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Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow

Model # 15055643 | Mfg # 93381442

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Problem: How could we possibly improve on our wildly popular Saba 9.5 Kayak?

Solution: Add another seat (actually two, but we'll get to that shortly)!

The Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak makes sense for a variety of situations. Your significant other isn't as strong of a paddler as you are, but you'd like to paddle together. You want to get across the water in a hurry (two paddlers in a long kayak are faster than one). It is generally less expensive than two solo kayaks. One kayak takes up less storage space than two. Oh, and that extra seat we mentioned...the Saba 14.0 includes a removable child seat so you can even bring a kiddo along and make it a family affair. You can even paddle it solo if you want an extra long kayak with lots of storage space for long-distance touring.

Extremely stable and maneuverable, the Saba 14.0 is designed for recreational paddling on all types of flat water—bays, lakes, ponds and rivers with slow-moving current—with ample storage for a full day's adventure. The low center of gravity you'll experience paddling a sit-inside kayak makes it easier to paddle, plus you are more sheltered from cold water. Add an optional spray skirt (sold separately) for even more protection.

Hull Design

The roto-molded polyethylene hull on the Saba 14.0 is flexible and impact resistant so it will take the rougher usage that most recreational kayaks endure. Dual tracking/stiffening channels have been added to the bottom for more responsive handling.

Comfort

A roomy cockpit makes it easy to enter and exit. You'll find several details that make this kayak comfortable for most paddlers. Adjustable foot braces allow each of you to customize the cockpit for the length of your legs and give you the ability to adjust your leg position throughout the day. The main seats each include a high-back, adjustable, padded back support and padded bottom. Built-in cup/bottle holders are integrated into the seats as well.

Deck

The deluxe bow and stern rigging give you places to stow items like dry bags (sold separately), jackets and other essentials within easy reach. Bow and stern handles not only help with carrying, they also provide handy tie-off points when you want to get out and explore a remote island, break for lunch at a sand bar or dock with other kayaks or boats. You'll also find static perimeter lines and a stern bulkhead that forms a semi-dry storage compartment that's accessible through a rubber hatch cover.

If you don't already own them or it's time to replace the ones you have, remember to order kayak paddles and life jackets (all sold separately) so you'll be ready to splash your kayak as soon as possible!

Construction

  • Roto-molded polyethylene
  • 14' length
  • 33 1/4" beam
  • 80 pounds

Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow

Best Use Recreation
Capacity 650 Pounds
Color Red
Features Shock-Cord Deck Rigging
Perimeter Lines
Paddle Park System
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Length 14 '
Material Polyethylene
Seat Type Padded and Adjustable Backrests and Seat Bottoms
Removable Child's Seat
Type Sit-In
Warranty Details Three Years (With Product Registration)
Weight 80 Pounds
Width 33 1/4"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Easy in/out (9)
  • Easy to paddle (9)
  • Good maneuverability (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Flat waters (8)
  • Day trip (7)
  • Kayak camping (5)
  • Rivers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (4), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great friendly, prompt service.

By Hi

from LaConner

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy To Lift
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters

    Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

    Great family time kayaks.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the new kayak! Excellent customer service!

    By Doris

    from Oxnard

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy To Lift
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flat Waters

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      Love the stability. Also easy in and out! Kayak fit our needs perfectly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Kayak

      By Charlie

      from Eastern NC

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Stable
      • Tracks Well

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      The kayak tracks well and glides easily through the water. Adjustable from a double to a single easily, although the thumb screws are cheap plastic and hard to tighten or loosen. I replaced them with stainless hex bolts and it works much better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Saba 14.0 is a great solo or tandem paddler

      By Doc Terry

      from Brownsville Marina, WA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Comfortable seats
      • Dry - can add a skirt
      • Durable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Extra kid's seat included
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Weighs 68 lbs.

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping
      • Rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      This is the yak-anoe of my dreams. You can paddle it like a kayak or a canoe, pole it or scull it. It's very much like the traditional guide boat or duck punt. It's cockpit is roomy like a sit-atop, but dry, thanks to the cockpit coaming and optional skirt. The adjustable center seat and 3 sets of foot pegs makes it a snap to set the boat up for single or tandem paddlers. The seat backs fold down, too, reducing the problems of sunburning the fabric on the padded (!) seats. This is one great boat for the price. So much so that, after trying mine, friends went out and bought one too.

       
      5.0

      Nice ride! Very spacious. Can't wait too take das hunds!

      By CFBastiat

      from Niagara

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping
      • Rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      Took a bit to get used to paddling with a partner but got good at it on the maiden voyages return trip. Enough extra room for small child or medium to large dog( assuming they are of a docile nature)

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent staff help! Amherst store. (Ordered online then picked up)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      family kayak

      By AgSr

      from York, SC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Kayak Camping

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      Is a great boat for a family. For those that remember the Kiwee is just like it but bigger, more space inside plus dry compartment, seat for a kid that can put in front or rear. Good for flat, and easy to move, one person is able to move it so the other can play, fish, or handle the kid. Now out off water is on the heavy side so having a trailer or low pickup help. For the knowledge the longer the better speed in water but current will affect you, once again stable and light paddling, I being paddling for long time and this is great for go out with your partner, girlfriend, wife, kids, dog. If going to invest in something to enjoy with family this is it...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Kayak and Great experience!

      By Pmills

      from Charlotte NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable
      • Stable Spacious

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Kayak Camping

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      Great Kayak just a bit heavy to lift on and off my car.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Roomy Kayak lots of fun!!

      By Dan

      from Deerfield, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

      Great Kayak. Perfect for families or two people with plenty of space. Portable kid sit in middle is nice. If you want to take a child you can, if not extra space for storage or fishing gear. 3 person usage is not out of the question and nice compared to other models. Use it consistently on the intercostal waterways of Florida. Seats with back are very comfortable. Can adjust foot positions to meet your needs. Awesome price as well. LB capacity is better than other kayaks with 650lb capacity. We use it for both recreation and fishing. Only downside is a little on the heavy side to move around. Very stable as well even with some minor waves. If you are looking for a kayak with a lot of space and don't want to spend $ on a boat, this is a little gem for our Florida home.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Kayak

      By Jae

      from Sunrise Beach, Mo

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

          We use this kayak to fish our cove at lake of the Ozarks, It is great, incredibly stable, easy to paddle.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun Kayak

          By Joe

          from Hagerstown, MD

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flat Waters

            Comments about West Marine Saba 14.0 Tandem Sit-Inside Kayak, Red/Yellow:

            This is my first kayak and I am very happy. We had it shipped to the store to avoid expensive shipping. We used the kayak at a MD state park lake and it was great. Very stable, easy to get in and out, very visible, with plenty of room for 2 paddlers. I am 6'3" and could completely stretch my legs, as could my shorter wife. It was easy to paddle with pretty good tracking. At 80 pounds it is not light and we took it with our utility trailer. Plan to buy a roof rack, but it will be heavy to lift on the roof. Overall a solid value.

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