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SD430
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2016 Model SD430 (Dark Grey)New for 2017 - The optional upgraded sectional aluminum floor is available ($150 value).

The 14' Saturn Dinghy Tender is was built to handle the torment of rough seas or fast flowing rivers. It is a heavy-duty workboat, great for water rescue, diving or day trips almost anywhere and is currently being used by many Fire-Rescue and Emergency Response Departments across the country. With the optional aluminum sectional floor it is also a favorite of fishermen, divers and ocean cruisers. The 14' Saturn Tender comes standard with a 5 section heavy-duty marine grade plywood floor. The aluminum floor is available for those looking to cut down on weight, provide improved protection against corrosion, UV damage, and saltwater. It also makes the floor much more durable. Either option will work for most customers needs.

The 14' Saturn Dinghy Tender can handle up to 7 persons and comfortably seats 5 adults. It supports an outboard motor of up to 40 HP but will plane and manage effectively with a 25 HP motor. Even with a 15 HP outboard motor and 2 people this boat can plane nice and easy.

The 14' Saturn Inflatable Boat is made with our standard 1,100 Dtex PVC with a high density polyester fabric. It has excellent resistance to tearing, tension, abrasion and puncture. The heavy-duty outer PVC layer helps protect against UV rays, ozone and abrasion while the inner layers provide additional strength and support. The double layers of fabric at the bottom of the tubes and rub-strake protector along the keel provide extra protection from sharp rocks and abrasive sand. The pressure relief valve will prevent excessive air pressure in the boats chambers.

One optional accessory is a central console which can be installed directly on the hard floor to provide comfortable seating and easy means of navigation.

• Six carrying handles.
• Three separate internal air chambers plus one inflatable keel chamber.
• One-way drain valve with plug.
• All around, durable rubber strike.
• Pressure relief valve to prevent over inflation.
• Front D-ring with integral lifting handle.
• Reliable Halkey-Roberts style valves.
• Double layer of fabric at the bottom of tubes.
• Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector helps the boat plane easily.
• Heavy-duty marine grade wood floor with aluminum floor frames.
• Hugging strip with a life line.
• Lightweight and strong aluminum seat benches.
• Extremely rigid, lightweight hull for excellent performance.
• Heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom for outboard motor.
• Boat keel is protected by rubbing strake protection.
• Included Accessories: 2 aluminum seats, repair kit, carrying bag and 2 paddles.
• Free, complimentary generic high-volume hand pump is included.

Boat Specification

Air Chambers:
3 + 1
Carrying Handles:
6
Floor:
Sectional Aluminum (upgrade) or Marine Grade Wood
Inside Length:
9'3"
Inside Width:
40"
Length:
14'
Max Capacity:
1826 lbs
Max Outboard Motor:
40 HP (15" Shaft / 175 lbs)
Nylon Carrying Bag:
Included Standard
Overall Width:
6'8"
Packing Size:
59" x 29" x 14" and 48" x 28" x 6"
Paddles:
2 Included (Aluminum)
Passenger Capacity:
7
Rubber Strake Protection:
Included Standard
Total Weight (Incl. Floor):
220 lbs (with wood floor) - 200 lbs (aluminum)
Tube Diameter:
20"
Valves:
Halkey Roberts Type
Warranty:
2-Year Included
Weight (Floor):
80 lbs (wood) or 60 lbs (aluminum)
Speed (Approx.):
30 mph (40 HP w/2 Adults)
Stainless Steel D-Rings:
2 + 1 Front Stainless Steel Handle

Okay, it's been two years since I purchased my SD430, the 14 foot inflatable boat. The first year I had it, I worried because I didn't have a trailer and couldn't afford one. I was worried that once I got to put it in the water I'd have problems and the warranty would be expired or something. At this price, I expected lesser quality inflatable boat than a actually got. After opening and inflating the boat, I folded it back up and put it in the basement while I saved some more $$$. I got my trailer at the beginning of last summer (the following year) and had the boat in the water for fishing or just running about just about every weekend last year.

I have a used 25 hp Mercury outboard with an unknown number of hours in case you're interested. I must say that the inflatable boat handles quite well. It's my first boat so I admit that I don't have anything to compare it with but it's quite comfortable and it feels safe to me. I use two igloo coolers at seats, one mounted at the stern to the right side and the other (about 2 feet) closer to the bow on the left side. With a couple of rod holders mounted to the transom, I'm in the water. Actually I just ordered your seat frame so I'll be using that with a basic seat at the stern this year.

True Story: I was running hard, throttle wide open, back from my fishing spot my brother-in-law in the front of the boat so I didn't see a 3 foot long stick that appears to have been stuck vertically in the mud at the bottom of the water. I'd seen it on the way out but not on the way back in. I guess someone put it there to mark something. It resembled a ferring strip with a rectangular profile and no point. My brother-in-law tried to yell but it was too late. I hit that stick head-on and heard (and felt) it loud and clear, "BAMM". The boat felt like it hit a rock from where I was sitting. I just KNEW that I had torn the boat from front to back along the bottom. When I pulled the boat out of the water I looked at the bottom and saw absolutely nothing!!! After it dried there was actually a mark about 5 feet long (looked like faded white chalk because the stick was painted white) where the stick hit the bottom but no tear, not even a dimple. AWESOME!

I also must tell you that I'm impressed with how robust this inflatable boat is. It seems that most manufacturers offer 18 inch tubes on a boat this size where the sd430 has 20's...lovely! It did raise the bow rather extremely upon taking off but I grabbed a couple of those lifters advertised on your accessories page and that was the end of that. It now barely lifts the bow when taking off at all. I'm anxious to see how the new seating feels but it's February and I have a couple of months to go before I put it back in the water. Engine needs tune up too. I'll send pics after I get the seating installed and coolers repositioned. I also plan to grab a canopy this year.

LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN!!! THANKS! This was a great deal! I only wish you had the tunnel speed boats at the time I purchased as I would have gotten that instead. It really looks hot and if the quality is comparable to the sd430, it'd be well worth it. Does it come in an 18 or 20? If so, I think they'd sell well. I'd get one!
I received my boat yesterday and here are my impressions. I'm pleased with the apparent quality of the SD430. The tubes are larger diameter than even most of the Zodiacs and Avons that I've seen... I like that! It's really larger than I'd envisioned and appears very well made. All seams are neatly glued and the boat appears very rugged.
I'm still very happy with my Saturn. I've had it 4 years, used it for 3 and it still looks like new. I keep it fully inflated on the trailer inside my garage so I'm sure that helps.
This is our first boat. We've had it out five times on four different lakes. The first time was on a pond with a 40lb thrust (used) trolling motor- Such a relaxing afternoon... The next three times was with a malfunctioning 1974 20 hp Mercury. What turned out to be a transmission problem kept us to about the same speeds the trolling motor gave us. After three trips to the boat shop the motor was finally fixed. GPS in hand, we did "speed trials". Fully loaded with the wife and 2 kids we did 17.7 mph. After dropping the passengers off at the dock I got it up to 19.5. We have a lot of fun with this boat. Thanks.
I am one happy Saturn-owner these days. She's running like a greased barracuda! Planes beautifully, esp. with the hydrofoil I installed. You asked about SPEED with my 15hp Mercury 4-stroke motor. An experienced boat person estimated it runs full throttle at between 18 and 22mph. Or an average of 20mph.
I am writing to let you know that I am very pleased with my recent purchase of the SD430. I have to admit that given the low price, I was expecting to find something wrong with the boat; however, try as I may, I could not find anything wrong with this boat! This is an excellent boat at a fantastic price. The Saturn SD-430 is nearly $1,000 cheaper than any other comparable boat I could find...
I am Canadian resident from Quebec and I test for the first time my SD430 with Mercury 25hp 4 stroke. The result is WOW! The boat is quiet the performance is outstanding and it let me drive very easy. My summer will be very great thanks. Sorry for the English, I am French.
Hi...I recently received my 14 foot inflatable from you, modified it, and put it in the water for testing. I am a Coast Guard licensed Charter Boat Captain with over 40 years boating experience and more than 25 years experience with inflatable boats. I would like you to know that your 14 footer is one of the best boats I have ever owned, and would put it up against a expensive brands or Avon any time. My wife and I are very pleased with the handling of this boat. Thanks for a great product and great service.
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