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9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290

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MSRP: $1,398.00  
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9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290

HEAT Welded Seams and German Heytex PVC. Tracking pad protection over air floor.

Based on popular Saturn low priced CB290, new fishing variation FCB290 offers quality and durability at budget-pleasing prices, but with added features designed specifically for fishing.

Saturn FCB290 Inflatable Fishing Boats are convenient, affordable, and great for anglers of any level. Use a gas outboard motor to fly across the water at nice speeds, or go for a quiet, inexpensive, electric motor to enhance your leisure fishing on a lake, pond or river Saturn FCB290 budget inflatable boats pose the most economically viable solution to get you on the water and start fishing at no time.

What makes FCB290 fishing boat different, upgraded, from budget CB290 are following features: 2 fishing rod holders, air deck floor protected with thick tracking non-slip pad to avoid accidental punctures, extra wide rub strake along bottom of tubes and keel area to protect on a rocky rivers and beaches, splash guards over transom, and enlarged round end tubes, for more support on a water and better planning speed. Also, anchor rope shafting protection in a bow area along with anchor D-ring inside.

Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 specifications


  • Safety grab line on sides of tubes.
  • Separate internal air chambers.
  • Flat bottom design, no keel.
  • One-way drain valve with plug.
  • Splash guards over transom,
  • All around, durable rub strike.
  • Elongated round end tubes.
  • Extra wide rub strakes on bottom.
  • Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design.
  • Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Anchor D-ring inside and anti shafting rub strake.
  • Spare rope for attaching anchor is included.
  • High-pressure drop stitch air floor is included.
  • Air deck floor protected by additional layer of EVA tracking pad.
  • 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!
  • Universal gear attachment patches in a bow area for fishing rods or other gear.
  • Heavy-duty marine grade plywood transom covered with fiberglass on both sides.
  • Equipment: aluminum oars, hand pump, repair kit, seat bench and carry bag.
  • FREE BONUS - 2 fishing rod holders.
  • Velcro straps on bottom of attachment of optional non-inflatable keel.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.

Saturn FCB290 inflatable Boats is best for the bay, river, lake or even ocean on a low chop day. Once deflated, FCB290 boats can be stored in a trunk of small car, SUV or minivan. Folded boat takes about as much space a medium luggage bag. Saturn FCB290 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: See below example of keel installation for similar CB290 boat. While FCB290 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

Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:

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:
79 lbs
Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
90 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.

The 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 has become my go-to fishing companion. The durability and quality of this boat are outstanding, especially considering its budget-friendly price. I love the extra-wide rub strake and splash guards, which provide added protection and stability in different water conditions. The air deck floor with the tracking pad is a game-changer, providing excellent grip and preventing accidental punctures. It's a well-thought-out design that truly enhances the fishing experience. If you're looking for an affordable fishing boat that doesn't compromise on features and performance, the FCB290 is a fantastic choice.

The 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 has been my trusted companion for 3 years now, and it continues to impress me with its performance. Highly recommended!

I was skeptical at first, but the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 has won me over. It's a reliable and practical boat. So far so good.

I bought the Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat as an economical solution for my fishing trips, and it has proved to be an excellent investment. The boat’s construction is sturdy, with heat welded seams and German Heytex PVC. I also appreciate the added layer of EVA tracking pad on the air deck floor, enhancing its durability.

The boat is also feature-rich, offering everything from fishing rod holders to spare ropes for attaching anchors. The removable aluminum seat benches are lightweight yet strong, providing comfortable seating during long fishing trips. Given its low price, the FCB290 offers outstanding value for money. I would highly recommend this boat to any fishing enthusiast looking for a budget-friendly inflatable boat.

I have been using the Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat for several months now, and it has been a reliable companion on all my fishing trips. The heat welded seams and German Heytex PVC construction make it sturdy and durable, capable of withstanding different water conditions.

The boat's fishing-specific features, like the two fishing rod holders and the protected air deck floor, have enhanced my fishing experiences. Plus, the anchor D-ring inside and the anti-shafting rub strake add convenience. If you're looking for a durable and reliable fishing boat with great features, the Saturn FCB290 won't disappoint.

I recently purchased the 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290, and I couldn't be happier. This boat offers incredible value for the price. The attention to detail, from the safety features to the reliable air valves, is evident in every aspect. The aluminum seat benches are comfortable and sturdy, and the included fishing rod holders are a great addition. Whether I'm using a gas or electric motor, this boat performs exceptionally well. It's perfect for solo fishing trips or taking a friend along. I highly recommend the FCB290 to anyone in search of an affordable and reliable fishing boat.

Nifty boat at a very cool price, it's fairly lightweight in comparison to the standard fishing models but ended up being the perfect choice for me.

The FCB290 is a durable, easy-to-use inflatable fishing boat. The manufacturer did not skimp on build quality...all seams are indeed heat-welded, transom should be able to easily handle an 8HP outboard. PVC is thick, should hold up well to wear & tear and obstacles in the water. Definitely enough room for 2 adult anglers, or 1 adult and 2 youth anglers. I use a 55 lb trolling motor with this's plenty of power to move the boat around small lakes, rivers, and creeks, and it's silent which makes it a breeze to approach those easily-spooked fish in a stealthy manner.

Inflates within minutes even with the hand pump. I recommend an electric high pressure dual-stage pump however with HR valve connector to make inflation easier and quicker.

The FCB290 is basically a ruggedized version of the CB290 with fishing rod's worth it though to get the rub strake protectors and the more rigid bottom to prevent punctures from fishing. Quality product that should last many years.

I am thrilled with my purchase of the 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290. This boat has transformed my fishing experiences. The separate internal air chambers and reliable one-way drain valve give me peace of mind while on the water. The lightweight hull and removable aluminum seat benches make it easy to customize the boat according to my needs. I appreciate the included accessories, such as the repair kit and carry bag, which add to the overall value of the package. If you're looking for an affordable fishing boat that offers great performance and functionality, the FCB290 is a fantastic option.

I must say, the Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat has exceeded my expectations. Despite its budget-friendly price, the boat offers a remarkably smooth ride. The lightweight hull is extremely rigid and stable, and it performs exceptionally well on the water. The free second bench included with the online order was a pleasant surprise, making my fishing trips more comfortable.

Apart from performance, the FCB290’s design is very thoughtful. The splash guards over the transom and the flat bottom design make it suitable for different water conditions. The anchor D-ring and anti shafting rub strake provide added convenience during fishing. If you're on a budget but need a reliable and comfortable fishing boat, the Saturn FCB290 is an excellent choice.
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