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13' Heavy-Duty Boat FB385


$1,599.00
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MSRP: $3,198.00  
FB385DG
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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.

Introducing the newest addition to our lineup: the Saturn Inflatable Fishing Boats FB385. Building upon the success of the FB300 and FB365 models, the FB385 is longer, wider, and boasts larger tubes for increased space and buoyancy. Because let's face it, when it comes to being out on the water, having more boat is always better!

Crafted with durability in mind, the Saturn FB385 series is designed to withstand even the toughest conditions. Constructed from heavy-duty, commercial-grade 1100 Denier German Heytex PVC, these boats are practically indestructible. We've gone the extra mile by adding extra-wide and extra-thick rub protectors on the bottom of the tubes, over the keel, and on top of the boat tubes for maximum protection.

But we didn't stop there. We've also included a second layer of extra-thick 1.5mm PVC along the bottom of the tubes, extending all the way up to the rub strakes on both sides, along with an entire vessel bottom made of extra heavy-duty 1.5mm PVC fabric. And to top it off, there's an additional layer on top of the high-pressure air deck floor, providing unparalleled protection in the market.

Recognizing the importance of maximizing space inside inflatable boats, we've developed a patent-pending cargo lacing system on top of the tubes. This innovative design allows you to move gear and cargo from the cockpit to the tube areas, freeing up valuable seating space inside the boat.

Saturn Fishing Boat FB385 Tech Specs

Equipped with a set of two grommeted PVC strips shifted off-center of the tubes, the Saturn FB385 allows for easy storage of bags and gear on top of the tubes. Secure your cargo using bungee cords, ropes, tiedowns, or straps attached to the grommets in the splash guards. The area between the splash guards is protected by an extra-wide rub strake to prevent accidental damage to the top of the boat tubes. Plus, you can even seat on top of the tubes or secure a wooden board and mount a chair for added comfort and convenience.

Designed primarily for fishing, the Saturn FB385 features attachments for an optional motor mount in the bow section, perfect for mounting a trolling motor. Additionally, two sockets for detachable fishing rod holders have been strategically placed on top of the tubes in the bow area.

With its heavy-duty air deck floor, extra protection layers, numerous D-rings, and grommet eyelets, the Saturn FB385 is the ultimate inflatable fishing boat, suitable for a wide range of activities including fishing, hunting, work, hauling, diving, pleasure cruising, or serving as a dinghy tender for yachts or sailboats. Upgrade your fishing experience with the Saturn FB385 today!

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:
Dark Gray 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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