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WEST MARINE
Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange

Model # 12972402 | Mfg # 93351234

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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

Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange

Best Use Recreation
Capacity 250 Pounds
Color Orange
Features Perimeter Lines
Shock-Cord Crossing Deck
Paddle Park System
Deck Rigging
Paddle Holders
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Length 9' 6"
Material Polyethylene
Seat Type Padded and Adjustable Backrest and Bottom
Type Sit-In
Warranty Details Three Years (With Product Registration)
Weight 35 Pounds
Width 29 3/4"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to paddle (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Easy to lift (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Good maneuverability (9)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (5)

Best Uses

  • Flat waters (10)
  • Day trip (8)
  • Rivers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Kayla and pricing

By Shirley C

from Trumbull ct

Verified Buyer

Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

I love the kayak

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice boat. Very easy to use

By Smitty

from Middletown, RI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Enough Storage

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Ocean Swells
  • Rivers

Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

Easy to use kayak. Could use a little more storage. Good bang for your bucks.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love My Saba

By Gg

from Redding ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

    Love how it tracks. Perfect size for my tween grandchildren

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My recent kayak purchase is delightful and maneuverable

    By Mom- mom

    from Delaware

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters

      Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

      My inexperienced granddaughter took to this like a duck to the water for hours of fun

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best value for a kayak period.

      By imagica

      from Sarasota

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Difficult Entry & Exit
      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Rivers

      Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

      This is a great kayak for access to the water. Tracks surprisingly well for such a small boat. Very easy to cary and load. I have a compact pickup and don't even have to put it on the roof. I work as a professional photographer and often need nimble access to the water. After having sold 3 previous kayaks I decided to purchase a more compact model when the need arises. I'm really happy with this purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LIGHTWEIGHT KAYAK.

      By New Kayak User

      from GA

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Flat Waters

      Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

      Kayak doesn't have storage compartment but bought it as a second kayak and didn't need any other storage. Great beginner level kayak - lightweight for each carrying.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great kayak West marine saba 9.5

      By Bigboy

      from venice florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Good Maneuverability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flat Waters
        • Rivers

        Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

        I dropped this kayak of the bed of my truck going 30 and all it got was a few scratches this is extremely solid and durable !

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Birthday gift ever

        By Water queen

        from Washington state

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Lift
        • Easy to Paddle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Flat Waters
          • Kayak Camping

          Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

          Easy for a woman to load or unload. Love this.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun, even for a beginner!

          By AeroDelite7

          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Enough Storage

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Flat Waters

          Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

          I just took my first kayak trip (ever!) on this little guy. It's great!

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just as the ad describes

          By Grizz

          from Clarksburg, WV

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A More Padded Seat Would
          • Nice

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Flat Waters
          • Rivers

          Comments about West Marine Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange:

          Fantastic light-weight kayak. Does very well on
          smooth water and up to #2 rapids. This is a very well built kayak and the padded around the entry was an added bonus.

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