DUX Boats is the founder of the A.P.B.A. S.L.T racing class. Originally started and funded by DUX and founder Thomas Chaffee in 1996, under a Special Events Class, Bandit, 550cc and Outlaw 750cc. It became the fastest growing sport in the A.P.B.A. These Inflatable Race Boats are now known worldwide.
The DUX RD-400XL (AK.A “Race DUX”)
The DUX RD-400XL has inflatable hi-jackers attached to the bottom of each sponson for fast planning and low friction. The hi-jackers allow the 400XL to achieve rail like turning and unmatched fuel efficiency, speed, and stability. In addition, the proprietary specifications and Tunnel Hull design eliminate Chime Walking at speeds above 70 M.P.H.
The DUX RD-400XL has many great features, including more floor space, maximum stability, unmatched speeds, and superior handling capabilities in rough waters.
With many knockoffs now emerging and entering the racing circuit, it is imperative that the engineering of the RD-400XL stays, at minimum, 2 years ahead of the competition. This is achieved through constant R&D, testing, and an unwavering dedication to the sport. Hydrodynamics and aerodynamics play integral roles in racing and the DUX RD-400XL is designed with these concepts in mind. In fact, there are countless physics laws that serve a purpose in boat racing, and each one must be taken into consideration when designing a world-class racing boat. This helps ensure the safety of the end user, and that is the DUX top priority.
1-US and US-1, National Champion record-setting boat, (set by Matt Merten and his crew in the early years of the New Millennium on Lake Alfred, in the State of Florida).
Stainless steel props and special professional prop work are a must in the race boat model.
Made in the USA by Inflatable Industries, LLC.
- Three piece Starboard flooring, ½ inch.
- Double Sponson inflation design.
- Six air chambers in all.
- Wash Thru / Aluminum transom with a lifetime warranty.
- New Marine Gel-coat UV protected Fiberglass wing.
- Transom to Sponson, Turnbuckle supports
- Length: 13’6 ”
- Beam: 7′ 1”
- Tube Diameter: 21.70”
- 32 oz. Inflatable Boat fabric, Urethane Blend
- Dry Weight: 198 lbs
- Max Persons: 6
- Max Capacity or Load: 1820
- Air Chambers: 6 plus wing
- Engine Shaft Length: 15”
- Minimum of 15 HP. To (150 Hp., X-CLASS ONLY) is recommended.