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12' Saturn KaBoat

12' Saturn KaBoat

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List price: $1,125.00
You save: $526.00 (47%)
Shipping: $59.00
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Our brand new 2020 model just arrived and has even more upgrades only found at Saturn Rafts including upgraded German Heytex PVC ($75 value) and improved C7 style inflation valves ($50 value)! See the attachments link below to our Heytex PVC brochure. The SATURN KaBoat is for those that can’t decide between a Dinghy and Kayak. This versatile crossover can be used like our SATURN inflatable Kayak by paddling or can be turned into a motorboat by attaching a gas or electric engine to the plywood transom at the stern. Aluminum seats and incredibly stable design make it great fishing vessel and the compact size make for an excellent dinghy for a 2009 version of SK396 KaBoat comes with a set of rowing oars.yacht or sailboat.

The SATURN KaBoat is capable of transporting heavier cargo and offers a more stable design than that of a traditional kayak. The narrow profile allows for much less drag and allow it to outperform most traditional dinghy’s with similar engine size.

This is a new and revolutionary design, crossover between an inflatable kayak and an inflatable boat – an inflatable kayak with a plywood transom - KaBoat! To use it as a regular kayak, just paddle it anywhere you want, such as on the: ocean, bay, river or lake. All KaBoats are now come with rowing oars!

If you get tired, just use an electric or gas engine installed on the marine grade plywood transom. You can use it as an inflatable boat with an outboard engine.

If the battery charge or gas runs low, then use it as a kayak to paddle to your destination. The KaBoat is extremely portable and will fit in a medium size bag. Now you can go on vacation and take your small KaBoat with you, (along with an optional small electric or gas engine). The main benefit is that if you get tired of paddling, then you can use the engine to get back ashore.

The KaBoat's is exceptionally stable design allows you to stand, fly fish or even get into those narrow spots where other boats can't go to get the best fishing. Check at the all new version with upgraded features, a full exterior grommet strip, and added splashguards!

12' Saturn KaBoat Specs

An optional electric motor can act as a virtual "Ride-Assist". Just set the throttle to the 1st speed setting and it will help reduce rowing exhaustion. On the 1st speed setting, an electric engine can run around 12 hours (depending on battery size). A basic 30 lbs electric engine starts at around $99 at most outdoor goods retail stores. The SK396 KaBoat with an electric engine is an ecologically friendly, environmentally clean, real "Green" boat!

Additional Features:

  • Same heavy-duty 1100 Denier PVC as in SATURN inflatable boats.
  • Wide beam hull design for stability.
  • Full length Spray Skirt with water deflector guard and rope lacing.
  • Marine grade plywood transom with a one way drain plug.
  • High-pressure inflatable air deck floor.
  • 4 fins for improved tracking.
  • 1 set of rowing oars with oar locks.
  • 2 aluminum removable benches.
  • Included: hand pump, repair kit, 2 oars and carry bag.

Benefits of KaBoat VS. conventional Kayak or Inflatable Boat:

  1. Conventional plastic or fiberglass kayaks require significant storage space due to their large dimensions. KaBoats can be deflated and folded for easy storage and transportation.
  2. Kayaks can be only paddled, but the KaBoat allows you to use a small gas or electric engine to cover larger distances. If you get tired of paddling, you can start using an optional outboard engine.
  3. KaBoats are much more stable than conventional kayaks, allowing for standing and walking inside the KaBoat. In fact, you can fish standing or even ride while standing.
  4. The KaBoat can be used for diving, snorkeling, and fishing, however not many conventional kayaks can offer similar functionality.
  5. Due to the high buoyancy of its inflatable tubes, the KaBoat can transport a much larger cargo than regular kayaks.
  6. KaBoat allows you to go to narrow or shallow places where regular inflatable boats will not fit. Just raise the engine and paddle anywhere that is at least 5" deep.
  7. Due to its smaller chambers, it is much easier and faster to inflate a KaBoat than a regular inflatable boat.
  8. Because of its narrow profile and a much lower drag than wide conventional inflatable boats, KaBoats can go faster with the same rated engine than comparable size inflatable boats.
  9. KaBoats can also be used as a dinghy to a yacht or sailboat, but take up much less space when deflated and folded. KaBoats also can be placed on a swimming platforms.
  10. KaBoats cost much less than any inflatable dinghies and most kayaks available today.

Gray KaBoat Previous Version

New Inflatable KaBoat with aluminum benches and rowing oars. Click to zoom in. New Inflatable KaBoat with aluminum benches and rowing oars. Click to zoom in.
New Inflatable KaBoat with aluminum benches and rowing oars. Click to zoom in. New Inflatable KaBoat with aluminum benches and rowing oars. Click to zoom in.
Older original version of KaBoat SK396 in action. (click on images below to zoom in)

KaBoat Specification

Air Valves:
C7 Style Upgraded Valves
Exterior Length:
Exterior Width:
Inflation time:
5 min.
Interior Width:
KaBoat Weight:
48 lbs
1100 Denier German Heytex PVC
Max. Engine Capacity:
2.5 HP
Person Capacity:
Shipping Size:
45" x 24" x 13"
Shipping Weight:
70 lbs
Transom High:
Tube Diameter:
Weight Capacity:
500 lbs

Heytex PVC Specs (170407_brochure_HEYboats_EN_DE_view.pdf, 1,259 Kb) [Download]

I use my Kaboat as a tender for my 65ft sailboat and it really is an incredible inflatable. Easy for one person to launch and retrieve from the boat deck. Stability is better than expected and it rows quickly and tracks right on ...I have a 2.5 Lehr propane outboard for it and it is a great union. I will never go back to a conventional tender or dingy. Great design concept and execution. Regards.
We just received our boat and inflated it. NOTE: This boat is NOT made of thin or cheap PVC. I was quite concerned about that! The PVC is thick and well made and reminds me of a quality RIB, although I have not yet compared them side-by-side. This KaBoat is made for serious long-term use.
Needless to see, I am very relieved and excited. I highly recommend this product.
This boat is designed so well that it has a very good performance in the water. It also ensures a great comfort for the people inside it.

I love kaboats because I am able to stand up in them for a while. This helps me relax my muscles and joints and feel better.

Admin Response: Thanks Johnny, we appreciate the feedback and wonder how we could have achieved that 5th star. Enjoy!
I liked a lot the idea of having a kaboat – a kayak and boat at the same time but I was not sure whether you can trust on such a thing. It would be pretty bad if you row for hours until you have no more energy and then an engine problem happens. Fortunately, this one is reliable enough and I have not problems rowing and then using the engine for coming back.
I was really kind of skecpical of buying an inflatable boat. However, I am pleasantly surprised with its performance and quality. It is so much easier to load than a traditional boat. The material on the boat is really thick, which will help deter damage from occurring. I have used this boat a lot, and I am now a believer in the inflatable boat industry.

It is exactly what I was looking for.
Last Sunday I have tested the kaboat with my family (my wife, my child and the little yorkie Maya) in Avigliana lake: It's really great, stable (also with the waves generated by the boat of water-skiing that hit the side of the kaboat) and fast. In the photo you can see my yorkie Maya that do not want descend from the KaBoat, she loves it. She slept all the time on the floor under my seat
Hello, I purchased the SK396R and love it. The boat is better quality than expected and is great since I live in an apartment. Set up time from the back of my mini-van to water is about 5 minutes, I can often set it up and be out in the water before larger solid-hull boats can get off of their trailers and going. With my small outboard this things zips and since it doesn't weigh much at all, I ba rely use a gallon of gas all day. Anyways thanks for making a fantastic boat that I can afford on a college budget.
It had become a real nuisance to try and load/unload a traditional boat at my age, and those little kayaks arent built for a man. I needed something bigger, and now I got it. Ill be sitting in this until vacation ends, thats for sure!!
Prize...CATCH OF THE WEEK. Did you know that with the help of my Saturn KaBoat I won a prize for a popular fishing magazine ?.... Greetings
Bought the Kaboat back in May, have been using it ever since. Best money I have spent in recent years. I have had more fun with that raft, mainly rowing it, like a rowboat, like I did today. It has given me absolute joy to be out on the water. It rows so well, people think I'm like some professional rower or something, because of the speed I can go. But I've had it out with another person and we paddled it like a canoe then and it was fantastic. I love this boat!!! Thank you!
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