The Odyssey Panel Floor is a New addition to the Walker Bay line for 2012. Like the other Odyssey boats, space was maximized by widening the bow leaving room for the fuel tank to be fit up front. This aids with earlier planing and produces a better ride over chop. The transom and seat have an "RTM" (Resin Transfer Molding) foam core which makes them stiffer and lighter. The transom has lifting handles built in and a trim tab to aid in planing. The floor on the Odyssey Panel floor is easy to install and very stiff giving the feel of a RIB boat with the convenience of a roll-up.
Available in both German Heytex PVC, or ORCA CSM fabric.
Beam: 5 ft. 1 in.
Speed max: 14
Max load: 1188
Standard Features & Components
Collapsible and light RTM molded fiberglass transom
Modern tapered tube design leaves more room in the bow and space for a fuel tank
Larger diameter tubes for more buoyancy and carrying capacity
"Easy Lift" transom lip carrying point and bow lifting handle
Built in transom Trim Tabs for more lift and earlier planing
Available in German made Heytex PVC or ORCA CSM
Light weight rub rail
Two piece light weight oars
RTM molded fiberglass seat
2 rear carrying handles, 4 webbing handles & 1 bow handle
4 davit lifting points, 2 towing D-rings
High pressure hand pump
Easy to stow storage/ carrying bag
Fuel tank tie-down straps in bow
Short Shaft recommended
Rigid Floor Boards and Inflatable Keel
The Odyssey Panel Floor boats are designed for a safe, dry, comfortable ride. The floor boards are easy to install and create a boat that feels like a RIB but has the convenience of a roll-up. The inflatable keel creates a V-Hull which cuts through rough chop and combines with the floor to offer stability and unparalleled performance.
Rounded Tube Ends offer more internal space versus traditional pointed tubes as there is greater length in the cockpit than in tube end
Large diameter multi-chamber tubes provide a safer, drier ride
Premium one-way valves
Walker Bay is one of the only inflatable boat manufacturers in the world to offer a choice in fabric options: ORCA CSM or PVC. Built to last, both fabrics offer durable seams using a 3 layer process with all seams internally and externally butted for maximum reliability. The answer to which fabric should you choose lies in what you are looking for in an inflatable.
If price isnât a concern, ORCA CSM is an excellent choice for warmer climates or the avid boater. Casual boaters or those who live in milder climates can reap the economical benefits of a PVC boat. Regardless of your choice, a boat cover is strongly recommended as it will protect your tube and prolong the lifespan of your boat.