The Defender 430 is a 14’1″ inflatable coaching boat. Made of commercial-grade Hypalon – a material much tougher than standard PVC – the 430 also comes with an aluminum floor for durability. CSC plans to mount center consoles & jockey seats plus Tohatsu 20hp, electric-start, power-tilt outboards to make these into the ultimate coaching machines!
CSC currently uses two vintage Achilles inflatable coaching boats, fondly known as Buck & Chuck. Buck was donated (thank you Tim & Kim Buckley!) and we purchased Chuck used for $1,800 (including trailer & outboard). These boats are excellent coaching platforms, but over 25 years old and require constant & costly repairs to keep them running.
In summer 2018, CSC launched Big Red, our “new” – well, very gently used – Defender 470. Our next project is to purchase two Defender 430s to replace Buck & Chuck. This will give us two coaching boats on the water at all times, plus a third boat for when one of the other boats needs repairs. Help CSC build our new coaching boat fleet today!
Defender 430 price: $5,595