Ever since I can remember, I have been an adventurous type of woman. From scuba diving, to team sports, to hiking, to biking, I love to explore new places. A few years ago, I went out of the country for a kayaking trip down a foreign river, and I just had a blast. I decided that I wanted to spend the next few years adventuring on rivers around the globe. But for this, I would need the perfect companion. No, that companion wasn't another person to travel with. Personally, I like to travel untethered, so having another person as my permanent travel companion can often get in the way. No, the companion I needed was the perfect kayak. I found that perfect companion in my Saturn RK396 Heavy-Duty Expedition Inflatable Kayak.
On my first few river adventures, I rented boats locally. This satisfied me okay, but I always felt like I wanted a boat I could call my own. One that I could get used to, which would allow me to feel right at home on my journeys. But the question was, is it just too much of a pain to bring a boat to these different spots in other countries? I thought the answer to that was yes until I stumbled across the wide selection of inflatable boats on BoatsToGo.com. These inflatable kayaks and other inflatable boats can be easily stored. But best of all, when they are deflated, they fit right into a handy carrying bag that you can travel on a plane with, and then easily re-inflated at the river’s edge. Just check it in like any other luggage, and your personal boat can travel with you to foreign lands!
As a single girl out on the water, another major concern of mine was durability. Was these inflatable boats I saw too good to be true? Were inflatable kayaks strong enough to handle the punishment that some of these foreign rivers might dish out without leaving me stranded in the middle of nowhere? I carefully researched this, and found that my Saturn RK396 inflatable kayak is called “heavy duty” for a reason. That reason is that it’s built out of extremely thick 1100 DTEX PVC fabric that’s coated on both sides to make it strong against punctures and abrasions. Now that I know that, I can paddle out onto a multi-day excursion worry free.
As I was researching my inflatable kayak, I came across benefit after benefit. But all of these great features of the inflatable boats that BoatsToGo was offering wouldn’t matter much if the inflatable kayak I purchased didn’t perform at a high level when I was out paddling. I need maneuverability and versatility on my trips. Good thing my inflatable kayak provides me with both. The RK396 combines speed with stability to make it the perfect vessel for almost any river or stream. It is comfortable enough to take on long journeys, while also be versatile enough to explore smaller, thinner rivers. This makes the Saturn RK396 Heavy-Duty Expedition Inflatable Kayak the perfect companion for any adventurous person… woman or man.
My family consists of me, my lovely wife, and our two sons. We have always been a close knit family. We love spending time together, traveling together, and doing activities together. And when we do these activities, they are often of the outdoor variety. Whether it is hiking, biking, or playing sports, the togetherness we feel when we are enjoying nature together is one of a kind. But out of all our activities, our clear cut favorite is spending a day out on the water in our trusty 11' SD330 Saturn Inflatable Boat. The SD330 is the most popular inflatable boat in Saturn’s line, and after using it for a long time, my family knows just why. Here are some of those reasons:
1. It’s the perfect size for a family of 4. Saturn has a ton of inflatable boats. And when I was researching which one to buy for my family a few years ago, I went through all of them on BoatsToGO.com and decided on the SD330. I have never regretted it for one second. This inflatable boat has a maximum seating capacity of 5 people, which makes fitting 4 people on it for a day out on the water very comfortable.
2. It is extremely durable. Obviously, I wanted an inflatable boat that would last a long time and would also be a safe vessel for my family to spend time on. Well, the SD330 is all that and more. Made of heavy-duty 1100 denier Korean VC fabric with polyester support, this inflatable boat is very resistant to breaking, tearing, and popping. To this day, we have still not had any issue with durability on our SD330.
3. It is sturdy. The Saturn SD330 has been specifically designed to be sturdy and strong out on the water. Once the high-pressure drop stich air deck floor is inflated, there is no difference from standing on your inflatable boat to standing on a plywood floor. But performance-wise, you still have the added advantage of maneuvering a light boat, which is something my son Michael always raves about.
4. It is convenient to move and store. Just like with most of the other Saturn inflatable boats carried by BoatsToGo, the SD330 is incredibly convenient when it comes to storing and travel. I can easily inflate it with the complimentary hand pump it comes with. Then, once we are done using it for the day, deflating it is a snap. After that, I just toss it in my trunk and we are on our way home. It can even be packed in a standard piece of luggage for a family vacation!
5. It is truly affordable. My wife and I do fine at work. However, we are not made of money. We really couldn’t afford a hard-hull boat with its up-front costs, storage costs, and repair and maintenance costs. For us, inflatable boats were a miracle. At just $899 on BoatsToGo.com, the 11’ SD330 Saturn Inflatable Boat was truly affordable to us. It also doesn’t require things like storage expenses because we can just deflate it and store it in a closet or our garage.
All-in-all, I would highly recommend Saturn’s SD330 inflatable boat to anyone who will listen. It has brought my family closer together, which to me is priceless.
When I was 15 years old, my dad took me on a father son trip. We rented a raft, scheduled a tour with some other families that we had never met, and set off on a weekend whitewater rafting journey. When we hit our first small rapids, we were hooked. Now, many years later, my dad and I try to go on at least 2-3 whitewater rafting trips with each other every single year. And each time, we enjoy ourselves just as much as we did on our first time out.
Obviously, my dad and I have become much better whitewater rafters than we were that first time out. We challenge bigger rapids, handle our boat better, and work better as a team. But those aren’t the only differences between our current trips and our first trip. The biggest difference is that we bought our own inflatable whitewater raft, the Saturn RD290 Commercial Grade Whitewater Mini Raft. Now we no longer have to rent boats and go out with tour groups. We are free to adventure on our own whenever we want and wherever we want.
When my dad and I first looked into buying our own inflatable raft, our number one priority was high-level performance. And in this category, the RD290 is at the top of the heap. It was designed with an extra high rocker that provides an exhilarating ride out on the rapids. This inflatable boat is lightweight, fast, and easy to maneuver, helping it outperform a lot of the heavier, bulkier inflatable rafts on the market. The 9.6’ size is perfect for squeezing through tight spaces or handling Class III+ rapids, while providing enough space for the two of us and our gear to fit comfortably. And as a bonus, this inflatable boat doubles perfectly as a fishing boat for those off days when we just want to relax and unwind out on the water.
The next on the list of our inflatable raft priorities was durability. And in this area, the RD290 is one of the best. The tubes on this inflatable raft are made of heavy-duty 1,100 Dtex High Strength PVC that’s coated on both sides. That means the fabric this boat is made up of is very thick, making it extremely resistant to punctures, rips, and abrasions. Plus, the detachable floor make and replacements or repairs extremely easy and quick.
Another great benefit that the Saturn RD290 Commercial Grade Whitewater Mini Raft provides is portability. Believe it or not, this inflatable raft is easily deflated, fitting right into the trunk of your car. My dad and I love this since we can just pack up, toss our boat in the trunk, and be on our way in no time. Plus, when we want to go adventuring in another part of the country or overseas, we can pack our boat up and check it onto a plane like luggage. We have done this a bunch of times, and I can never get over just how easy it is to travel with our inflatable raft.
For more information about the RD290 inflatable whitewater raft and mny other top of the line inflatable boats, check out BoatsToGo.com. That’s where we bought our RD290, and the experience has been great.
If you have ever given any thought to pursuing the hobby of stand up paddle boarding, you've probably heard about how great an option inflatable paddle boards are. They are easy to learn on, durable, and incredibly convenient. Add that to the fact that they are amazingly low-priced, especially during BoatsToGo's inflatable SUP sale, and they are a great buy for paddle boarders of all skill levels, including beginners. Here are a couple tips for those just getting started with their inflatable stand up paddle board.
Standing Up on Your Inflatable SUP
When you initially take up paddle boarding, your initial goal should be to figure out how to regularly stand up on your board in calm water. First, find the center of your board and kneel there, with your paddle perched across the deck of the board in front of you. From the kneeling position, rock back and forth a bit to get a good feel for the motion and balance of your inflatable paddle board in the water. Stabilize yourself by holding the sides of the board with your hands. Then, slowly bring your feet up under you, one at a time, until you are standing on the board, knees bent, and feet about shoulder width apart around the board’s center.
How to Paddle Correctly
The first thing you must learn about paddling is how to grip the paddle. Start with your weak hand on the top of the paddle. Then put your strong hand on the paddle shaft, with your palm facing in. Remember, the paddle itself goes into the water on the side of your strong hand. In order to get the most out of your energy, paddle with long strokes, then return the paddle to position in the front of your inflatable SUP by turning it flat so it has less resistance when cutting through the air. And make sure the paddle is angled away from you when you put it back into the water, which will result in longer and more powerful strokes. You will also want to alternate which side of the board you paddle on, otherwise it will be impossible to travel in a straight line.
Turning Your Stand Up Inflatable Paddle board
Now that you know how to paddle straight, it’s time to learn how to turn. In the beginning, you can make basic, wide turns by just paddling on one side of your inflatable SUP like was mentioned above. However, once you are more used to boarding, you can make much sharper turns with a somewhat more advanced move. You will first step to the back of the board and push down, lifting the nose of the board into the air. Then, you will take a couple short paddle strokes on one side of the board, and you will find yourself making a sharp turn.
There you have it. You now know how to stand up, paddle, and make turns on an inflatable paddle board. Once you get the hang of all this, you can start to work on more advanced paddle boarding, including using your board to catch waves. Also, you might wake to take a look at the inflatable SUP sale going on at BoatsToGo, which has paddle boards on sale for as low as $599.
About two years ago, I bought my first personal boat. I always knew I wanted a boat, but I never thought the time was right. But a few times a year, I would rent a boat and take my wife and kids out on a pleasure cruise. This was always a great day for the whole family. I would also occasionally go out with one of my buddies on his boat for fishing trips, which were extremely relaxing for someone like me who spends so much time at work. After a particularly great family excursion, I decided it was time to start taking the possibility of boat ownership seriously. After a lot of searching, I came upon BoatsToGo.com, which specializes in all different types of inflatable boats. The benefits of inflatable boats made sense to me, so I researched until I found the perfect inflatable boat that met all of my needs. That boat was the Saturn 12’ Inflatable Mini Cat MC365.
The MC365 is a pretty amazing vessel. Styled like a catamaran, this inflatable boat is perfect for just the types of day cruises that my family loves. It also provides a stable fishing platform, making it a great vessel for going out on the water for a day fishing with my buddies. It even has built in D-rings in the bow area that were designed for securing any fishing gear we bring along. Plus, it can handle either an electric trolling motor or a small gas outboard motor, giving you a choice of the type of motor you want to use on your own inflatable boat. I chose a small gas outboard motor, and it has worked perfectly!
One of the greatest benefits to the Mini Cat MC365 was its affordability. As I said, I am married with a couple of kids, so finances can sometimes be tight. But at a sale price of just $799 on BoatsToGo.com, my new inflatable boat didn’t set me back much at all. Plus, since it can be easily deflated after each use, there is no need to pay for docking or storage. I just let the air out of my inflatable boat, slip it into the handy carrying bag it came with, and store it in my garage or closet. This small size also makes it easier to transport down to my local lake, which is pretty vital since I don’t currently live on the water.
Another great feature about my inflatable catamaran is just how durable it is. In the couple years I have owned it, it has never popped, ripped, or anything like that. The reason for this must be the fact that it’s made out of heavy-duty denier PVC, which is super strong. Each tube also has 2 separate air chambers. That way, in the unlikely event that your inflatable boat gets a tear, it should still float perfectly fine. Plus, the extra wide durable rub strake on the bottom of the tubes makes them even more resistant to abrasions. This allows this inflatable boat to be beached even on a rocky line.
Over the past two years owning my Saturn 12’ Inflatable Mini Cat MC365, I have gone on many excursions with the family and fishing trips with my buddies. The great memories from these trips will be with me forever thanks to my amazing inflatable boat.
I remember the first time my buddy John and I went fishing. We were 10 years old. Our dad's were close friends and always fished together on the weekends. Finally, they let us tag along. We went out to the local lake, and we both fell in love with the combination of relaxation and excitement that you can only get by fishing. Once we were old enough to borrow my dad’s little row boat, we would go out there and cast our lines whenever we had a spare few hours. Now, over 20 years later, John and I still feel the same way about the sport we love. And actually, since I bought my new 11' Saturn SD330W Extra-Wide Inflatable Fishing Boat, those days have gotten even better.
Simply put, this extra-wide Saturn inflatable boat is the perfect fishing companion for us. Why, you ask? Here are just a few of the reasons:
The Saturn SD330W is Ultra-Comfortable
As everyone knows, fishing is as much about unwinding from a long week as it is about actually getting bites. And with this extra-wide inflatable boat, comfort is king. At a huge 79” wide, this inflatable boat was specifically designed to be the most spacious vessel in its class. It can comfortably seat up to 5 people, which means that John, I, and our gear have way more space than we need. But trust me, we take full advantage of it. We even sometimes bring a little table and beach chairs so we can take a break from fishing to play some cards right there in the boat.
The Size Won’t Cost You Performance
Whether you are paddling with the included set of aluminum oars, or tossing on a little 15 HP motor like I prefer to do, the SD330W will perform like a champ. That has a lot to do with its cutting-edge round end tubes, which help the boat plane evenly and therefore perform better. And this inflatable boat has been designed to perform well for the specific act of fishing too! When it’s inflated, the high pressure drop stitch air deck floor becomes rigid, allowing you to easily stand and balance on it for fishing in the same way you could stand on a plywood floor.
The SD330W is Convenient in Many Ways, Including its Price!
First off, buying an inflatable boat like the Saturn SD330W from a place like BoatsToGo.com will save you a ton of money. Believe it or not, my SD330W cost me under $1,000! But that’s not where the savings and convenience end. Because of the fact that this inflatable boat is so easy to inflate and deflate for each use, you won’t need to spend money on docking or storage. Just deflate your boat, toss it in the trunk of your car, and head home to where you can easily store it in a closet or your garage. It takes up almost no space at all!
Clearly, John and I’s 20 year love affair with fishing is only getting started. And with my new Saturn inflatable boat from BoatsToGo, it will certainly continue for years to come.
For the past few months I have been searching a variety of forums and outlets for a new toy come spring. I had a few RIBs in mind and hadn't given too much thought to inflatables until I came across Saturn's 15
foot model - the SD470 inflatable boat. Its not often stumbles upon a boat with a low transom that is designed for an 15" inch shaft on the motor, let alone one that can be deflated and packed away when I am done. I am an avid
ab/spearfisher and I frequently find myself with a need for maximum horsepower once I am outside the marina. The waters out here on the Pacific coast have some pretty decent current and swells to them so most
of the more adventurous boaters who do venture out on them tend to keep their motors performing at peak so having something with a shorter shaft is really ideal for those of us who need the increased maneuverability
and handling. I've tried using 20" inch shaft motors - a 40HP I had laying around from a few summers ago and I found that even by raising it a little with a jack plate I still encounter some rough turning at
higher speeds plus the drag from all the extra prop being down makes the ride too choppy for my tastes.
I enjoy the excitement of rushing across the swells so to have the motor sit high is a real benefit for me so I
try to leave the prop just deep enough to not blow bubbles and I am cruisin' happily. I've taken control a few times of Seamaxx equipped with a 3" Jack plate and have never been able to achieve the control I
really want to. The boat always feels heavy in the water and really bogged down when the gas is delivered. Many people say that your top end speed will suffer when using a short shaft motor but I inclined not to
agree. Perhaps because the boat weighs nearly as much as I do there isn't much slowing me down. Now I am able to be well past the markers before the wife even notices that I am gone!
Here is links to those jack plates that I have used:
Truth is, I have been a huge fan of stand up paddle boarding for a very long time. It is a hobby I would recommend to everyone because it has everything to offer. It is a lot of fun, which should be the first thing you are looking for in a hobby. It is adventurous. And as a bonus, it is actually an incredibly good workout. Seriously, is there any better workout than a workout you actually look forward to and enjoy? No way! So for all of those reasons, I long ago got very into stand up paddle boarding. But there were always a few issues with the hobby. For example, a new SUP can sometimes be expensive. They are also a bit cumbersome, requiring a decent amount of necessary storage space at your home and often a roof rack on your car. That was until I came across the great inflatable paddleboards for sale on BoatsToGo.com.
At first, I was hesitant to try out an inflatable SUP. I was happy with my hobby, and change is sometimes scary. But once I bought my first inflatable stand up paddle board, I knew I had found the board of my dreams. For starters, the performance of my inflatable SUP measured up to any standard paddleboard I had used. In fact, in a lot of ways it was even easier to ride! That’s because of my Saturn inflatable SUPs extra buoyancy, which results in better performance under heavy weight loads.
The next thing that really impressed me about my new inflatable SUP was just how well built it is. For starters, Saturn offers an amazing 2 year warranty just in case anything goes wrong. But honestly, my inflatable paddle board is so well built that I cannot imagine that happening. It is made from 6” thick heavy duty PVC drop-stitch fabric, making it extremely resistant to any abrasions, rips, or tears. Simply put, my inflatable SUP can handle anything I can dish out!
I want to go back to what I mentioned earlier about the inconveniences of standard SUPs. With a new inflatable SUP from BoatsToGo.com, annoyances like storage and travel are a thing of the past. When I’m done paddling for the day, all I have to do is quickly deflate my board, pack it up in its handy carrying case, and toss it in the trunk of my car. When I get home, it fits right into my closet for easy storage. That means no roof rack needed, no garage space needed, no nothing. It’s just another moderate sized bag in my closet taking up barely any space at all!
So for this great inflatable SUP with all of these conveniences, how much do you think you are going to pay? Personally, I would pay thousands of dollars (which is what some standard SUPs cost). But my inflatable stand up paddleboard was on sale for only $599. I couldn’t believe it! I told a bunch of my friends who I paddleboard with, and a lot of them converted to inflatable SUPs already.
I love the ocean, I love kayaking, and I love to have fun. Now I can combine them all into one great day out on the water. That's because I bought the brand new Saturn OK420 Commercial Grade PRO Inflatable Ocean Kayak, which has brought my kayaking hobby from calm lakes and streams to the ocean with all its waves. Of course, I can still use my new inflatable kayak on rivers and bays as well. But for me, nothing beats the fun of paddling over wave after wave after wave. Here are a few of the great things about my new inflatable kayak that I think separates it from the competition:
1. It can handle ocean waves. As I said earlier, I love the fact that I can use my new inflatable kayak out on the ocean. The reason the OK420 can handle this comes from its unique design. This amazing inflatable kayak has 4 self bailing openings along its floor, which allows water to escape without flooding the hull. That’s why it is able to handle the waves I encounter when I’m out in the ocean without any problems whatsoever.
2. This vessel is incredibly stable. With the thin design of inflatable kayaks, stability can sometimes become an issue. But not in the OK420, which has combated this problem by being built with 2 removable directional fins. With one fin in the front and one in the back, this inflatable kayak has incredible directional stability with virtually no seesaw action. It also has a catamaran-like hull that further increases stability while significantly reducing friction with the water. All of this adds up to a great ride!
3. My inflatable ocean kayak is super convenient. Another great thing about my OK420 inflatable kayak is just how convenient it is. I just quickly inflate it with the included high volume hand pump, and I’m off and paddling in no time. Then, when my daily adventure is through, I just deflate it and store it in my closet. That’s right! It is small enough to easily fit in a closet. That also means that it fits right in the trunk of my car, so I can take it with me anywhere I want.
4. The OK420 leads the pack in durability. One of the major questions I had about inflatable kayaks was if they would rip or pop during one of my journeys. With the OK420, this isn’t a concern. I mean, this boat is made up of thick, heavy-duty 1,100 Dtex High Strength PVC fabric coated on both sides. That makes it puncture proof, abrasion resistant, and incredibly durable.
5. It is very affordable. I bought my Saturn OK420 Commercial Grade PRO Inflatable Ocean Kayak online at BoatsToGo.com because, despite this inflatable kayak having a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,198 (still very cheap in my opinion), BoatsToGo had it on sale for $599. Let me tell you, this vessel is very much worth this small price. I have not regretted buying it for a second!
Two of my life's biggest pleasures are standup paddle boarding and fishing. I take both extremely seriously, which means I do plenty of research before I decide to buy any fishing boat or SUP. I want something that is convenient, heavy-duty so it will last a long time, maneuverable, and durable. As far as convenience is concerned, I long ago decided to go with an inflatable boat for my fishing vessel. But I always had a separate stand up paddle board that took up space in my home. That was until I started searching around on BoatsToGo.com a couple years ago and found a vessel that met and exceeded all of my needs. That vessel was the PRO Angler Fishing Extra Heavy-Duty Inflatable SUP from Saturn.
The first thing that caught my eye was that this particular inflatable stand up paddleboard was designed to be military grade. That means they are able to take a licking and keep on ticking. Considered by many to be the most durable inflatable stand up paddle board available today, the PRO Angler SUP is made of extra strong 6” thick drop-stitch fabric. Saturn has also coated the bottom and top of this inflatable SUP with an extra 1.5mm PVC layer, which helps make this vessel insanely resistant to rips and abrasions. Simply put, this boat is designed for war.
Performance-wise, the PRO-Angler inflatable SUP is right at the top of the heap. Its 35” wide body design allows for 30% more air volume, which results in much higher performance under heavy weight loads. This is perfect for my other hobby of fishing, because this inflatable paddle board can easily hold the weight of all of my gear without its performance suffering. Plus, the perfectly placed grommet lines on both sides of the vessel make strapping my fishing gear down extremely convenient. But what if I want to spend a more relaxing day out fishing on my inflatable SUP? That’s no problem at all, because this inflatable stand up paddle board doubles as a sit-on-top kayak just by easily attaching a simple kayak seat. When I read that, I knew this vessel would be the perfect tool for my two favorite hobbies.
I haven’t even mentioned some of the other incredible conveniences of my PRO Angler Fishing Extra Heavy-Duty Inflatable SUP from Saturn yet. For starters, this vessel is very easily inflated with the included hand pump, and then deflated when not in use. Because of this, it can be easily transported and stored in small spaces. That means no more docking fees for your fishing boat, roof rack for your stand up paddle board, or cramped garage. And maybe best of all, BoatsToGo now has this inflatable stand up paddle board on sale for only $849, so you won’t have to blow months and months of salary on your new boat.
So if your mission is SUP fishing, check out the Saturn PRO Angler Fishing Extra Heavy-Duty Inflatable SUP on BoatsToGo.com, and you can tackle these two great hobbies of fishing and stand up paddle boarding with just one vessel!