The new 2021 model with our "Triton" series improvements (optional) are finally in stock. The Triton Series upgrades represent over $400 additional value and include; upgraded PVC construction ($75 value), heat-welded seam technology ($150 value), C7 style inflation valves ($80 value), and an extended 3-year warranty ($100 value). The boat technical specifications are nearly identical between the Triton model (TR488F) and our standard version (XHD488F). 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 under the "Model" selection.
The 16' Saturn Saturn Rescue Inflatable Boat (XHD488F) was designed for commercial rescue operations but works great as a heavy-duty commercial boat as well. It is excellent for rescue operations and has enhanced technical dimensions and tube diameters to support greater weight capacity, buoyancy, and stability when needed. Improved safety features over our standard 16' Saturn Dinghy include upgraded 20" diameter external tubes, 2 additional exterior tube air chambers (5 total vs. 3), 1' increased beam width (6'8" vs. 5'8"), nearly 1' increased interior width (40" vs. 28"), and 9 carrier handles (vs. 6), and 5 interior stainless steel D-ring connection points. The 3 aluminum seat benches provide increased space between passenger seating positions and the 2 interior stored paddles provide quick entry from the water at any location (vs. the attached oars in the 16' Saturn Dinghy).
The increased capacity and interior space over our 16' Saturn Dinghy model inflatable boat is great for fishermen, guides, scuba instructors, and weekend warriors. It comes with our upgraded sectional aluminum floor which is the perfect complement of weight, rigidity, and performance. The two bow sections are made of a marine grade plywood floor covered with a grey protective resin.
Double layers of 1,100 heavy duty DTEX PVC fabric at the bottom of the tubes and a rub strake protector along the keel provide added protection where you need it most. The 5-layer thick construction is excellent against rupture, tearing, tension, and abrasion. The pressure relief valve will help prevent damage associated with excessive air pressure if the boat is inflated beyond the manufacturer’s recommendation. The new design model is equipped with 1 set of emergency T-paddles, 3 aluminum bench seats, soft carrying handles, a full grommet strip around the top edges of the boat, and 7 D-ring cargo attachment points.
Please download the floor installation instructions under the "Attachment" menu next to the "Product Videos" tab.