Sea Eagle 385fta Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Andrew Barbaccia Verified Owner 4/11/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I love my new 385fta .I bought it late fall and was able to enjoy the fall foliage here in N.J. . I gave up my traditional hard sit inside kayak for my new Inflatable for a couple of reasons. I am 6'1 240 lbs. My sit in was fine if I just wanted to paddle. Then I started fishing in it and it was tight. Years back I owned a Sea Eagle SE9 till my nephew took it over. Then one day I was starting to look for a new fishing/recreational kayak . The hard bodied ones were way to heavy for me to transport without a trailer. . Then I receive in the mail a Sea Eagle catalog. To make this long story shorter I purchased the 385fta. It is so comfortable glides through the water. Mainly lakes though I had it in the bay on calm days for fishing no problems. I can move around comfortably and safety. Throw my legs in the water. It is super stable. I love it. I can deflate it for long trips,our use my Hullavator for short trips. It is light enough to carry to shore withoutbreaking your back. Out of text. Or I would say more !

Randal Knysh Verified Owner 1/12/2018 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Have used my seaeagle 385fta numerous times now and love how stable it is on the water. There is lots of floor space for gear when fishing or an extra passenger or two. The boat boat paddles easy and tracks good when calm. A bit harder to control with a wind on a lake but that is to be expected with how much of the boat is on top of the water. Easy to inflate or deflate. All the pieces do take up a fair bit of room but can still fit in the back of any car or SUV. The weight is ok for me but a little to heavy for my wife or daughter to lift and carry for any distance. The only things that could be better is if it was a bit lighter and cost less. Over all I am very pleased with this inflatable kayak and would recommend it to anyone.

Dennis Nelson Verified Owner 1/9/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Great Boat. Customer Service has been helpful when called. I have recommended to friends.

Todd Rusch Verified Owner 1/1/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

We love the Sea Eagle FT 385 Angler. We switched from a tandem SOT kayak and no longer wanted to transport the old kayak on top of the car and thought the 385 FT A would be good for going together or solo and it has met our expectations and fulfilled our desires for a lightweight single or double that is rugged, durable, comfortable and easy to move and launch. It takes less than 10 minutes to manually inflate and we use a kayak cart to help with rolling the 385 to the launch point. This boat tracks straight and goes pretty fast. It has been very comfortable for some fishing trips to Lake Travis where we found sitting in the boat for 3 hours not to be a problem like the old hard bottom kayak. I was also happy to find I was able to easily handle the 385 on several solo trips with smart use of a standard kayak wheeled dolly and a bungee cord. I made several calls to customer service to ask pre purchase questions and I was well served and educated by the friendly staff. Thanks for a great boat.

Richard Green Verified Owner 1/1/2018 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Boat as advertised. Good customer service. Three points preventing the fifth star: first, the pump. The nozzles on the pump sent as part of a package didn't seal. Sea Eagle kindly send a replacement, but there were nozzle issues there too. Net net I must use two pumps in order to inflate/deflate kayak. Or pay for yet another pump. Item two, carrying case: once unpacked, it's nearly impossible to get back into the case. Case has zero ergonomics- like a giant grocery bag. Was able to find a third party case from an outdoors store that worked. Item three: Would also like to be sent a friendly summary of set up demo web links, all on on sheet or email - or better - a sturdy color picture guide for all features, including water snake motor.

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With above points adressed would add a star to the rating.

Tim DeLong Verified Owner 6/14/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I’ve been in the market for a 2-person fishing kayak for a while. I wanted something that would work for 2 people but could also be conveniently handled by 1 person. I will either be going out by myself or with one of my kids and they are young enough that I would still be doing most of the heavy lifting. This kayak offers a wide range of options (motor, swivel seat, integrated rod holders, etc.) which combined with the ease of transport and storage make it worth the cost. Inflating the kayak was easy and took only a few minutes. My first trip out I was amazed at how stable the kayak was when I stood up and kneeled. The skeg and keel add an enormous amount of control in wind and strong currents. I had so much fun that I completely lost interest in fishing and spent a few hours paddling around enjoying the afternoon! Deflating and drying is also a trivial matter, especially with the Auto Dual Action Pump. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I'm looking forward to using this for years to come.

Raymond Jones Verified Owner 6/3/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I received my new #SeaEagle385FTA on Wednesday took it out for the maiden paddle today, the new FTA paddled even better than the #SeaEagle385FTG, it cut through the water like a hot knife through butter. The FTA has thicker overall PVC as well as Crocodile EVA on the gunnels that provides more support and stability while standing and it feels a little more rigid while paddling. I already did a little add-on with the two #RamMountBondABaseMounts, with the #YakAttackG1754 to mount the #LowranceElite5HDI and #RamTranducerMountArm. I may add two more track mounts towards the rear if rear built-in rod holders interfere with the mounts on the crate time will tell. #SeaEagle for taking this FTA to the next level, and providing great customer service (Donna).