Sea Eagle 465ft Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I love our 465. Easy and fast to inflate, paddles and tracks well, easy to deflate and store away. No regrets!
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.
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.show full review ▼
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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.
We have had the best time this fall kayaking in this boat. When we first got it, we thought it was too big. But after using it several times with our dog and gear aboard, it's the perfect size. Our dog loves the water and likes to jump in from our kayak. The 465 is stable enough to lift her back in without worrying about tipping. It's also tough enough that she hasn't hurt or even made a mark on the material with her claws. It takes little time to setup and tear down. Hauling it in our car is a huge plus. Would recommend and we would buy again.
We are really pleased with our Sea Eagle 465ft. It does everything we hoped it would do. It’s very durable, compact and functional.