2018 Achilles SPD-290E

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This longtime lineup staple is now better than ever.

We have never stopped making our SPD boats better which is why they have remained popular with boaters for so long. That commitment to innovation and improvement has continued with tube and floor design enhancements. New lateral seam tube construction gives these classic inflatables a more modern, stylish design. Rope life-lines have been replaced with webbed handles and helmsman grip for a cleaner appearance. The three rear floorboards that bear the brunt of abuse are now aluminum to decrease maintenance and increase durability.

The classic features that make these boats so desirable remain such as large diameter tubes for greater load capacity and better performance, a removable aluminum rowing seat and an air keel/floor joint system that deliver a more rigid floor.

  • Color: Lt. Gray
  • Length: 9'6" (290 cm)
  • Inside Length: 6'9" (205 cm)
  • Beam: 5'2" (158 cm)
  • Inside Beam: 2'4" (72 cm)
  • Tube Diameter: 17" (43 cm)
  • Weight: 106 lbs. (48 kg)
  • Load Capacity: 1100 lbs. (500 kg)
  • Person Capacity: 4
  • Recommended H.P.: 6 (4-8) standard
  • Maximum H.P.: 8 standard
  • Air Chambers: 2 & keel
Standard Features
  • Achilles CSM reinforced fabric
  • Four-layer seam construction
  • Aluminum and wood floorboards
  • Aluminum stringers and floorboard joints
  • Air keel
  • Fold-down locking oar system with two-piece breakdown aluminum oars and oar holders
  • Bow handle and towing D-rings
  • Interior bow lifting D-ring
  • Removable aluminum rowing seat
  • Webbed passenger, helmsman, and rear carry handles
  • Extra seat attachment patches
  • Full length teardrop rubbing strake
  • Fiberglass coated v-shaped transom
  • Bailer valve
  • Foot pump
  • Carry bag (2 bags for the SPD-330E)
  • Maintenance kit
Persons operating boats alone should exercise caution. Note: Boat images may be different than production models.



Max HP
8 hp


Length Overall
9 ft. 6 in. (290 cm)
5 ft. 2 in. (158 cm)
Dry Weight
106 lb. (48 kg)
Max Person Capacity
4 persons
Max Carry Load
1100 lb. (500 kg)

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