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!
As it stands today, I am 75 years old. I have been an avid boater and fisherman throughout most of my life. But with age has come an aversion to some of the inconveniences that owning a hard hull boat comes with. The hooking up of a trailer to my car in order to get my boat to the water. The lifting of the boat onto and off of the trailer itself. The strain of cleaning a hard hull boat. All of these things were weighing on me physically, but I would continue to force my body to do them. Why, you ask? Well, the answer to that is simple. I just can’t live without my stress-free days out on the water. But now, I can have my cake and eat it to. That's because I discovered the incredible Saturn SK396 12’ KaBoat from BoatsToGo.
First, let me tell you what a KaBoat is. Simply put, this forward-thinking vessel is a cross between an inflatable kayak and an inflatable boat. Combining the best of both of these inflatable boats, the KaBoat has the versatility to let you zip through the water powered by a small electric motor, or paddle in tight spots where only a kayak could fit. That’s because of its unique narrow profile that BoatsToGo says is modeled after Asian Dragon boats. Plus, it’s designed to be stable enough for flyfishing and casting while standing.
Back to the convenience factor, which is why I decided to buy my inflatable KaBoat in the first place. Here are a few of the great conveniences this boat provides to a senior like me:
This inflatable boat is light weight. As I have gotten older, I have become less inclined to want to do the sort of heavy lifting that accompanies boat-related activities like putting a boat on a trailer. But with the SK396, I don’t have to worry about this at all. After each use, I just deflate my inflatable boat, slip it into its convenient carrying bag, and I can move this all very easily.
It takes up almost no space. I live in an apartment. That means I have no garage, backyard, or lawn. But with my inflatable KaBoat, that doesn’t matter at all. I just toss my bagged-up inflatable boat into my hallway closet, shut the door, and it is completely out of sight without taking up much room at all. This also applies to the fact that it fits right in the trunk of my car, so I can take it anywhere without needed a large truck or a boat trailer.
The price is right. As a senior, I live on a fixed income. That means boat-related expenses like docking fees are a real strain on my monthly budget. But as I have said earlier, my inflatable boat fits right in my hall closet. That means no docking fees whatsoever. And as far as the price of the boat itself is concerned, its sale price of $549 on BoatsToGo.com is a steal if I’ve ever heard one. It even comes with the handy carrying case, a set of rowing oars, a couple removable benches, and the high-volume hand pump for easy inflation. Now that’s a great deal!
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.
I live a busy life. I go to work from 8 am to 7 pm every weekday, then come home and spend time with my wife and kids until my gas tank runs dry and I have to go to sleep. On Saturdays, I love to take the family out for day trips, to ballgames, and to any other event we can all enjoy. But on Sundays, I need to relax and recharge. For me, that has always meant getting out on the water for a few hours. Whether that’s to do some fishing, some paddling, or just kick back and have a beer, it’s that "me time" that refills my tanks for the long work week ahead. But for a while, I just didn’t think we could afford the expense of a boat just so I could relax. That was until a friend of mine clued me in to inflatable boats. I went to BoatsToGo.com, checked out their selection, and realized that this was the perfect solution for me.
Although BoatsToGo had a wide variety of inflatable boats available, my needs were simple. I just wanted a small inflatable raft that I could take out onto the lake near my house. Because of this, I settled on the 7.6’ SD230 Saturn Inflatable Boat. This dinghy was the perfect option for me, fitting up to 3 people at once (though I usually use it on my own). It is incredibly light weight, so I can carry it all by myself. And if you are not the rowing type, you can easily attach a small outboard motor to it. But for me, I was happy with the free set of aluminum oars it came with. I just paddle out into the middle of the lake, lie back, and enjoy the day out on my inflatable boat!
As I said earlier, inflatable boats are very affordable, especially when compared to hard hull boats. And price isn’t the only place you save money. Because you can quickly and easily inflate the Saturn SD230 with the included high-volume hand pump, there is no reason to store it inflated. Just deflate it, place it in its carry bag, and it will fit in your closet, garage, or pretty much anywhere. That means you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars per month to dock it. You also won’t need a trailer for your inflatable boat, since it will fit easily in the trunk of your car.
One of my initial fears when my buddy told me about inflatable boats was that they would easily pop, leaving me stranded out in the middle of the lake. But when I started reading about these inflatable rafts like my SD230, I quickly realized how wrong I was about this. The reasons for that are the cutting-edge design and materials that these inflatable boats from BoatsToGo.com are made out of. For starters, Saturn inflatable boats are manufactured from 1100 denier PVC fabric, giving them amazing resistance to tearing, tension, and breaking. They also double the fabric layers on the tubes, providing even more protection. And if that wasn’t enough, my inflatable boat is built with separate air chambers. That way, if one of those chambers is breached, the boat will still float fine.
Thanks to my 7.6’ SD230 Saturn Inflatable Boat, my relaxing Sundays are back and better than ever. If you want to be able to relax your Sundays away, head over to BoatsToGo.com and find the inflatable boat that’s right for you.
My best buddy and I try to spend every free minute we can out on the water. Sometimes that's a quick inflatable paddle board session as the sun rises before work. Sometimes it's an adventurous kayaking run on the weekend. And sometimes we even want to relax out on the water on a boat that provides some leisure. The problem is, the fact that we don’t want to focus on one type of boating can really make our watersports hobby somewhat pricey. That is, until we found an item that would allow us to do everything we wanted with one affordable purchase. That item is the new Double SUP Paddle Board/Inflatable Catamaran Combo from BoatsToGo.
When we saw this option on the website, we just couldn’t believe our eyes. During BoatsToGo’s inflatable paddle board sale, we could satisfy all of our boating needs for just $1,129 between the 2 of us. For that price, what my buddy and I got is 2 separate, high-end inflatable paddle boards that we could each take home and use together or separately. These inflatable SUPs also double as sit-on-top inflatable kayaks when simply attaching seats to the easy-to-use D-rings on top of the boards. This is already pretty amazing, but the kicker is the ability to create a stable catamaran hull that can be used as a sail catamaran when you purchase a sail on BoatsToGo for $199. The best part is, this Double SUP Paddle Board/Inflatable Catamaran Combo is so well designed, going from one type of boat to the next is incredibly easy. Basically, all you have to do is put the 2 inflatable SUPs next to each other, then secure the 2 included aluminum benches across both boards using the specially designed sleeves on your board. And that’s it! You now have a stable catamaran hull that can be used as a sail catamaran for relaxing days out on the water.
Just like with all of the other inflatable boats from BoatsToGo, the SUP/Catamaran Combo is made of an incredibly durable PVC fabric that leaves it extremely resistant to any puncturing or other damage. It also inflates and deflates easily and quickly, and can be stored in the included carry bag that will barely take up any space in your home between days out on the water. And it performs at an extremely high level, with some unique performance features such as 2 removable fins on each inflatable SUP. These fins help with steering when you are using the inflatable SUPs separately, and also act as a keel when you attach them together to make your catamaran.
Needless to say, my buddy and I are super happy that we found this cutting-edge Double SUP Paddle Board/Inflatable Catamaran Combo at BoatsToGo. We never have to deal with boat rentals anymore, which cuts down on the cost of our watersports hobby. Plus, it feels great to have a boat to call your own. Even better when it’s 3 boats in 1!
Stand Up paddle boards are a growing trend among hottest outdoor sports in 2013, among other categories, as tallied up by the Outdoor Topline Report. Remarkably, fishing is also among those in wining categories, and paddle board fishing is a growing trend, as well. This shows that both outdoor activities complement each other; and this is why Saturn has been so successful with its line of SUP330 inflatable paddle boards.
Measuring 12 feet and 24 inches in width it is ideal firm ground beneath your feet, even if you have to reel a heavy fish. The paddle board is clearly designed to provide buoyancy, stability, and comfort. Once you paddle to you secret fishing spot, you can cast a line and enjoy the beautiful view.
Saturn looks great on water! But the best part is its incomparable quality of material – a double layer stich PVC fabric, which machine sealed at each seam for best protection from general use of the board. Although the fabric is thick, you can quickly inflate it with a complimentary hand pump, in just less than ten minutes.
Fishing with an inflatable paddle board is fun and rewarding. You can throw the carry-on bag with the paddle board over your shoulder and hike to hidden away sanctuaries. Once in the water, you can stealthy sneak to those spring spawning beds.
Anglers will find plenty of space on Saturn inflatable paddle board to rest a cooler, or strip a line and keeping it coiled without getting it tangled or knotted. Catch a big fish and it may tow you right back to the shore.
The hurricane season of 2013 is almost over, but as we can see on example of recent devastating typhoon in Philippines, it's never too early to prepare yourself before next storm hits. Almost every hurricane brings flooding. We've seen this during hurricane Sandy, last year, and this year in Colorado, or even more recently the flooding that occurred in Mexico, the wake of hurricane Ingrid, and latest disaster in Philippines. One of the most necessary items after the storm is a boat. While most people cannot store a large vessel, an inflatable paddle board makes a perfect gateway plan, when you stuck above a flooded lobby.
Inflatable boats are often used for rescue and military operations, but they are increasingly very popular among the civil population across the World. From yacht owners to fisherman, everyone can use a good inflatable boat. This is especially true for someone who just got cutoff by a flood. After hurricane Ingrid that battered Mexico in September, over 40 people were rescued by local residents with inflatable boats. This is very descriptive of how important inflatable boats in any evacuation plan.
While inflatable boats come in a variety of sizes, Saturn manufacturers SD430 and SD470 - a specific models of military grade inflatable boats which are fit for any rescue operation. Local fire departments choose this model because of its generous size, specific characteristics, such as buoyance and durability, and all around durable rubber strikes.
When the storm comes, many residents wish to weather it out in their homes. While we can blame the meteorologists for not delivering on promised weather, it is important to be ready in case of an emergency. An inflatable boat can easily fit into a carry-on bag and can be store in the attic or even a closet. You never know when you may need one, especially with all the changes we are seeing in global weather patterns. Do not wait until it is too later. Get your rescue inflatable boat now!
Anyone visiting Las Vegas, who loves kayaking, should consider doing so at the Black Canyon, which just southeast of Las Vegas, near the Hoover Dam. This is a 30 mile stretch of Colorado River, and all it takes is a good inflatable kayak and Government issued permit, which is much easier to obtain than it sounds. Some area around Dam is off-limits, as it serves electricity to well over 1.3 million people, is protected by federal security force. However, those who obtain the launch permit and don’t mind chancing the 30 boats per day limit will catch an awesome time.
One of the options is to hire a tour operator. This is probably the best thing to do for emerging kayakers. Although a little pricey, usually around $350 per person, a typical tour includes transportation to the launch pad, a high-quality kayak, and all types food and camping gear.
Las Vegas hotels are not that far away from the launch area, but you should consider giving yourself at least two hours before you get in the water. A tour operator will pick you up at a hotel and in a little while you will be looking up at the Hoover Dam and be stunned with its 700 feet colossal features.
“You best option to go kayaking is with inflatable kayaks from Saturn, because they are offering more buoyancy and portable when deflated” – says Jeff Begins, long time owner of one of Saturn kayaks.
No matter how you get there, be prepared - the scenery in the canyon is spectacular. You will sail into gentle green waters flowing towards high canyons, with Nevada to you right and Arizona to you left; you’ll experience how vast our homeland really is.
The best time to come here is in the fall and spring. This is the time when a two-day trip, covering about 12 miles, will take you through the lower part of Colorado River and within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Spring and fall are the most popular times. With miles of trails it’s hard to find crowds of tourists. It will be your best two days, spent in peace and quiet, among hidden waterfalls, historic ruins, and wild life.
My family has a somewhat unique hobby that we all enjoy together. It is usually the focus of any family trip we take, whether they are week long excursions out of state, or just quick weekend getaways or day trips. This hobby is whitewater rafting, and I have often felt that the sense of camaraderie and the need to work together when navigating rapids has made us a closer knit unit on a daily basis. Plus, speeding through rapids is just a huge amount of fun for everyone.
Until relatively recently, we used to just rent whitewater rafts wherever we went. It was simple and convenient, but over the long haul it was somewhat costly. There were also other negatives of rafting this way, such as never being able to truly get used to your gear since you were using new equipment all the time. There was also the issue of consistency of quality, as some of the boats we’d rent ended up being too old and worn to perform like they once did. So a little over a year ago, I decided it was time for the family to make an investment in our favorite hobby. So I set out to find us the perfect whitewater raft. After plenty of searching, we ended up going with the Azzurro Mare 13’ AMR385. And we all agree that this has proven to be a very wise decision.
The Azzurro Mare AMR385 performs at a level that will allow you to traverse pretty much any class III+ whitewater you want. Its high rocker was designed to add excitement to your ride, and it has certainly delivered for us. Despite being a comfortable-sized raft, the Azzurro Mare AMR385 is extremely light, fast, and easy to handle, which results in it outperforming basically all of the heavier rafts we have used over the years. And for us, performance was the main key when choosing a boat.
Another great advantage of the Azzurro Mare AMR385 inflatable whitewater raft is its durability. Or should I say “indestructability.” This vessel has a bottom made out of extra heavy-duty 1.5mm PVC fabric, which is almost double the thickness of standard whitewater rafts. Then there’s the protection on the tubes themselves, which features two layers of that same 1.5mm PVC. This makes the tubes completely puncture proof and resistant to any abrasion. Add that to the extremely helpful self-bailing system, and you can feel comfortable knowing that your family will be safe when you take them out on a week long river rafting trip.
This raft is also extremely versatile. For example, if I go on a trip with my wife and two kids, we have the option of paddling down the river or actually attaching a rowing rig. But if we bring friends along, we can go back to just paddling and fit up to 8 people in the boat. Additionally, the Azzurro Mare AMR385 doubles perfectly as a fishing boat for those days when you feel more like leisure than adventure.
And one more thing that made me fall in love with the Azzurro Mare AMR385. It’s a raft high-level enough to be used by many commercial rafting shops, but at a price that the average consumer can afford!
"Tropical paradise" is usually a degree an over-glorified term. After all, the tropics area hot, humid, full of mosquitos, and disease-riddled bugs. Still, there are a images of good locales within the planet of ours, with enough water and sun to live an adventurous outdoor life, and for whitewater board paddling. That image can be a great sub-tropical post card, if sent from South America.
This tiny country sits on the equator and is somewhat politically stable, according to geo-political monitors, people here are friendly, and reasonable. It additionally happens to own the chain of mountains running straight through its heartland to the Pacific Ocean, waiting for you in the west, as the wet Amazon basin looms its green jungles in the east. Between these geographical dominants sits a highland laced with watercourse canyons. With annual precipitation of over 1,200 millimeters in most mountain locales, there's a good area to launch a paddle board each every few kilometers, and most of them tumble downhill in a fair gradient profile that produces them neither too arduous or to mellow. This can be the dominion of the boulder-garden category IV fast. You can get in this tropical paradise, and you can even bring your own paddle board. Local guides use wooden made kayaks, but you recommended bringing an inflatable paddle board, because there is a bit of hiking to the water. There are many different brands you can get, for example Saturn. But you must make sure it’s made out of double stich layer fabric, because the basin floor is mostly rocks and branches of prehistoric trees that lay untouched here since the time of the dinosaurs.
There are areas, parts of the nearby jungle that are seasonally flooded with rising water due to tropical downpours, but that means you can have many fascinating high water days, and explore the jungle even further. However, never turn your back on the weather here, as you should never do whitewater paddleboarding, if you are not an expert. The rain season falls on April, but downpours can happen anytime, anywhere below the equator. It’s easy to get lost or get stuck in the white water currents, if you don’t know how to paddle in white water.