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WEST MARINE Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue

Model # 14296073Mfg # 93351204

Reg. $359.99

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$309.99

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Product Description

Compact, lightweight and extremely stable, the Saba 9.5 is designed for paddling on all types of flat water, including bays, lakes, ponds and rivers with slow-moving current. Roto-molded polyethylene hull with bow and stern carry handles, deluxe bow and stern deck rigging, adjustable foot braces and a molded-in seat. Dual tracking/stiffening channels for responsive handling. Roto-molded seat includes high-adjustable padded back support and padded bottom. Also features padded combing for comfort for your legs, paddling hands and while carrying to your favorite spot!

  • Application: Recreation
  • 9'6"L x 29 3/4"W
  • Hull Material: Polyethylene
  • Hull Construction: Roto-molded
  • Deck Features: Static perimeter lines, shockcord crossing deck, paddle park system
  • Padded and adjustable backrest and bottom seat
  • Weight: 35lb.
  • Capacity/Persons: 250lb./1
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

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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West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Lime/Blue
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Good maneuverability (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy in/out (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (4)
  • Flat waters (3)

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(1 of 1 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.

    (3 of 3 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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