Sea Eagle 465ft Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews

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Laraine Percoski Verified Owner 3/15/2024 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We've had this beast for one summer so far, solid boat! Tracks quite well with the keel. Easy to inflate/deflate, just make sure you dry it before storage. No problem with connections, couplings so far. The custom pump works really well, and fast! You can run it with a battery jumper/booster, just make sure you get one with a 20A socket(most only have 5A or 10A, but you need 20A). The high-back seats and carbon paddles are terrific! The glue work is done very well. Everything takes up minimal space in our SUV when folded up. Just make sure you can handle hefting around the 50lbs it weighs if you get the big 3 seat yak. We usually pack a nice sandwich or two for a day on the ponds.

Tracy Bennett Verified Owner 1/1/2024 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I have been out in the 465ft on a few lakes in Maine. As a single person, paddling the craft has been easy. With my grandson with me, we just fly! It is supremely stable, has a ton of room, and the grandson likes fishing from it. I was a bit concerned with pulling up to an island in the lake - rocky bottom as we approached. The craft was just fine with no issues. Loaded up with seats is a bit difficult for one person, perhaps unwieldy is a better term. Inflating and deflating are no problem! I'm in my 60s and very pleasantly surprised that, as a female, I can manage it ok by myself! Definitely worth it! I'm having a great time out on my own!

Timothy Sargent Verified Owner 11/26/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Love our Seaeagle FT 465. Glad we got the 465 for the extra room for our pup and gear. Just got back from a Florida vacation where the 465 was very stable giving us confidence to paddle on some bigger bays and some ventures out of the inlets along the shore ( calm days ). Even handled the wakes from the yachts of the Marco Island millionaires

Jim Honish Verified Owner 7/9/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We've had our 3-person 465 FastTrack for two full summers and couldn't be happier with it. We primarily use it as a double on lakes and lazy rivers for myself and my near-adult daughter who experiences disability. Entering and exiting any kayak are challenging for her. However, the inflatable floor and sides are very stable, making the start and finish to our trips so much easier and safer. The risk of capsizing is minimal compared to a fiberglass or plastic double kayak. Once we're on the water, it tracks very straight and true, and it's easy to maneuver turns and reversals. Even on windy days, it holds course as well as any hard-shell kayak we've tried. The flat seats are not especially comfortable, but they sit low in the boat, which helps with stability. We supplement those with after-market gel seat-toppers to increase the cushion. The shell of this kayak is very durable - topside and underside - and holds up to repeated launches and landings. No regrets on this purchase whatsoever.

Gary Read Verified Owner 2/26/2023 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We've had our 465FT for over a year now. A couple dozen outings with no issues. Have had some minor scrapes with river blockages & cheese grater boat ramps but were pleasantly surprised to not have any marks on our kayak. Lateral stability is much greater than we expected - more stable than rental kayaks & far more stable than hard canoes. Hydro efficiency of the hull seems comparable maybe better than rental hard shells that have been on paddle groups with us. Most of the time one of us paddling is enough for us to keep pace with solo kayakers. So far we've not seen any indication of delaminations or quality issues. Friends of ours who've had quality failures with their canoe have had very commendable, positive resolution from Sea Eagle. Only regret is that we didn't order the 3rd seat at time of original purchase. Our intent for the 465FT was to have space & weight capacity for paddle camping trips. Turns out more often than expected that a 3rd person is interested in a couple hours of local sightseeing.

Robert Dewitt Verified Owner 10/1/2022 4.0 out of 5 stars.

We really like the boat. The only thing we don’t like is when you stop paddling the turns around backwards, that makes it uncomfortable to drift with the current.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review. This can happen if the boat is not balanced correctly. You can try adding more weight to the center of the kayak.

Bradley Butler Verified Owner 9/29/2022 5.0 out of 5 stars.

My wife and I love our 465. Easy and fast to inflate, paddles and tracks well, easy to deflate and store away. No regrets!

John Pownall Verified Owner 9/1/2022 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Great boat, stable, very well designed and a lot of fun. Inflation/deflation and clean up is a bit more than it at first appears but it is not complicated, just time consuming. Plan to continue enjoying it for years to come.

Greg Twentey Verified Owner 7/25/2022 4.0 out of 5 stars.

My Seaeagle experience has been great. The purchase went smoothly and delivery took place without any issues.

I purchased the electric pump, which makes short work of inflation. The boat tracks great. We've had it in windy conditions as well as flat water. The boat is very stable and I can stand in it without any problems.

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The canvas cover (the one you store the boat in) was subpar quality though. The first tug on one of the tightening straps ripped the d-ring and created a nine inch or so tear in it, making it kind of useless. Not being able to pack the boat down makes it very cumbersome. That's the only bad experience I've had with the boat so far.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review. Please email or call 1-800-748-8066 and we would be happy to replace the bag for you.

Chris Szubinski Verified Owner 1/21/2022 5.0 out of 5 stars.

My first boat ever was a Sea Eagle 9, I drove to Milwaukee to pick it up. For 4 years we dragged that boat all over US and Canada, never had any issues till we melted it by being close to a fire. After that it was a 16 foot Starcraft, 16 foot Boston Whaler, 21 foot bass boat and the last one was 36 foot Carver, do you see the typical pattern here? It was fun but also plenty of work and responsibilities to manage all that so called fun. At 64 to simplify my fun I went back to Sea Eagle and picked up FastTrack 465. There is a reason why they call it FastTrack, its not just marketing, it is a well designed kayak, very stable, safe and tracks extremely well. I did review all other major kayak manufacturer's, yes in somes cases cheaper, but I am willing to pay for quality, performance and safety. Last summer we had it out 4 times, set up 10 to 15 minutes, take down 15 to 20 minutes, that is it. One advise, get the 465, yes it is bit more heavier and bulkier but you will gain a lot of space. Have fun like us.