Manufacturer of SATURN Inflatables Since 1999

12' Inflatable KaBoat SK396

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MSRP: $1,198.00  
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12' Saturn Inflatable Kayak & Boat Crossover - KaBoat

Now with German Heytex PVC fabric and fiberglass covered transom!

Introducing the 12' Saturn Inflatable Kayak & Boat Crossover - the KaBoat™, now upgraded with premium German Heytex PVC fabric and a fiberglass-covered transom for enhanced durability and performance!

The KaBoat represents our latest innovation, featuring a patent-pending design that combines the best elements of an inflatable kayak and a boat, offering unparalleled versatility on the water. Inspired by the sleek profile of Asian Dragon boats, the KaBoat's narrow hull allows it to effortlessly glide through water, achieving higher speeds with less horsepower compared to conventional boats.

Lightweight and maneuverable, the KaBoat is compatible with both electric and small gas motors, providing flexibility for various water conditions and activities. Its streamlined design also enables paddling with a regular kayak paddle, granting access to tight and shallow spots inaccessible to other watercraft.

Compact and portable, the KaBoat conveniently fits into a medium-sized bag, making it an ideal companion for travelers who prefer to bring their own watercraft. Whether you're fly fishing, casting while standing, or exploring narrow waterways, the KaBoat's exceptional stability and agility ensure a thrilling and enjoyable experience.

Saturn KaBoat SK396 Tech Specs

For added convenience and efficiency, optional electric motors offer a "Ride-Assist" feature, reducing rowing exhaustion and extending your time on the water. Meanwhile, innovative design enhancements such as triangular splash guards, durable soft handles, and relocated valves contribute to improved functionality and longevity.

With grommet PVC splash guards and safety grab lines running along the tubes, the KaBoat offers enhanced safety and customization options for attaching accessories and equipment. Plus, its high buoyancy inflatable tubes enable greater cargo capacity compared to traditional kayaks, while its smaller chambers ensure quicker and easier inflation.

Experience the unmatched benefits of the KaBoat over conventional kayaks or inflatable boats, including compact storage, enhanced stability, and versatile functionality for fishing, diving, and more. Affordable and efficient, the KaBoat delivers an exceptional watercraft solution that's perfect for adventurers of all levels.

Advantages of KaBoat Compared to Conventional Kayaks or Inflatable Boats:

  1. Storage Space: Traditional plastic or fiberglass kayaks require significant storage space due to their large dimensions. In contrast, KaBoats can be easily deflated and folded, making storage and transportation a breeze.
  2. Propulsion Options: While kayaks are limited to paddling, KaBoats offer the flexibility to use either a small gas or electric engine for covering larger distances. This versatility allows you to switch to an optional outboard engine when paddling becomes tiring.
  3. Stability: KaBoats provide superior stability compared to conventional kayaks, allowing for standing and walking inside the watercraft. This stability enables activities such as fishing or riding while standing, enhancing your overall experience on the water.
  4. Versatility: The KaBoat's design allows for diverse activities such as diving, snorkeling, and fishing, making it a versatile choice for water enthusiasts. Many conventional kayaks lack this level of functionality.
  5. Cargo Capacity: Thanks to its high buoyancy inflatable tubes, the KaBoat can transport significantly larger cargo than regular kayaks, offering ample space for gear and supplies.
  6. Maneuverability: KaBoats can navigate narrow or shallow places where regular inflatable boats may not fit. With the ability to raise the engine and paddle in water as shallow as 5 inches, you can explore areas previously inaccessible.
  7. Inflation Speed: Due to its smaller chambers, inflating a KaBoat is much quicker and easier compared to a regular inflatable boat, saving you time and effort.
  8. Speed and Efficiency: The KaBoat's narrow profile and lower drag allow it to achieve higher speeds with the same rated engine compared to similar-sized inflatable boats, providing an efficient and exhilarating ride.
  9. Dinghy Compatibility: KaBoats can serve as dinghies for yachts or sailboats, offering a compact and space-saving solution when deflated and folded. They can also be conveniently placed on swimming platforms for easy access.
  10. Cost-effectiveness: KaBoats are significantly more affordable than inflatable dinghies and most kayaks available today, offering excellent value for watercraft enthusiasts.

KaBoat SK396 Specifications:

  • Same heavy-duty 1100 Denier PVC as in SATURN inflatable boats.
  • Wide beam hull design for stability. You can stand in a KaBoat.
  • Front Spray Skirt with water deflector guard and rope lacing.
  • Marine grade plywood transom with a one way drain plug.
  • High-pressure inflatable air deck floor.
  • 4 (four!) fins for improved tracking.
  • 1 set of rowing oars with oar locks.
  • Set of rowing oars with oarlocks.
  • Included: 2 benches, hand pump, carry bag, repair kit and rowing oars.

Saturn SK396 Inflatable Kaboat Review.

Saturn SK396 with 3HP and electric motor.

Various videos of Saturn SK396 KaBoat. Some videos showing older model of KaBoats.

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Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
70 lbs
Overall Length:
Exterior Width:
Interior Width:
Tube Diameter:
Air Chambers:
2 + 1
Transom High:
Floor Type:
Air Deck Floor
Kayak Packing Size:
34 x 21 x 10"
Person Capacity:
2 + 1
KaBoat Weight:
50 lbs
Weight Capacity:
500 lbs
Engine Capacity:
2.5 HP

Really cool mix between an inflatable kayak and an inflatable boat, because it only weights like 50 lbs it's very easy to lug around. It also performs really fast. It was a great purchase as far as I am concerned.

This is a great Kayak and I am really happy with it. I can honestly recommend it.

Excellent in every way! Strong, Great fabric, Used now numerous times. Full time RV user.

Being a single female who has champagne taste and a beer budget who loves the water and boating, well, this little baby is the key to my happiness. I love my kaboat!! I have an electric motor and a 2.5 HP Suzuki motor which I switch off and use. Sometimes I paddle it like a kayak, when I am not lazy. It is very versatile and if I am alone in the boat with my 2.5HP and lean forward so that the bpw part hits water, I cruise! What do I love about this baby, well for one it is made extremely well. I have had it for 2 years now and it has been through rocky rivers, murky lakes in my garage with my cats, with claws, jumping in and out of it and no rips or tears. This is not a cheaply made boat. It comes with NO storage fees, I can carry it, as it only weighs about 45 lbs and I inflate it with a Coleman electric pump in about 2 mins. It has no electrical items to break and cost me a fortune. I love it so much, I am looking at getting an inflatable SUP paddle board as well. This is a secret I can't keep any longer. I am an accountant, a Pisces, a water sign, a value gal and you get a of lot bang for the buck with this boat! That about sums it up. PS I called this my chic boat but my boyfriend now uses it more than me with my new 2.5 HP motor. He's said just the other day, I must say I am impressed with your chic boat, you did well.

I knew I wanted to buy an inflatable boat after hearing about how convenient they are to store and use. When I went on your site, I saw the KaBoats. I never heard of a KaBoat before, so I was intrigued. I thought it was an awesome idea to combine a kayak with a regular inflatable boat. Seemed like a great way to get more flexibility for your money. I decided on the smallest one (SK396) and paid the $599.

Calling it a combination of a kayak and boat is a perfect description. It’s so aerodynamic that it cuts right through the water when I want to go fast. But even though it’s thin, it’s still very stable like a regular boat. I stuck an outboard engine on the back of it because sometimes I’m feeling lazy and I don’t want to paddle. But if I want the workout, I just lift the motor out and paddle away. Pretty great to have both options.

Last Sunday I have tested the kaboat with my family (my wife, my child and the little yorkie Maya) in Avigliana lake: It's really great, stable (also with the waves generated by the boat of water-skiing that hit the side of the kaboat) and fast. In the photo you can see my yorkie Maya that do not want descend from the KaBoat, she loves it. She slept all the time on the floor under my seat

Hello, I purchased the SK396R and love it. The boat is better quality than expected and is great since I live in an apartment. Set up time from the back of my mini-van to water is about 5 minutes, I can often set it up and be out in the water before larger solid-hull boats can get off of their trailers and going. With my small outboard this things zips and since it doesn't weigh much at all, I ba rely use a gallon of gas all day. Anyways thanks for making a fantastic boat that I can afford on a college budget.

Prize...CATCH OF THE WEEK. Did you know that with the help of my Saturn KaBoat I won a prize for a popular fishing magazine ?.... Greetings

This is the best Kaboat of the world!...handy and very functional!...I'm 50 years old, and I can't carry with me any can feel with this kaboat like a fish in the water...I'm very happy and strongly recommend it to everybody!..Thank you!..

I absolutely love the Kaboat. It's extremely sturdy -- clearly well-made. A serious boat. I was also impressed with how quick it was to assemble; it takes me less time to set it up than my inflatable kayak, which is only 10'. Also amazed at how hard the inflatable floor is. And the red is totally boss. ;) Also very impressed with how it rows. Not as sleek as a real rowing shell, obviously, but it moves along just fine. Love the new lower seat placement. Sails very well. Heels some when the wind picks up, but you can either hike out or simply lean. Haven't needed stabilizers yet. Also delighted with how easy it is to right the boat from the water when capsized (standing on an extended oar seems to be the best method) and especially with how it doesn't take on a drop of water when you flip it! My kayak can't do THAT. And it packs down to the same size as my 10' kayak and fits in the trunk of a Miata (which is about the smallest trunk there is). Awesome boat. Many thanks!
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