Shelter Island Inflatables

We are your San Diego Parts, Sales and Service center for a full line of Yamaha Motors, Mercury Motors, Zodiac and Novurania Inflatables and much more!!

Operating as usual

Shelter Island Inflatables updated their business hours. 04/21/2021

Shelter Island Inflatables updated their business hours.

Shelter Island Inflatables updated their business hours.


Time to hit the water -Sea ya later!
#novurania #boatlife #boating #sandiegoboating #seastheday #livingthegoodlife


Another new Inmar delivery, another happy customer
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Another family is ready to hit the water with their brand new Williams Sportjet 395 #williamstenders #inmar #highfield #yamaha #mercury #suzuki #sandiego #boatlife #summervibes


Summer fun is calling! Time to get out on the water in a new RIB #inmar #highfield #novurania #inflatables #sandiego #boatlife #summervibes #shelterislandsandiego


Another happy customer launching his new Inmar inflatable! Time to get on the water!
#rib #inflatables #inmar #highfield #novurania #mercury #suzuki #yamaha #sandiego #boating


New 5.0-star Review: "Great customer service"


New 5.0-star Review: "One of the best Dingy repair guys in area. Highly recommended." 02/10/2020

Zodiac Price Reduction - Shelter Island Inflatables

Major Price Reduction on a Zodiac Sea Sport. Retail $29,275 NOW $20,499. We only have one available at this price! TENDER WINTER SPECIAL 2018 Pro Classic 420/50ELPT — Major Price Reduction — Retail: $29,275 NOW: $20,499 Zodiac Tenders True ocean…


Shelter Island Inflatables is a proud Authorized Outboard Motor Dealer for Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki Marine, Torqeedo and LEHR. Our crew are outboard motor professionals and would love to help you get the perfect motor for your boat, tender or dinghy.


Tender / Outboard Retrieval and Delivery
We will pick up and deliver your tender when you need service! 09/25/2019

Meet the Crew - Explorer Marine Services

We are proud to also own and operate Explorer Marine Services. Since 1998, our crew of marine technicians service virtually any vessel in San Diego's. Experience why Explorer Marine Services has become the trusted name in San Diego marine services. Explorer Marine Services has assembled the best Yacht Technicians in the industry. Our promise is to provide superior Yacht Management and Service. 09/23/2019

Engine Service and Inflatable Boat Repairs - Shelter Island Inflatables

Inflatable Yacht Tender Service and Repairs
Our certified team of technicians can repair any need you may have. We specialize in inflatable patch and restorations as well as outboard/inboard engine repairs and restorations. Please call us at (619) 222-100 or fill out the form below to schedule your next service. Our team of ABYC Certified Technicians provides San Diego with the best Engine Service and Inflatable Boat Repairs. 09/19/2019

Meet the Crew - Shelter Island Inflatables

Meet the Crew
Our crew is excited to provide all of your yacht tender sales and service needs. We believe that reputation matters and we stand behind our work to deliver superior results. We would like you to meet the crew of Shelter Island Inflatables. Are team of expert technicians and sales represenatives are here to serve you!


Are you a captain or a pilot? A flying inflatable boat or FIB is a RIB with microlight-type wings and air propeller. "FIB" is used as a model name by Polaris Motor of Italy for their Polaris FIB.


What is A RIB Tube? The tubes are usually constructed in separate sections to reduce the effect of a puncture, each with a valve to add or remove air. Larger boats (7m+) have 6 or more chambers with a valve for each chamber. The more chambers a boat has the more redundancy the boat is considered to have. This is because if only one chamber is damaged then the impact the damage has on the boat is much less. Dark tubes often have pressure relief valves as the air inside them expands when exposed to sunlight. This prevents the tubes bursting from overpressure. Common materials for the tubes are Hypalon and uPVC (Polyvinyl chloride), though some manufacturers use PU (Polyurethane).


RIBs are designed with hydroplaning hulls. Due to their low weight, RIBs often outperform some types of similarly sized and powered boats.

RIBs can also generally cope better with rougher seas, although this may be partially due to an increased level of confidence in knowing that a RIB is hard to sink, and better absorption of heavy loads by the flexible tubes, which therefore make heavy seas less unpleasant.


The Atlantic 85 is part of the B-class of lifeboats that serve the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland as a part of the RNLI inshore fleet. Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) are part of a global effort to serve and support!


RIBs are commonly four to nine metres (13 to 28 ft) long, although they can range in length between 2.5 and 18 metres (7.5 and 55 ft). A RIB is often propelled by one or more outboard motors or an inboard motor turning a water jet or stern drive. Generally the power of the motors is in the range of 5 to 300 horsepower (4 to 224 kW).

Small RHIB being used as a dive boat RIBs are used as rescue craft, safety boats for sailing, dive boats or tenders for larger boats and ships. Their shallow draught, high maneuverability, speed and relative immunity to damage in low-speed collisions are advantages in these applications.


A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) or rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) is a lightweight but high-performance and high-capacity unsinkable boat constructed with a rigid hull bottom joined to side-forming air tubes that are inflated with air to a high pressure so as to give the sides resilient rigidity along the boat’s topsides.


Superyachts exceed 24 metres (79 ft) in length. Their tenders come in a variety of styles that include classic, modern, sedan, and RIB. Many are capable of speeds of up to 60 knots (110 km/h). Superyachts often feature stern garages, which house the tender and other water toys. Superyacht tenders include classic-influenced boats (such as mahogany runabouts), custom made luxury tenders, and support vessels that follow (shadow) the yacht.


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What is a Yacht tender? "A yacht tender is a vessel used for servicing and providing support and entertainment to a private or charter yacht. They include utilitarian craft, powered by oar or outboard motor, and high-speed luxury craft, supporting superyachts, powered by inboard engines, some using water-jets."


Onboard a Superyacht: Recovering Tenders James Bond style!

How would you care for a $1,000,000 yacht tender?

#superyacht #superyachts #yachts #boats Many hands make light work! Best to be careful especially when the tender is worth over a million Euros! Follow me on...


Imagine the possibilities. Part boat. Part plane. Currently out of stock. 08/16/2019

New Inventory -

We have a great stock of new inventory! Check out our website or come by the store to view some of our current offerings! Novurania Tenders 2019 Deluxe 460/FLB – Grey 2019 Deluxe 430/FLB – Grey 14’0″ Length , 6’2″ Beam , 700 LB…


Shelter Island Inflatables's cover photo 08/02/2019

Home -

We are excited to unveil our new website! Check out our line of new inventory! Authorized Dealer Yacht Tender and Outboard Motors


Spring Sale on Now!


Check out our amazing Spring Sale pricing on all new & used in-stock inventory! Come on by or give us a call! 619-222-1200

[03/19/19]   Close-Out Pricing on all In-Stock Inventory!

[03/19/19]   12’ 13’ & 14’ Used Tenders In-Stock!

[03/19/19]   New shipment of Highfield Aluminum RIBs!

[03/19/19]   SPRING SALE!


Come join us at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show this Thursday through Sunday. We have boat show specials nobody can beat!

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