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Saba 9.5 Sit-Inside Kayak, Yellow/Orange

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Model # 12972402 | Mfg # 93351234

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, Yellow/Orange

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

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

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to paddle (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Easy to lift (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Good maneuverability (7)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (4)

Best Uses

  • Flat waters (8)
  • Day trip (6)
  • Rivers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Beginner (3)

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(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

    (1 of 1 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
     
    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

    (2 of 4 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 !

      (5 of 5 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.

        (2 of 4 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!

        (7 of 7 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.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great starter kayak!

        By SueA

        from Oakville, On

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        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
        • Rivers

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

        Love this kayak! Would like to buy spray skirts and wonder what size we would need for the Saba 9.5? Thanks!

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        shes my first kayak

        By lil lennon

        from sparrows point md

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • nothing

        Best Uses

        • Fishing
        • For fishing and lil coves

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

        Its so butiful roomy and graet for wat i like to do and thats fishing out back of my house

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