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16' Heavy-Duty KaBoat SK487XL

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MSRP: $2,198.00  
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Saturn 16' Heavy-Duty Inflatable KaBoat™ SK487XL.

New V3.0 model - Larger 20" diameter tubes for more buoyancy, rigidity, and fiberglass covered transom.

New V3.0 comes with 3 benches, 1 set of rowing oars and 1 set of oarlocks. Older version 2.0 had 2 sets of oarlocks and 2 set of oars. One set of oarlocks and oars were eliminated in order to keep lower prices, and reduce overall weight.

Saturn SK487XL Inflatable KaBoat specifications.

Saturn SK487XL is our largest heavy-duty Saturn KaBoat available. Now it comes with extra large 20" dia tubes and fiberglass covered transom. Extra heavy duty PVC fabric, bottom tubes covered with extra layer of materials all way up to rub strake. Saturn SK487XL is perfect large size KaBoat for fishing, hunting, exploration of wilderness or as a work boat. While being big, this boat still light enough to carry by 1 strong person.

Saturn Kaboat SK487XL light enough to carry by one person

This model is also great for remote island explorations, fun day on a water with a family, or just simple fishing on a weekend with friends.

Saturn SK487XL KaBoat model has 4 separate air chambers for extra safety, compared to 2 standard chambers of regular KaBoats. Extra heavy-duty rub strake protectors are installed along both sides of the tubes for enhanced durability and rigidity.

Saturn KaBoat SK487XL is rugged enough for far away expeditions

SK487 KaBoats come with set of oarlocks for easy rowing. With a 15HP 2-stroke outboard motor, this KaBoat was riding scary fast! The SK487XL handles sharp turns great and holds large waves without a problem.

Saturn SK487XL Kaboat can take even on a big waves

Customer's review of Saturn SK487XL KaBoat after expedition on Yukon, Alasksa.

New KaBoat SK487XL model features:

  • Transoms now have triangular splash guards to minimize back splash and protect the transom holders from heat and exposure to UV rays.
  • Bulky plastic handles on end tubes were replaced with sun resistant and durable soft handles for longer life span.
  • The valves were moved to the inside of the tubes and under the seat to protect them from sun and the elements, and to make inflation from inside the boat easier when on the water.
  • New models have different bench attachments to make them shorter, lighter and move slightly lower for easier rowing.
  • Grommet PVC splash guards with safety grab lines run all along the KaBoat's tubes from the front to the rear. Having grommets on PVC lines allows the attachment of additional accessories, kayak seats and custom made frames and arches for rod holders, night lights, etc.Same heavy-duty
  • 1100 Denier PVC as in SATURN boats & rafts.
  • Front spray skirt with water deflector guard and rope lacing.
  • Marine grade plywood transom with a one way drain plug.
  • Extra thick, high-pressure inflatable air deck floor.
  • Durable rub strake protectors along boat tubes.
  • 4 fins on bottom of tubes for improved tracking.
  • 4 (four!) separate air chambers for extra safety.
  • Included: 3 benches, hand pump, repair kit, carry bag and 1 set of rowing oars.
  • Please see this article for alternative seating options.

Customer's Videos of older Saturn SK487XL KaBoat V2.0

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Quick Tip: If you are worried about the air floor being accidentally punctured by sharp gear or fishing hooks, you can get a piece of vinyl flooring from a local hardware store that can be cut out to fit inside the KaBoat over the floor.

Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
136 lbs
Exterior Length:
1100 Denier PVC
Overall Width:
Interior Width:
Tube Diameter:
Air Chambers:
4 + 1
Floor Type:
140mm Air Deck
Person Capacity:
KaBoat Weight:
130 lbs
Weight Capacity:
1100 lbs
Engine Capacity:
10HP 4-stroke or 15HP 2-stroke

This is Lance, I have purchased 3 boats from you and have been very satisfied with them all! The last boat was a 16 foot KaBoat! I just returned from a 2 month, solo ,1600 mile expedition down the Yukon River! The boat performed flawlessly, it endured being drug over gravel bars countless times, never once puncturing a hole in the boat! After 1600 mile the boat still looked like new, not 1 patch in it! Very impressed with the quality of this product! Sold the boat at the end of my expedition but will definitely be purchasing another!

Thumbs up to the 16' Heavy-Duty KaBoat SK487XL! It has exceeded my expectations in performance and durability. Great value for the price.

If you're looking for a spacious and versatile watercraft, the SK487XL KaBoat is the answer. With three benches included, you have ample seating for your entire crew. Whether you're embarking on a fun-filled day on the water with your family or venturing out for a remote island exploration, this KaBoat provides the space and comfort you need. It's also perfect as a work boat, capable of carrying heavy loads with ease.

While the SK487XL KaBoat is undeniably robust, its larger size may pose a challenge for transportation and storage. However, the benefits far outweigh this minor inconvenience. The size allows for a more spacious and comfortable experience, making it perfect for extended trips or accommodating larger groups. With its exceptional performance and durability, the SK487XL is a worthwhile investment for those seeking unforgettable water adventures.

Recently purchased my SK487 XL I could not be happier, hell I'm planning on replacing my 10 dinghy on my sailboat for the SK396 w/2.3 hp honda.
I bought this for fishing the coastal waters in So. Cal for yellowtail, White Seabass and Halibut, but decided with the Dorado pushing close to take it out approx. 14 miles chasing kelp paddies for dorado. Great times.
I paired it with a Tohatsu 5hp and a Bixpy jet for a trolling motor. I added a DIY frame that breaks down with T-Slot rails to mount rod holders and fish finder, added seating mounts, catch bag and a DIY bait tank. Even had room for a bucket loo for those long trips. I don't recommend it for a daily run but we did took it to Catalina island on a day with extremely calm seas for yellowtail. (had a buddy with his boat along for safety) Its perfect for beach launching. I use a Ryobi mini blower to get the pontoons to about 1 lb psi in about 30 seconds then a quick top off with 12v pump. I use a C-tug with two removable pvc pipes attached for balancing the load. Never had an issue with 3 beach and one ramp launch. I'll include photos once my last mods are complete

The Saturn 16' Heavy-Duty Inflatable KaBoat SK487XL is an absolute beast of a watercraft. With its larger 20 diameter tubes, this KaBoat offers unparalleled buoyancy and rigidity, making it the ultimate choice for fishing, hunting, and exploring the wilderness. The fiberglass covered transom adds an extra layer of durability, ensuring that this KaBoat can handle whatever adventure you throw its way.

The 16' Heavy-Duty KaBoat SK487XL is a game-changer! Versatile and easy to carry, it's perfect for limited storage spaces. Overall good quality.

I bought the Saturn 16' SK487XL KaBoat for my outdoor adventures and I'm glad I did. The 20" diameter tubes add extra buoyancy and rigidity, which have been very helpful during my wilderness excursions. The extra heavy-duty PVC fabric and bottom tubes covered with an additional layer of material further confirm its robust construction.

The four separate air chambers for extra safety and the numerous improvements in the new model, such as the triangular splash guards, sun-resistant soft handles, and relocated valves, have made my trips more enjoyable and safe. The ability to attach additional accessories to the grommet PVC splash guards with safety grab lines has proven to be a useful feature. Overall, the SK487XL is the perfect boat for all outdoor activities, from hunting and fishing to just spending a relaxing day on the water with the family.

Attention to detail sets the SK487XL KaBoat apart. The triangular splash guards on the transom minimize back splash and protect the transom holders from heat and UV rays, ensuring longevity and performance. The sun-resistant and durable soft handles replace bulky plastic handles, offering a comfortable grip and extended lifespan. The relocated valves inside the tubes and under the seat not only protect them from the elements but also allow for easier inflation while on the water.

I have used the Saturn 16' SK487XL KaBoat for various activities - from fishing and hunting to just having a fun day on the water with my family. The 20" diameter tubes offer extra buoyancy and rigidity, and the heavy-duty PVC fabric with an extra layer of material covering the bottom tubes, proves its durability.

The four separate air chambers add an extra safety layer, and the improvements made in the new model, like the triangular splash guards and sun-resistant soft handles, have been quite practical. I also found it very helpful to have the valves moved to the inside of the tubes for easier inflation. Overall, the SK487XL has exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it to others.
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