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16' Inflatable Boats SD488

WE HAVE 1 SD488 RED THAT HAS SMALL FLOOR DAMAGE DUE TO SHIPPING. BRAND NEW BOAT, WAS RETURNED UNOPENED, FLOOR HAS SMALL SCUFFS DUE TO SHIPPING. CAN PROVIDE PICTURES PER REQUES. BOAT SOLD AT DISCOUNT.

$1,599.00
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MSRP: $3,348.00  
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16' SATURN SD488 Heavy-Duty Inflatable Motor Boats.

WE HAVE 1 SD488 RED THAT HAS SMALL FLOOR DAMAGE DUE TO SHIPPING. BRAND NEW BOAT, WAS RETURNED UNOPENED, FLOOR HAS SMALL SCUFFS DUE TO SHIPPING. CAN PROVIDE PICTURES PER REQUES. BOAT SOLD AT DISCOUNT.

Great Inflatable Boat for Fire and Emergency Rescues, for Floods and Swiftwaters operations. 5 air chambers per hull!

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.

Saturn SD488 inflatable motor boat for pleasure cruising

SD488 motor boat equipped with pair of emergency T-paddles, 3 aluminum bench seats and soft carry handles. Durability and safety of SD488 model not only valuable for rescue management operations, but also great for everyday use, fishing, commercial operations or pleasure cruising. This is the only Saturn boat that has 5 independent air chambers inside hull. Most inflatable boats has only 3 chambers per hull. More chambers means even more safety in case of an accident. Saturn inflatable boats now come standard with a heavy-duty aluminum floor. Floor installation steps are here.

Saturn SD488 inflatable boat being used during rescue at Houston after hurricane Harvey:



Specifications:

  • Separate internal air chambers.
  • One-way drain valve with plug.
  • All around, durable rubber strike.
  • Safety valve to prevent over inflation.
  • Front D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Reliable Halkey-Roberts flat valves design.
  • Double layer of fabric at the bottom of tubes.
  • 5 (five!) separate internal air chambers for extra safety.
  • Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector.
  • Heavy-duty aluminum floor with aluminum floor frames. Floor installation steps are here
  • Extremely rigid, lightweight hull for excellent performance.
  • 1100-denier reinforced PVC fabric with polyester support.
  • Heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom for outboard motor.
  • Rowing oars removed due to wider size and 4th bench also removed to match other models.
  • Equipment: repair kit, 2 carry bags, 1 set of T-paddles and 3 aluminum bench seats.
  • Free, complimentary generic high-volume hand pump is included.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.

Customer's review of Saturn SD488 inflatable boat


Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:

Overall Length:
16'
Inside Length:
12'
Overall Width:
6.6'
Inside Width:
3.3'
Tube Diameter:
20"
Chambers:
5
Person Capacity:
8+1
Loading Capacity:
2400 lbs
Max Motor Power:
40 HP (15" shaft / 175 lbs)
Tube Shipping Size:
59 x 29 x 14""
Tube Weight:
145 lbs
Tube Shipping Weight:
149 lbs
Floor Type:
Anodized Aluminum
Floor Shipping Size:
48 x 28 x 12""
Material:
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Floor Shipping Weight:
110 lbs
Seams:
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Speed (approx.):
30 mph (40HP w/2 adults)
Inflation & Assembly:
45 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.

I bought this in 2019. It is a great dive boat. My only issues have been lack of storage areas. There are none. So you have to constantly transfer belongings, supplies ect. back and forth from car to boat and back. I fixed this with cabinets and tie downs I attached to the aluminum floor.
The weak spot on this boat are the straps that hold the benches. Of all the glue joints these are the weakest. They did not fail but you can see definite wear after only 1 season. I fixed this by putting the cabinets under 2 of the benches that are also attached to the floor. I do not use the forward one. This has stabilized the problem. I put a detachable swim ladder that attaches to the transom.
The biggest challenge was the trailer. I bought one that fits up to 16'. Be sure you buy one that is fully adjustable. If you ever want to sell it, it can be adjusted to any boat. It came with 2 bunks and I added 2 more to accommodate the soft hull.
I also bought the bimini top. You have to make up a method to attach it unless you glue attachment points onto the boat.
For the winter I deflated it, wrapped it in that plastic wrap you use for moving and put it as well as the engine in the basement.
I get compliments every time I put it in the water. Without the motor I spent about $3,000 on the boat and trailer. It is by far the cheapest way to get a boat. For New England it is by far a great choice for the limited season.

I am so happy with having purchased my 488, one of the best decisions I have made, I was thinking of buying a hard boat but its tough considering how expensive they are.

I took a leap and bought this and haven't looked back.

I PURCHASED THE 16 FT. SATURN BOAT AND I'M EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH IT. I HAVE TO SAY THAT NOT ONLY WAS THE PRICE AFFORDABLE BUT THE QUALITY OF THE BOAT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!!!
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