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473rl

About the 473rl Inflatable Kayak

The World's First All Drop Stitch Patented RazorLite™ two person inflatable kayak! A lighter, narrower and faster to paddle, high performance tandem kayak for the adventurers.

With a tapered, hard-nose bow and stern, and fully constructed with Drop Stitch technology, the 473RL cuts through waves cleaner, straighter and sharper than any other kayak on the market allowing paddling speeds up to 6 mph.

U.S. Patent 9,452,809

About the RazorLite™ Series

The World's First All Drop Stitch patented RazorLite™ inflatable kayaks are a much lighter, narrower and faster to paddle, high performance kayak for true adventurers!

A razor sharp, tapered, hard-nose bow and stern, combined with a fully constructed Drop Stitch technology hull enables the Sea Eagle RazorLite™ Kayaks to cut through waves cleaner, straighter and sharper than any other kayak on the market allowing paddling speeds up to 6 mph.

Because of it's high performance design and capabilities the RazorLite™ kayaks are best recommended for intermediate and above paddlers.

U.S. Patent 9,452,809

Specifications (compare all inflatable kayaks)

Person Capacity 2
Hull Weight 43 lbs.
Length 15 ft. 6 in.
Width 2 ft. 6 in.
Interior 14'10" x 21"
Load Capacity 2 Person or 750 max
Deflated 30" x 19" x 9"
Chambers 3 (port, starboard, floor)
Tube Diameter 10" High x 4" Thick
Air Valves 3 Recessed One Way
Inflation time 8 min
Seam Quadruple Overlapped
Material 1000 Denier Reinforced
Floor Attached High Pressure Drop Stitch Floor
Inflation Pressure 10 psi

Certifications


Standard Features

  • NMMA Certified
  • Fully Constructed with Drop Stitch Technology
  • 2 Open and close drain valves
  • Large, Removable, Swept Back Rear Skeg
  • Front & Rear Spray Skirts with Carry Handles
  • 14 D-Rings to Secure Seats and FootRests
  • Printed Instructions

Top, Front & Side Views

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473rl Reviews (20 total, avg. review: 4.7 out of 5)

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1/30/2018
Kenneth Ryker , CORVALLIS Verified Owner

All’s well !! We really like it, all around great boat! Just wish it came with a plan for making more time to use it...

Sea Eagle's reply:

Aim for once and week and before long it will become a way of life!

1/29/2018
Michelle Cullen , VALDEZ Verified Owner

It is exciting to have an inflatable kayak that handles like a hard shell and it is as fast and lighter than a hard shell. One concern is the lack of a bow cover as small waves come into the boat easily. A small deck with combing with a lip that deflects small waves that break on the bow would be much safer especially since I am using it in cold waters of Alaska.

1/27/2018
John Sanders , POWELL Verified Owner

We own a 473rl and a 385ft. The 385ft is 4 years old and the 473rl is 1 year old. The 385ft is more stable and a better choice for novice kayakers. The 473rl is faster. Both boats are easy to inflate and durable. The seats in the 385ft are more comfortable. We tried the seats from the ft in the rl, but the higher seat profile made the boat less stable. Both our son and daughter bought sea eagle boats after using our boats. We highly recommend Sea Eagle boats.

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Sea Eagle's reply:

John, give this video a try for packing ► youtu.be/Dfbp_lm3jGY a try! Should make it pretty easy.

12/10/2017
Deirdre Allen , St. Albert Verified Owner

We love our Kayak! It is wonderful to take camping. It fits between our gear and then when we arrive at the lake it blows up in no time. We have made some enhancements, we have added air cushions to the seats because when we are out for a long time our butts were getting sore - wonderful seats just needed a bit more cushion. Great back support. We also made a rudder system that is portable and attaches - works great. A little more time setting up but so worth it. We get so many great complements and we are so proud to own this kayak. Sea Eagle has great customer service and excellent products. Thanks for adding such joy to our life.

Sea Eagle's reply:
Deirdre Allen's boat

Seat cushions are a great option ► www.seaeagle.com/Accessories/seats/inflatable-seat-base

11/27/2017
Jordan Da Costa , THUNDER BAY Verified Owner

This kayak has been the best inflatable kayak I have ever used. It has gone through 3 foot swells and held it rigidity. Even when I was caught in a storm and the entire kayak filled with water, it remained easy to paddle and maneuver through the pounding rain and wind. Fantastic machine this kayak is and even made it up to 6 mph solo.

11/1/2017
John D Rowland , Owen Sound Verified Owner

The all up weight of the Sea Eagle pack for my fine kayak/canoe including paddles is 58lbs.and looks somewhat intimidating. But it becomes easier to pack with each use. It can be carried solo and.....it is air transportable!

The set up is simple and no problem. A rather large but uncomplicated manual pump is good enough for me.

Paddling this craft after my familiar and trusty Kevlar hard shell sea kayak is what I expected when I made my buying decision and plunked down the cash. So in design terms of stiff hull, underwater shape of craft and resultant performance (speed and effort) I got the fine craft I expected. Thank you Sea Eagle. Finally this is a high capacity boat. It will carry 2 or 3 people on a mission or 2 paddlers and a pile of gear. And please note my Borealis Ellesmere is for other adventure.

10/4/2017
Paul Lechtenberg , DEMOREST Verified Owner

Love Sea Eagle. We live full time in a motorhome & have limited room to carry toys, so we investigated inflatable kayaks as a space saver. Have owned the FastTrack product for years and loved it's stability and durability. In Feb 2017, we switched to the Razor Lite. The change was exactly as Sea Eagle staff represented. The Razor Lite is faster than the Fast Track, tracks and handles similar to a long hardbody kayak and best suited for flat (or relatively flat) water. It is not as stable as the FastTrack (which was exactly as disclosed by Sea Eagle staff), but is very comparable to hard side kayaks. The 473rl is easy to set up, roomy and made from durable materials. We see many people using other lower quality inflatables having to paddle hard to cover ground and not tracking very straight. They often stop us to inquire about our Sea Eagle and we can only rave about the product. With the drop stitch floor and sidewalls, many are shocked to discover we are also in an inflatable.

10/2/2017
Lawrence K Graham , Sterling, CO Verified Owner

We have had our Razorlite 473rl for several weeks now and really enjoy it, both as a single and tandem paddler.I understand some people think it is too "tippy", but it's not. My wife and I have been canoeing for many years and found it very stable. The initial stability feels a little tippy, compared to a wide, flat, inflated raft, but its secondary stability is great. With those inflated sides, it is very difficult to tip over. If you do manage to flip it over, it sits on top of the water instead of filling up. Its light weight makes it easy for us seniors to handle. I have already added two D-rings (available from Sea Eagle) to attach two grab handles amidships. This makes it even easier to handle out of the water. I found the large skeg (more like a rudder) it came with made it difficult to turn and maneuver. I guess that's so novice paddlers can maintain a straight course. I replaced it with a small 4" skeg (available from Sea Eagle) that slides into the same slot and is just enough for us. Works great!

7/8/2017
Sandy Whyte , COOL Verified Owner

Set up fairly fast. Tracks well. Bought the cart and that makes it so much easier to inflate and then roll down to lake. It's a littler bigger and harder to fold up than expected. Larger bag is needed!

6/22/2017
Lynne Curry , BENICIA Verified Owner

Enjoying the new Kayak, but find it more tippy than the first Sea Eagle. I'm sure we'll be more confident with it as we use it. Just had it out for 3rd time this week. We find it easier to get in and out of due to the narrow sides.

Videos

Key Features:

  • The RazorLite™ Kayak's Straight Hull Design

    The RazorLite™ Kayak's Straight Hull Design

    An important and unique feature of the RazorLite™ Kayak is its straight hull design which provides the maximum straight hull waterline length. This feature combined with the very narrow kayak width (25" at the waterline) allows the RazorLite™ to paddle as fast as any rigid kayak. The Bow and stern molds are made of durable plastic and cut through the wind, waves, current, and water like a sharp edge straight razor on a clean close shave. With superior length to width ratio, razor sharp bow entry, straight line planing surface and a precision razor sharp stern exit at the rear these inflatable kayaks are in a performance league of their own.

  • The RazorLite™ Kayak's Unique Bow and Stern Design with Tapered Side Walls

    The RazorLite™ Kayak's Unique Bow and Stern Design with Tapered Side Walls

    The RazorLite™ Kayak's rigid bow and stern molds create the worlds very first speed entry system that leads into a double concave and then opens into a flat planing surface. The double concave design at bow allows pockets of air to enter in between the hull and the water creating lift while reducing friction and drag. The double concave at stern creates a super clean exit. The Tapered Drop Stitch Side Walls provide a rigid chine at the waterline and secondary buoyancy and stability. These features combine to enable the RazorLite™ to glide quickly and effortlessly through the water!

  • Bow and Stern Molds

    Bow and Stern Molds

    The RazorLite™ Kayak's rigid bow and stern molds create a razor sharp speed entry and exit system. The bow mold cuts through the water effortlessly at a high velocity. The water then meets the carefully designed Tapered Side Walls creating lift while reducing friction and drag, then exits just as fast as it entered at the stern mold leaving little to no wake behind.

  • The World's First and Only Kayak Made Entirely Of Drop Stitch Material

    The World's First and Only Kayak Made Entirely Of Drop Stitch Material

    The patented Sea Eagle RazorLite™ High Performance Ultra Light Kayak is the world's first and only inflatable kayak made entirely with Drop Stitch Technology throughout! This kayak uses 3" Drop Stitch material for the floor and 4" Drop Stitch material for the side walls. Our Drop Stitch material uses thousands of high tensile strength threads connecting the top and bottom fabric layers, creating thousands of I-beam supports. This enables the RazorLite™ to be inflated to a much higher pressure (10 psi) than other kayaks (3-4 psi) which increases overall rigidity. The unique Drop Stitch construction makes the RazorLite™ as fast as any rigid kayak in it's class and provides the added benefit of being able to pack in its own backpack. The RazorLite™ is as tough as nails, incredibly rigid, ultra light, and a delight to paddle. U.S. Patent 9,452,809

473rl Discount Packages

Pro Tandem

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by May 31) $105
Total Value: $2,008
Package Price: $1,299
Your Savings: $709
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Thursday, May 31, 2018
473rl Hull $1,299
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Hand Piston Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
Two Tube Footrests $24
Repair Kit $15
The Pro Package offers performance, comfort and portability for 2! Includes 473RL Kayak with 2 AB40 paddles, 2 Tall Back Seats, 2 foot rests and backpack carry bag.

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Pro Carbon Tandem

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by May 31) $105
Total Value: $2,116
Package Price: $1,399
Your Savings: $717
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Thursday, May 31, 2018
473rl Hull $1,299
Two AB50 Paddles $298
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Hand Piston Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
Two Tube Footrests $24
Repair Kit $15
Take your paddling experience to the next level! Lighter weight, 2 piece AB50 carbon fiber paddles are 1/2 lb. lighter each. This makes paddling longer distances easier.

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Instructions

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.

Backpack Large (BLUE)

New All Purpose BACKPACK LARGE! Great for carrying: LB11, NeedleNose SUPs, Sports Kayaks, FastTracks, Explorers, RazorLites and Motormount Boats! With 8.4 cubic feet of space, there's plenty of room for your Sea Eagle and more! *Be sure to check baggage restrictions prior to traveling.

Hand Piston Pump

The Hand Piston Pump’s special design allows for low effort and quick inflation. Made with a reliable and strong aluminum shaft. The HandPump comes equipped with hose, recessed one-way valve adapter and a conveniently located, easy visible, accurate built-in pressure gauge. SUP Pump capable of inflating to 1 bar or 15 PSI.

Slide in Swept Back Skeg

This weed-less swept back skeg is great for those who would rather not get hung up on weeds or drag them along. The 13" long swept back design works as a weed-less rudder that minimizes yawing (side to side swinging) during paddling stokes and assist with forward propulsion due to it's reflex technology. At only 7" deep this skeg allows you to travel in much shallower waters.

Large (13" Long x 7" Deep) swept back 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.

Two Tube Footrests

Adjustable footrest for your FastTrack™ and RazorLite™ Kayaks. Easily clips to the pre attached d-rings on your kayak. (385ft shown in 1st photo)

Repair Kit

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

Two AB50  Paddles

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

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Offer Valid through 5/31/2018

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  • might have very minimal wear (no barnacles or algae)
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