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16' Saturn Rescue Boat

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2024 16' Saturn Triton Inflatable Boat (Light Grey)The new Triton models are arriving in July and are available for preorder now! The Triton Series upgrades for 2024 represent our largest ever upgrade package and include over $500 additional value. The Triton upgrades offered for the 16' Saturn Triton Inflatable Rescue Boat include our heavy-duty 35 OZ Suijia 1.2mm 2000 Denier PVC ($300 value and nearly 50% thicker than our Standard model), UK imported Leafield D7 inflation valves ($150 value), Leafield PRV pressure relief valve ($80 value), fiberglass coated marine grade plywood transom, 2000 cc capacity 7.2psi barrel pump, and an extended 3-year warranty. The boat technical specifications are nearly identical between the Triton model (TR488) and our standard version (SD488). These Triton series improvements incorporate the newest technologies in inflatable boat construction and provide an incredible value for those looking to put their boat to the test. If available, this option will be listed under the "Model" selection.

The 16' Saturn Triton Rescue Inflatable Boat (TR488F) was designed for commercial rescue operations but works great as a heavy-duty commercial boat as well. It is excellent for rescue operations and has enhanced technical dimensions and tube diameters to support greater weight capacity, buoyancy, and stability when needed. Improved safety features over our standard 16' Saturn Dinghy include upgraded 20" diameter external tubes, 2 additional exterior tube air chambers (5 total vs. 3), 1' increased beam width (6'8" vs. 5'8"), nearly 1' increased interior width (40" vs. 28"), and 9 carrier handles (vs. 6), and 3 exterior stainless steel D-ring connection points. The 3 aluminum seat benches provide increased space between passenger seating positions and the 2 interior stored paddles provide quick entry from the water at any location (vs. the attached oars in the 16' Saturn Dinghy).2024/2025 16' Saturn Triton Rescue Boat (Gun Metal Dark Grey)

The increased capacity and interior space over our 16' Saturn Dinghy model inflatable boat is great for fishermen, guides, scuba instructors, and weekend warriors. It comes with our upgraded sectional aluminum floor which is the perfect complement of weight, rigidity, and performance. The two bow sections are made of a marine grade plywood floor covered with a grey protective resin.

Double layers of 1,100 heavy duty DTEX PVC fabric at the bottom of the tubes and a rub strake protector along the keel provide added protection where you need it most. The 5-layer thick construction is excellent against rupture, tearing, tension, and abrasion. The pressure relief valve will help prevent damage associated with excessive air pressure if the boat is inflated beyond the manufacturer’s recommendation. The new design model is equipped with 1 set of emergency T-paddles, 3 aluminum bench seats, soft carrying handles, a full grommet strip around the top and edges of the boat.

Please download the floor installation instructions under the "Attachment" menu next to the "Product Videos" tab.New 2021 16' Saturn Triton Rescue Boat


  • Triton upgrades for this model (TR488) include; 35 OZ Suijia 1.2mm 2000 Denier PVC (nearly 50% thicker and stronger) material used in the construction of the boat hull and side tubes, Leafield inflation valves, Leafield pressure relief valve, fiberglass coated marine grade plywood transom, upgraded hand pump and accessories, and our Triton manufacturing high-frequency heat welded construction! Double layer of PVC on the bottom of the boat doubles the thickness to nearly 80 OZ 2.7mm 4000 Denier of protection.
  • Heavy-duty 1100 Denier PVC for the Standard model.
  • One-way drain valve with plug.
  • All around, durable rubber strike.
  • 5 Separate internal air chambers.
  • Safety valve to prevent over inflation (upgraded to Leafield with Triton version).
  • Stainless steel D-rings for easy towing.
  • All around rope grab line and splashguard.
  • Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design (upgraded to Leafield with Triton version).
  • Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Spare rope for attaching anchor is included.
  • Double layer of fabric at the bottom of tubes.
  • Accommodates up to a 40hp Outboard Motor.
  • Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector.
  • Upgraded detachable aluminum floor is included.
  • Holds up to 10 persons maximum or 6-7 comfortably.
  • Extra thick heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom (fiberglass coating with Triton version).
  • Lightweight and strong removable aluminum seat benches.
  • Equipment: T-paddles, repair kit, seat benches, hand pump and carry bag.

This model is so popular it was even used in the new Mr. Beast Youtube contest!

Boat Specification

Air Chambers:
Carrying Handles:
Inside Length:
Inside Width:
Max Capacity:
Max Outboard Motor:
40 HP (15" Shaft / 175 lbs)
Nylon Carrying Bag:
Included Standard
Overall Width:
Packing Size:
57" x 29" x 13" and 48" x 28" x 6" (Floor)
2 Included (Aluminum)
Passenger Capacity:
Rubber Strake Protection:
Included Standard
Total Weight (Incl. Floor):
260 lbs with Aluminum Floor installed - Add 15 lbs for Triton Model
Tube Diameter:
Leafield Valves (Triton Upgrade) or NARU Valves (Standard Model)
2-Year (3-Year with Triton)
Weight (Floor):
110 lbs
Speed (Approx.):
30 mph (40 HP w/2 Adults)
Stainless Steel D-Rings:
Included Standard

Hard Floor Installation (Sectional_Floor_Installation_Manual.pdf, 708 Kb) [Download]

Extra protection and safety measures built into the design and construction.
We added the SD488 to our rescue gear for swiftwater operations, and it has proven its worth time and again. The boat's 1100-denier reinforced PVC fabric withstands the harsh conditions we often face, while the deep inflatable V-keel aids in maneuverability.

The 5 air chambers provide added buoyancy and safety, an essential feature in our line of work. The double layer of fabric at the bottom of the tubes and the rub-strake protector ensure that it stands up to sharp rocks and abrasive sand. If you're looking for a high-performance, durable, and reliable inflatable boat, the SD488 is a great choice.
I'm impressed with the 16' Inflatable Boats SD488's performance. It glides smoothly on the water and provides a stable boating experience. Definitely worth it!
Sturdy and great construction quality
The SD488 inflatable boat has brought joy and peace of mind to our recreational boating adventures. Its sturdy construction, combined with the premium materials used, ensures a safe and enjoyable experience every time we hit the water. The spacious design and three aluminum bench seats offer comfort for our entire group, making it ideal for family outings or gatherings with friends. The SD488 is a true testament to Saturn's commitment to quality and excellence in the world of inflatable boats.
Daniel L.
Great value
I bought the Saturn SD488 inflatable boat for its high-quality materials and its reputation for durability. I've owned several inflatable boats before, but this one truly stands out. The 1100 denier heavy-duty PVC fabric is quite remarkable and has proven its resistance against tearing, tension, and breaking on several occasions.

We've taken this boat out on river trips, and it handles beautifully. The five air chambers provide an additional layer of safety, which is reassuring when we're out in challenging waters. The heavy-duty aluminum floor gives the boat a solid feel and adds to its overall stability. It's a great investment and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a durable, dependable, and high-performing inflatable boat.
Workhorse boat! Very durable and exceptional performance.
The SD488 inflatable boat is a true workhorse that offers exceptional performance and durability. Its reinforced PVC fabric and heat-welded seams ensure longevity, even in the toughest conditions. The inclusion of three aluminum bench seats provides ample seating and comfort for extended journeys. Whether we're cruising on the water or engaged in emergency operations, the SD488 proves its reliability time and time again. This is a vessel that you can trust and depend on.
I've been enjoying the 16' Inflatable Boats SD488 for a while now, and the quality is holding up well. No complaints so far. Good value for the price. So far so good.
Luis C
I am happy with the boat, very sturdy and stable. I am giving 4 stars since it is advertised as a 5 chamber boat and it actually has 3 chambers. Apparently, the red version is the one with 5 chambers, but it has to be clarified on the specs since these are generic for SD488's. Not a big deal, only had to convince my family that it is still safe with 3 chambers, but I was not expecting that.
We have experienced firsthand the capabilities of the SD488 inflatable boat during flood management operations, and it has surpassed all expectations. Its stability, buoyancy, and maneuverability in swiftwaters are second to none. The heavy-duty aluminum floor, combined with the reinforced PVC fabric, provides a solid platform that withstands the challenging conditions we face. The SD488 has become an invaluable tool in our rescue efforts, and we highly recommend it to other emergency services and organizations in need of a reliable and effective inflatable boat.
The SD488 inflatable boat has become an indispensable asset in our rescue management operations. Its heavy-duty aluminum floor and aluminum floor frames provide unmatched stability and rigidity, allowing us to perform our duties with confidence. The deep inflatable V-keel and rub strake protector enhance maneuverability and protect against potential hazards. We can't recommend the SD488 enough for those in need of a reliable and versatile inflatable boat for rescue operations or any demanding water-based activities.
It's a very big heavy duty boat, I got the red version and it looks like a rescue boat you see in movies when a place gets flooded. It is really tough and durable with a lot of space inside. The aluminum floor was a bit hard to set in but when I followed the instructions I managed to get it in really snug and now it's a lot better. I always get my buddy to help me set it up otherwise it's a bit hard by myself. Really awesome boat, make sure you get some sort of electric pump or your arms will be sore trying to inflate it by hand.