Dinghy AccessoriesTraditionally, dinghies are smaller boats used as safety/lifeboats for larger vessels.
A properly equipped and maintained dinghy is a vital piece of safety equipment.
In case of an emergency on the water, you will be very glad to have that dinghy!
Types of DinghiesThrough the years, dinghies have been made out of everything from wood to aluminum to fiberglass.
Modern dinghies are commonly inflatable because of their lighter weight, ease of storage and transport, and cost-effectiveness.
Dinghies may be propelled via oars, sails, or motors, depending upon their intended use and the owner's preference.
Inflatable Dinghy Accessories, Parts & SuppliesBesides the dinghy itself, there are other parts and accessories you should consider adding.
The following list includes what we consider the most important:
AnchorsAn anchor is an essential accessory.
Defender carries a range of anchor systems that are appropriate for dinghies.
You should choose an anchor based on the type of bottom over which you will be anchoring.
The depth will determine the length of anchor chain you will need.
Boat ConsolesSteering consoles make navigating and steering your inflatable much easier.
They are absolutely essential if you intend to race your dinghy.
Defender offers several options, including both standing and seated models.
Boat SeatsProper seating gives you more control and makes rowing easier.
We have a large selection of seating for inflatables, ranging from simple wood or aluminum benches to bow cushions and cushioned benches with backrests.
Cargo LiftsA cargo lift or crane can make it easier to load and unload a dingy, outboard motor, or supplies.
Keel GuardsThese protect the hull of your boat from abrasive surfaces.
These tough composites protect from concrete boat ramps, coarse sand, rocks, coral, oyster beds, and other abrasive materials the bottom of your dinghy might encounter in shallow water.
With them, you can beach your inflatable almost anywhere without worrying about leaks.
LaddersA ladder makes boarding and leaving your dinghy easier and safer.
We have a variety of styles available, including rigid, telescopic, and folding.
Oars and PaddlesDefender has a large selection of oars and paddles of different materials, shapes, and sizes.
Choose from wooden, aluminum, synthetic, or composites. We even have a telescopic paddle that is easy to stash for emergencies.
We also have the oarlocks and other accessories you will need.
Plates and RegistrationRegistration numbers on your boat are required by law.
We carry registration plates and holders specially designed for use on inflatable crafts.
We also have stenciling kits, flexible paints, and American flag emblems so you can customize your dinghy.
Tow BridlesTowing your dinghy with a single line puts too much stress at one point.
A towing bridle is a much better option since it spreads the stress out across 2 or 3 attachment points.
A 2-point bridle attaches to the bow eyes on the sides of the boat. A 3-point bridle attaches to the bow eyes and the bow.
A tow bridle makes deploying and retracting your dinghy easier and makes docking safer.
Other Dinghy AccessoriesIn order to take proper care of your dinghy (and get the longest life from it), you may also want to consider these accessories:
Why buy from Defender?Defender is your one-stop-shop for all of your dinghy accessories, parts, and repairs.
Keeping your dinghy in good repair not only protects your investment, it could also save lives!
Prepare for possible emergencies at sea with a properly equipped dinghy in excellent condition.
For your convenience, Defender has gathered everything you will need in one place and at great prices!