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420x Explorer

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

Sea Eagle Explorer Kayaks are great wet or dry boats - they are tough enough for class four whitewater, but stable, dry and comfortable on flat-water as well.

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!

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

Top, Front & Side Views

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420x Reviews (35 total, avg. review: 4.7 out of 5)

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2/28/2018
Dan Hartman , CASCADE Verified Owner

I am 57 years old and I had been wanting to get my lovely wife out on the water for some time. I knew I had to have something very stable to give her a feeling of security. When I saw the 420X and saw how wide it was, I took a chance and bought one. (By the way, I'm over 300 lbs, so if you think you're too heavy or too old to try kayaking, you're not!) The first time we took it out, we spent almost 3 hours on a lake at a state park in Pa. My wife, the farm-girl, never felt uneasy. The kayak tracked very well, even though there was a strong wind on the lake that day. Maneuverability was great and talk about stable! It is an unbelievable craft and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for tracking, stability and ability to carry a heavy load. I think I'm going to get the NN 14' SUP next.

2/21/2018
Yury Klokov , EAST FALMOUTH Verified Owner

Hi,

The boat is realy great! I enjoy it!

Disadvantage is the need to use a special tip of the pump to inflate the seats. I'm afraid that I will lose it sooner or later.

2/20/2018
Mitchell Mak , Singapore Verified Owner

I love the Sea Eagle Explorer 420x. I only use it in a sea for leisure kayaking or fishing as where Im from, there are no lakes or rivers. It moves a little slow in the sea maybe due to the flat bottom and I should have considered the fasttrack. The Explorer is worth every penny and this kayak is a real piece of work. I would definifely buy another kayak from sea eagle again, as a matter of fact, Im looking at the razorlite but the shipping is just too expensive. Would be great if you had a dealer in Singapore.

2/8/2018
Albert Dawson , FREDERICK Verified Owner

It's the best kayak I've ever owned out of my 3

1/31/2018
Colm Malone , BASKING RIDGE Verified Owner

Overall I like the boat, seats & watersnake motor. The quality is great and I have no complaints on that front.

One area where I do have a problem though is... on stability. I have the swivel (fishing) seats and I find that I am positioned so high up that my centre of gravity makes the whole setup feel unstable.

Reaching the motor from a sitting position is also very precarious

Sea Eagle's reply:

Colm, we see that you are having an issue with the Swivel Seat Fish Rigs and "stability" and being "positioned so high up that my center of gravity makes the whole setup feel unstable." It may take a couple outings to get used to. However, we do offer the Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seat ► www.seaeagle.com/Accessories/seats/deluxe-inflatable-seat that sits lower than the rig and the Tall Back Kayak Seat ► www.seaeagle.com/Accessories/seats/tall-back-kayak-seat that sits the lowest.

1/24/2018
Dale Gilson , PARK CITY Verified Owner

Very nice and stable boat - only used it in flat water- skeg adds good stability in steering

Terrible carrying straps - can’t put it on your back, and awkward to carry any distance

Sea Eagle's reply:
Dale Gilson's boat

Hi Dale,

We do offer a very large Blue BackPackL with 8.4 cubic feet of storage space but you'll have to call in and ask for it specifically.

12/14/2017
Thomas Francis , SONORA Verified Owner

Overall, I like and recommend the 420X. It is easy to store and transport in a vehicle. It's not lightweight. That's good regarding heavy duty quality, but don't expect to easily pick it up and lug it around (as shown in the videos). When possible I try to use a cart to transport it to the water before pumping it up. It seems to take us longer to prepare the kayak for use than indicated in the videos, and I sometimes have the valves in the wrong position so that the air deflates when I disconnect the pump (thus adding more time and frustration). I take a fair amount of time cleaning the kayak of sand, dirt, and other debris before storing it since I don't want any grit wearing into the crevices (e.g., between the floor and sides). A hard sided kayak is probably easier to just wash and dry before storage. I've had the 420X about 6 months and I'm still working out my few issues with it.

12/5/2017
Eric Weiss , Upper Saddle River Verified Owner

I purchased the 420x back in May 2017. I wanted to have at least one season of experience before posting a review. My wife and I have used this kayak on lakes only so I can't comment on its ability to handle white water. We have kayaked on at least 15 different lakes over the past six months. The quality and durability of this kayak is outstanding. We have bounced off hidden rocks and branches with absolutely no damage to the hull. This kayak is extremely stable regardless of wind or rider movement. The portability is easily manageable with two people but can be carried by one person if you center it on your shoulders. The inflation time is about 7 minutes with the additionally purchased electric pump. It takes about 15 minutes total to get in the water after arrival at the launch site. Easy break down and storage, roughly 7 minutes. I would absolutely recommend this product without hesitation. If anyone needs some helpful tips please feel free to e-mail me I would be happy to help.

10/31/2017
Richard Gowans , MILTON Verified Owner

We love our sea eagle 420. It's super stable carries both of us and our two whippets with room left over. We have been down rivers, small rapids and on the Great Lakes this summer without any issues. The two stage pump makes Inflating and deflation a breeze. The kayak packs back into the storage bag with no issues very neat and tidy. I would recommend Sea Eagle to anyone, the customer service is outstanding.

7/11/2017
Mark Tatham , SALT LAKE CITY Verified Owner
Mark Tatham's boat

We bought our 420X for a multi day trip down the Rio Grande and it performed great. The water level was really low so we wouldn't have been able to use a regular kayak since they have a deeper draft. Our kayak is very controllable. The person at the back has to do most of the steering otherwise it will have a tendency to want to turn to go backwards down the river. Lots of room for camping kit and cooler box. Really a robust solid adventure machine. Love it.

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Key Features:

420x Explorer Discount Packages

Deluxe

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $1,552
Package Price: $1,099
Your Savings: $453
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, November 30, 2018
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
Two 7'10" AB30's $118
Two Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seats $98
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: $1,766
Package Price: $1,199
Your Savings: $567
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, November 30, 2018
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
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: $1,874
Package Price: $1,299
Your Savings: $575
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, November 30, 2018
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
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: $1,905
Package Price: $1,309
Your Savings: $596
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, November 30, 2018
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
QuikSail $139
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

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Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $105
Total Value: $2,030
Package Price: $1,429
Your Savings: $601
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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 $1,099
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Watersnake Asp T24 for kayaks $169
Motormount FastTrack, Explorer $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™

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Total Value: $2,073
Package Price: $1,499
Your Savings: $574
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420x Explorer Hull $1,099
QuikRow Kit $399
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Two Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seats $98
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
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: $2,381
Package Price: $1,699
Your Savings: $682
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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 $1,099
Two Swivel Seat Fish Rigs $458
Watersnake Venom 34 $199
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Motormount FastTrack, Explorer $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

Two 7'10" AB30's

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

Two Deluxe Inflatable Kayak Seats

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.

Two Tall Back Seats

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.

Two 8' AB40 Paddles

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.

Two Kayak Stow Bags

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

Two AB50  Paddles

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.

Motormount FastTrack, Explorer

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 or FSK16

Two 4 FT. STRAPs

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

Two Scotty Rod Holders

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"

Two Swivel Seat Fish Rigs

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 light weight, inexpensive, electric, salt water 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.

*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.

**** Not suitable for Bow mounting

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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