Manufacturer of Saturn Inflatables Since 1999

9.6' Inflatable Boats BB290

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MSRP: $1,398.00  
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New, uniquely shaped square bow, inflatable boats from Saturn.

Inflatable boat with square bow provides more useful space inside than regular pointed bow inflatable boat. More space in a boat is always better! Place beach chair, large cooler, gas tank, gear, anything... the choice is yours! To make interior even more spacious for inflatable of such small size, we moved transom further toward end tubes. For similarly sized inflatable boats, Saturn BB290 has largest interior space on the market!

Adjustable position aluminum bench can slide on special rails anywhere inside this boat, from front to rear, for best suitable position. Choose from 6 different colors. Made of same heavy duty PVC fabric as any other Saturn boat. Same 2 years warranty, at much more affordable price!

Saturn Boxy Inflatable Boats Specifications

Not only this inflatable boat looks cool, but it also drives nice and easy. With 10HP outboard this boat will fly like a jet ski. Saturn boxy inflatable boat great for fun day on a water, weekend explorations of waterways, and as a dinghy or tender for yacht or sail boat.


  • Separate internal air chambers for safety on a water.
  • One-way drain valve with plug in transom.
  • All around, durable rubber strike to prevent punctures.
  • Reliable flat air valves with pushpin design.
  • Front bow D-ring with integral lifting handle.
  • Square bow design with safety rope on top of tubes.
  • High pressure drop stitch air deck floor is included.
  • Holds up to 4 persons maximum or 2-3 comfortably.
  • Deep inflatable V-keel with a rub strake protector.
  • Extremely rigid, lightweight hull for excellent performance.
  • Lightweight and strong adjustable aluminum seat bench.
  • Equipment: air deck floor, aluminum oars, repair kit, seat bench and carry bag.
  • Free, complimentary generic high-volume hand pump is included.
  • Free spare valve is included
  • Free seat plastic hooks for DIY bench also included.
  • For the list of optional available Accessories please click here.
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Quick Tips:

  • You can protect air floor against accidental punctures by placing vinyl flooring, or yoga mat or marine carpet over top of air floor.
  • Make sure that aluminum seat is installed on rails before boat fully inflated. Use cooler to provide additional support for seat for heavier riders.
  • When riding boat alone, move more forward to achieve better speed and faster planning.


Question - How many benches are included with this boat?

Answer - Only 1 aluminum bench is included. No extra benches available at this moment. Usually, motor operator should be sitting on a tube. Beach chair or fishing chair from our Accessories section can be used as and additional seating option. But, we do provide FREE BONUS - pair of hooks identical to those already installed on an included bench. That is in case if you decide to make your own DIY seat option from plywood, or make some kind of DIY contraption for fishing and/or seating.

Saturn Inflatable Boats Specifications:

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Inside Length:
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Person Capacity:
Loading Capacity:
1000 lbs
Max Motor Power:
10 HP (15" shaft / 100 lbs)
Tube Weight:
70 lbs
Shipping Size:
45 x 22 x 13"
Shipping Weight:
90 lbs
Floor Type:
Drop-stitch Air Deck Floor
1100 Denier Reinforced PVC
Quadruple Overlap
Air Valves:
Recessed One-Way
Speed (approx.):
17 mph (10HP w/2 adults)
Inflation & Assembly:
10 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 boat on plane.

This boat makes a nice yacht tender. The boxy format makes it very stable, which is appreciated when heaving a loaded ice-chest up into the cockpit. I've owned several other inflatables as yacht tenders, but all had some sort of slat floor. As a former whitewater raft guide, I'm familiar with drop-stitch floors. They are in my opinion the best solution for compactness, durability, and comfort, and are very quiet for fishing. Before this they only appeared in boats costing far more. The first PVC self-bailing whitewater raft I purchased cost about eight times as much 25 years ago. I first saw a Saturn boat at my marina -- one of their brilliant catamaran designs. When the owner told me what he paid for it, I almost fell over. This is no cheap throw-away boat. With proper care, it should last many years. The only corners cut are in the blunt front, which doesn't harm performance at all, and gives the room of a 12 foot tender in under ten. I've not yet tried it with my trusty 9.8 hp Tohatsu outboard, but it does a good job with a tiny 2hp two-stroke that I have in inventory. 2 hp is enough to push this one around the mooring field, even with a fair amount of wind, and I can easily lift the motor with one hand. A fisherman looking to hit the hot spots on ponds with motor restrictions could probably strap on a 4 hp motor and still make a fair turn of speed if lightly loaded -- and remember, this will safely haul a half-ton of people and gear, so "lightly loaded" is a relative term. As the boat also doubles as a life raft in my case, the brilliant colors are a big advantage. I bought the lime green model, and the colors are bright. That's what I want if a search vessel is looking for me. Hunters and fishermen may want something a bit more subdued. This one ticks all the boxes: utility, economy, and value, and is spacious and comfortable as well. Now your only decision is between the very cool and competent cats and the boxer. I made my choice.

I ordered one of the first ones to arrive. Just got it out of it's Winter's rest in the closet and it looks flawless blown up in my swimming pool. Not a wrinkle. Love to show people the keel under the boat that allows a boxy shape to cruise through the water. Kind of like those super cargo ships with the giant square loads on top and a sharp keel in the water. Anyway, it works.

PS; (please add this to my previous review and feel free to edit. I think I called the keel a bowel or other mistakes)

PS; I forgot a very important part of a review. What does it feel like". We live 3 blocks from the Manatee River which is really part of a bay on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a mile wide, gets quite choppy, and has some strong tidal action. My previous boat was a solid hull and we often got beaten to death in the chop even with big padded seats. With five air chambers, the boat just soaks up the chop. The floor is so solid that you can barely feel any motion of the sea beneath you. We were out in 3 ft. chop and a strong tide and the only time we got a slight spray of water was when I hit a large boat wake too fast. You really feel safe in this boat. We beached it a couple times to explore an island and it did not even scratch the hull. The boat has so much more room than our previous bigger boat. Nice to be able to stretch out on the long floor. I have to admit that we both loved the Aqua color. We have a hitch on our car and a bike rack. So, now we can head to any outdoor location with supplies, a tent, bikes, and a very comfortable boat in a Toyota Prius. That is freedom.

Four years ago we moved to Florida on the Gulf Coast and I quickly started thinking of a boat. We bought a very nice small boat and trailer and due to our HOA rules had to keep it in the garage. Besides taking up half of our garage, it was a hassle to hook up the trailer and then wait in line at the busy boat ramps. Got a new car and either the car would sit outside or the boat would have to go, so I sold the boat. Then I started to miss having a boat, but did not want another 1000 pound thing in my garage. I started thinking inflatables and being retired spent days on the internet watching videos and reading blogs. I was impressed with Boats To Go from my first contact. I was new to the topic and had a bunch of questions about the Saturn Boats and I was impressed with their Kaboat also. They answered all of my questions. I also contacted a some other companies and their customer service was really bad. It took weeks to get a reply from them. I really dug the new boxy boat, but wondered if a square boat would function. I noticed that inflatables ride with the front end slightly raised, so the deep bow which contacted the water was shaped in a V like a normal boat and just the top was square like a square pontoon boat. I decided to buy one of the first ones delivered although at that time, there were no videos of it performing. I bought the boat and the folding bimini top to keep cool in the Florida Sun. I read of the power and low weight of the 2 stroke motors sold here up to 2010, but at almost 70 years old, I wanted the most reliable motor I could find, so I bought a new Yamaha 6 HP at 59 pounds. The boat, motor, bimini top, electric inflator, gas tank, and supplies fit in the back of our Toyota Prius with room to spare. In the water, we can get the boat to plane if I move a little forward. We may add a hydraulic stabilizer fin to the motor to get faster planing, but completely stock, the boat planes with me (200 pounds), my wife (120 pounds) supplies, bimini top, gas tank and ice chest. A four hour trip with a mixture of wide open and slower speeds uses about one gallon of gas. The extra space that you get from the boxy shape is great and with my wife up front I have no problems with the front end lifting. I guess if I ride it alone, I will have to get way forward with a tiller extension or put a fin on the motor, but I don't plan to go out alone that often. Overall, I am very impressed with this boat and glad to see that it is a company here in Florida that sells this fine product. You can see the video of my wife driving the boat on the first page of the Boxy Boat description. BTW: I have no association with anyone at Saturn. I just like their boats.

This boxy boat much better than what I was expecting. I knew it can’t be top of the line at this low price, but actually I was impressed. It is super heavy-duty materials, very tough and thick fabric. Quality is also quite impressive. I think this a lot of boat for this money I paid. I really like idea of air floor, so that it is easy to inflate at boat ramp. I had hard floor before, and it is pain to assemble. The only issue is that with sliding seats. You need to install them before boat fully inflated. Otherwise, it become difficult later on to slide seats on its rails, and if push too much on one side, seat can pop out. This boat actually has huge keel, larger than on other boat that I had before. That keel does raise front in a water. But if you move more forward it will make boat go faster. Overall, I highly recommend this boat, because of price and great quality. Would buy again…thank you boatstogo!
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