Portland Pudgy safety boat, life boat
Price List


The Portland Pudgy safety dinghy is a great rowboat and motorboat, a sailboat, and a dynamic, unsinkable lifeboat.  You can customize your order as you choose, adding or substituting options from the itemized price list on the following pages. You can choose the components you want, depending on how you plan to use your Portland Pudgy.  We would be pleased to discuss your Portland Pudgy and what functions you will be using it for.  Call 207.761.2428 or email info@portlandpudgy.com.

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Basic Boat

The standard basic boat includes oars, oarlocks, four oarlock sockets and adjustable middle seat (for two rowing positions), grab-lines, bridle, built-in compass, wheel, drain plug for self-draining, reflective strips, 12.5 cu. ft. of water tight storage in the double hull, and more (see Part #PP-BB, below).

If you plan to use your boat as a tender, we recommend a bow bumper and a boarding ladder/fender to protect the mother boat. These components also protect the Pudgy when docked.

The fully rigged basic boat includes all components of the standard basic boat, plus pump boarding ladder/fender, bow bumperboat cover, electrical system, solar panel, lifting eyes and davit harness for arm davits, or Weaver swim platform davits.


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The sail kit turns the basic boat into a fun, safe, and stable sailing dinghy that with skill can be sailed in 20/25 knot winds. It also makes it a self-rescue boat, even without the exposure canopy.

The sail kit includes a telescoping mast and boom, a gaff, two leeboards, a kick-up rudder, and a 41 square foot sail (white or orange) with a window. The mast and boom telescope to a shorter length and with the, gaff, sail and tiller, stow neatly inside the transom hatch.

The sailing system can include any and all of the Pudgy components in addition to the sail kit.




Lifeboat Systems

With the exposure canopy and sea anchor,  the Portland Pudgy safety boat becomes an unsinkable lifeboat. You can choose the basic lifeboat system or a dynamic system that lets you sail to safety.

Basic Lifeboat System:  This includes the basic boat, exposure canopy, sea anchor, and boat cover. We also recommend the pump,  boarding ladder/fender, and safety harness eyes.

Dynamic Lifeboat System: Add the sail kit  to the lifeboat boat system, and the Pudgy becomes a dynamic lifeboat that can be sailed to safety.

The fully rigged lifeboat system includes the exposure canopy, sea anchor, boat cover, pump,  boarding ladder/fender, safety harness eyes, sail kit, electrical system, solar panel, davit harness for arm davits, or Weaver swim platform davits, and bow bumper.

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Basic Boat $2,695. Part #PP-BB.  USCG approved for 4 persons. Available in soft white, sunset yellow, or black.  Gray seats,  hatches, and motor mount. 92” long x 53”wide. Includes:

·      Two 6’-6” collapsible aluminum oars w/retaining sleeves & collars ($128 value)

·      Ritchie compass standard (optional electrical system illuminates compass)

·      Towing bridle harness (secures to 2 stainless steel eyes w/backer disk for towing, lifting, sea anchor).

·      Self-bailing with tethered drain plug (boat weight plus 25 lbs.)

·      Hand-holds in keel for righting boat (which comes up dry after capsize)

·      Three seats with hand holds (middle seat adjusts to two rowing positions for extra space and load/ballast adjustments)

·      Five storage/access hatches w/gaskets (6.4” inside diameter. All accessories: sail kit, oars, exposure canopy, sea anchor, etc. fit through access hatches)

·     Four reinforced through-holes fore and aft (used for tie-down, for securing fender/boarding ladder, and for use with an anti-theft, locking security cable)

·     Four stainless steel oarlock sockets (for use w/adjustable middle seat), two stainless steel oarlocks (w/locking system to secure oars to boat)

·     Double roller wheels (allows one person to roll  boat on dock or landing ramp)

·     Grab lines (four)

·     SOLAS approved reflective strips (three)

·     Motor mount and aluminum retaining plate for long shaft 2HP motors

·     Portland Pudgy Owner’s Manual. 

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Sail Kit $1,265.  Part #PP-SR.  Stores inside boat through transom access hatch. Gaff rig.  Includes:    

·       Telescoping (aluminum) 8-foot mast, two position w/push-button release

·      Gaff (aluminum), 4’ 10”.

·      Telescoping 7’ 6” boom with yoke and out-haul jamb cleat

·      Sail, white, 3.8 oz Dacron, high performance. Reefs up when used w/ exposure canopy, for proactive life boat. Reefs  down if sailing in strong winds (41 sq. ft.) Safety orange sail, 4.0 oz Dacron, available: add $65. Replacement Lee-Boards available.  Part #PP-LBS (standard) or PP-LBL (long).  

·      Kick-up rudder (three-position), rudder post (stores under rear seat), and aluminum tiller with stainless steel rudder/tiller connector and soft foam hand grip

·      Gudgeons with pintle-lock mounted on transom

·      Rigging lines, Harken carbon blocks, and traveler line with jamb cleat (mounted on Pudgy)

·      Two leeboards (standard or performance, same price).  Standard store under rear seat, recommended for survival system. Performance lee-boards (35” long) store under middle seat, with Velcro straps supplied.

·      Installation of sailing rig hardware when purchased with boat.  Sail kit storage bag included.

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Bow Bumper $98.  Part #PP-BU.  Protects mother boat from dinghy riding into stern while towing in following seas, and from bumping while moored. Installed. Recommended if towing.  Includes:

·     Coarse weave, white, “canvas” covered foam bumper with sewn ends 52” long installed on bowT

·     22 wide head stainless steel screws.


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Bailing Pump and Gasketed Access Port  $79. Part #PP-BP.  Pumps out storage chamber or cockpit.  Includes:

·        Manual bilge pump, Beckson, 18” (inserts into storage chamber)

·        Access port with gasket (mounted on gunwale).


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Davit Lifting/Safety Harness Eyes $125.  Part #PP-DS.   For lifting boat or securing safety harness, or for use with hiking straps. Includes:

·        Four stainless steel eyes, one near each corner of the cockpit, near floor.

·        Backer plate for each lifting eye (on interior side wall)

·        Three bolts for each lifting eye.

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Exposure Canopy  $1,975.  Part #PP-EC.  Transforms boat into four-person, hard bottom, unsinkable, proactive life boat (when used with sailing rig or oars).  Self-rights empty boat.  Stores inside Pudgy or is pre-set on gunwales (if used in preset position requires boat cover).  Includes:

·      Three-section canopy (with 6” dia. flotation tubes around entire gunwale and two 6” diameter support arches) Adds 430 lbs of flotation.

·      Bow and stern tubes inflate by two CO2 cylinders (in 17 seconds) or by hand pump 

·      Zip in middle section (with two 6”dia. flotation pods orally-inflated)

·      Two top-off/pressure relief valves (US Navy approved)

·      Two inflation valves and two check valves (US Navy-approved)

·      Two 230 gram CO2 cylinders (one for bow and one for stern)

·      Canopy material USCG-recommended orange outside, blue inside (anti-nausea)

·      Canopy secured to boat with 12 stainless steel  pad-eyes (permanently mounted on boat gunwale)

·      Three windows (one forward, two on sides)

·      Four SOLAS-approved reflective strips

·      Hole with cover flap for mast when sailing with canopy set

·      Rain catcher and spout with shut off valve

·      Adjustable bow and stern straps to allow access to sea-anchor or tiller

·      USN-approved bellows hand pump.

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Sea Anchor & Rode  $346.  Part #PP-SA.  Rugged, proven design, engineered by Fiorentino Para-Anchor for the Portland Pudgy. Note: Must be used as part of lifeboat system.  Includes:

·         Rugged 30”dia. para-anchor (with patented stainless steel swivel ring shackle)

·         70’ of 3/8” dia. rode and stainless steel attachment clip.

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Electric System $495.  Part #PP-ES.  All-around white navigational light is required by USCG for traveling at night. All LED lights in the system. Includes:

·      Electrical panel with gasket and fuse

·      Accessory socket (powers 12 V. plug-in equipment, and can receive power for charging battery by solar panel or charger)

·      Two toggle switches (one for compass LED and navigation LED light, one for red LED chart reading, interior light)

·      Battery (rechargeable, 12 volt, 2.9 AH, 2.4 lbs, sealed lead acid).

·      24” – 48” adjustable LED navigation light, all-around white, removable. Stores inside access hatch

·      Navigation light base and gasket.

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Solar Panel  $168,  w/required adaptor, $18 = $186.  Part #PP-SP.  Plug into electrica  panel or other outlet. Charges battery while on water, in about 6 hours. Stores in boat or on canopy.  Includes:

·      Rollable solar charger, Power Film R-7.

·      Operating voltage 14.4. Operating current Amps .45

·      Dimensions 23 inches x 14.5 inches; (rolled dimensions 14.5 inches x 3.75 inches

·      UV-resistant, weatherproof, lightweight, flexible, and durable.

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Boarding Ladder/Fender $105.  Part #PP-MFC.  "Multifunction cylinder" functions as a boarding ladder, grab line, fender, and foot support to right boat. Note: recommended with lifeboat system. Includes:

·       Foam flotation cylinder with Sunbrella cover, which serves as a fender

·       Web boarding ladder, which is rolled around foam cylinder and when pulled serves as ladder

·       Line through cylinder, which secures to boat and serves as a grab line.

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Boat Covers (Three types: Basic, For Davits, For Weaver Davits) All standard boat covers are silver gray Odyssey, 6.5 oz/sq yd, Acrylic coated polyester, mildew- and UV-resistant, breathable, 12” deep skirt.  (Note: Boat cover is required with lifeboat system when using exposure canopy in pre-set mode).  See below for prices and details.

Boat cover special fabrics and custom colors:

  ·   Odyssey fabric with custom color (instead of silver gray), add: $60

  ·   Sunbrella fabric, your choice of color: 2.8 x cost of gray Odyssey cover.

Basic Boat Cover $185.  Part #PP-BC.  Protects boat from the elements. Includes:

·      Bungee cord around perimeter of skirt for snug fit

·      Two 1” webbing straps with push button buckles buckles that pass under bottom of boat to secure cover, 1” webbing pull strap at stern with stainless steel push button buckle for securing cover in severe wind.

·      Four reinforced access slot holes for access to tie-down through-holes in boat.

Boat Cover for Weaver Davits $225.  Part #PP-BCWD.  Same as basic boat cover. Also includes:

·      Four 12” double pull zippers for access to Weaver davit mounting eyes and stand-off rods

·      Two reinforced access holes for Weaver davit mounting eyes.



Boat Cover for Double Arm Davits $275.  Part #PP-BCD. Same as basic boat cover.  Also includes:

·      Two 24” double pull zippers to access davit lifting lines to Portland Pudgy lifting bridles

·      Four 12” double pull zippers to access davit harness spring lines to lifting eye bolts on Pudgy.

·      Four reinforced access slot holes for additional tie down access.


Weaver Davits $415.  Part #PP-WD.  A removable, rugged stainless steel, davit system to secure dinghy to boats with swim platforms.  Allows the Pudgy to hinge up out of the water. Includes:

·      Two removable heavy duty eye pins and backer plates for Pudgy

·      Two snap davit heads for swim platform

·      Two stand off arms (not included; price varies with length).

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Davit Harness $365Part #PP-DH.  Used with double arm type davit system. Highly recommended to support weight of dinghy from the underside.  Secures dinghy horizontally or vertically (to avoid dinghy filling with water in a following sea).  All stainless steel hardware.  Includes:

·      Two lifting bridles (secured to four lifting eyes on Pudgy)

·      One “H” harness for passing under bottom of Pudgy for support

·      Two adjustable spring lines to stabilize dinghy in heavy seas

·      Two connecting straps (secured to far end of davit arm)

·      Two connecting straps with ratchets (secured to elbow of davit arms)

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Pudgy Trailer. Triton lxt-1. Aluminum. Perfect fit for Portland Pudgy.

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Torqeedo Electric Motor.

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Fishing rod holder, anchor and cleat, and other miscellaneous gear.

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Replacement Owners Manual. $18. Part #PP-OM. (Included with basic boat). If sold separately. 

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Portland Pudgy, Inc., 200 Anderson St., Portland, ME 04101    207.761.2428 or 207.712.4027  info@portlandpudgy.com