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16' Inflatable Boats SD488

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MSRP: $3,598.00  
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16' SATURN SD488 Heavy-Duty Inflatable Motor Boats.

New 2023 model comes with 5 air chambers for extra safety, German Heytex PVC fabric, Heat Welded Seams and Fiberglass Covered Transom. These extra features makes SD488 ideal rescue boat for emergency services, as well as regular use.

Great Inflatable Boat for Fire and Emergency Rescues, for Floods and Swiftwaters operations.

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. Saturn inflatable boats now come standard with a heavy-duty aluminum floor. Floor installation steps are here.

Saturn inflatable boat used in rescue during flood.

Saturn boat used during flood rescue


  • 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.
  • 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 videos of Saturn SD488 inflatable boats

Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:

Dark Gray
Overall Length:
Inside Length:
Overall Width:
Inside Width:
Tube Diameter:
Person Capacity:
Loading Capacity:
2400 lbs
Max Motor Power:
40 HP (15" shaft / 175 lbs)
Tube Shipping Size:
Tube Weight:
128 lbs
Floor Weight:
125 lbs
Tube Shipping Weight:
131 lbs
Floor Type:
Anodized Aluminum
Floor Shipping Size:
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Floor Shipping Weight:
119 lbs
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.

This 16' Inflatable Boats SD488 is impressively versatile and performs like a champ! Easy to transport and store, making it convenient for my outdoor adventures. Seems to be good.

I've been enjoying the 16' Inflatable Boats SD488 for a while now, and the quality is holding up well. No complaints so far. Good value for the price. So far so good.

The SD488 inflatable boat is a true workhorse that offers exceptional performance and durability. Its reinforced PVC fabric and heat-welded seams ensure longevity, even in the toughest conditions. The inclusion of three aluminum bench seats provides ample seating and comfort for extended journeys. Whether we're cruising on the water or engaged in emergency operations, the SD488 proves its reliability time and time again. This is a vessel that you can trust and depend on.

We are incredibly impressed with the versatility of the SD488 inflatable boat. Its ability to handle fire and emergency rescues, as well as regular recreational use, makes it a truly multi-purpose vessel. The 5-layer thick construction of the German Heytex PVC fabric provides unparalleled resistance to tearing and abrasion, ensuring that the boat can withstand the harshest conditions. Whether we're using it for fishing, commercial operations, or pleasure cruising, the SD488 delivers on all fronts.

I'm loving the 16' Inflatable Boats SD488! It's easy to handle, and the convenience of storing it is a major plus. Highly recommended for recreational use. Not bad at all.

This 16' Inflatable Boats SD488 has exceeded my expectations. It's practical, easy to transport, and delivers a smooth ride. I'm happy with my purchase.

I recently purchased the SD488 inflatable boat and I must say, it's worth every penny. This 16' boat is not just a regular inflatable boat, it's a heavy-duty motor boat designed with safety and durability in mind. The boat is made from German Heytex PVC fabric and has heat welded seams, making it ideal for both emergency services and regular use. The boat's 5-layer thick construction protects it against UV rays, ozone, and abrasion, and the inner layers provide perfect strength and adhesion.

The boat also comes with a heavy-duty aluminum floor, which is a great addition. The floor installation is straightforward and the boat also comes with a free, complimentary generic high-volume hand pump. The SD488 is equipped with a reliable Halkey-Roberts flat valves design and a safety valve to prevent over inflation. The boat also has a front D-ring with an integral lifting handle, making it easy to transport.

The SD488 is a versatile inflatable boat that can be used for a variety of purposes. It's not just valuable for rescue management operations, but it's also great for everyday use, fishing, commercial operations, or pleasure cruising. Its durability and safety features, combined with its excellent performance, make it a top choice for any water-based activity.

I bought the Saturn SD488 inflatable boat for its high-quality materials and its reputation for durability. I've owned several inflatable boats before, but this one truly stands out. The 1100 denier heavy-duty PVC fabric is quite remarkable and has proven its resistance against tearing, tension, and breaking on several occasions.

We've taken this boat out on river trips, and it handles beautifully. The five air chambers provide an additional layer of safety, which is reassuring when we're out in challenging waters. The heavy-duty aluminum floor gives the boat a solid feel and adds to its overall stability. It's a great investment and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a durable, dependable, and high-performing inflatable boat.

The SD488 inflatable boat has brought joy and peace of mind to our recreational boating adventures. Its sturdy construction, combined with the premium materials used, ensures a safe and enjoyable experience every time we hit the water. The spacious design and three aluminum bench seats offer comfort for our entire group, making it ideal for family outings or gatherings with friends. The SD488 is a true testament to Saturn's commitment to quality and excellence in the world of inflatable boats.

I'm impressed with the 16' Inflatable Boats SD488's performance. It glides smoothly on the water and provides a stable boating experience. Definitely worth it!
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