This is our first boat. We have 14' SD430 Saturn. 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.
Francisco08/07/2008, 07:51 AM
I just received at home the SD 430 boat. My impression of the boat is very positive, I currently have a Mark II Zodiac (14 feet) and this boat is at least as solid and robust as the Zodiac. I am planning to use it soon to dive in Monterey Bay...
Dwayne J.07/29/2008, 04:25 PM
For those who are not sure of Boatstogo.com take it from someone who bought the sd330 and has had it since 2005. I found the boat to be very good and have had no problems with it except one minor issue with the air floor ..the boat it self is of very good quality and I am very happy with it ....just recently I had someone up in the British Columbia mountains come up and admire it ....well long story short he was very impressed with the boat and the fact that it was powered by a Yamaha 9.9 which moved it very well so he bought it from me....so as soon has I arrived back to Alberta I did purchase another one this time I got the sd365 and will live with the problem I have with the air floor. Just in case you would like to know what that is ....lol.Make sure U clean all the sand out of the air valve because it will get in to it and have these slow air leaks and when U have to inflate the floor u will remember I have learnt to just flush the valve with water before I deflate it and so far it worked so to anyone thinking about them I did have a 11ft and now own the 12 ft with a 15 hp and have no issues with the quality of them oh yea prices are a ok.
Brian, New York07/06/2008, 01:06 AM
No joke, this is a nice boat and half of what would pay for a name brand. Very convient boat, well worth the money!!. I use my electric engine, and it runs nice.
firstname.lastname@example.org/18/2008, 04:41 PM
have used the SD 330 for over a year now and love it just flies with a 9.9 yamaha many positive comments from those that see it works perfect for lakes in western canada
Terence05/28/2008, 03:12 PM
Just wanted to say.. thanks! I got boat with everything intact (coast to coast), just registered it this morning, & will have it in the bay hopefully this Saturday. You were great! = )
Dan & Diane G.03/30/2008, 04:11 PM
Thank you so much for your quick response to our request!! We really appreciate your time. We now have our inflatable registered and we are ready to go! It has been a pleasure dealing with your company and we will definitely recommend you if anyone would want to purchase an inflatable. Have a great day!!
T. Ichikawa, Sapporo, Japan02/02/2008, 10:02 AM
Hello, I received 12' boat that I ordered from you, and got to use it for the first time the other day. From the first time I inflated it, I have been amazed at the quality and construction of this boat. I expected a moderately decent boat with no frills, but this thing is awesome.I couldn't believe the bomb-proof construction of the tubes...they're rock solid, and the air floor is unbelievably comfortable, yet amazingly rigid. I put a 25hp outboard on it, and it is wickedly fast. It also easily smashes through 3 to 4 foot waves. I will be using it in the Gulf of Mexico in open ocean in a week or so, and I will be able to send you some pictures or video then. Please feel free to use anything I have said on your website, as I wish more people to know of your outstanding quality and service ...I wish nothing in return, except that you keep doing what you are doing. Your help and patience with my constant questions was very much appreciated.I got an RK375B inflatable kayak last spring as a companion of my trip. Since then, RK375 traveled everywhere with me, from a wild river in Hokkaido (northernmost island of Japan) to tropical ocean islands of Maldives (island nation in the Indian ocean located at about 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka). It gave me great pleasures that had not been experienced before getting it.There were several reasons why I chose RK375 as my companion boat. The first was its portability. The total weight of RK375 including paddles and a pump is lighter than free baggage allowance of any airline company. RK375 can be packed in a suitcase of 70x50x35cm (I cut each paddle into two peaces), which is convenient for manual transportation.The second was the toughness of PK375. It was not punctured by hidden rocks in the rapid stream and coral reefs in the tropical ocean. The third was the stability and controllability of RK375. It was stable enough for watching a wild life from the river and rapid enough for hopping island to island in the tropical ocean. In conclusion, I am very satisfied with RK375 irrespective of its low price.