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PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat

$1,199.00

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Model # 14272462 | Mfg # P-SB-275 WD FL

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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PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat

Capacity 1103 Pounds
Durability Good
Chambers 4 Chambers
Diameter 17"
Horsepower 10hp
Length 9'
Performance Very Good
Material Marine Plywood Floor and PVC Hull
Portability Very Good
Shape Inflatable V-Shape
Warranty Details Five Years Air Holding
One Year Parts and Accessories
Width 60"
Weight 90 Pounds

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West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good deal great boat!

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"...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not suggest this boat

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Good boat. Bought 9/2/16 It was built 2014

By Ray

from TomsRiver NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • All good

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

      Fun safe fun

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      West Marine stands by product and warranty

      By Charlie McVey

      from Midway Marina Fulton Ms.

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

      I had a problem with seams leaking on bow of dinghy. West Marine addressed the problem and now has a new dinghy enroute to me. Bruce M was exceptional in handling my warranty and replacement. Cannot ask for any better service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Problem with seams on the starboard and port front leaking.

      By Charlie McVey

      from Midway Marina Fulton Ms.

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to handle.stored inflated on boat

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

          I like the model and size. Easy to handle. Have had for a year July 15, 2016. Have had an inflation problem. Found first seam on port front. Patched all good. losing air slowly found two small leaks on starboard seam. Have patched will learn next week if successful. I have talked with West Marine representative. very nice and cooperative. Advised I would have to send to a repair shop for repair. We leave in a couple of months so do not wish to chance not having the dinghy. Trying patching for now. I possibly have leak in starboard big tube, but very slow and have not found yet. Will stay up for at least a week before showing loss of pressure on the big tube. This is a great sized dinghy and really like. Hoping to get leaks fixed. The repair kit is easy to use. Might could use a second tube of glue but instructions are great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great boat for the money

          By Captain Bob

          from Downeast Maine

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • soid and fast with 8hp motor

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

              works as advertised

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Some Serious Problems

              By John

              from Ontario Canada

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to assemble
                • Finish on wood transom and floorboards not water
                • Heavier than stated,
                • Watch for de-lamination of "marine plywood"

                Best Uses

                • Occasional use

                Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                Purchased this boat for use as a tender to my sail boat moored in a river. This dinghy is in the water from the end of May to the beginning of October since the end of June 2013. That is total service of about 11 or 12 months. The first sign of trouble was some of the PVC coming off the floor of the boat on both sides of the fabric at exactly the same spot. I patched that and carried on. Last season the boat always seemed to have a little water in it and again there was another spot where the PVC came away from the floor fabric on both sides.
                The transom is de-laminating in the lower corners near the pontoons and some of the PVC is away from the transom.
                There is a batten across the inside of the transom just above the drain hole. It may be there as a stiffener for the 1/2 in. "marine plywood" transom. It's main function seems to be to collect moisture and dirt which seems to promote the decay of a "marine paint" that is not up to the job.
                Because of this poor paint performance the floorboards seem heavier and the forward panel (#1 floor board) has cupped. I have been in contact with West Marine Customer Service, but the transom and wood components are out of warranty.
                I will be repairing the transom with epoxy, re glueing the PVC fabric and painting the wood components with polyurethane Yacht Paint to see if I can get another year (4 months) or two. Be advised that this boat replaced a smaller ZODIAC ZOOM that was 8 years old and was still as solid as a rock when I sold it. I have learned a valuable lesson.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great customer service at pickup

                By Charlie19

                from Bristol, RI

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                Have not had an opportunity to use the boat.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great boat

                By Rick

                from Overland Park KS

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                Very good product for the price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Yes

                By Reasons

                from Florida keys

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                For a very inexpensive dingy, it plains well, Is stable and follows the boat well.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I picked it up at store. Had it in two days.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Mislabeled capacity

                By Leo

                from Casco Bay Maine

                Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                I haven't used the boat yet but was very disappointed to discover after it arrived that it is rated for only 3.5 persons despite being advertised as rated for 4. The assembly instructions are very poor.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Nice prompt delivery. When I contacted customer service about the discrepancy in rated capacity vs advertised capacity for number of persons they tried to tell me the rating plate could be ignored and didn't mean anything. I suspect my local marine patrol and Coast Guard may not agree as they write me a ticket.

                (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                2014 model great dinghy, great price!

                By Slip Aweigh

                from Cape Cod

                Pros

                • Inflatable Keel
                • price
                • Roll up
                • Wood Floor

                Cons

                • Dinghy Lock Ring Small
                • Floor Instructions
                • Grab Lines On Top

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine PSB-275 Performance Wood Floor Sportboat:

                  Great Dinghy. For the price, it can't be beat. I wanted a Hypalon, but for something that will be in a case about 9 months a year it made sense to get the PVC dinghy. The outboard lock ring is too small to be used unless you actually padlock the lock to the ring, and have the cables go through the padlock. The other mentioned issues of floor boards being hard to install is due to poor directions (None) regarding order of installing. (at least none that we noted in the dinghy packaging.) The trick is to install the fwd and aft boards first, then slip the center two in last, lifting UP on the joint between boards 2 and 3. They flop down nice as you please! Then the aluminum side pieces lock the boards together. Wait for a sale on them. Great deal for a wood floor, air keel dinghy!

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