dingies that West Marine frequently offers on sale at considerable discount.

I found the 275 performed very well in the water, and we never had wet boat problems. In the second year we moved from sail to power and it was quite stable and rigid on weaver davits. We had a 2.5 hp Yamaha on it, and it also rowed well, with the centre hull tube providing good straight line steerage.

My issue with this dingy was how hard it was to assemble each Spring (we would roll and store in the house over winter.) We used soap, etc. but fitting the boards into seams of the tubes was really tough after the first season. It has to be assembled on a very flat surface--even some wood docks were problematic. I dreaded the re-assembly! Other minor knocks: the grab lines are valuable, but the positioning of them is on the tops of the tubes so you tend to have to sit on them. Other dingies I've had mount these lines down the side a bit so you have more comfortable sitting. And like another reviewer, the metal loop on the transom is too small to feed a lock cable through for either securing the engine to the dingy, or the dingy to the dock.

Bottom line: I'd go back to an air deck dingy for sailing, and then only recommend this dingy if I were not frequently rolling and storing, and offered at a discounted price.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Boat

By S/V AQ

from Jersey Shore, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • clean
  • Comfortable
  • Compact

Cons

  • Interesting To Assemble

Best Uses

  • Exploring

Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

On my second one of these now. First one was second hand and did its job until it was time to retire it. The boat assembles interestingly. Use soap. Nice little boat. Two to three people and you are out of space but plenty of room if you are crusing at idle speed. I use a 6hp Merc 4 stroke on the back. I like how the newer versions of this boat of a tank tiedown.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice gift!

By Pete Croft

from Duncan, BC, Canada

Pros

  • Good Floor
  • Good shape
  • Good size
  • Oars Easily Detachable

Cons

  • Inflation Not Symmetrical
  • Oars Won't Swivel Inboard
  • Towing Rings Too Low
  • Transom Hooks Too Close

Best Uses

    Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

    This dinghy was a gift from a friend and replaced a leaky Avon Typhoon.
    There are some features I wish it had... namely that the oars could swivel inboard so it's less likely to fall into the water. Detaching the oars is quick and easy.

    I raise the dinghy out of the water when I'm not using it and I find the attachment points on the transom too close together.

    The divider between the two inflation tanks is on the port side. Not too sure why this was done as I find it more difficult to gauge the amount of inflation to keep the pressure balanced.

    The towing rings on either side are a bit low. They allow the towing painter to be more in the water. It's nice to have a ring at the bow which my Avon didn't have.

    The ring on the mounting plate for the outboard is too small to allow my Kryptonite cable to go through when I lock the dinghy at a dock.

    The drain in the centre is good. Easy to open and close even with a boat hook after hanging it!

    Nice to be able to adjust the position of the oar locks.

    It tows behind the sailboat very well.

    Overall, it's a good size, handles well, sturdy and looks good.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I would not suggest this boat

    By Mark S

    from Chelmsford, ma

    Pros

    • Light Weight

    Cons

    • Always Has A Wet Floor

    Best Uses

    • Great for the beach

    Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

    We have a cruising sailboat and have been using this dinghy since July of 2012.
    This is our second boat. The first one failed after a month and was replaced under warranty because we had water leaking in possibly through the drain valve. We seem to have the same problem with this boat but not nearly as bad. I don't like the fact that we always have 1/2 inch of water inside the boat. We also had problems with the oar locks. The little plastic piece on the paddle that locks into the fitting on the boat has broken twice. Once it broke off and half the fitting remained in the boat. I brought the boat back to west who were able to remove it and gave me a new Fitting for the paddle. The boat is slightly over a year old and we are starting to see problems with the tubes. They seem to be getting "sticky"and I'm worried it won't clean up.

    Service and delivery comments:

    West was very helpful with the replacement boat and removing the broken oar lock.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice boat !

    By Nan

    from Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy assembly
    • TIMELY DELIVERY

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

        We use it to get to our mooring. I like the solid stern rather than an inflated one.

        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great dinghy

        By sailor

        from Bellingham, Wa.

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

        I bought this inflatable to use as a dinghy that is usually stored on davits. The boat it replaced had an air floor and would fold when hung off the davits. I didn't want a hard bottom boat because they aren't compact enough to transport when deflated. This boat is a great compomise and works perfectly for me. It's a quality boat, easy to inflate, and tracks well.

        (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good deal great boat!

        By Hawk

        from Solomons, MD

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Built In Oars
        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Portable
        • price
        • Quality

        Cons

        • Assembly
        • Weight

        Best Uses

        • Dingy
        • Small Run About

        Comments about 2013 SB 275 Wood Floor Sportboat:

        So far have only had it out on the water once and it felt very stable with 2 people in it (myself at 6'7" ~ 210 and wife at 5'8" ~130). It can be a little small for more than 2 people especially if you don't have an outboard like us and depend on rowing. The boat is developed by Zodiak for west marine and you can see that in the quality of materials used. The boat felt very solid once fully assembled. Assembling the floor was a bit of a chore and to get the rigid side bars in was a pain, but once together this should be almost as good as a rib. So far so good!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was quick and on time.

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