Saturn Inflatable Boats
13Apr/14Off

From Pleasure Cruising with the Family to Fishing with My Buddies

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!

Saturn Inflatable Catamaran.

Saturn Inflatable Catamaran.

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.

 

7Apr/14Off

Fishing Buddies Need Comfort when Out on the Water

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.

Saturn 11' Extra Wide Inflatable Boat for Fishing And Hunting.

Saturn 11' Extra Wide Inflatable Boat for Fishing And Hunting.

28Mar/14Off

Raising long shaft outboard motor for inflatable boats designed for short shaft engines.

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:

T-H Marine Hi-Jacker Fixed Jack Plate

TH Marine CMC 2 Piece Manual Power-Lift Transom Jack 4" Setback

 

23Mar/14Off

I Love My New Saturn Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board from BoatsToGo.com!

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.

Saturn Inflatable SUP paddle Board.

Saturn Inflatable SUP paddle Board.

13Mar/14Off

Taking on Waves in My Inflatable Ocean Kayak

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!

 

Saturn Inflatable Ocean Kayak taking on big waves!

Saturn Inflatable Ocean Kayak taking on big waves!

27Feb/14Off

My Mission is SUP Fishing

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!

Inflatable SUP set up for fishing with fishing rod, cooler, etc.

Inflatable SUP set up for fishing with fishing rod, cooler, etc.

17Feb/14Off

KaBoating is the Life for a Senior! Thanks to new inflatable from BoatsToGo!

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!

Saturn Inflatable KaBoat is lightweight!

Saturn Inflatable KaBoat is lightweight!

Saturn Inflatable Kayak  Boat Crossover KaBoat great for Fishing!

Saturn Inflatable Kayak Boat Crossover KaBoat great for Fishing!

 

 

 

28Jan/14Off

Fishing Buddies Need Comfort when Out on the Water

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.

Saturn Inflatable Fishing Boat SD330W

Saturn Inflatable Fishing Boat SD330W

20Jan/14Off

Having good time with my Saturn Inflatable Dinghy

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.

Riding in my new Saturn Sd230 inflatable motor boat.

Riding in my new Saturn Sd230 inflatable motor boat.

 

22Dec/13Off

Feed Your SUP Paddle Board, Kayak, and Catamaran Hunger with One Purchase

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!

Saturn Double SUP Paddle Board Combo

Saturn Double SUP Paddle Board Combo

Saturn Inflatable SUP paddle board

Saturn Inflatable SUP paddle boards