We’ve been very busy at Royal Nautiq getting some projects done in preparation for the wake after the Newport Boat Show this weekend. Typically, visitors assemble at the boat show, see how expensive new boats are, and quickly retreat to internet searches for deals on new and used boats elsewhere. We’ve seen this year after year, and know that our inventory needs to keep up with said demand, so we cranked to meet customer needs.
Currently in stock are both new and used Achilles tenders, from basic roll up to hard bottom cocktail cruiser loaded up with the options. We also stock both new and used engines, typically power options from 4hp to 30hp are available.
The latest trend in boating has been the cocktail cruiser. Highfield kicked the cap off of this style of boat a few years back, and the market has been very hot for this type of inflatable. They can be friendly on the dinghy dock and davits, while providing a solid day tripper for the captain and crew. We’ve come up with a very high standard of finish work, wrapping an Achilles hull with a Highfield FCT7 floating helm console. The results speak for themselves.
It’s based on standards of assembly for both rigging hardware and electrical work that makes for a reliable combination that can work with any powerhead option that is available. During these Covid times, sourcing engines has become such a difficult problem. To circumnavigate this, we have been able to purchase new engines from major manufacturer dealers and boat builders and rig them with our modular platform. Bottom line is that we have complete boats where the typical response is that the boat is backordered through next year(!) in most cases.
So, if you find yourself at the Newport Boat Show and are hot on the prospect of owning a new or new-to-you inflatable, you’ll need to shop us last. We’ve worked out the best standards, and build them to a level of finish that we would feel comfortable allowing our family on the vessel. Let us build one for you.