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The Honwave T 24 IE inflatable keel tender is 2.4 m long. Pictured is equipped with 4-horsepower outboard

You return to the boat in anticipation of the summer season and find that the tender or its engine no longer works as it should. This situation is quite common, and often raises a consideration: Is it cheaper to buy a new engine or tender than to repair an old one? Indeed, the new generation of outboards and tenders are made with modern materials and technologies, and for those who want to save a little more there is the package solution. Even for those buying a boat-new or used-the purchase of a tender is an almost necessary step, and buying a package (tender + outboard motor) makes life easier for the buyer. Models in the Honwave range allow a boat to be combined with a Honda engine with a number of advantages. In addition to the price, which is lower than buying a motor and a tender separately, you can count on the same customer service and support for both products. Moreover, these are products designed to have optimal functionality as they are sold, without having to make further calculations on boat length and appropriate motor power to match.

Honwave. Inflatable keel, aluminum or battens?

The T 25 AE model is 2.5 meters long and has a rigid aluminum dunnage. Can be equipped with outboards from 2.3 (pictured) to 6 horsepower.

One solution for sailboats are the Honwave range of tenders up to 2.5 meters, available with three different keel types. There are models with folding slatted dunnage, rigid aluminum keel or inflatable. For those who make extensive use of the dinghy and have sufficient space to stow it, the most convenient solution is the aluminum hard-keel dinghy, which saves you from frequent inflation, and can be disassembled/assembled quite conveniently if desired. An inflatable keel dinghy, on the other hand, allows it to be stowed on board while taking up little space, and is conveniently transported in the trunk of a car. You have to inflate it before each use, but with a mini air compressor it is not too much trouble either. The slatted dunnage is a good middle ground for those seeking both good stability and comfort. They are stiffer than inflatable ones but can be folded like them, although they still take up more space. Honwave models with slatted dunnage are available in two lengths: 2 and 2.5 meters. Those with inflatable V-shaped hulls range from 2.4 to 3.8 meters while those with aluminum dunnage cover the 2.5-4 meter range. All models are sold paired with an outboard motor from Honda’s portable range, with power ratings ranging from 2.3 to 20 horsepower.

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