AB Ventus 8 VL - light weigh - fibre glass hull - Inflatable Tender

The AB Ventus 8 VL is a light weight fibre glass tender. Built to be light yet carry a good size outboard to deliver superior power/weight ratio.  Easily towable tender, or stored on davits. With the deepest freeboard in its class, the Ventus 8 VL is great for fishing and snorkelling on the reef. The fiberglass deep V RIB is ideal for sailors, cruising passage makers or even as a run about.
The Ventus 8 VL can be used as a snorkel support vessel or as a tender to bare boats in the commercial sector.


Overall Length

8’6”/ 2.60m

Overall Beam

5’6” / 1.68m

Internal Length

5’10”/ 1.79m

Internal Beam

2’4” / 0.72m

Tube Diameter

16” / 0.40m

Number of Chambers


Weight (Preliminary)

95lb / 43kg

Persons Capacity


Recommended HP


Max HP


Shaft Length

15” / 38.1cm

RDC Design Category


Standard Equipment:

  • Hand Laid Fiberglass Deep ‘V’ Hull
  • Stringer System Laminated into Hull
  • Non-Skid rubber Floor Panels
  • Plastic External Transom Plate
  • Aluminium Internal Transom Plate with Security Lip
  • Stainless Steel Bow Eye
  • Stainless Steel 3 Davit Lifting Points
  • Inner Hull Drain with Plug
  • Deck Condensation plug
  • Orca(CSM) Five-layer Coated Fabric
  • Raised Single Rub Rail
  • Push-Push Plastic Non-Corrosive 2 Stage Inflation Valves
  • 1 Front & 2 Side orca(CSM) Fabric Handles on Tubes
  • 2 Inside Bow Sets of 2 Orca(CSM) Fabric Handles on Tubes
  • Removable Rowing Seat
  • Oarlock Bases
  • Telescopic Oars with Aluminium Shaft
  • Paddle Holders
  • Hand Pump
  • Maintenance Kit
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Additional Air Retaining Chamber Under Floor
  • 3 Layer Reinforced Seams

Optional Equipment:

  • Tube Covers
  • Boat Cover
  • Chock Set
  • Bow Step with Fold Down Stainless Steel Cleat
  • Lateral Fold Down Stainless Steel Cleat
Price $7915 - hull only AUD
Length 2.60 Meters
Engine Make Mercury
Condition New