RazorLite™ 473rl Kayak

(28 customer reviews)

¥207,000¥222,000

The world’s first all Drop Stitch tandem (2 person) inflatable kayak! A lighter, narrower and faster to paddle, high-performance kayak for true adventurers. With a tapered, hard-nose bow and stern, and fully constructed with Drop Stitch technology, the RazorLite™ 473 cuts through waves cleaner, straighter and sharper than any other kayak on the market allowing paddling speeds up to 6 mp/h (9.7 km/h). This tandem kayak is perfect for going out for long or short paddles on lakes, ocean, or lazy rivers. 

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The world’s first all Drop Stitch tandem (2 person) inflatable kayak. A lighter, narrower and faster to paddle, high-performance kayak for true adventurers. With a tapered, hard-nose bow and stern, and fully constructed with Drop Stitch technology, the RazorLite™ 473 cuts through waves cleaner, straighter and sharper than any other kayak on the market allowing paddling speeds up to 6 mp/h (9.7 km/h). This tandem kayak is perfect for going out for long or short paddles on lakes, ocean, or lazy rivers.

The RazorLite™ series comes with a removable skeg for shallow water paddling and ease of storage. Because of its high performance design and capabilities, the RazorLite™ series is best recommended for intermediate and above paddlers.

Top, Front & Side Views

  • Razorlite 473 top view
  • Razorlite 473 side view
  • Razorlite 473 front view

Key Features

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 the 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 the 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!

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” or 64 cm 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 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” (7.6 cm) Drop Stitch material for the floor and 4” (10 cm) 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 or 69 kPa) than other kayaks (3-4 psi or 24 kPa), which increases overall rigidity. The unique Drop Stitch construction makes the RazorLite™ as fast as any 12’ (366 cm) rigid kayak 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

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.

473RLK Standard Features

  • Fully Constructed with Drop Stitch Technology
  • Front & Rear Spray Skirts with Carry Handles
  • NMMA Certified
  • Large Removable Rear Weedless Swept Back Skeg for Flatwater Touring
  • Printed instructions
  • 14 Stainless Steel D-rings for attaching various accessories
  • 2 Open and close drain valves at the stern for removal of water when on shore.
Model SizeExteriorInteriorDeflatedTubeWeight (kg)CapacityAir PressureSetup Time

Razorlite 473 (473RL)

473 x 76 cm452 x 53 cm94 x 59 x 26 cm25.4 x 10 cm20340 kg (2 adults)10 psi (69 kPa)8 min

473RLK Packages

ProRazorLite™ 473rl Kayak (Pro)

The incredible combination of performance, comfort and portability is what this Pro Package Offers. And it can be paddled solo or tandem.

Includes: High Performance Design 473rl Kayak with removable rear skeg, two AB40 four-part performance paddles, two Tall Back Seats with wrap around sides and contoured seat pad for long term comfort, two adjustable foot rests to maximize paddling power efficiency and control, All Purpose Backpack for easy storage and transport, high pressure pump with inline pressure gauge, and repair kit.

This Pro Package Includes:

  • RazorLite™ 473rl Kayak Hull
  • 2x Tall Back Seat (TBS)
  • 2x AB40 (4-Part Paddle)
  • High Pressure Hand Pump
  • Slide-in Skeg (Swept-back)
  • All-Purpose Backpack (Blue)
  • Repair Kit

¥207,000Add to cart


Pro CarbonRazorLite™ 473rl Kayak (Pro Carbon)

Take your paddling experience to the next level with the Pro Carbon Package!Upgraded with two two-piece AB50 carbon fiber paddles (227g lighter than the AB40) This allows you to paddle comfortably for longer distances. Also, carbon fiber transfers less heat and cold, meaning your hands will remain warmer during cooler environmental conditions.

This Pro Carbon Package Includes:

  • RazorLite™ 473rl Kayak Hull
  • 2x Tall Back Seat (TBS)
  • 2x AB50 (2-Part Paddle)
  • High Pressure Hand Pump
  • Slide-in Skeg (Swept-back)
  • All-Purpose Backpack (Blue)
  • Repair Kit

¥222,000Add to cart


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Available Packages

Pro, Pro Carbon

28 reviews for RazorLite™ 473rl Kayak

  1. Paul Dice

    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.

  2. Richard Zellers

    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.

  3. James Hiser

    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
    – 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

  4. Dave Smidt

    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 off road!

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