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14' Inflatable Boats SD430

$1,299.00
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MSRP: $2,598.00  
Saturn Inflatable Boat SD430
SD430R
$199.00
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The 14 feet SD430 is a heavy-duty inflatable workboat, great for water rescue, diving or day trips.

SATURN SD430 boats have been used by many Fire Rescue and Emergency Departments across the country.

14' SATURN SD430 inflatable boats are made with premium quality materials, and can handle up to a maximum of 7 persons. Heavy-duty SD430 takes up to a maximum 40 HP outboard motor, but will run nicely with a 25 HP motor. As reported by our customers, even with a 15 HP outboard motor and 2 people this boat can plane nice and easy.

Our inflatable boats are made of 1100 denier Korean PVC fabric with polyester support that has excellent resistance to tearing, tension and breaking. It is a much more heavy-duty PVC fabric than most of our competitors with 1000 denier PVC boats.

Deflated, the SD430 boat will fold to the size of one large bag with tubes and another large flat bag with a floor. Once deflated and folded, the SD430 can be stored in the back of your SUV or minivan or in a large closet of your apartment. Bag with deflated and packed boat can be easily carried around with a foldable hand cart. Inflated boat can be easily transported with help of our removable dinghy wheels that are attached to the transom.

Double layers of fabric at the bottom of the tubes and rub-strake protector along the keel provide extra protection from sharp rocks and abrasive sand. The safety valve will prevent excessive air pressure in the boats chambers.

14' Saturn inflatable boats come standard with a 5 section heavy-duty marine grade plywood floor covered with gray resin. Plywood floor installation steps are here.

SATURN INFLATABLE BOAT SD430 FEATURES:Click to see how to install plywoodd floor and assemble inflatable boat.

  • All around rope grab line.
  • Separate internal air chambers.
  • One-way drain valve with plug.
  • All around, durable rubber strike.
  • Safety valve to prevent over inflation.
  • Stainless steel D-rings for easy towing.
  • Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design.
  • Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Spare rope for attaching anchor is included.
  • Double layer of fabric at the bottom of tubes.
  • Holds up to 6 persons maximum or 4 comfortably.
  • Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector.
  • Heavy-duty marine grade plywood floor is included.
  • Extra thick heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom.
  • Lightweight and strong removable aluminum seat benches.
  • Free second bench is included when order is placed on-line!
  • Equipment: T-paddles, repair kit, seat bench and carry bag.
  • Free, complimentary generic high-volume hand pump is included.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.

You can download Saturn SD430 inflatable boat data sheet in PDF format

Videos of Saturn SD430 Inflatable Boats in action.

Quick Tip! Worried about the heavy weight of a hard floored boat? Don't break your back! Get a foldable hand cart from any retail store to carry the folded boat around. Even inexpensive dolly movers will work great for transporting a folded or fully inflated boat. Get dinghy dolly wheels to easily move the inflated boat across the shore and into the water.


Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:

Overall Length:
14'
Inside Length:
9.2'
Overall Width:
6.6'
Inside Width:
3.3'
Tube Diameter:
20"
Chambers:
3+1
Person Capacity:
7
Loading Capacity:
1830 lbs
Max Motor Power:
40 HP (15" shaft / 175 lbs)
Tube Shipping Size:
59 x 29 x 14"
Tube Weight:
139 lbs
Tube Shipping Weight:
145 lbs
Floor Type:
Marine Grade Plywood
Floor Shipping Size:
48 x 28 x 6"
Material:
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Floor Shipping Weight:
90 lbs
Seams:
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Speed (approx.):
30 mph (40HP w/2 adults)
Inflation & Assembly:
40 min.

Note: Specifications and accessories are subject to change without notice. Max O/B Motor means: maximum power of outboard motor that can be safely used to plane the boat loaded to the maximum capacity at normal water surface conditions. Please exercise common sense and caution when using maximum motor capacity. Do not jump from wave to wave as new 4-stroke motors are much heavier then 2-stroke and provide extra strain on the transom. Under normal circumstances, with half the maximum persons/load capacity, 50% of maximum O/B power rating may be necessary to put boat on plane.

My impression of the boat is very positive, I currently have a Mark II Zodiac brands (14 feet) and this boat is at least as solid and robust as the Zodiac brands

Okay, it's been two years since I purchased my SD430, the 14 foot inflatable boat. The first year I had it, I worried because I didn't have a trailer and couldn't afford one. I was worried that once I got to put it in the water I'd have problems and the warranty would be expired or something. At this price, I expected lesser quality inflatable boat than a actually got. After opening and inflating the boat, I folded it back up and put it in the basement while I saved some more $$$. I got my trailer at the beginning of last summer (the following year) and had the boat in the water for fishing or just running about just about every weekend last year.\r\n\r\nI have a used 25 hp Mercury outboard with an unknown number of hours in case you're interested. I must say that the inflatable boat handles quite well. It's my first boat so I admit that I don't have anything to compare it with but it's quite comfortable and it feels safe to me. I use two igloo coolers at seats, one mounted at the stern to the right side and the other (about 2 feet) closer to the bow on the left side. With a couple of rod holders mounted to the transom, I'm in the water. Actually I just ordered your seat frame so I'll be using that with a basic seat at the stern this year.\r\n\r\nTrue Story: I was running hard, throttle wide open, back from my fishing spot my brother-in-law in the front of the boat so I didn't see a 3 foot long stick that appears to have been stuck vertically in the mud at the bottom of the water. I'd seen it on the way out but not on the way back in. I guess someone put it there to mark something. It resembled a ferring strip with a rectangular profile and no point. My brother-in-law tried to yell but it was too late. I hit that stick head-on and heard (and felt) it loud and clear, "BAMM". The boat felt like it hit a rock from where I was sitting. I just KNEW that I had torn the boat from front to back along the bottom. When I pulled the boat out of the water I looked at the bottom and saw absolutely nothing!!! After it dried there was actually a mark about 5 feet long (looked like faded white chalk because the stick was painted white) where the stick hit the bottom but no tear, not even a dimple. AWESOME!\r\n\r\nI also must tell you that I'm impressed with how robust this inflatable boat is. It seems that most manufacturers offer 18 inch tubes on a boat this size where the sd430 has 20's...lovely! It did raise the bow rather extremely upon taking off but I grabbed a couple of those lifters advertised on your accessories page and that was the end of that. It now barely lifts the bow when taking off at all. I'm anxious to see how the new seating feels but it's February and I have a couple of months to go before I put it back in the water. Engine needs tune up too. I'll send pics after I get the seating installed and coolers repositioned. I also plan to grab a canopy this year.\r\n\r\nLOTS AND LOTS OF FUN!!! THANKS! This was a great deal! I only wish you had the tunnel speed boats at the time I purchased as I would have gotten that instead. It really looks hot and if the quality is comparable to the sd430, it'd be well worth it. Does it come in an 18 or 20? If so, I think they'd sell well. I'd get one!

Hi BoatsToGo! I received my boat yesterday and here are my impressions. I'm pleased with the apparent quality of the SD430. The tubes are larger diameter than even most of the Zodiacs and Avons that I've seen... I like that! It's really larger than I'd envisioned and appears very well made. All seams are neatly glued and the boat appears very rugged.

I'm still very happy with my Saturn. I've had it 4 years, used it for 3 and it still looks like new. I keep it fully inflated on the trailer inside my garage so I'm sure that helps.

This is our first boat. We've had it out five times on four different lakes. The first time was on a pond with a 40lb thrust (used) trolling motor- Such a relaxing afternoon... The next three times was with a malfunctioning 1974 20 hp Mercury. What turned out to be a transmission problem kept us to about the same speeds the trolling motor gave us. After three trips to the boat shop the motor was finally fixed. GPS in hand, we did "speed trials". Fully loaded with the wife and 2 kids we did 17.7 mph. After dropping the passengers off at the dock I got it up to 19.5. We have a lot of fun with this boat. Thanks.

I am one happy Saturn-owner these days. She's running like a greased barracuda! Planes beautifully, esp. with the hydrofoil I installed. You asked about SPEED with my 15hp Mercury 4-stroke motor. An experienced boat person estimated it runs full throttle at between 18 and 22mph. Or an average of 20mph.

Dear BoatsToGo, I am writing to let you know that I am very pleased with my recent purchase of the SD430. I have to admit that given the low price, I was\r\nexpecting to find something wrong with the boat; however, try as I may, I\r\ncould not find anything wrong with this boat! This is an excellent boat\r\nat a fantastic price. The Saturn SD-430 is nearly $1,000 cheaper than any other comparable boat I could find...

Hi BoatsToGo. I am Canadian resident from Quebec and I test for the first time my SD430 with Mercury 25hp 4 stroke. The result is WOW! The boat is quiet the performance is outstanding and it let me drive very easy. My summer will be very... thanks BoatsToGo . Sorry for the English, I am French.

Hi...I recently received my 14 foot inflatable from you, modified it, and put it in the water for testing. I am a Coast Guard licensed Charter Boat Captain with over 40 years boating experience and more than 25 years experience with inflatable boats. I would like you to know that your 14 footer is one of the best boats I have ever owned, and would put it up against a expensive brands or Avon any time. My wife and I are very pleased with the handling of this boat. Thanks for a great product and great service.
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