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8.6' Inflatable Dinghy Boats SD260

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The 8.6' SATURN SD260 Inflatable Dinghy Boat.

Great small tender for yacht or sail boat!

New Model V3.0 - German Heytex PVC, Heat Welded Seams, Fiberglass Covered Transom, Premium Quality.

Presenting the 8.6' SATURN SD260 Inflatable Dinghy Boat, engineered to serve as an exceptional tender for yachts or sailboats!

Embarking on maritime adventures demands reliable equipment, and the Saturn SD260 is primed to fulfill that need with its lightweight design and minimal storage footprint when deflated. Capable of accommodating up to a 8 HP short shaft outboard motor and a maximum of 3 passengers, this inflatable vessel doubles as a lifesaving raft in emergency situations.

Saturn Inflatable Boat SD260 Specifications

At the heart of the SD260 lies its high-pressure drop stitch air deck floor, a hallmark of Saturn's commitment to premium quality. Engineered to withstand pressures of up to 9 psi, this floor offers exceptional rigidity once properly inflated. Not only does the air floor contribute to the boat's portability and compactness during deflation, but it also streamlines the assembly and disassembly process, requiring only inflation with the included hand pump. Deflation is equally effortless, facilitated by opening all air valves and rolling the boat from the transom or utilizing an electric pump for rapid air removal.

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 8.6'
  • Material: German Heytex PVC
  • Seam Technology: Heat Welded Seams
  • Transom: Fiberglass Covered
  • Capacity: Up to 3 persons
  • Motor Compatibility: Up to 8 HP short shaft outboard motor

Versatility defines the SD260, excelling as a small rowing dinghy ideal for reaching sailboats or embarking on fishing expeditions. Its high stability allows for comfortable rowing experiences and even facilitates activities such as stand-up fly fishing or boarding yachts. A staple for RV enthusiasts and those seeking a swift and budget-friendly aquatic experience, the SD260 is a testament to Saturn's commitment to accessibility without compromising quality.

Furthermore, the SD260 boasts robust protective features, including double layers of fabric at the tube bottoms and a rub-strake protector along the keel, safeguarding against abrasive environments. Additionally, the safety valve regulates air pressure within the boat's chambers, ensuring optimal performance and safety.

Enhancements in the latest version, the Saturn SD260 V2.0, include an all-around splash guard with strategically placed grommets for seamless attachment of bimini and gear, while the splash strip elevates the aesthetic appeal of the tubes, exemplifying Saturn's dedication to continual improvement and customer satisfaction.


  • All around splash guard with grab line.
  • Separate internal air chambers.
  • One-way drain valve with plug.
  • All around, durable rubber strike.
  • Safety valve to prevent over inflation.
  • Stainless steel D-rings for easy towing.
  • Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design.
  • Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Spare rope for attaching anchor is included.
  • Double layer of fabric at the bottom of tubes.
  • High-pressure drop stitch air floor is included.
  • Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector.
  • Extremely rigid, lightweight hull for excellent performance.
  • Lightweight and strong removable aluminum seat bench.
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced plywood transom for outboard motor.
  • Equipment: aluminum oars, repair kit, hand pump, seat bench and carry bag.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.

You can download Saturn SD260 inflatable boat data sheet in PDF format

New features further improve inflatable boats durability and practicality:

  • Air valves have been moved toward the inside of boat's tubes and away from direct exposure to the elements. This will allow easier inflation from inside the boat and will minimize damage caused by sun and rain while the boat is stored uncovered for prolonged periods of time. Rain water will not accumulate inside the valves.
  • Triangular symmetrical splash guards were installed on the transom corners to provide the sensitive transom of an uncovered boat with additional protection and shade from the elements throughout extended periods in Tropical environments.

Video of Saturn SD260 inflatable boat on a water.

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:

Overall Length:
Inside Length:
Overall Width:
Inside Width:
Tube Diameter:
Person Capacity:
Loading Capacity:
772 lbs
Max Motor Power:
8 HP (15" shaft / 80 lbs)
Tube Weight:
75 lbs
Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
90 lbs
Floor Type:
Drop Stitch Air Floor
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Speed (approx.):
10 mph (6HP w/2 adults)
Inflation & Assembly:
20 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.

Very affordable piece of equipment considering the price of boats. It is good enough for me since I will be the only one using it and don't need much space.

It does weigh close to 80lbs so make sure you are up for the challenge, it is still a hefty inflatable. The floor is good but hard to inflate by hand, much easier with an electric pump.

Overall a very affordable vessel if that is what you are looking for.

This is the best affordable dingy I’ve owned. I keep it on a beach and row it out to my boat several times a week. It stands up to sand and rocks and waves really nicely and it’s relatively light so dragging it up the beach is not a problem. I’ve owned several different brands over the years and this one is by far the best to date.

We’ve had ours for over 5 years. We us a 3.3hp outboard on it. The boat has been great for us as a small tender.

Had mines for a while, so far I haven't encountered any problems. It works as expected and I consider it a bargain for the price.

Small and compact, affordable and good quality. I have had my 260 for a couple of years and I haven't had any issues.

I bought my first Saturn, a 260, about 5 years ago when I had a 28’ express cruiser. It was the perfect size to fit on the bow so that I could take it with me to the Southern California Channel Islands. I had looked at a lot of inflatable PVC boats in stores and on the docks, and I figured out that I couldn’t beat the 260 for appearance, price and quality. \r\n\r\nThree years ago I bought a 38’ foot cabin cruiser that came with a similar size inflatable to the Saturn 260. I have kept both inflatables on the boat and that has given me a chance to compare the two.\r\n\r\nThe one that came with the boat is very similar to the Saturn, but the difference in quality is amazing. I have a 2.5 HP motor and a 4 HP motor and have used both of those motors on both the boats, so I have quite a bit of varied use experience with both boats under the same conditions.\r\n\r\nI can tell you that the Saturn has held up much better than the other boat in both condition and appearance. I covered both boats most of the time, but each spent a lot of time in the Southern California sun as well. The other inflatable has turned a dingy gray color that, despite numerous washings, can’t be gotten rid of. One of the holders that the grab-rope is attached to has broken making that grab-rope useless. And the floor has become sticky from sun exposure. By contrast, the Saturn has held its bright appearance. The accessories like the grab-ropes, oarlocks, and have maintained the functionality. The quality of that boat has really stood out. \r\n\r\nMy dockmates have taken notice of my Saturn inflatable. Based on its appearance after five years AND its favorable price comparison, two of them have also bought Saturns….one just last week! And because my fiancé has decided she would like to take her dog along on our trips in the inflatable, I just ordered a Saturn 330 to make that possible.\r\n\r\nGood quality, good appearance, great price! I have no idea why anyone would buy a comparable inflatable anywhere else!

I guess you hear this quite often, but I thought you might like to hear it again. After inflating, deflating and packing my SD260 it became evident that I made a wise purchase. I was expecting that deflating and packing my SD260 would be a chore, not so. The design of the carry bag is ingenious. Although a bit heavy for a 155 lb senior citizen, it can be done. At least to my car! It's a bit (VERY) cold in New York right now, however, as soon it gets warmer I am going to hit the water. I have been kayaking for years, now that I am 70 a motor is a plus.

This is great boat, I like it.

Great find, I haven't had any issues, good quality and a great price.
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