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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.

Introducing the 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290, where quality meets affordability for anglers of all levels. Crafted with precision using HEAT welded seams and German Heytex PVC, this boat offers durability and performance without breaking the bank.

Designed as an upgrade to the popular Saturn CB290, the FCB290 is tailored specifically for fishing enthusiasts. Equipped with two fishing rod holders, an air deck floor protected by a thick non-slip tracking pad, and an extra-wide rub strake along the bottom for added protection on rocky rivers and beaches, this boat ensures a comfortable and safe fishing experience.

Experience the versatility of the FCB290 with your choice of propulsion – from the exhilaration of a gas outboard motor to the tranquility of an electric motor, this boat adapts to your preferences. Whether you're cruising on a lake, pond, river, or even a low-chop day at the ocean, the FCB290 delivers.

Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 specifications

Convenience is key with the FCB290. When deflated, this boat fits neatly into the trunk of a small car, SUV, or minivan, making transportation and storage a breeze. Compact yet capable, the FCB290 brings you closer to the water, the fish, and the great outdoors faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before.

Upgrade your fishing experience with the Saturn FCB290 – where affordability meets adventure on the open water. Cast off and reel in your next catch with confidence!


  • 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.

Customer's video of unboxing FCB290 Saturn Inflatable Boat.

Saturn FCB290 inflatable Boat Water Test and Review.

Saturn FCB290 inflatable Boat Island Camping Trip.

Optional DIY keel installation idea:

Question: How to install optional keel?

Answer:  For the FCB290 boat, originally designed as a flat bottom vessel, there exists an optional DIY keel installation method to enhance performance and directional stability. This involves the placement of an elongated semi-rigid structure beneath the deflated air floor. 

To execute this modification, two Velcro straps are affixed to the underside of the boat, positioned beneath the air floor. These straps serve to secure a chosen structure, such as a foam swimming noodle or a shaped wooden keel, in place. For the most straightforward implementation, a large diameter foam swimming noodle, readily available at local retail stores like Walmart or Target for approximately $3, can be utilized. When inserted beneath the air floor and secured by the Velcro straps, this foam noodle effectively simulates an inflatable keel, thereby enhancing the boat's performance and stability. 

For increased rigidity, it is also feasible to insert PVC tubing within the foam noodle. This dual-layered approach further reinforces the keel structure, ensuring optimal performance on the water. With the Velcro straps firmly holding the noodle in place beneath the air mat, the DIY keel modification offers a practical solution for enhancing the FCB290 boat's maneuverability and control. See YouTube video for example of installation on similar type of boat.

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 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.

The 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 has made my fishing adventures even more enjoyable. Its compact size and lightweight design make it incredibly easy to transport and store. I appreciate the thoughtful features, such as the front bow D-ring and anchor D-ring inside, which add convenience and versatility to my fishing trips. The high-pressure drop stitch air floor provides excellent stability, and the robust construction gives me confidence in its durability. If you're a fishing enthusiast looking for an affordable and reliable inflatable boat, the FCB290 is a fantastic choice.

I'm loving the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290's performance and durability. It has exceeded my expectations.
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