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13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385


$1,599.00
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MSRP: $3,198.00  
FB385N
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13' Extra Heavy-Duty Inflatable Boat FB385

New V3.0 with fiberglass covered transom, heat welded seams and air deck floor.

New Saturn Inflatable Fishing Boats FB385 was based on popular FB300 and FB365 boat. But, FB385 fishing boats were made longer, wider and with larger tubes than FB300 and FB365, for more space inside and higher buoyancy. It is always better to have more boat on a water than less!

Saturn FB385 series of inflatable boats were designed to take a serious beating! It is almost OVERKILL. Made from heavy-duty, commercial grade 1100 Denier German Heytex PVC. Then we added extra wide and extra thick rub protectors on the bottom of tubes, over keel, and on top of boat tubes!

In addition, there is a 2nd layer of extra thick 1.5mm PVC glued along the bottom of the tubes, all the way up to rub strakes on both sides of tubes. And, whole vessel bottom is also made of extra heavy-duty 1.5mm PVC fabric. And, to top it all off, there is an extra layer on top of high pressure air deck floor! That is the most extra protection available for any inflatables on a market today!

It is well known, that space inside inflatable boats, between two tubes, is at premium. To address this issue, we invented new, patent pending cargo lacing system on top of tubes. So that to move gear and cargo from out of boat cockpit into over tubes areas. That way, cargo taking valuable space inside boat, can be instead secured on top of tubes, freeing more of seating area inside boat.

Saturn FB series inflatable motor rafts feature set of two grommeted PVC strips that are shifted off center of tubes, leaving enough space to store bags and gear on top of tubes. Any type of cargo can be lashed down using bungee cords, ropes, tied downs or straps using grommets in splash guards. Area between splash guards protected by extra wide rub strake, so that to avoid accidental damages to top of boat tubes. You can also seat on top of tubes, or even secure wooden board and mount chair on it! There are endless possibilities for DIY modifications and add-ons.

New Saturn FB385 is an extra heavy-duty inflatable boat, primarily designed for fishing. Attachments for optional motor mount were added in the bow section of the boat, in case if trolling motor need to be mounted in front. In addition, two sockets for detachable fishing rod holders were added on top of tubes in the bow area. 

Heavy-duty air deck floor with extra tracking pad on top, extra protection layers all over boat, numerous D-rings and grommets eyelets, makes Saturn FB385 inflatable fishing boat an excellent choice for fishing, hunting, work, hauling, diving, pleasure cruising or as dinghy tender for yacht or sail boat.

Saturn Fishing Boat FB385 Tech Specs

Specifications:

  • German Heytex 0.9mm heavy-duty 1100 Denier PVC.
  • Double line of grommet lines to secure cargo on top of tubes.
  • Splash guards with safety grab rope.
  • Extra thick and wide rub strake protector on top of tubes.
  • Extra thick and wide rub strake protector on bottom of tubes.
  • Extra thick and wide rub strake protector on bottom of keel.
  • Additional 1.5mm PVC layer on bottom of tubes, up to side rub strakes.
  • Bottom V-keel section of the boat made of 1.5mm PVC.
  • Brackets for detachable bow motor mount for electric trolling motor.
  • Two mounting brackets for fishing rod holders.
  • 4 x D-rings in a bow area and 2 x D-rings on top of tubes in rear.
  • Towing D-ring on bottom of tubes in a bow area.
  • Front stainless steel handle with integrated D-ring for anchor rope.
  • Boat tubes shipping size 45x25x17", Floor shipping size 38x28x5"
  • Additional holders for rowing oars inside tubes.
  • Included: hand pump, repair kit, carry bag, 2 aluminum benches, anchor rope and rowing oars.
  • Optional Aluminum or Air Floors are available in our Accessories Section.
  • Front bow motor mount, duffel bags and rod holders shown for illustration purposes only. Not included.

Customer's video unboxing and inflation of FB385 boat.

Customer's video of Saturn FB385 inflatable boat.

Color:
Green w/Air Floor
Overall Length:
13'
Inside Length:
9.6'
Overall Width:
67"
Inside Width:
2.6'
Tube Diameter:
18"
Chambers:
3+1
Person Capacity:
5
Loading Capacity:
1500 lbs
Max Motor Power:
25 HP (15" shaft / 130 lbs)
Tube Shipping Size:
45x26x16"
Shipping Weight:
145 lbs
Floor Type:
Aluminum sectional floor
Floor Shipping Size:
41x28x8"
Floor Shipping Weight:
87 lbs

Bought this 13’ FB 385 recently. The boat is indeed very well made. Heavy high quality PVC and mostly rubber straps around which makes it take lot of beatings comfortably. Because I got in 2023 they moved to heat welded models which increase durability and lifetime (hence warranty offered now is 3 years).
When it arrived the folded size was 46”L X 25”W 14”H. Fits nicely in any large SUV like Pilot or Suburban. You will need an electric or power air pump both for inflating and deflating (if you want to fold for storage). I went with outdoormaster shark high pressure air pump. After deflating I was able to get the size to 30H 36W 58L (can do better).
Transom is fiber glass wood 1.5” thick. Very nice quality. Mounted Seamax EZ wheels on them. Good to do it as it makes maneuvering easy.
Rod holders were ok quality. Plastic and not what I hoped for.
Customer service was good. Had an item missing which they promptly took care of. If you plan 4-5 adults then I would recommend 20+ HP motor. Works out good it. I also got a 86lbs thrust trolling motor (less I don’t think will do a good job) from Newport’s vessel. Have to yet try it out. Overall pleased with purchase. Enjoy boating !

The FB385 inflatable boat does not include the front bow motor mount, duffel bags, or fishing rods shown in illustrations. However, the boat's detachable bow motor mount, included accessory package, and innovative cargo lacing system provide ample opportunities for customization and storage. Unleash your creativity and make the FB385 uniquely yours!

The 13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385 is a reliable companion on the water. Its durability and ease of use make it a worthwhile investment.

Excellent size and build, my friends and I have used it to go out fishing. It helps to have someone to aid in the setup, it's no lie when they say it's heavy duty. The fabric is tough and the material does not bend easily which makes it quite sturdy.

I was able to make a makeshift electric pump but we are thinking of buying one from boatstogo because getting it to the right pressure is important. We bought an inflatable floor to go with the model and while it is easier to use we also found the aluminum floor to be much more stable.

The price point is fair and the customer service is thoughtful and helpful.

The 13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385 is a great investment. It's easy to handle, and its performance has been reliable. Overall, I'm quite satisfied.

This 13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385 has exceeded my expectations. Its portability and storage convenience are a big plus. Wish it had a seat though. Overall good quality.

The 13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385 has proven to be of good quality so far. I'm satisfied with its durability and overall performance.

I was pleasantly surprised by the versatility and performance of the 13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385. It's a breeze to carry and store, making it perfect for those with limited space.

The FB385 inflatable boat's larger size may pose a challenge for some users when it comes to transportation and storage. However, its exceptional performance and spacious interior make it well worth the extra effort. The FB385's durability and versatility make it an excellent choice for those seeking a high-quality inflatable boat that can handle various water activities. Embrace the adventure and make memories with the FB385!

Experience exceptional quality with the FB385! Its heavy-duty construction, extra layers of protection, and included accessories make it a standout choice. From fishing to pleasure cruising, this boat is built to withstand it all. Choose the FB385 and enjoy reliable performance on the water!
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