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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.
  • Rod holders are optional.
  • 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.

Good quality and reliable performance so far with the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290. Definitely worth it.

I've had the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 for a while now, and it has proven to be a reliable and durable boat. Not bad at all.

Compact and convenient, the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 is easy to carry and store. Just wish it had a seat included. So far so good.

Although I love my 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290, I did encounter a small inconvenience. The included hand pump, while functional, takes a bit of effort and time to fully inflate the boat. However, considering the overall affordability and quality of the boat, this minor inconvenience is easily overlooked. The boat's performance and durability far outweigh the small inconvenience of the hand pump. If you're willing to invest a few extra minutes in inflation, the FCB290 is an excellent choice for an affordable fishing boat.

Easy to handle and maneuver, the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 offers a smooth and enjoyable experience on the water. I really like it.

I can't express enough how satisfied I am with my 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290. It has truly exceeded my expectations as a budget-friendly fishing boat. The added features designed specifically for fishing, such as the fishing rod holders and the tracking non-slip pad, make it a joy to use. The boat is sturdy, lightweight, and easy to maneuver on the water. I've had some fantastic fishing experiences with this boat, and I highly recommend it to any angler looking for a reliable and affordable option.

The versatility of the 9.6' Fishing Inflatable Boats FCB290 is impressive! It's a perfect fit for limited storage spaces. Overall good quality.

The 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 has become my trusted companion on fishing trips. Its portability and ease of use make it incredibly convenient, and the budget-friendly price is just the icing on the cake. The durable construction and safety features give me confidence in its reliability. I've had countless memorable fishing experiences with this boat, and I'm constantly impressed by its performance. If you're a fishing enthusiast on a budget, I highly recommend the FCB290 for its exceptional value and quality.

The Saturn FCB290 has been a game-changer for me. The boat’s sturdy construction, coupled with its practical features, has made my fishing trips more enjoyable and successful. The elongated round end tubes and the extra wide rub strakes on the bottom have improved the boat's performance significantly, making it stable and easy to handle.

The FCB290’s fishing-centric features, like the two fishing rod holders and the anti-shafting rub strake, make it ideal for any fishing trip. Furthermore, the boat is incredibly easy to inflate and deflate, allowing me to get on the water quickly. It’s the perfect blend of functionality, durability, and convenience. For anyone looking for a reliable fishing boat, the Saturn FCB290 is a fantastic choice.

While the 9.6' Saturn Fishing Inflatable Boat FCB290 is a great budget option for fishing enthusiasts, I did notice a few minor drawbacks. The lack of a keel makes it slightly more challenging to maintain a straight course in strong currents. However, this can be easily mitigated by adding an optional DIY keel. Additionally, the boat's flat bottom design may result in slightly slower speeds compared to boats with keels. Despite these minor limitations, the FCB290 offers fantastic value for the price and provides an enjoyable fishing experience.

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