Opinions on Walkerbay

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by RBB, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. RBB

    RBB Active Member

    130
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    8.1’s
    Looking at a couple walkerbay’s. A 360
    And 400 generation. Anyone have any
    Experience or opinions on walkerbay
    Dinghies.
    Thanks
     
  2. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    I have a 2010 Walker Bay 390 Generation with a 40HP Yamaha. Very nice dinghy, a little under powered. It is a heavy RIB but gives a very comfortable and dry ride. The only real issue I've had is with corrosion on terminal blocks. I rewired most of the boat last winter but sill need to track down some gauge wiring, including the fuel gauge. I would buy another Walker Bay. I've looked at the new ones and I think they've resolved some quirky design issues and some quality control issues since they moved production to Mexico. I've spoken to the factory and their engineering folks and they were all very responsive and helpful (in English).
     
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  3. RBB

    RBB Active Member

    130
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    8.1’s
    What length is a 390? We r looking at a
    400 generation 50hp.
     
  4. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    I bought a generation 340 last year with a 40 hp Honda. We put 33 hours on it last season really enjoyed the boat. It gives us a dry comfortable ride with plenty of power. We enjoy the open L seating layout with nothing to climb over inside the boat. I have not had any quality issues with the boat so far. I would recommend them to anybody.
     
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  5. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    The 400 replaced the 390. I think dimensionally they are the same boat, I believe the same hull. I think mine measures out at 13' even, though with the engine up while on the platform it's more like 14'6" - 15'. Like I said above, the 390, or the 400, are under powered with the 40 but should be good with the 50. If I needed to replace mine I would buy the Generation 400, but at 10 years old it doesn't show any signs of needing replacement.
     
  6. RBB

    RBB Active Member

    130
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    8.1’s
    Thanks for the info. I believe the 400 has the 50hp. I am going to Somerset Ky next week to look at them.
     
  7. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    217
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    How well does this fit on your swim platform with that length? I’m looking for my 52 but not sure on the right size. I want to go as big as I can.
     
  8. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    The 340 is as big as I would go on the 52. The 340 isn’t wider than the boat at the widest point but stern is does overhang the swim platform about 1ft on both sides. It is about 1ft short of the with of the boat on either side.
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