Manufacturer of SATURN Inflatables Since 1999

14' Inflatable Boats SD430

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MSRP: $3,198.00  
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The 14 feet SD430 is a heavy-duty inflatable workboat, great for water rescue, diving or day trips.

New Model V3.0 - German Heytex PVC, Heat Welded Seams, Fiberglass Covered Transom, Premium Quality.

The SATURN SD430, measuring 14 feet, represents a robust inflatable workboat designed for versatile applications such as water rescue, diving operations, or leisure day trips. Introduced as the New Model V3.0, it boasts enhancements including the utilization of German Heytex PVC material, heat-welded seams, a fiberglass-covered transom, and overall premium construction quality.

Noteworthy for its utilization in Fire Rescue and Emergency Departments nationwide, the SD430 distinguishes itself from its SD415 counterpart due to its larger dimensions, featuring 20" tubes and a wider interior. It also incorporates an aluminum floor rather than an air deck, resulting in a more spacious vessel overall.

Constructed to accommodate up to 7 occupants, the SD430 is compatible with outboard motors of up to 40 HP, although it performs optimally with a 25 HP motor. Remarkably, even with a 15 HP outboard motor and only 2 passengers, the boat demonstrates smooth planing capabilities, as attested by customer feedback.

Saturn SD430 inflatable boat specifications

Technical specifications reveal the utilization of premium-grade materials, including 1100 denier German Heytex PVC fabric reinforced with polyester, offering exceptional resistance against tearing, tension, and abrasion. This material surpasses the durability of standard 1000 denier PVC fabrics utilized by competitors.

When deflated, the SD430 conveniently folds into a compact form, fitting into one large bag for the tubes and another large flat bag for the floor. Storage options include placement in the cargo space of an SUV or minivan or within a sizable closet in an apartment. For ease of transportation, the deflated and packed boat can be transported using a foldable hand cart. Moreover, the inflatable boat is equipped with removable dinghy wheels affixed to the transom for effortless transportation when inflated.

Additional protective features include double layers of fabric at the tube bottoms and a rub-strake protector along the keel, offering heightened defense against sharp rocks and abrasive surfaces. Furthermore, a safety valve is integrated to prevent over-inflation in the boat's chambers, ensuring operational safety.

Saturn SD430 inflatable boat comes standard with a 5 section heavy-duty aluminum floor. 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 aluminum floor is included.
  • Extra thick heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced 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:

Light Gray
Overall Length:
Inside Length:
Overall Width:
Inside Width:
Tube Diameter:
Person Capacity:
Loading Capacity:
1830 lbs
Max Motor Power:
40 HP (15" shaft / 175 lbs)
Tube Shipping Size:
Tube Weight:
125 lbs
Floor Weight:
75 lbs
Tube Shipping Weight:
135 lbs
Floor Type:
Aluminum sectional floor
Floor Shipping Size:
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Floor Shipping Weight:
82 lbs
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.

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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