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420x Explorer

About the 420x Explorer

The largest of the versatile Explorer Series, this rugged and durable inflatable kayak weighs only 42 lbs, can handle up to Class IV rapids and is also great on the open-water.

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

Exterior 14' x 39"
Interior 13' 4" x 15"
Hull Weight 42 lbs.
Load Capacity 2-3 Adults 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 Overlapped Seams
Material 1000 Denier Reinforced
Engine Capacity 34 lbs. thrust electric (max engine weight 15 lbs)
Floor Separate High Pressure Drop Stitch Floor
Whitewater Rating Suitable up to Class IV
Inflation Pressure 3.2 psi floor & sides

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
  • Sea Eagle motormount receivers for optional motormount
  • Printed Instructions

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420x Reviews (21 total, avg. review: 4.7 out of 5)

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3/20/2017
William Brackin , Marysville, WA Verified Owner
William Brackin's boat

I have been quite impressed with my Sea Eagle 420x. I have used it on lakes, ocean, and rivers, and it has performed well in all environments.I used it on a recent trip on the Powell River Canoe Route in British Columbia where we paddled a series of lakes and portaged between them. At 42 lbs. it was easy to portage, and paddled well.We also recently ran a whitewater section of the Clackamas River in Oregon, and I was very impressed with how well it handled hitting rocks and dragging over gravel bars. I fully expected to see some damage on the bottom at the end of the trip, but there was none!

The size of the deflated boat is small enough to carry in the trunk of my Toyota Camry with room to spare. The foot pump inflates the 3 chambers very quickly, and the quick release valves allows it to be deflated and put away quickly too.William BrackinMarysville, WA

2/26/2017
Gregory Gillis , Ferndale Verified Owner

I Absolutely LOVE My Sea Eagle 420x,, Quality Is Exceptional!! Ease Of Inflation, Storage And Portability Are Second To None!! I Have Kayaked The Bay,, VERY Stable In The Sea, Even With Bigger Swells. The River Was AWESOME!!,, And Kayak Camping On My Local Large Lake's Is So Fun!! Load It With Gear And Away You Go!! Even By Myself, Loaded For Camping It Paddles Effortless Thru The Water!! I Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND This Kayak,, And Do,, To The Many People Who Ask About It!! LOVE IT!! Keep Up The Great Work Sea Eagle!! Sincerely,, Greg Gillis. 61 Years Old.

12/12/2016
Peter G. Montague , New Brunswick Verified Owner

Great boat. Light, stable, strong, fun. No complaints.

7/29/2016
Scott Hazelton , Yreka, CA Verified Owner
Scott Hazelton's boat

Our first journey out with the Sea Eagle 420x. Had a blast on Taylor Lake (near Etna Summit, CA). I'm a big guy at 6'00" and 290 LBS and this yak wasn't even near at drawing water...very buoyant! My 13 year old daughter was able to stand up on it and use it as a paddle board...very stable! Only problem we had (no fault of Sea Eagles) was that we decided to haul our new 420x and two other sit on top kayaks the 1/4 mile from the trailhead to the lake. It was quite a task but well worth it as we had the lake to ourselves. Today was our first outing and so far, so good!

5/31/2016
Jerry MacAlpine , Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia Verified Owner
Jerry MacAlpine's boat

I can't say enough positive things about this kayak - it is truly amazing! Living as we do in Nova Scotia ("Canada's Ocean Playground"), there is no shortage of places to kayak. One of the downsides to kayaking has always been transportability, and being in our late 50s, trying to get kayaks on and off vehicles wasn't appealing. Then along comes Sea Eagle.Wow.The photo shows our Mercedes-Benz Smart Car with the 420X + all the gear required for a day (or more) of kayaking - talk about transportable! The kayak behaves extremely well, even with wind, and the removable skeg is awesome. I wasn't sure if the 420X might've been too much for two people; however, it is very comfortable, even with a full load. Even with one person, it is easily controllable. Talk about fun!

Nova Scotia has over 3000 lakes + hundreds of streams and rivers, not to mention being a sea kayakers paradise with 13,300 kilometers of coastline. We're going to hit them all with this rig! :-)

4/21/2016
Simeon Ward , Lake Oswego, OR Verified Owner

Well beyond expectations.Me and my dog (Ozzy The Wonder-Pup) are riders of motorcycles and do not own a car. We needed an inflatable that would allow us to explore the many rivers of Montana and the Pacific Northwest... One of exceptional quality (that would last for years) and uncompromising durability to get us through the FUN STUFF.The Sea Eagle 420X has exceeded our expectations in every way. Class III stuff on the Blackfoot River was a breeze in the 420X. We are looking forward to some more challenging foats on the Clark Fork (Alberton Gorge), Klickitat, Deschutes, and the Clackamas. We are confident that the 420X will continue to deliver.

Happy Floating WOOF!

2/12/2016
Brenden Osier , Concord, NC Verified Owner

Absolutely a fantastic boat. Very well made from high quality, professional grade materials and the accessories that came with the pro carbon package were top notch. The 420x is also a huge hit with the family on lake and beach vacations. All my little nieces can't stay off the thing! Thank you Sea Eagle! I will definitely be a return customer. :)

Sea Eagle's reply:

Absolutely a fantastic boat. Very well made from high quality, professional grade materials

1/13/2016
Hugo Ochoa , Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina Verified Owner

Hi EverybodyAs an owner of a 420x I am very satisfied with the product. It is covering all my expectations for kayaking on lakes, rivers or in the sea.The quality is very good.One point to enhance the kayak could be a drainage on the rear for a more easy cleaning after use.The order and delivery time was as promised and expected, and the customer service helped me being in Argentina when I have some issues with the local custom.

Portability it is one of the biggest goals and one of my main points along with store-ability when electing this type of kayaks.I did not have to use the 3 year warranty.For sure I will buy it again and every time I have the chance I recommend this SeaEagle product.Best regards,HugoSierra de la VentanaArgentina

1/8/2016
Howard Hildebrandt , Grand Junction, CO Verified Owner

Exactly what I needed for the rivers and lakes in Colorado. I could not be happier. Very solid and stable, love the floor..Howard

1/8/2016
Ross Phillips , Easton, MD Verified Owner

I've been very happy with my kayak! I've had it for about 6 months now and I have no complaints whatsoever!

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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 For Whitewater Action

    Modular Rigid Drop Stitch Floor Provides Double Protection For Whitewater Action

    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 you may hit in whitewater. 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 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

420x Deluxe
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $1,552
Package Price: $1,099
Your Savings: $453
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
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

420x Pro Kayak
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $1,766
Package Price: $1,199
Your Savings: $567
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
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

420x Pro Carbon
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $1,874
Package Price: $1,299
Your Savings: $575
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
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 Kayak package features everything in the Pro Package plus a set of upgraded top end Carbon-Fiber Paddles.

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QuikSail

420x QuikSail
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $1,905
Package Price: $1,309
Your Savings: $596
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
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 QuikSail

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Pro Motor

420x Pro Motor
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $1,990
Package Price: $1,399
Your Savings: $591
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Watersnake Asp T24 for kayaks $129
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 new Water Snake Asp T24 electric motor (good for salt & fresh water).

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QuikRow™

420x QuikRow™
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $105
Total Value: $2,001
Package Price: $1,499
Your Savings: $502
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
420x Explorer Hull $1,099
QuikRow Kit $399
Two 7'10" AB30's $118
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
Pro Row/Fish/Paddle - 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

420x Pro Motor Fishing Rig
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Mar 31) $135
Total Value: $2,381
Package Price: $1,699
Your Savings: $682
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017
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 water portable fishing package of all time! Featuring: 4 rod holders, 2 swivel seats, motor mount, Water Snake Venom 34 electric motor and a muti-purpose storage box.

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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.)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Free Shipping

All Sea Eagle orders with this product will receive Free Ground Shipping to the lower 48 U.S. States.

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 3/31/2017

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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