Inflatable Dinghy Care Guide

Thinking about buying an inflatable dinghy? Excellent choice! Something you may want to know about inflatable dinghies before purchasing is their care requirements. Long story short, it’s good news – they’re quite easy to take care of. Following we’ve put together a quick and simple guide about the basics of inflatable dinghy care.


Cleaning your inflatable dinghy will be a breeze. In most cases all it takes is warm, soapy water and the job is done. If you have some tar stains, a gentle, non-abrasive cleaning product (such as Jif) should do the trick.

It is imperative that you do not use any harsh or abrasive chemicals (e.g., solvent, petrol etc.).

If you’re unsure if a particular cleaner will be safe, we recommend you test it on a piece of patch material (in you repair kit) first if in doubt. Or you can give Highfield Boats a call, our friendly team will can help if you’re unsure.


Whether you’re storing for winter, because you’re travelling, for unpleasant weather or anything else, there’s a few steps you should take to ensure the longevity of your boat.

You’ll want to wash your boat and ensure it is fully clean and dry before storage. Inspect carefully to make sure that no foreign materials are left in the boat such as fishing gear/ tackle, clothing, sand, shells, and other debris. Leaving foreign materials in your boat whilst storing highly increases the possibility of damage occurring, particularly fabric deterioration.

Store in a cool, dark, sheltered area away from sun, rain, wind, and animals.


If you’ve been looking for the perfect inflatable dinghy, you’ve come to the right place. Highfield Boats is the world’s number one aluminium hulled RIB inflatable boat manufacturer. Contact our friendly team today or browse our website to find your inflatable dinghy.