Deluxe Series 550

General Information

With an overall length measuring right at 18 feet, the Novurania 550 Deluxe model is more than just a typical yacht tender. With power options up to 115 horsepower, the 550 DL model enters into sport-boat territory that smaller tenders do not have the size or speed to entertain.
The 550 DL lends itself well to being trailered. Coming in at less than 2000 pounds fully fueled, and with safety gear aboard; the 550 DL can be towed by almost any vehicle with a tow hitch. A family sedan or small suv can now take the inflatable with the family, on their vacations. No more need for a large truck just to tow the boat along, or the need to rent a boat when you get to your destination.

With its 22 gallon, EPA compliant fuel tank, the 550 is ready to spend all day away from the dock or yacht. Load it up with up with your entire family, and all the toys you could ever want, and the 550 DL will effortlessly transport you in comfort and style.

Optioned out with a ski tow pylon, the 550 DL can easily pull a water skier up, even when on a slalom ski. It can easily pull two wake-boards or knee boards, and is up to the task of pulling any inflatable water toys. It has enough deck and storage space to easily accommodate divers, with or without tanks. And with multiple ladder options available from transom mount, to over the tube styles, anyone can easily board the boat from the water.
Exiting from the water or beach, passengers are greeted with a below deck, pressurized, 9 gallon fresh water shower system. Just the thing on a hot day, for getting the sand out of your toes, and salt out of your eyes.

If you need your tender to be independent of the mothership, or you are looking for an Inflatable option to explore your local bays and islands; the 550 DL can be outfitted with a full electronics package, with only your imagination limiting the choices.
Stereo packages, VHF radios, depth sounders, fish finders, GPS and chart plotters, with down view and side scanning sonar. Even 12” flat screen panel displays and radar packages are options for the 550 DL. Novurania even has an optional radar arch with mounts, for twin remote controlled search lights.

Handsomely equipped, even the stock boat has a full stainless steel package, consisting of a bow-rail with navigation light and 6 inch Herreshoff cleat, high profile wrap around console rail with windshield, and a leaning bolster which mounts two additional 6 inch cleats. The bolster allows the helmsman and up to 2 passengers the ability to sit high above the waterline for a clear view, or lean against the bolster cushion for more spirited maneuvering.

A low profile version of the 550 DL is also available, for those customers who have need for a lower profile to complement their yachts lines, and for those whom simply prefer a sleeker look in this length boat. This package replaces the stainless steel package, which comes as standard.
The bow rail is replaced with a fiberglass bow step; for stepping off from the front of the tender to floating docks, and to the shore, when beached. The windshield is deleted, and the high profile console rail is replaced with a low profile model, which wraps in closer around the perimeter of the console itself. The leaning bolster is replaced with a stainless steel framed backrest, where the helmsman can sit comfortable while piloting the boat. The console is also cut down 3 inches, to allow easier forward viewing while driving.

Detailed Specs

  • Length Overall: 18’0″/5.5m
  • Beam Maximum: 7’7″/2.3m
  • Tube Diameter: 1’10″/55cm
  • Air Chambers: 5
  • Persons: 9
  • Fuel capacity: 26Gal/98L
  • Water capacity: 9Gal/34L
  • Engine Type: OB
  • Max Horsepower: 115Hp
  • Min  Horsepower: 90Hp
  • Shaft Lenght: 25″ Long
  • Design Category: C
  • Molded in fiberglass console  complete with steering system, stainless steering wheel, switch panel, grab rail, storage compartment
  • Anchor storage compartment, lifting points, bow eye
  • Port & Starboard fiberglass step entry on tube
  • Navigational lights, LED deck courtesy lights
  • Complete upholstery package
  • Battery charger, bilge pump, deck sump pump
  • Bow rail & Console Rail
  • Windshield
  • Fresh Water shower system
  • Stainless steel leaning bolster combo seat/backrest
  • Accessory plug
  • Custom logo on tube trim
  • Electronics: VHF, compass, depth sounder, GPS, stereo system
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fiberglass bow step with nav. lights
  • Port & Starboard tow eyes for three point tow system
  • Bimini top
  • Engine packages
  • Low Profile Package:  Bow step, low profile console rail, lower console, no windshield or grab rail, backrest seating arrangement
  • Marine deck

Highlighted Features


Novurania has been bringing pioneering ideas to the water for over sixty years through innovative concepts, sophisticated styling, unsurpassed quality and proven engineering designs. With beginnings in the mid-1950’s, Novurania began as a rubber-coated fabric company, manufacturing inflatable bridges for Italian armed forces. This innovation quickly became valuable in the inflatable boat market as a high-quality alternative to traditional PVC-tubed inflatable boats. In 1989, as Novurania of America, Inc., the company built its first fiberglass hull in the USA and rapidly gained attention as a first-class producer of reliable tenders in the yachting industry.
Novurania has since built its impeccable reputation by hand-building one vessel at a time to the precise specifications of highly discerning clientele.


We have a passion for detail in the boats we produce and know that this is a passion appreciated by our knowledgeable and sophisticated owners. All Novurania yacht tenders will continue to be hand-built and bespoke by using high-technology processes in an exceedingly modern environment, designed to accommodate the production of multiple luxury and commercial line tenders. As a vertically integrated company, we design, manufacture, and assemble each boat individually while ensuring integration of only the highest quality materials and building processes.
We continue to innovate, traveling worldwide for smart design ideas and progressive state-of-the-art equipment to keep Novurania at the leading edge of engineering and design.


As the leading manufacturer of luxury yacht tenders, innovation is apparent in every model of our comprehensive line of boats. Our in-house engineers, equipped with the most advanced hardware and software applications, continue to introduce new models based on the needs of our direct clientele. Leading the industry through innovation has always been paramount at Novurania.

It is this spirit that makes Novurania the most sought-after luxury tender manufacturing company in the industry today. We do not just build a boat. We live them, build them, test them, improve them, and we do this continuously – day after day. It is not just about building boats – it is what we love to do – and because of this, Novurania will always be the Superior Choice.

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