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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.

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 keel installation:

  • 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.

What impressed me most about the Saturn FCB290 is its superb build quality and easy portability. It's constructed from durable German Heytex PVC and features heat welded seams, making it tough and resistant to wear. Despite its sturdy build, the boat is easy to transport, fitting into the trunk of my small car once deflated.

The FCB290's features are impressive, especially the fishing rod holders and the high-pressure drop stitch air floor. The boat performs exceptionally well on the water, and the safety features, such as the separate internal air chambers, provide peace of mind. For anyone seeking a durable, portable, and feature-rich inflatable fishing boat, the Saturn FCB290 is a stellar choice.

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.

The Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat has been an amazing addition to my fishing gear. Its construction is sturdy and durable, and the heat welded seams and German Heytex PVC make it resilient. I love the extra protection provided by the tracking non-slip pad and the wide rub strake.

The boat is easy to handle, and the included gear, like the aluminum oars and the hand pump, adds value to the package. What's more, the boat's fishing-centric features, like the fishing rod holders and the anchor D-ring, make it perfect for anglers of any level. The Saturn FCB290 is indeed a great boat for any angler!

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.

My experience with the Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat has been nothing short of exceptional. The boat is well-made, with heat welded seams and German Heytex PVC, ensuring durability. I was also impressed by the protective features, like the extra wide rub strake along the bottom of the tubes, and the tracking non-slip pad on the air deck floor.

Fishing has become more enjoyable and convenient with the FCB290. The boat comes with two fishing rod holders, making it easy for me to focus on my catch rather than worrying about the rods. The anchor D-ring inside is a brilliant addition, allowing me to anchor securely when I find a promising fishing spot. This boat is an absolute must for any angler!

The Saturn FCB290 inflatable fishing boat is a dream come true for fishing enthusiasts like me. It's affordable yet packed with features. The boat is made of high-quality materials, and the heat welded seams and German Heytex PVC ensure its longevity.

The boat includes features specifically designed for fishing like fishing rod holders, a protected air deck floor to avoid punctures, and splash guards over the transom. These features have made my fishing trips more enjoyable and fruitful. If you're an angler seeking an affordable, quality boat, you can't go wrong with the Saturn FCB290.
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