Our 15’ Saturn Heavy-Duty Inflatable Boat (XHD470 product code) is now made with upgraded features only found in our largest Saturn boats. This workboat is ideal for ocean conditions and commercial operations but is truly excellent for nearly any water based activity, such as fishing, day trips or scuba diving. The XHD470 version now comes standard with the upgraded sectional aluminum floor ($200 value). These boats have become extremely popular for those looking to replace a hard bottom ocean-going boat and provides added portability to deflate/inflate in under 10 minutes. It can handle up to 8 people and is very comfortable for a group of 6.
The XHD470 Saturn inflatable boats are made of 1100 DTEX Korean PVC fabric with polyester support that has excellent resistance to tearing, tension and breaking. It is a much more heavy-duty PVC fabric than most of our competitors with 1000 denier PVC boats. The heavy-duty outer plastic layer protects the boat against UV rays, ozone and abrasion, while the inner nylon reinforcement mesh layers provide added strength and material adhesion. Double layers of fabric at the bottom of the tubes and a rub-strake protector along the keel provide extra protection from sharp rocks and abrasive sand. The safety valve will prevent excessive air pressure in the boat's chambers.
Deflated, the XHD470 inflatable boat will fold to the size of one large and heavy bag for the boat (56” x 36” x 20” and about 140 lbs) and another heavy flat bag with the sectional floor (48” x 28” x 6” and about 90 lbs). The size of this boat makes it ideal for storing on an open trailer but if deflated and folded, the XHD470 can be stored in the back of your SUV, a large closet, or in your garage.
The 15' Saturn Inflatable Boats (XHD470 and TR470 models) come standard with our customized sectional heavy-duty aluminum floor. The bow section is made of a marine grade plywood floor covered with a gray resin. The advantages of our upgraded aluminum floor is its durability and rigidity. Puncture-proof hard floors offer impressive reliability and practicality.
New for 2019, this model is also available with the upgraded "Triton" series improvements (optional) which include; upgraded PVC construction ($75 value), heat-welded seam technology ($100 value), C7 style inflation valves ($90 value), and an extended 3-year warranty ($50 value). The boat technical specifications are nearly identical between the Triton model (TR470) and the extra-heavy duty version (XHD470). These Triton series improvements incorporate the newest technologies in inflatable boat construction and provide an incredible value for those looking to put their boat to the test. If available, this option will be listed next to the "Color" selection.
New features have been introduced for all 2019 and later models to further improve inflatable boats durability and practicality:
SECTIONAL ALUMINUM FLOOR INSTRUCTIONS
download Sectional Floor Assembly Manual under the “Attachments” section below (next
to Product Videos) for more information. Don't be frustrated if installation
seems challenging the first time. The initial installation is a tighter fit as the
inflatable boat material hasn’t been inflated and had the opportunity to
stretch. As with all things, installation will become much easier with each
following assembly/disassembly. It is recommended that installation be
completed by 2 people for our 14’ and larger inflatable boats in order to make
connecting each section easier, atleast during initial installation. The aluminum
side stringers are designed to cover joint points of floor sections and are not
intended to run the full length of the floor. If your floor incurs any damage
during use, make sure to file any sharp edges (ie. accidentally dropping a
floor section) or cover with duct tape during installation.
"I use my boat to go offshore fishing and take it 20 miles offshore on calm days to fish. When I bring all my fish into the boat ramp and clean them people constantly ask me about the boat. I attached some photos to show you the fishing success I have had on the boat. I also attached a link to an article in San Sentinel that was written about me and the Saturn. I just think the amount of miles I put on the boat are far more then most of your customers. Like I said before I take the boat 20 miles off shore and with trolling in between. I probably put 60 miles round trip on the boat most times I take it out. The positive part is I can travel all those miles and use only 5 gallons of gas." Adam M. Florida