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. Now featuring FlexBrace™ adjustable footrests!

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

Now featuring Sea Eagle FlexBrace™ adjustable footrests!

Say goodbye to bulky, heavy, plastic kayaks! Modern inflatable kayaks are lighter & easier!

The World's First All Drop Stitch patented RazorLite™ inflatable kayaks are a much lighter, narrower and faster to paddle, high-performance kayaks 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 its high-performance design and capabilities, the RazorLite™ kayaks are best recommended for intermediate and above paddlers.

U.S. Patent 9,452,809

Person Capacity 2
Hull Weight 45 lbs.
Length 15 ft. 6 in.
Width 2 ft. 6 in.
Interior 14'10" x 21"
Load Capacity 2 Person or 750 max
Deflated 37" x 23" x 10"
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


Deflated Hull Size

When deflated and packed well, this hull will fit in:

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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
  • 2 FlexBrace™ adjustable footrest
  • 8 D-rings to secure the adjustable seats

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473rl Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars. (46)
Robert Gordon Verified Owner 12/20/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We love our sturdy, convenient, comfortable tandem kayak.

John Edwards Verified Owner 9/7/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We received our kayak back in the spring. It arrived weeks before it was expected to. Our first voyage was great. I managed to miss read the instructions and inadvertently cause a small leak. Sea Eagle quickly came to our rescue and repaired the kayak at no charge. Since then we have enjoyed many hour in several location and I am reminded to once again to carefully read all the instructions. The photos are from our recent excursion to one of our favorite pubs where when one paddles there, you get a but off you first pint. The Pour house, Port Townsend, WA, USA. This kayak replaces our SE 330, Still working well after 20 years. Now with one of our children.

Valerie McDonnell Verified Owner 8/16/2021 2.0 out of 5 stars.

The kayak took longer than expected to arrive. When it came, it came in two different boxes. The kayak didn't fit in the carrying bag. I tried to contact customer services more times than I can count. They finally answered saying they didn't have a bag available to fit the kayak. They then sent me a cheap $10 dollar big cargo bag that was pretty useless. The only reason I'm even giving them a 2 (instead of a 1) is because I do think the quality of my specific kayak is great. It is such a shame that the company and customer service is so bad. My best friend tried to buy the same kayak as mine and when his arrived, it was completely different than what he ordered. Not surprised. For the price tag of these kayaks, I would expect to have all pieces fit and proper customer service when something is wrong with the order/ a part doesn't fit.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review and feedback Valerie.

We are very sorry that the complimentary CarryBag did not work out for you. We strive to provide our customers with the best personal service possible. We hope you are enjoying the boat and are here for any of your future needs.

Please feel free to reach out to us anytime.

Edawrd Binau Verified Owner 7/15/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Just finishing a trip to Bend Oregon, first summer with our 473rl. Did a 18 mile trip on the Deschutes River and some shorter lake trips. My wife and I just love our kayak, we have had hard shells and one other inflatable, the 473rl is the best kayak we have ever used. Love the speed , finished the 18 mile river trip under 5 hours ( used to take 6 ). And the way we can get in and out of the boat very stable ( without failing in the lake or river ). Very easy to set up and take down and we can take all our gear. We are both in our sixty's........ Thank you for a great product

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Lon talks about his RazorLite™ 473rl

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

Adjustable FlexBrace™ Footrest

Adjustable FlexBrace™ Footrest

The Sea Eagle FlexBrace™ is a fully adjustable ergonomic foot brace. Designed to provide hours of comfortable bracing. Streamline your effort while maximizing your drive on those long trips or when powering through the surf! Quickly and easily adjust to 20 different positions for any size paddler.

Pro Tandem Package

473rl Pro Tandem

The Pro Package offers performance, comfort, and portability for 2! Includes 473RL Kayak with 2 AB40 paddles, 2 Tall Back Seats, 2 FlexBrace™ adjustable footrest and backpack carry bag.

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Jan 31) $105
Total Value: $2,082
Your Price: $1,499
Your Savings: $583
473rl Hull $1,299
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two 8' AB40 Paddles $190
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Two FlexBraces $98
SUP Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Monday, January 31, 2022
a $2,082 value for just $1,499 through Jan 31 *

Pro Carbon Tandem Package

473rl Pro Carbon Tandem

Take your paddling experience to the next level! Lighter weight, 2 piece AB50 carbon fiber paddles make paddling longer distances easier.

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Jan 31) $135
Total Value: $2,220
Your Price: $1,599
Your Savings: $621
473rl Hull $1,299
Two AB50 Paddles $298
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Two FlexBraces $98
SUP Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Monday, January 31, 2022
a $2,220 value for just $1,599 through Jan 31 *

Instructions

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.

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.

FlexBrace

Ergonomic customizable footrest adjusts to 20 positions quickly & easily. Allows for more powerful paddle strokes. Just lift the FlexBrace with your foot & move to a comfortable setting. Base permanently glues into place while the rod & pedal come off for compact storage. This sturdy, convenient & easy to use footrest works on many Sea Eagle & other inflatable kayaks.

Includes 2 FlexBraces (left & right).

Does not include glue.

* Not for use with Sport Kayaks SE330 & SE370. Does not work on Explorer 300x due to valve placement and only 1 FlexBrace Kit can be used with the 385ft FastTrack due to valve placement.

SUP Pump

This SUP(Stand Up Paddle) Pump’s special design allows for low effort and quick inflation. Made with a reliable and strong aluminum shaft. The SUP Pump comes equipped with hose, recessed one-way valve adapter and a conveniently located, easy visible, in-line pressure gauge and the option of selecting between single action (down stroke only) and double action (both up and down strokes) inflation. SUP Pump capable of inflating to 29 PSI.

Use double action for high volume and lower pressures and single action during increasing resistance cause by higher pressures.

Includes 2nd hose with Boston Valve and Pipe Valve attachments.

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.

Repair Kit

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

AB50 Paddle

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

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