14' Saturn Inflatable Ocean Kayak (OK420X)
We're excited to add the Saturn Inflatable Ocean Kayak to our extensive kayak product line. Our introductory $649 price includes 1 highback foam kayak seat ($50 value). It is a commercial grade inflatable kayak designed specifically for ocean use. The 14' Saturn Ocean Kayak (OFK396X) has some new improvements and the "X" modification designates our upgraded Leafield C7 inflation valves (tops in the industry - $60 value ). We have used our innovative technology to apply a self bailing floor which allows water to escape through the bottom and makes the OK420X kayak ideal for use not only on the ocean but also for flat rivers, bays, and streams. The OK420X features a removable directional fin (1 fin for 2019 model) in the rear which provides greater directional stability and reduces seesaw action experienced in competitor products. You can use the fin or remove it when you are kayaking in rocky or shallow conditions. Also the newly designed catamaran-hull feature helps with stability and reduces friction with the water.
This kayak is the most portable ocean ready tandem inflatable kayak on the market. It inflates/deflates in under 5 minutes. It is lightweight and easily stores in the trunk of your car or SUV. The heavy-duty 1100 Dtex PVC is the same material found in our inflatable boats and has proven to be able to handle commercial grade conditions along with rocky/bony water. Our drop stitch customized floor is over 4" thick and is able to be pressurized to over 6 psi, making it among the most rigid on the inflatable kayak market. The thickness provides the bouancy needed to keep the waterline well below the top surface of the floor. The OK420 series kayak also comes with pre-installed heavy-duty D-rings to accept the included 1 kayak seat and cargo (a 2nd seat can be added for $50).
Please note: While this kayak is self-bailing it is not really intended for whitewater kayaking use. It was designed to allow water to penetrate through the floor but the speed at which the water releases from the kayak is much slower than our professional grade whitewater kayaks. If you are looking to use the kayak in river rapids then please consider the 13' Saturn Whitewater Kayak which will yield much better self-bailing results.
Customer FAQ: How is the Ocean Kayak OK420X different from your Expedition RK, Fishing FK kayaks, or Whitewater WK kayaks?
Answer: The biggest difference is the position of the floor, the floor thickness (4") and the intent to use the highback kayak seats instead of inflatable thwarts or aluminum bench seats. The 4" thick floor is still the extremely rigid inflatable floor but since water is allowed to enter and discharge this kayak can see more water during use than our other kayaks without the bailing gaps. The OK420X is also longer than most models which provides greater leg capacity when paddling tandem and advantageous for more gear hauling. The removable fin is really helpful for flatwater use or in the ocean. The inflatable floor is directly exposed to the bottom area you are kayaking so it doesn't have the same protection as the FK396X or WK396X models which have the added second layers. This isn't critical for most customers as the single layer of material can easily handle most lake/ocean use. Consider the other models if you want to bang around on the rocks/coral with limited concern. For true river use in rapids where significant water will need to be removed quickly for performance, the 13' Saturn Whitewater Kayak is recommended.
Installing the Removable Fin
Insert the fin before inflating your kayak. Fold the deflated kayak floor at the slot entrance fin base then slide the fin and attach as shown in the example pictures below (please note the photo below shows 3 fins as is for informational purposes only regarding installation of the single fin included in this model). Unfold the kayak and inflate, it's that simple.