Cadet Compact

A RIB in a bag

Thanks to its fold-down rear transom – exclusive to ZODIAC® – the boat takes up very little space once deflated and can be simply stored in the specially designed bag.

This bag, with integrated handles, enables you to carry your boat in the simplest way possible – on the roof of your car or in a large boot. Setting up the boat is extremely rapid: simply inflate it, fit the oars and launch it!

Very light thanks to its RIMTEC (Reinforced Injection Moulding Technology) manufacturing process, its hull makes it comfortable and stable as well as providing excellent handling on the water. The large hollow interior allows a perfectly ergonomic seating position whilst also improving safety.

Our product range:

  • Cadet Compact 250 2,5m/8'2″
  • Cadet Compact 300 3m/9'1″

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• Choice of fabric: Strongan™ or Hypalon™-Neoprene™
• RIMTEC polyester hull: low maintenance
• Available in white on Hypalon™-Neoprene™ fabric versions

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Recommended for



  • V-shaped Rimtec hull
  • Moulded non-slip deck
  • Marine-ply folding transom
  • 1 Bow D-ring
  • 3 lifting points
  • Fuel tank securing system
  • Aluminium engine mounting plate
  • 1 bailer


  • Strongan™ fabric
  • Easy Push Valves
  • Handrail with fabric handles
  • 2 Swivel oarlocks
  • Broad rubbing strip
  • 1 Bow handle
  • 2 oar rests
  • 2 stainless steel tow rings
  • 2 carrying handles
  • Cone reinforcers


  • Transportation cover
  • Removable thwart (dual position)
  • Reinforced aluminium oars
  • Foot pump
  • Repair kit
  • Owner’s manual


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  • Rated 5 out of 5

    5 out of 5

    I have purchased three zodiacs of the last 20 years. Two of these were Zodiac Zooms models, this by far is a far superior model. The rigid rib floor takes all the worries about landing boat on rocky beaches/shores. There is no floor flex when planning. Spend the extra money its worth it

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