Smallest of all Saturn boats, 8' Micro CB240 Inflatable Boats represent quality and durability at quite affordable prices. This is very small boat that is good for 1 person and either electric trolling motor or small gas outboard. It good as a small dinghy boat for sail boat to get ashore or to the dock. It will work fine for fishing on a lake or pond or river.
Saturn low prices CB240 Inflatable Boats are most affordable in World, and serve about the same functions as any other Saturn boats. Saturn CB240 inflatable boats pose the most affordable solution to get you on the water.
Saturn CB240 boat comes with 1 bench and 2 sets of seat straps, to attach bench depending on intended use. If boat need to be rowed only, then attach bench to forward set of seat straps. If you wish to seat on a bench, and operate motor, then latch bench to the rear seat of seat straps. It also possible to seat on a tube while operating boat. Bench can also be replaced with a beach chair placed directly on a floor.
Question: What makes this boat cheaper than other Saturn Boats of similar size?
Answer: While this boat is made by same factory, and from same fabric as all other Saturn boats, this boat model does represent barre minimum, with smaller tube diameters, more narrow hull, no inflatable keel and no additional layers on bottom of tubes. This is a basic, flat bottom, no frills inflatable boat.
SATURN INFLATABLE BOATS CB290 FEATURES:
Safety grab line on sides of tubes.
Separate internal air chambers.
Flat bottom design, no keel.
One-way drain valve with plug.
All around, durable rub strike.
Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design.
Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
Spare rope for attaching anchor is included.
High-pressure drop stitch air floor is included.
Extremely rigid, lightweight hull for good performance.
Lightweight and strong removable aluminum seat bench (1pc).
Heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom for electric or small gas outboard motor.
Equipment: aluminum oars, hand pump, repair kit, seat bench and carry bag.
Velcro straps on bottom of attachment of optional non-inflatable keel.
For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.
Once deflated, CB240 boats can be stored in closet, or car trunk. Micro Saturn CB240 takes up about as much space a medium luggage bag. Store it anywhere, take it anywhere. Store it in the RV, take it to the lake, river or bay.
Question: How to install optional keel?
Answer: While this boat was originally designed as a flat bottom boat, it is also possible to add optional DIY keel to improve performance and directional stability. It can be done by placing elongated semi-rigid structure under air floor while it deflated. There are 2 Velcro straps glued to the bottom of the boat, under air floor. These straps were designed to hold down for example foam swimming noodle, that can act as an improvised keel, or perhaps some other structure, such as shaped wooden keel for example. Easiest and simplest solution would be to purchase $3 large diameter foam swimming noodle in local retail store, such as Walmart or Target. That noodle will imitate inflatable keel when placed under air floor. It also could be possible to place PVC tubing inside that foam noodle, for additional rigidity. Two straps glued on bottom of boat, under air mat, will hold noodle down.
Video of slightly longer CB290 inflatable boat.
Optional keel installation example.
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.
Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:
Max Motor Power:
80mm air deck
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Inflation & Assembly:
Note: Specifications and accessories are subject to change without notice. Max O/B Motor means: maximum power of outboard motor that can be safely used to plane the boat loaded to the maximum capacity at normal water surface conditions. Please exercise common sense and caution when using maximum motor capacity. Do not jump from wave to wave as new 4-stroke motors are much heavier then 2-stroke and provide extra strain on the transom. Under normal circumstances, with half the maximum persons/load capacity, 50% of maximum O/B power rating may be necessary to put the boat on plane.