NEW PRODUCTS - Quicksilver inflatable

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Tough 470 Heavy Duty Sports model is based on military specifications

NEW PRODUCTS - Quicksilver inflatable
NEW PRODUCTS — Quicksilver inflatable

Quicksilver’s new 470 Heavy Duty Sports is an inflatable boat rated to handle an outboard up to 60hp, with a load carrying capacity of 1800kg (or up to 11 people). The boat is ideal for diving enthusiasts, and according to Quicksilver it’s based on a design used by the military.

"This new 470 Sports is based on the TM 470 which we produce for military use, so that tells you a lot about its capabilities," said Ian Stanley, product manager — Quicksilver Inflatables.

"It really is ideal for diving or fishing. You can go as a group, carry all your gear and get there fast — it’s perfect," he said.

"There are also stainless steel towing eyes in the reinforced transom so it’s fantastic for tow sports."

While the 470 Sports is rated to handle a 60hp outboard, Quicksilver says it will still perform with a 40hp two-stroke or four-stroke. The boat is built with a non-slip aluminium floor for added strength and stability, an inflatable v-shaped keel, and a special speed tube that is said to provide impressive handling characteristics.

For additional safety there are multiple air chambers, and there’s a choice of either Duratex or Hypalon fabric (both are super-tough materials which according to Quicksilver offer excellent resistance to cuts and abrasions). Double layer wear pads also offer even more protection.

The 470 Heavy Duty Sports also has easily accessible internal lifting eyes that are ideal davit lifting points; air valves with a spring-loaded quick seal system; and ample grabropes for easy exit and entry from the water.

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Specifications: 470 Heavy Duty Sport


Duratex HD or Hypalon XD



Max. persons


Max. HP


Transom height


Max. engine weight


Max. load



192kg Duratex HD model
210kg Hypalon XD model

Outside length


Outside width


Tube diameter


Number of air chambers

6 + keel + 2 speed tubes





Dimensions of folded boat (cm) - Bag 1

- Bag 2

175 x 78 x 48
135 x 71 x 20

Warranty on fabric and seams

3 years for Duratex HD model
5 years for Hypalon XD model


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