Manufacturer of Saturn Inflatables Since 1999

9.6' Inflatable Budget Boats CB290

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MSRP: $998.00  
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9.6' Saturn Budget Boats CB290

NEW, Upgraded Model - Now Comes with HEAT Welded Seams and German Heytex PVC.

Saturn new low priced CB290 Inflatable Boats represent quality and durability at budget-pleasing prices. Would you love to experience the joy of boating, while avoiding the hassle and expense of trailers, storage, and maintenance associated with traditional boat ownership? If so then CB290 inflatable craft is right for you!

Saturn inexpensive CB290 Inflatable Boats are convenient, affordable, and serve all the same functions as any other Saturn boats. Attach a gas motor to fly across the water, or opt for a quiet, inexpensive, electric motor to enhance your fishing or leisure fishing. Saturn CB290 inflatable boats pose the most economically viable solution to get you on the water. Combine the cost benefits with the added ease of use, and CB290 inflatable boat will have you on the water on a dime.

Saturn CB290 inflatable boat specifications

  • 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.


  • 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 benches.
  • Free second bench is included when order is placed on-line!
  • Heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom for 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.

Saturn CB290 inflatable Boats will work great for the bay, river, lake or even ocean. Once deflated, CB290 boats can be stored in your trunk, as they take 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, or put it in the ocean. Your Saturn CB290 inflatable boat will get you closer to the surf, the fish, and the great outdoors, faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before.

  • 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.

How to install keel on CB290 inflatable boats

CB290 inflatable boat set up, rowing, electric motor and 3HP outboard

CB290 boat inflation and optional keel installation

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:

Light Gray
Overall Length:
Inside Length:
Overall Width:
Inside Width:
Tube Diameter:
Person Capacity:
Loading Capacity:
600 lbs
Max Motor Power:
8 HP (15" shaft / 100 lbs)
Tube Weight:
65 lbs
Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
74 lbs
Floor Type:
80mm air deck
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Inflation & Assembly:
15 min.

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.

Small but durable boat, it was very good idea to add strap for pool noodle. This is a very prosumer product that I am happy to own.

I've continuously owned inflatable boats for over 50 years. Currently also have a Hypalon 310 RIB. I bought the Budget 9.6 inflatable, to have a lightweight boat to take on the sailboat for weekends without having to get the RIB out. It's light, very well built, materials look good and the design is pretty solid. If looking for a light easy to haul around inflatable at a great price, this would be good choice.

its good, no issues.

I was a bit worried, while I know Saturn is a great brand I dident know if this inflatable would be good considering how low the price is. I needed a dinghy that would be easy to transport and quick to deploy yet strong and reliable and I am really happy to say that I found it with the cb290, it has a really nice build quality, I would suggest you give it a try its definitely worth it.

loving it so far and its hard to believe how cheap this is. I like taking it to a river near my house and fishing. Is good that its so portable.

When I got mine I was worried if the transom was going to hold up with the motor I wanted to put in but when I saw it I knew it was going to be alright its made really tough and looks like really good quality and so far its been performing splendidly I have not had any issues what so ever. I would recommend this for anyone who needs an affordable dinghy, if you are like me and were worried about quality, dont, its made really well.

When i bought this i was sure there was something wrong with it, its impossible to make something and sell it for so little... man was i surprised, this inflatable boat is made really well, i was so impressed when i got it. the seams were made really well i dont see it deflating any time soon. its also wider than expected, i was able to fit all my gear in it without a problem.

I did not have a big budget but I was sure I wanted an inflatable boat since I have heard great things about them. When I found the cb 290 I was very skeptical about the quality, could a boat this cheap be any good? I decided to try it out, worst case scenario I would return it. I was so relieved, this turned out to be such a great purchase, the 290 has really great build quality and its much bigger than I expected, I was able to fit me and 2 of my friends in it and I have been having a great time with it, I highly recommend it. Thank you Boats to go.

I have been using the CB290 on and off for a couple of months now, no issues so far, good quality.
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