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420x Explorer

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About the 420x Explorer Inflatable Kayak

If you plan on camping, overnight trips or just plain need the extra storage space. The 420x is the kayak for you!

About the Explorer™ Series

Don't buy a kayak until you check out sale prices on Sea Eagle Explorer Kayak Packages. Great wet or dry boats - they are tough enough for class four whitewater, but stable, dry and comfortable on flat-water as well. 4 Models To Choose From - One To Suit Every Need

Now with 16 super-fast self-bailing drain valves that can be left open for wet whitewater and ocean kayaking or closed for high and dry flat-water paddling.

The Explorers also feature a removable slide skeg for improved tracking on open water. Pound for pound these new Explorers are champions capable of handling any type of adventure: Fishing, Touring, Camping, Exploring, Adventuring, Whitewater, but Never Boring!

Making high quality inflatable since 1968, we know best!

Specifications (compare all inflatable kayaks)

Person Capacity 3
Hull Weight 44 lbs.
Length 14 ft.
Width 3 ft. 3 in.
Interior 13' 4" x 15"
Load Capacity 3 Person or 855 lbs.
Deflated 31" x 21" x 10"
Chambers 3 (port, starboard, floor)
Tube Diameter 11.5"
Air Valves 3 Recessed One Way
Inflation time 9 min
Seam Glued Quadruple Overlapped
Material 1000 Denier Reinforced
Engine Capacity 34 lbs. thrust electric (max engine weight 15 lbs)
Floor Removable High Pressure Drop Stitch Floor
Whitewater Rating Suitable up to Class IV
Inflation Pressure 3.2 psi

Certifications


Standard Features

  • NMMA Certified
  • 16 High Capacity Self-bailing Drain Valves
  • Large, Removable, Swept Back Skeg for Flatwater Touring
  • Front & Rear Spray Skirts with Carry Handles and Bungee Cords
  • Separate Drop Stitch floor for rigidity
  • 26 D-rings to secure seats and gear
  • One-Way Air Valves
  • Printed Instructions

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420x Reviews (46 total, avg. review: 4.8 out of 5)

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10/7/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Tim Luke , Camano Island, WA Verified Owner

For years we have been crabbing for Dungeness in our cockpit and sit on top kayaks. Stability is an issue when you are in cold Pacific Northwest waters that can get windy and choppy at any time. We have always had at least 2 kayaks side by side to set and retrieve pots. Getting them to shore also takes 2 kayaks, one to hold steady and the other to tie down the pots. This limits the number of pots and presents the constant risk of a roll over.

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6/24/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Mark Kmieciak , Sachse Verified Owner
Mark Kmieciak's boat

Day 1 training: This Kayak was extremely stable even in the 20 mph winds we had today. We never felt like we were tipping over even with Elton (60 lb dog) climbing back in.

We tried a few different positions starting with Elton in front, then Laurie and I was in the back. About 50 yards out Elton decided to go back to shore, jumped in and started swimming. (yes he had his life jacket on). Laurie couldn't convince him to get back in the boat so I grabbed his life jacket handle and assisted him into the middle position in front of me. Working on best position for all show full review ▼

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5/15/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Rick West , WEBB Verified Owner

Drive up to a launch site... unpack... in 15-18 minutes we are on the water and feeling free.

I travel with my work. My wife and I say we wish we had our ski boat... the water is inviting. We now have our SeaEagle 420x with us all the time... easy to unpack, carry and maneuver.

With paddle against the wind and sail back... hoping to do our first over nighter soon... as it will carry all our camping gear with room to spare.

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3/11/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Erich Weber , EAST HELENA Verified Owner

We've only had one opportunity to use our Explorer 420, which was on the upper Columbia R. near Radium Hot Springs, B.C. last August (sorry, no picture). The boat was a joy to assemble, inflate and paddle, and we can't wait for spring and open water to enjoy it again - already planning trips on local lakes, as well as the Missouri R., Blackfoot R. and North Fork of the Flathead R. in Montana. I'd gladly recommend the Explorer line to others, and I'm considering your SUP and inflatable canoe. Thanks!

3/4/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Ty Stevens , ETNA Verified Owner

I just love this Kayak, we have used it several times on lakes and white water and has performed perfectly. I hope to purchase another in the near future. The customer service has been great. I also look forward to purchasing additional accessories that will enhance the experience. I haven't purchased the pack yet but I look forward to packing into other locations with this kayak.

Sea Eagle's reply:

I just love this Kayak, we have used it several times on lakes and white water and has performed perfectly.

2/6/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Graham Yerby , STIRLING Verified Owner

Bought this after lots of consideration because my Old Town canoe was too "rocky" on the water for my wife. I was hoping for a stable, easy to move and durable kayak. I decided that the 420 would suit our size and needs. It was cheaper than another canoe and presented easier options for transporting. It arrived within a few days if ordering, was easy to put together and inflate. I did ask Sea Eagle helpdesk for advise about inflation pressure as I didn't get a pressure gauge, which would be a nice touch to be included. First use my wife loved it. Stable plenty of room and pretty tough. We found that it always went better with a skeg attached. I have now been converted to "good quality" inflatable boats and would highly recommend a Sea Eagle product.

12/2/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. Susan and Robert Solomon , BOKEELIA Verified Owner

We take the Sea Eagle along in the back of our pick-up truck when we go camping here in Florida to our great State Parks. We love the flexibility of this inflatable which has allowed us some great experiences exploring waterways we would never have seen due to not having a kayak with us. The little trolling motor is a plus when we tire of paddling or are heading into a strong wind.

9/30/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. Michael Purdy , Grand junction Verified Owner

What a hoot! The 420 is easy to set up, extremely portable, simple to paddle. My wife and I are seniors now, we have always been adventurous and kayaking has opened a new door. We use it mainly to run rivers during spring run off.

9/4/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. Sandra Crespo Verified Owner

I can't say enough GREAT things about our new kayaks! Seriously we had no idea that inflatable kayaks would be SO awesome! We previously had two sit on top Hobie and Wilderness kayaks because we did not know having an inflatable more versatile one for our RV would even be possible! We have been full-time RV traveling for 2+ years and these Sea Eagles are super convenient because they don't take as much room and we don't have to constantly bring in and out of our RV!

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7/28/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. David Helton , MENOMONEE FALLS Verified Owner

I purchased a Sea Eagle 126SR two years ago and quickly learned that not only was the boat great on Wisconsin's inland lakes and rivers, it could handle the waves of Lake Michigan as well. From the very first moment I spoke with Sea Eagle Sales Staff, until after the boat was delivered, I was amazed at the fantastic Customer Service. I was amazed that it only took a matter of days from order to delivery.

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Key Features:

  • 16 Rapid Self - Bailing Easy To Open & Shut Drain Valves

    16 Rapid Self - Bailing Easy To Open & Shut Drain Valves

    When the 16 rapid self-bailing drain valves are open, you are sure to drain off water as quickly as it enters! With the drain valves closed you are certain to remain high and dry when paddling on flat waters such as lakes, bays and other bodies of water.

  • Modular Rigid Drop Stitch Floor Provides Double Protection

    Modular Rigid Drop Stitch Floor Provides Double Protection

    The unique modular design of the Sea Eagle Explorer™ features a super rigid, high pressure, drop stitch floor that sits on top of an outside floor. This has several advantages. The high-pressure DS floor provides great rigidity and super responsive paddling performance. The reinforced outside fabric floor provides a double layer of added protection so it can bounce off rocks, logs, and other objects. The modular design allows the DS floor to be easily removed for quick and thorough cleaning.

  • Large Removable Rear Center Skeg

    Large Removable Rear Center Skeg

    A nice feature of this design is that the skeg can be removed with the Explorer inflated or deflated. Simply remove it for whitewater and skinny water adventures (eliminating it as an obstruction)and replace it for flat water to reduce yawing (swinging to the right or left). This increases track-ability during long flat-water touring, maximizing efficiency.

420x Explorer Discount Packages

Deluxe

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $1,622
Regular Price $1,149
Your Savings: $473
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two 7'10" AB30's $118
Two Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seats $118
Kayak Carry Bag $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
A great package for all-around paddlers

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Pro Kayak

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $1,816
Regular Price $1,249
Your Savings: $567
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Kayak Carry Bag $49
Two Kayak Stow Bags $42
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
For greater back support, our Pro Kayak package features two Tall Back Seats, two stow bags for longer trips. High-performance AB40 Paddles increase power and reduce fatigue.

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Pro Carbon

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $1,924
Regular Price $1,349
Your Savings: $575
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two AB50 Paddles $298
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Kayak Carry Bag $49
Two Kayak Stow Bags $42
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
Our Pro Carbon Package features everything in the Pro Package plus a set of upgraded, top end, Carbon-Fiber Paddles.

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QuikSail

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $1,915
Regular Price $1,359
Your Savings: $556
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
QuikSail $99
Kayak Carry Bag $49
Two Kayak Stow Bags $42
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
420 Explorer Kayak package with the fun and easy to use QuikSail™ for downwind sailing.

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Pro Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $2,060
Regular Price $1,479
Your Savings: $581
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
The Watersnake Asp T24 for kayaks is covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty and not the Sea Eagle Warranty. All sales are final.
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Watersnake Asp T24 for kayaks $149
MMKAYAK $119
Kayak Carry Bag $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Two 4 FT. STRAPs $18
Repair Kit $15
This package gives you the best of both worlds - paddle for some exercise or sit back and take a nice, relaxing trip with the WaterSnake Asp T24 electric motor* (good for salt & fresh water). *Battery not included.

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QuikRow™

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $135
Total Value: $2,181
Regular Price $1,549
Your Savings: $632
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
QuikRow Kit $399
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Two Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seats $118
Two Scotty Rod Holders $58
Kayak Carry Bag $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
The QuikRow™ Kayak Package offers limitless options: whitewater, flat water, fishing, rowing and best of all - still fits in the trunk of your car!

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Pro Motor Fishing Rig

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $135
Total Value: $2,481
Regular Price $1,749
Your Savings: $732
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Saturday, November 30, 2019
The Watersnake Venom 34 is covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty and not the Sea Eagle Warranty. All sales are final.
420x Explorer Hull $1,149
Two Swivel Seat Fish Rigs $458
Watersnake Venom 34 $249
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
MMKAYAK $119
Multi-purpose storage box $49
Kayak Carry Bag $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
Slide in Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
The best fresh & saltwater portable fishing package of all time! Featuring: 4 rod holders, 2 swivel seats, motor mount, WaterSnake Venom 34 electric motor* and a muti-purpose storage box. *Battery not included.

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Instructions

7'10" AB30 paddle

7'10" Double end asymmetrical paddle is great for all our canoe, kayak and paddleski models. The paddle features aluminum shafts with fiberglass reinforced nylon blades. It has a 65 degree feather capability. Snap lock buttons to disconnect into 4 parts. Weighs just 2.62 lbs.

Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seat

Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seat. A great inflatable seat that provides extra back support for paddling, rowing or fishing. Allows you to sit 5" off the floor with 14" of back support. Works in all of our kayaks and 285fpb.

Kayak Carry Bag

The real time saver of this bag design is the way it wraps around the boat hull. You don't have to spend time folding the boat to the exact proportions of the bag. Just roll up the boat and place on the open bag, and wrap the flaps around it.

A41 Foot Pump

A high capacity foot pump made of durable ABS plastic that packs down for easy travel. Comes with triple styled nozzle for use on deluxe white one-way valves and pipe valves on unsupported fabric (white) hulls. Also included is a Recessed Valve Adapter for use on supported fabric (grey) hulls.

Slide in Skeg

An excellent accessory to increase your hulls ability to track straight and true resulting in less yawing (side to side swinging) of your hull during paddle strokes, thus improving paddling efficiency.

Large 9 1/2" removable slide in skeg for Stand Up Paddle Boards, FastTracks, Explorers and Travel Canoe.

*Note your craft must have the grooved base plate to accommodate a slide-in skeg.

Repair Kit

Repair kit for 1000 Denier PVC boats. Includes hull repair material, tube of glue & Halkey-Roberts valve replacement tool.

Tall Back Seat

Tall Back Kayak Seat latches securely to the d-rings on many of our Sea Eagle hulls. Removable zippered rear pouch for storage. Made of thermal molded foam. Provides great back support with an 19" high backrest. Great for any outing. Lightweight and durable.

The molded foam construction gives you a low sitting position to for maximum stability in rough whitewater and excellent back support.

Only weighs 2 lbs.

8' AB40 paddle

The asymmetrical spoon blade design of this Kayak paddle allows for smooth entries and an even pull, maximizing the power from your stroke. They require less gripping force, less effort per stroke. Weighs 2.92 lbs. Snap lock buttons to disconnect into 4 parts.

Kayak Stow Bag

This attractive bag fits on our kayaks and is great for storing snacks, drinks, repair kits or a spare pump.

AB50 Paddle

Featherweight AB50 8' Double End Paddle with Carbon-Fiberglass shaft and Asymmetrical spoon blades.

QuikSail

Universal Kayak Sail, converts any kayak into a sailing vessel. Easy deployment in under one minute, breaks down to just 43" for convenient storage in the bow or stern. This "down wind" sail can move a kayak up to 7 knots and can be steered using your paddle as a rudder. Works with all Sea Eagle Kayaks and almost any other kayak out there.

Note: Deluxe Inflatable Seats required when using with the Sport Kayaks.

Watersnake Asp T24 for kayaks

A light weight, inexpensive, electric, salt water motor that's built to last. Anti-corrosive paint and stainless steel external & internal parts allow you to take this motor into fresh, brackish and salt water without worry.

The adjustable transom mount makes it easy to use this motor with our 380x and 420x Explorer Series Kayaks and FastTrack Kayaks. Two-blade, weedless design propeller.

*For use with kayaks only. (Cannot be used on Explorer 300x.)

**Battery not included.

*** Coast Guard requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse.

**** Not suitable for Bow mounting

Not for use with PaddleSki, Motormount Boats, FoldCats, Frameless Fishing Boats, FSK16 or Sport Runabouts. Not compatible with HelmsMate Extension Handle.

Covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty

All Sales are final. This item is not covered by the Sea Eagle 180 Day Trial.

MMKAYAK

Motormount kit for FastTracks and Explorers. Holds up to a 34 lb thrust electric motor with a max motor weight of 15 lbs.

*Not compatible with Explorer 300x

4 FT. STRAP

These straps come in handy to keep your gear in place. They are especially good for keeping the POWERCENTER safely strapped to the boats. 48 inches long.

QuikRow Kit

The Universal QuikRow™ Kit is a simplified fixed frame rower that attaches to kayaks and SUPs in less than 60 seconds flat! Now that's quick! Easy to setup and easy to use - the QuikRow™ will transform an ordinary kayak or SUP into a rowing and fishing machine!

This Universal QuikRow® Kit is the perfect accessory for Sea Eagle iSUPs, Explorers™, FastTracks™ and PaddleSki™ Series. (Weighs only 20 lbs.)

QuikRow kit includes: aluminum frame rowing base, swivel seat, (2) 2 part 7'11" oar set w/ oarlock and oar pin, (2) 4' quick release cinch down straps, (2) 6' quick release cinch down straps.

*2 Sea Eagle self-locking straps in 4’ or 6’ included with kayak and iSUP packages, depending on package requirements.

*One time pre-assembly that takes just a few minutes required. Non compatible with RazorLites™, Sport Kayaks and Travel Canoes™

*The QuikRow™ Footrest (recommended for SUPs and PaddleSki™) and Scotty® Rod Holders with Universal Deck Mounts are optional and can be purchase separately

Scotty Rod Holder

Scotty rod holder and side/deck mount

Baitcaster Interior Diameter: 1.30"

Mount Dimensions: 4" x 2" x 2"

Bolting Dimension: 1 5/16" x 3 3/16"

Swivel Seat Fish Rig

Turn your Sea Eagle iSUP, iK and iPS into a fishing machine! Attaches with ease to existing d-rings in less than 60 seconds flat!

This Swivel Seat Fishing Rig is the perfect accessory for Sea Eagle iSUPs, Explorers™, FastTracks™ and PaddleSki™ Series. (Weighs only 15 lbs.)

Kit includes: aluminum frame base, swivel seat, two Universal Scotty Rod Holders with universal deck mounts and two 6ft quick release cinch down straps.

*One time pre-assembly that takes just a few minutes required. Non compatible with RazorLites™, Sport Kayaks and Travel Canoes™

Watersnake Venom 34

The white composite shaft and stainless steel propeller shaft combine with the weedless propeller to deliver quiet performance whether trolling or holding position in the current for casting.

A lightweight, inexpensive, electric, saltwater motor that's built to last. Anti-corrosive paint and stainless steel parts allow you to take this motor into fresh, brackish and salt water without worry.

A very important feature is the Digital Voltmeter Display. This allows you to judge immediately how much power you have remaining and how far you can go. A good rule of thumb is to stay above 11.8 volts.

*Can be used with 10.6sr Sport Runabout. Cannot be used with 300x Explorer Kayak.

**Battery not included.

Motor cannot ship to Louisiana.

***Coast Guard requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse.

Covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty

All Sales are final. This item is not covered by the Sea Eagle 180 Day Trial.

Multi-purpose storage box

Sea Eagle's New Multi Purpose Kayak Storage Box makes a great way to securely stow your items and is an absolute must have for kayaking enthusiast. Lightweight and portable, this storage box folds down to the size and weight of the local newspaper.

*NOT waterproof or completely water resistant

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Express shipping and delivery to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the United States are also available for an additional fee. Shipping rates will be displayed on our shopping cart page.

Offer Valid through 11/30/2019

Sea Eagle Used Boats

  • have never been damaged, punctured or patched
  • have been test inflated for 48 hours
  • might have very minimal wear (no barnacles or algae)
  • are covered by our regular 180 day money back guarantee
  • and three year bow-to-stern warranty, just like our new boats.
  • might contain prior-generation components

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