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The Nagasaki 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 and Grand Theft Auto V.


Throughout its appearances, the Dinghy is primarily distinguished by its inflatable hull, but is further categorized into two designs:

  • In GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City Stories and GTA Chinatown Wars, the Dinghy is designed as a small inflatable boat with two rear-mounted motors, being one of the smallest boats in the games.
  • In GTA IV, the Dinghy resembles a military RHIB (Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat), is available with one or two motors, and can hold a maximum of four people.

Due to its size and lightweight construction, the boat is nimble and maneuverable, and has the potential to reach a moderately high top speed. Despite its construction, inflatable portions of the Dinghy do not deflate or burst when shot.


  • In GTA San Andreas, the default radio station in the Dinghy is CSR 103.9. Oddly, almost every time it plays the "Motownphilly" song, performed by Boyz II Men. as it would be set to play each time.
  • In GTA San Andreas, there's a visual effect glitch that has Carl go into an "invisible chair" sitting position for one second as he changes the radio station.
  • In GTA IV, on one of the TV screens inside all Stretches, is a picture of a Dinghy going through the water.
  • In GTA IV, the default radio station in the Dinghy is Liberty Rock Radio 97.8.
  • In GTA IV, the Dinghy serves as an Antagonist boat in most missions, where the Squalo serves as a Protagonist boat.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Dinghy is the most common boat, 2nd is the Coastguard, and 3rd is the Reefer.
  • 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 for the military, that doesn't need to be properly docked to stay still.
  • In GTA Vice City, the Dinghy serves as one of the boats used by the French agents in the mission All Hands On Deck, the other being the Marquis and Tropic.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony there is a unique dinghy. It is metallic blue with a red finish. It can be found in a Drug Wars mission with Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas.
  • The GTA San Andreas Dinghy uses the GTA Vice City model, only the texture differs.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the Dinghy spawns in black, red and yellow color variations.
  • The GTA V Dinghy will also grant you a free Scuba Suit when you exit it in water.


GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA Chinatown Wars


See also

  • Boat, a similarly designed boat in GTA 1.
  • Coast Guard Dinghy, a modified version of the Dinghy in GTA Chinatown Wars.

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