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Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue

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Model # 14296073 | Mfg # 93351204

Product Description

Want an easy way to get started kayaking? Just KISS (Keep It Simple Saba)!

Our Saba 9.5 Kayak has everything you need and nothing you don't. We've paid attention to all the important details so you can just grab this compact kayak out of your garage, throw it on top of your car and head for the water. Lightweight and extremely stable, the Saba 9.5 is designed for recreational paddling on all types of flat water—bays, lakes, ponds and rivers with slow-moving current. With a sit-inside kayak the low center of gravity makes it easier to paddle and 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 9.5 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

The Saba 9.5 features a roomy cockpit making it easy to enter and exit. You'll find several details that make this kayak comfortable for most paddlers. Adjustable foot braces allow 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 combing is padded where your legs and hands rest and also adds extra comfort for carrying your Saba to the water. The roto-molded seat includes a high-back, adjustable, padded back support and padded bottom.

 

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 a paddle park system and static perimeter lines.

 

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

 

Construction

  • Roto-molded polyethylene
  • 9'6" length
  • 29 3/4" beam
  • 35 pounds

Specs

Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue

Best Use Recreation
Features Perimeter Lines
Shock-Cord Crossing Deck
Paddle Park System
Handles
Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Color Lime Green
Capacity 250 Pounds
Length 9'6"
Material Polyethylene
Type Sit-In
Width 29 3/4"
Weight 35 Pounds
Warranty Details Three Year Limited
Seat Type Molded with High Adjustable Back Support and Padded Seat Cushion

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Good maneuverability (5)
  • Stable (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy in/out (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (4)
  • Flat waters (4)
  • Rivers (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent value and quality compared to other kyaks.

By john

from baltimore md

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat Waters
    • Rivers

    Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue:

    Easy to handle and light weight

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Lightweight Kayak

    By Black Dog Farmer

    from Virginia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Slow rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue:

      We bought two Saba 9.5 boats because our 13+ foot kayaks were getting heavier and harder to hoist onto the top of our SUV. So far (3 weeks in) we are very happy with the Saba kayaks. They track very well, given the length, and are stable and comfortable. We could paddle with or against a 4 mph current without a problem. One issue we did not foresee is that some equipment for loading kayaks on cars and SUV's (like rollers or slides) presuppose a longer boat. The Saba is truly lightweight, but its length argues for side-mounted rather than rear-mounted loading.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was timely and smooth. They come wrapped in plastic, which protects them, but it also may create issues on high racks, so be prepared to drive slowly (with wrapping) or to unwrap at the store before mounting on a rooftop.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great kayak for the money

      By Mike

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Paddle Bungee

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue:

      I am a fairly experienced kayaker, having gone a lot as a kid. This is the first kayak I have bought for myself. All and all it is a great kayak for just paddling around. I would not take it into really rough water though, but that was not what I bought it for. My only issue was the bungee cord on the right side that is supposed to hold the paddle when not in use. I paddle pretty hard and close to the kayak hull, frequently bumping against it. The little plastic brackets for the bungee chewed up my paddle the first time I used the kayak. I took the brackers off and plugged the holes and West Marine replaced my paddle. I would recommend that modification to any avid kayaker using this kayak.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      kayak

      By bill

      from southbury ct

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Rivers

        Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue:

        The kayak is great.The website touted free shipping and delivery by xmas.We were charged for shipping and it arrived about ten days after xmas.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        My First Kayak

        By AeroDelite7

        from Fort Lauderdale, FL

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Not Enough Storage

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters

        Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue:

        I had never even been on a kayak before when I bought this one. I love it! It's a lot of fun, and good exercise too! I wouldn't trust it in the ocean, but it's great for trips around the Intercoastal Waterway and perfect for wildlife observation. And sometimes I just drift and read a book. Very relaxing. I only wish it had more storage, or at least a safe place for my cell phone. You'll need to get a good air-tight container and secure it to the boat or to yourself.

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