Manufacturer of Saturn Inflatables Since 1999

12.5' Heavy-Duty Fishing Raft FR380

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MSRP: $2,398.00  
Available for preorder

12.5' Saturn Heavy-Duty Fly Fishing River Raft FR380

New version 2 - now with 5 air chambers and universal rod holder mounts! 

Based on a popular design of RD365 Saturn light river rafts, new longer 12.5' FR385 fishing rafts are great for fly fishing, river rafting, kayaking, or as a ducky boat on a rivers, lakes and ponds. High rocker offers an exhilarating ride on whitewater river, like no other raft or kayak! New Saturn FR385 fishing river rafts are excellent whitewater paddle vessels for 1-2 people.

New version V2 now features 5 air chambers: 4 chambers in a hull, plus 1 air floor. New and improved rod holder mounts that can accept both popular Scotty or Railblaza accessories, such as rod holders, cup holders, fish finders, tables, etc.

Saturn Inflatable Fly Fishing Raft FR380 V2 Specs.

Saturn fishing raft FR380 great for weekend river or lake explorations, and fly fishing. They provide stable platform for standing and fly fishing for 1 or 2 people. What makes it different from RD365 raft, is not only slightly longer hull, but also additional layers of PVC glued on a bottom of tubes and extra wide rub strakes on top of tubes. That makes FR380 raft ideal for shallow rocky bottom rivers. Large rub strakes on top of tubes and D-rings along hull are designed for rowing frame installation, turning it into a real fly fishing machine.

New FR380 raft features attachment points for optional motor mount and can take up to 2HP outboard, or electric trolling motor. Accessory tracks on both sides can be used for optional fishing rod holders, fish finders, cup holders and more. Extra fabric provided to be used as a cargo cover, or storage area for some additional gear, or both.

FR380 fly fishing raft can be purchased with or without rowing frame. Heavy duty, commercial grade, aluminum folding frame for 2 people are available. Frame can be easily break down for portable storage. Frame can be attached to raft tubes with optional lashing tie downs or straps. Rowing oars and oarlocks not included. Will need 1/2 rowing oarlocks. Frame end tubes left open, for the purpose of optional DIY frame extensions, such as cargo platform, or 3rd seat, or anchor attachment, etc.

FR380 river rafts are not self-bailers, but can be converted into self-bailers simply by cutting round holes size of a dime in bottom, along the floor perimeter.

Saturn FR380 Fly Fishing Raft Specifications:
  • Heavy duty 1,100 Dtex High Strength German Heytex PVC fabric coated on both side with 1100 g/m2, 0.9mm.
  • PVC fabric is thick, puncture proof and abrasion resistant.
  • Heat welded seams for best durability.
  • Removable high-pressure dropt-stitch air deck floor.
  • Industry standard Halkey-Roberts type flat valves design.
  • Durable rubbing strake all around raft perimeter.
  • Additional PVC layers on bottom of tubes, up to rub strake, and on top of tubes.
  • Cargo cover/storage offers additional storage space and/or cover for cargo, or both.
  • Anchor block for easy anchor drop at your favorite fishing spot.
  • Accessory rail tracks for mounting of fishing rod holders, cup holders, fish finders, etc.
  • Motor mount attachments points for optional motor mount, suitable for small motor up to 2HP.
  • Bases for optional fishing rod holders and more.
  • Included: hand pump, carry bag, repair kit, cargo cover fabric.
  • Not included: motor mount, seats, swivels, oarlocks, rowing oars, fishing rod holders, lashing tie downs.
Aluminum Frame Specifications:
  • Length: 70"
  • Width: 33"
  • Tube thickness: 3mm aluminum,
  • Outer diameter: 32mm
  • D security pins: 6/each
  • Round plastic end caps: 2/each,
  • Painted color: Dark Gray

Customer's review of FR380 V1 raft with Rowing Frame.

Videos of similar smaller Saturn RD365 V1 Inflatable Rafts.

Quick Tip! Worried about puncturing the air floor with a fishing hook, dog claws or sharp object? Get a piece of vinyl flooring or rubber mat from your local hardware store. Cut the vinyl to fit inside the boat, over the floor and your air floor will be almost indestructible! When deflating, just roll it up along with the boat for future use.

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Max Capacity:
650 lbs
Tube Weight:
81 lbs
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Shipping Weight:
104 lbs
Floor Type:
High-Pressure Air floor

This raft is a very high quality raft, I think the size is perfect and I am very happy to have found boats to go.

I was pleasantly surprised, It was a bit different than I expected but the design is very cool. The design is very sleek and I found the performance to be quite adequate. This is a very good price for the size and I am very happy to have bought this inflatable.

This heavy-duty raft is much bigger than I expected, I suggest using a tape measure so really get a good feel for what 12 and a half feet actually are. When fully inflated it feels as big as a car (which might be what you are looking for).

The quality feels great and so does the fabric, It looks and handles very well manufactured. I think this is a solid raft and I look forward to riding it often. I will come back and update the review If I find any flaws.

I was looking for something simple for fishing and found this raft to be excellent. I don't know how the price is so low but I aint complainin.

I bought my FR380 a while ago and so far I have had some great experiences and built quite a lot of memories with it. I accidentally punctured it with a hook but was able to patch it up nicely and it did not affect its seaworthiness which was a concern in the moment.

After testing it thoroughly I believe its one of the better rafts I have ever owned, its very tough and quite well sized for my needs. I have tested it by myself as well as friends and we all concluded its a really good raft.

I purchased it and received the package absurdly quickly, I think it took less than 3 days from the day I ordered which was unexpected. The purchasing experience was easy and overall I have nothing but good things to say.

Thanks Boatstogo!
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