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"If you like your dinghies like you like your prophylactics then this is the one for you. A lightweight, high capacity rigid-hulled inflatable boat that's good enough for a team of sailors on shore leave."
DockTease description.

The Dinghy is a small boat which appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Nagasaki in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Dinghy is designed as a small inflatable boat with two rear-mounted motors, possibly based on a Zodiac Classic Mark II.

It is one of the smallest boats in the 3D Universe, with rope textures on the port and starboard sides and capacity for a single occupant, which stands up behind the steering wheel. The Dinghy is normally available in light grey as the primary color, with the cabin compartment, floor and transom/rigid frames painted in a secondary color.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Dinghy bears a larger design, resembling a military Rigid-hulled inflatable boat such as the Naval Special Warfare RHIB.

The Dinghy features a large cabin compartment, a small windshield and four seats with steel loops over them, along with ropes on the port and starboard sides, two antenna on the rearmost sections and a protective frame on the stern. The boat may spawn with three different extras:

  • A steel hand rail around the front of the cabin compartment.
  • A black front frame with a radar dome and a small antenna next to it.
  • An aft-mounted frame with a radar dome, an unusable light and a small antenna next to it.

The Dinghy only spawns in a black color.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the design of the Dinghy appears to combine elements from the 3D Universe and GTA IV iterations, with the Android/iOS versions leaning more to the latter. The character also appears to stand up behind the steering wheel.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Dinghy retains the same design and features as the GTA IV iterations, but adds a pair of headlights on the bow, and the mounted light on the optional rear frame works as a high-beam light. The cabin compartment realistically has two "Truck" analog speedometers, as it has two engines.

The Dinghy is available in two variants:

  • The original 4-seater version that may spawns in four different colors, with the primary one applied on the hull and the secondary color on the cabin compartment, a small frame on the dashboard, the steel loops on the seats, the aft-mounted frame and the frames on the stern.
  • A 2-seater version that only has the front row of seats and only spawns in black.

In GTA V, the player is provided with a scuba gear upon exiting the vehicle.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Designed as a small and light boat, the Dinghy has good acceleration and top speed, and is very maneuverable. Because of its flat bottom reducing friction between the ground and the boat, the Dinghy is perfect for purposely grounding up a beach when in a hurry, as it can easily be pushed back. In fact, that's what it was meant to do, as a lightweight, agile, fast boat that does not need to be properly docked to stay still. Its downside, however, is that it cannot sutain as much damage as other boat, so it is advisable to avoid using it for combat situations.

The Dinghy is powered by two small outboard engines and produces a quieter sound.

3D Universe Overview


Watercraft Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine
(Inboard / Outboard)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 118 / 190 / 103 Petrol 800 / 1764
Observed
N/A N/A Twin outboard engines Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Dinghy remains as one of the best boats for use. While not performing as well as the 3D Universe iteration due to its increased size, it still has good top speed and maneuverability. Its large capacity also allows to carry more allies, being an ideal choice for attacking enemy boats, though it still has a rather weak armor in comparison to other boats.

The Dinghy is powered by two outboard engines and it emits a quieter sound than other boats.

GTA IV Overview


Watercraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine
(Inboard / Outboard)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 37 / 60 / 32 N/A 2000 / 4409
Website Statements
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A Twin outboard engines Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Dinghy retains its performance traits as in GTA IV, and due to the improved handling physics, the boat seems to be lighter and quicker. It is a good choice for navigating though narrow waterways such as the Vespucci Canals and the Raton Canyon creek. In GTA V, the Dinghy is temporarily equipped with a sonar when required in searching for Submarine Pieces.

Again, the Dinghy is powered by two outboard engines, emitting a quieter sound, slightly more high-revving than in GTA IV.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Watercraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60mph / 0-100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine
(Inboard / Outboard)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 78 / 125 / 67 N/A 2000 / 4409 10
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A Twin outboard engines Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Traction

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Coast Guard Dinghy

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
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The Coast Guard Dinghy in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Coast Guard Dinghy is, as implied, a Coast Guard variant of the Dinghy, having a red/orange color.

Weaponized Dinghy

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Weaponized Dinghy in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Weaponized Dinghy is an armed variant of the Dinghy, featuring a machine gun turret on the bow.

Special Variants

  • A third variant of the Dinghy, dubbed the "heist variant", is featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update. This variant is identical to the original 4-seater Dinghy, with the only difference being the rear frame being part of the model, therefore a permanent accessory.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound - The Dinghy is one of the 32 vehicles wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in the side-mission of the same name. Placed on the fourth and final list.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Heist
  • Available for purchase on DockTease for $125,000 after the completion of The Humane Labs Raid Heist.
  • It can be acquired from a wheel spin at The Diamond Casino & Resort (Enhanced version).
  • Can be found on Cayo Perico (Enhanced version).
  • Can be requested for free through the Kosatka's services of Interaction Menu (Enhanced version).
  • The 4-seater variant can be requested by a VIP or CEO (and any bodyguards of the organisation) for $5,000 (free if the player owns one) from the Interaction Menu > VIP Vehicles. It will always spawn in matte black and will spawn near the player where there is enough space (Enhanced version).
Yacht
  • Spawns on the The Pisces and The Aquarius Super Yachts. The color of the Dinghy corresponds to the color of the yacht.
  • Can be delivered to the nearest shoreline from the anchor point of the player's Super Yacht (if a yacht is owned by the player) for $750.

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations for the Dinghy are:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • There is a visual effect glitch that has Carl go into an "invisible chair" sitting position for one second as he changes the radio station.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Props resembling the 3D Universe iterations of the Dinghy can be found around places such as the Lifeguard stations, docks and the beaches.

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