Manufacturer of SATURN Inflatables Since 1999

9.6' Inflatable Dinghy Boats SD290

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MSRP: $1,798.00  
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9.6' Saturn Inflatable Boat SD290 is excellent as a tender for a yacht or sailboat.

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

The 9.6' Saturn Inflatable Boat SD290 stands as a pinnacle choice for tendering yachts or sailboats and serving as a reliable emergency life raft, embodying the epitome of technical prowess and practicality.

Equipped with the latest Model V3.0 enhancements, featuring German Heytex PVC, Heat Welded Seams, and a Fiberglass Covered Transom, the SD290 promises premium quality and durability for seasoned cruisers and adventurers alike.

With a capacity to accommodate up to a 10 HP short shaft outboard motor and a maximum of 4 occupants, the SD290 asserts itself as an indispensable asset in any maritime journey. Experienced cruisers understand the paramount importance of a dependable inflatable dinghy, and the SD290 exceeds expectations with its robust performance capabilities. With a 10 HP outboard motor, this vessel achieves speeds of up to 20 mph, ensuring swift and efficient navigation across water bodies.

Central to the SD290's design is its high-pressure drop stitch air deck floor, capable of withstanding pressures of up to 9 psi and providing unparalleled rigidity once inflated. This innovative flooring not only contributes to the boat's lightweight and compact nature when deflated but also simplifies assembly and disassembly processes. Whether inflating with the included hand pump or deflating for storage, the SD290 offers ease and efficiency at every step.

When deflated, the SD290 conveniently folds to the size of a medium bag, facilitating effortless storage in car trunks or apartment closets. Transporting the deflated boat is made simple with the aid of an inexpensive foldable hand cart, while optional removable dinghy wheels attached to the transom ease transportation when inflated.

Versatility is a hallmark of the SD290, making it an ideal inflatable fishing boat with its sturdy air floor, enabling anglers to stand with stability akin to a plywood floor. Moreover, compatibility with electric trolling motors further expands its utility, catering to RV owners and water enthusiasts seeking swift and budget-friendly aquatic experiences.

Enhancements in the latest iteration elevate the SD290's durability and practicality, with repositioned air valves for easier inflation and minimized exposure to the elements. Triangular symmetrical splash guards on the transom corners offer additional protection and shade, particularly beneficial in tropical environments, while double layers of fabric and a rub-strake protector ensure superior defense against abrasive elements.

In essence, the Saturn Inflatable Boat SD290 seamlessly merges technical excellence with practical functionality, embodying the pinnacle of inflatable boating innovation.


  • All around splash guard with safety 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 benches.
  • Free second bench is included when order is placed on-line!
  • Heavy-duty fiberglass reinforced plywood transom for outboard motor.
  • Equipment: aluminum oars, hand pump, repair kit, seat bench and carry bag.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.

You can download Saturn SD290 inflatable boat data sheet in PDF format

Video of Saturn Inflatable Boat SD290 with small gas engine.

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:
992 lbs
Max Motor Power:
10 HP (15" shaft / 100 lbs)
Tube Weight:
85 lbs
Shipping Size:
Shipping Weight:
100 lbs
Floor Type:
Drop Stitch Air Floor
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Speed (approx.):
17 mph (10HP 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.

I’ve had your SD290 inflatable boat for a long time now. I take it out on the lake behind my house and use it as a row boat. I haven’t put a motor on it yet, but I’m gonna try it soon. I just wanted to thank you for making such a great boat. It’s still in perfect shape after all these years. You’d think it was brand new. Thanks again.

Love my boat. Your customer service was great and very informative. I will definitely recommend your boats to all of my friends.

Well first off let me just say that I live in Florida and I love your boats! When I received my new boat I went through the steps and all was very easy and it looks and performs as stated. I was happy to see very clean glue lines and overall quality of my new SD290. I power it with a mercury 9.9 and it planes very well in light chop and it just fly's across the water! I will buy a Saturn again and also highly recommend these boats to anyone looking for a well made inflatable boat. Thanks to boatstogo I am a proud owner of a very fun boat.

Thanks you for a wonderful product. I am absolutely amazed at the quality for the price, or even the quality at any price ... the pump that was sent with my kit appears strong and simple. It quickly inflates all five chambers to proper PSI. I am very glad I used Boats to Go for my Saturn 290 tender!
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