Inflatable boats are usually seen as tenders or dingys for large ships that can't anchor too close to the beach, or need a liferaft for emergengy situations. This is not quite the case anymore. Sure, yacht and sailboat owners still use them as tenders, but inflatable boats have taken on a whole new purpose in the boating world. Many boaters who are sick of throwing money away in maintainance and fuel costs, are opting to take out their inflatable boats whenever they can. Many of the big name brand companies, such as Zodiac, Achillies, etc were making it quite hard for the average consumer to afford inflatables. New comapnies such as Saturn Inflatable Boats, Mercury, etc, are producing good quality affordable inflatables for anyone on a budget.
|I have used my Saturn Inflatable boat for fishing and taking boat rides around the local lakes and rivers. The 9.9hp motor is more than powerful enough to get two guys and a day's worth of gear in the boat, up on a plane with ease. The boat is able to handle up to 5 people at a time. Having 5 passengers in the boat can get a little crowded for fishing, but there's still enough room to move around. The sleek desing is a combination of wide tubes and a hard floor. These features make the boat incredibly stable. You can stand up and fish off of it without making it rock, and the boat can handle some big waves too. One of the he best feature of this boat is how lightweight, yet heavy duty it is. Another great thing about this boat is how easy it is to transport and store. The boat and motor fit in a ccompact car, and could easily fit in the back of a large SUV too. I must say the BoatsToGo really make a quality line of Saturn Inflatable Boats. I hear that they make excellent kayaks and rafts as well.|
I live on a Lake in Tennessee and see jet skiers and boaters whizzing around, and having lots of fun. I recently purchased a 13ft sd 385 Saturn Inflatable Boat and decided to join in on the fun. I am an average swimmer with minimal boating skills. The lake is a large and a bit scary in bad weather. I was hesitant to go beyond the shoreline, because I feared that my inflatable wasn't safe enough to get me across the lake. After tons of research on the BoatsToGo website and inflatable boat forums, I come to realize that inflatable boats can actually be safer than fiberglass ones. It makes sense, because a single small hole can sink an entire fiberglass boat. The Saturn boat that I purchased has 4 chambers. You would literally have to puncture all four chambers, for the boat to sink. Once I was enlightened with this info, i was definitely much more confident in my little vessel. As long as the weather is nice, you exercise caution and have all of your safety requirements met, there nothing to be afrade of.
I am a Scientist who is currently doing research in various rivers around Florida. Many of these rivers are extremely narrow in some places and very hard to access by boat. I tried using a canoe, but scuffed past a tree and the thing overturned. This was a horrifying experience, because these waters are full of alligators. In my quest to find the best equipment for the job, I stumbled across a new invention made by a company called BoatsToGo. Their SK 430 Kaboat was just the thing that I needed. It is . The fact that is is essentially an inflatable boat, makes it portable lightweight and easy to transport. I can either paddle it, if I feel strong that day or attach a small outboard for lazy carefree cruising. What a great product!
Last summer I went on a safari in Eastern Africa. We went to three different countries on ou trip Kenya, Congo and Uganda. The last stop on the trip was to a place called Ginga, which has been long debated as being the source of the Nile River. We took a 2 hour Whitewater rafting trip along the Nile River and it was one of the best times of my life. After this experience, I was hooked. I contacted the rafting guide to find out more about the rafts that they use and what a good entry level raft would be for me and my budget. He recommended a company called BoatsToGo, who make the brand Saturn Inflatable Boats. They sell all sorts of watersports products as well as rafts. I purchased their 13ft RD390 about three years ago. I has taken a huge beating and withstands the test of time like a champ. I'd recommend this raft to anyone!