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Inmar 325

Inmar 325

Repair – Renovate – Retube

DinghyPro offer a variety of new soft bottom inflatable boats and Ribs as well as Inflatables designed for First responders, fire and police agencies. We also offer a growing selection of parts and accessories. Our new boat offerings include Caribe, Inmar, Tiger Marine, and TUG aluminum hulled inflatables and Zodiac Milpro. We also stock a small selection of trailers perfect for your rib and can customize trailers to your specific inflatable.

Inmar 325

Inmar 325

DinghyPro also offers used inflatables (when available) and refurbished console style ribs. We try to maintain a decent inventory of used ribs from brands such as Avon, Caribe, Nautica, and Zodiac, that can be refurbished and customized to your needs and taste. In many cases we can offer a refurbed rib for a fraction of the cost of a new boat.

Aluma Lite 320

Aluma Lite 320

Services

Inflatable Boat Repair - DinghyPro offers all levels of repairs on inflatable boats from slow leaks to larger scale damage. Our technicians are factory trained in all aspects of inflatable boat service. With over 25 years experience each, we are some of the most experienced technicians you will find. We do not care who sold it, we’ll service it ! In addition to inflatable boats, we also repair inflatable kayaks, paddleboards and race marks.

Inmar 325

Inmar 325

Rib Retubing - At DinghyPro, we specialize in rib retubing. DinghyPro offers factory replacement tubes, also sometimes referred to as Collars or Sponsons, for many brands of rigid hull inflatables including AB, Avon, Bombard,Birg, Caribe, Novurania, Zodiac, Zodiac Hurricane and more. A new tubeset cost can vary greatly by brand, style and age of the rib. Many Zodiac Rib models are assembled using a slide on tube system which can result in a lower labor cost portion of retubing than many other brands. Most ribs are built using a glue on system where the tubes are adhered to the hull using a layered attachment system to bond the tubes to the hull.

Aluma Lite 320

Aluma Lite 320

Most jobs are done at our shop located in Essex CT. We, routinely install new tubes on ribs for the military, first responders, marine towing agencies, and many recreational users too.

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