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473rl

Exploring the waterways of South Florida

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

Specifications (compare all inflatable kayaks)

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


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

Top, Front & Side Views

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473rl Reviews (29 total, avg. review: 4.7 out of 5)

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3/19/2020
5.0 out of 5 stars. Paul Dice , Magnolia Verified Owner

This is a great boat. We have paddled hard shell sea kayaks for over 20 years. But lately we found a need for an alternative tandem/single conversion boat for calm to moderately choppy water that did not require car topping. I had never given inflatables any serious thought. But after learning about the 473rl's dimensions, design and rigidity, I decided to give it a try. So we bought one and recently took it to Southern Florida for a week of bay and river paddling. The boat performed marvelously. It's stable, nimble, tracks well and is fast enough that we could keep up with our friends in their hard shell. Does it perform as well as our hard shells? Of course not; It's a different boat for a different purpose. But it takes its rightful place as an easily transportable, high quality, solid performing boat that will get you where your're going, and get you there in style. I will now always have one in my fleet. Last, Sea Eagle's customer service is superb.

3/14/2020
5.0 out of 5 stars. Richard Zellers , SUNBURY Verified Owner

I like my kayak, but I would rather have the single instead of the double. I got a double for my girlfriend and I, but she prefers singles, so now I'm stuck with double. I got it in August as a Xmas present, so exchange policy expired by the time she opened it.

1/4/2020
3.0 out of 5 stars. Markus Robinson , TUNKHANNOCK Verified Owner
Selfie of Markus Robinson with their boat Markus Robinson's boat

The 473rl is a wonderful inflatable kayak. We've white water kayaked on the finger lakes in New York and down the Snake River in Grand Tetons NP. The 473rl is superbly rigid, fast, and easy to paddle. The thin rigid walls of this inflatable have everything to do with its superb performance.

But it has a major design flaw. The problem is how the bottom inflatable section connects to both side inflatable sections. Since each is about two inches thick, they are connected together with rubber sheets glued to each side of the bottom and side being connected together. This creates a tube the length of the seam running ALMOST the full the length of the kayak. When inflated the tube is MOSTLY squeezed together. But not enough to keep out river gravel. When that gravel gets in there it is EXTREMELY difficult to remove. The engineering fix is to insert some 1" diameter foam into each tube-end as a plug. When brought to their attention, Sea Eagle refused to acknowledge the necessity of blocking the ends.

Sea Eagle's reply:

I apologize if your previous suggestions was not properly addressed by a service representative. We are a customer service based driven company and our customer feedback on our products are invaluable. I have passed your suggestions onto our research and development team where our engineers will have further insight and knowledge on if this can be accomplished.

11/2/2019
4.0 out of 5 stars. James Hiser , ANNAPOLIS Verified Owner

Good:

- Lightweight

- easy to transport when folded

- fast paddling

- every time we use, have admirers that want to know where to get one

- lives in bed of pickup during extended camping trips

Not so good:

- hard to get sand, etc,. cleaned out of interior, esp where sides meet floor

- hard to get dried out

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- folding to get back into bag takes some learning - had to get pictures from company

How we deal with the not so good:

- Rinse kit, synthetic chamois, and long skinny tarp strip. Lets us clean and dry the boat prior to folding after use

- Extra strap - once boat is folded, strap around prior to fighting into bag

- Live with dirt until end of trip, then thorough hose out and dry at home before storing

9/29/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Dave Smidt , SPIRIT LAKE Verified Owner

We purchased our 473rl for our trip into Northwest Canadian provinces and Alaska. We are avid kayakers and couldn't travel into such beautiful country unless we could get onto the water! We were pleased that it packed very compactly into a StowAway2 box mounted to our small RV. We are amazed how solid it is when it inflates and how nicely it handles on the water. The 473rl allowed us some special sights show full review ▼ off road!

off road!
4/16/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Daniel Johnston , NAKNEK Verified Owner

Love our 473 Razor Light. We've taken it out on river and lake and are impressed with how quickly it inflates and is ready to rock. Easily ready to get on the water in 8-10 minutes. Tracks very well and is super rigid, with comfortable seats. The only thing is that it doesn't take much of a wave for you to take on a little water, as the RL cuts through the water so well. Can't wait to take it show full review ▼ out again.

out again.
2/20/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Jeffrey Metcalf , Albion Verified Owner

I love the boat. Paddles very fast and easy, Great quality. Great customer service even if you have problems. This is the 5th SeaEagle boat I own. The oldest is 18 yrs old and still a good boat. Highly recommend the boats and the company.

9/13/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. Christiane McLeod , Maple Ridge Verified Owner

Love it! Love it! Love it!!!

8/11/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. Mike Osborn , Everett Verified Owner

Simply incredible! I started with a sport which was a great boat. Then upgraded to a Razorlite and Wow addicted to a whole new level. The 2 stage pump came next and all I can say is I Love It.

Just to add the hull developed an issue after two seasons of countless trips. The customer service team responded with great care and we resolved the cause and they shipped me a new hull. I wish all customer service was as good.

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Sea Eagle is the Best!!!!

1/30/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. 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!

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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.

473rl Discount Packages

Pro Tandem

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $105
Total Value: $2,082
Price $1,349
Your Savings: $733
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Monday, August 31, 2020
473rl Hull $1,299
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Two AB43 paddles $190
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Two FlexBraces $98
Hand Piston Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
Repair Kit $15
The Pro Package offers performance, comfort, and portability for 2! Includes 473RL Kayak with 2 AB43 paddles, 2 Tall Back Seats, 2 FlexBrace™ adjustable footrest and backpack carry bag.

on backorder, expected in warehouse 9/15/2020, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $2,082 value for just $1,349 through Aug 31 *

Pro Carbon Tandem

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $105
Total Value: $2,190
Price $1,449
Your Savings: $741
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Monday, August 31, 2020
473rl Hull $1,299
Two AB50 Paddles $298
Two Tall Back Seats $198
Backpack Large (BLUE) $99
Two FlexBraces $98
Hand Piston Pump $49
Slide in Swept Back Skeg $29
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.

on backorder, expected in warehouse 10/5/2020, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $2,190 value for just $1,449 through Aug 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.

AB43 paddle

The AB43 Kayak Paddle has a durable two-piece aluminum shaft, asymmetrical swept-back blades and feather adjustments. This paddle allows for an even pull maximizing the power from your stroke. The rubber drip ring helps keep hands dry for a better grip. This is a super rugged paddle that will provide many years of hard use.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 8/31/2020

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 120 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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