New 2017 SD488 model now much wider and bigger than our previous SD487 model it replaces.
Recently added, new SD488 boat is same width and tube diameters as our large SD470 and SD518 boats, and position in length right in between those 2 models. Previous SD487 model was more narrow, and with smaller tubes. It was same size as SD385, but longer. Previous model SD487 had 4 benches, and new model now has 3 benches, same as our other models SD470 and SD518. We replaced model to avoid confusion with its size.
New SD488 inflatable boats are made of premium 1,100 Dtex heavy-duty PVC fabric with polyester support which has excellent resistance to tearing, tension and breaking. The 5-layer thick construction's outer layer, protects the boat against UV rays, ozone and abrasion, and inner layers provide perfect strength and adhesion. Double layers of fabric at the bottom of the tubes and a 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 boat's chambers.
SD488 model equipped with 1 set of emergency T-paddles, 3 aluminum bench seats and soft carry handles. No rowing oars or 4th bench.
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.