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285 Frameless Pontoon Boat

About the 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Inflatable Fishing Boat

The unique U-hull configuration of this one man fishing boat provides the maximum fishing space with the least amount of hull weight.

The Hunter Green 285fpb is a stealthy inflatable boat that's perfect for fishing or hunting. It goes anywhere, sets up in just 5 minutes and can fit in the trunk of a car.

About the Frameless Fishing Series

Sea Eagle's Frameless Fishing Boats are roomy, lightweight, ultra-portable, and pack into a relatively small bag in relation to their sizes. They can be stowed in small spaces because they have no frames. They don't require a trailer so you can carry them to the most remote, hard to reach locations where fish hide most!

Great for lakes, rivers, bays, creeks or almost any body of water. Sea Eagle Frameless Fishing Boats will take you where you want to go and where most other boats wouldn't dare!

Large air chambers allow these Frameless Fishing Boats to support an incredible amount of weight yet draft as little as 4 inches of water. Meaning you have access to shallower waters where heavier boats don't!

The 285fpb and STS10 are equipped with universal Scotty™ Mounts so you can customize these two models as you wish! Outfit them with any Scotty accessory you like. Sea Eagle offers an assortment of Scotty™ accessories to suit your needs. The PackFish 7 features 2 built-in rod holders to keep your rods secure.

Specifications (compare all inflatable fishing boats)

Person Capacity 1
Hull Weight 30 lbs. (42 lbs. with wooden floorboard and motor mount)
Length 9 ft.
Width 4 ft.
Interior 6'2"x1'4"
Load Capacity 1 person or 450 lbs.
Deflated Approx. 24" x 14" x 12"
Chambers 3
Tube Diameter 16"
Air Valves 3 Recessed One Way
Inflation time 5 min.
Seam Quadruple Overlapping Superior Glued Seams
Material 1000 Denier 36 mil
Engine Capacity 3hp (20" shaft minimum, 45 lbs. max weight) or 55 lb. max thrust (min 30" shaft, 45 lbs. max weight)
Floor 1000 Denier Reinforced
Speed Estimates 3-4 mph
Inflation Pressure 3.2 psi

Certifications


Standard Features

  • NMMA and CE Certified
  • Hunter Green Color
  • Full fabric floor
  • Step bench/footrest
  • 4 Carry Handles
  • Raised oarlocks for better rowing
  • Printed instructions

285 Frameless Pontoon Boat in the news

The Fisherman
Positioned well above the water line, anglers now get a better view of their target areas.
Fish Alaska
You can stand in this boat, which can be really helpful in stillwater fishing, as you can see fish much farther away and you can cast much farther.

Top, Front & Side Views

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285fpb Reviews (75 total, avg. review: 4.6 out of 5)

11/28/2018
Tim Banks , NEWLAND Verified Owner

Quality is great.

Customer service is great.

Trying to paddle the boat with the current system is challenging due to the height of the seat.

I fish rivers with current. The boat works great in calm rivers.

11/13/2018
Neil HELM , UPLAND Verified Owner
Neil HELM's boat Neil HELM's boat

I got this boat for my birthday in October and have been out on it 4 times now, 2 on Silverwood Lake and 2 at Dan Point Harbor. All four times I've had a great time fishing in the 285FPB and caught a bunch of fish. The 1st time on the lake I didn't have my motor and the wind came up and pushed me into a bunch of rocks and a rock cliff but the boat handled it very well with no problems. It's a very good fishing boat, very durable, very stable, good leg room, great swivel seat and I added a couple of accessory glue pads up front for more options.

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6/14/2018
Bill Shuey , Murphy, NC Verified Owner

I unpacked the boat in Grayling, MI to use on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers. The boat was easy to assemble and set-up; just follow the instructions. The front of the boat tends to rise at more than minimal thrust with my 2.3 HP Honda.

The optional wheel assembly I purchased made launching and retrieving the boat reasonable easy. I performed both functions by myself on log steps and a healthy incline; at age 74 easy of launching and loading was a concern.

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3/29/2018
Paul Staffieri , SUTHERLIN Verified Owner

Great fishing boat. I full time RV and I can not tow a boat behind a 5th wheel. This inflatable fits my needs. I am a big man and retired. The 285 pontoon boat works well for me.

Easy to inflate, easy to assemble. The floor board was a bit difficult to install but got it in. I use the oars, Using the oars effectively required a learning curve. Rowing forward with short strokes worked well for me on the Umpqua River in Oregon.

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3/24/2018
Norman Benton , Easton Verified Owner

As far as the boat itself goes, I couldn't be happier. The quality seems excellent and it has performed as advertised. One suggestion I have is to offer the option of getting rod holders for fly rods not just spinning reels and somewhere to tie a anchor. I have not used my electric motor on it yet but expect that one will need to be careful because the boat floats easily while rowing and I am expecting that it will react quickly to application of electric power. We will see.

Sea Eagle's reply:

The Scotty rod holders will hold a flyrod. We offer the awesome Scotty Anchor Lock.

www.seaeagle.com/Accessories/fishing-gear/scotty-anchor-lock

3/3/2018
Jim Thomas , Cleveland, Ohio Verified Owner

I received my 285fpb in mid May of 2017; during the remainder of the fishing year I used it roughly 25 times,mainly on inland lakes in northeastern Ohio. My purchase included the electric air pump that won’t over-inflate in addition to the Pro Package. At first I had an under-inflation problem,but that was solved when Sea Eagle sent me another pump, mine was faulty. After the initial assembly I was eventually able to get the boat from the car to the water in about twenty-five minutes. By this I mean my entire set-up and inflation time, with all my gear,battery, electronics and electric motor in place and operating. My overall opinion of the boat is that it is an outstanding value, and I’m already looking to hit the waters now that the ice is clearing. To cut down drift speed I got a small sea anchor. Oar lock placement and rod holders needs to be more forward. Motor mount would be better offset rather than centered. Having a rudder mechanism available would stabilize steerage if attached to mount.

2/21/2018
Michael Collins , VIRGINIA BEACH Verified Owner

Really love the performance of the craft. Very easy to set-up and breakdown. The only change in design would be for some clip-like assembly for the baseboard when inflating the boat. The rubber baseboard holders can be challenging during inflation. Small inconvenience to deal with but the boat itself performs great. Caught the biggest catfish I’ve ever caught while fishing in the craft. Great product and makes it fun on the water!

2/19/2018
Tom Harris , THAYNE Verified Owner

I like it I have used it about 10 or 12 times and it has performed great I probably should of got the two men one but this one works . I live in Florida and am storing it in my home in Wyoming. I cleaned it and used conditioner on it before I left.

The only thing I would change is the front flap so no water or less water would come into the boat.

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1/11/2018
Duane Dale , MOSCOW Verified Owner
Duane Dale's boat Duane Dale's boat

Soooooo Glad I made the decision to 'go for it'! Being healthy and 71, decided, what the heck; clock's a tickin'; do it! For a few years I'd been toying with getting an inflatable for fly fishing some of our local ID waters. Studied the main competitors, was debating about getting my 285FPB, THEN saw the 180 day trial period and, well, what's to lose, that clinched the deal! Am so very happy I did it. I have been able to get to some beautiful and very productive waters that were previously inaccessible. It has already paid for itself in the joy I have had. Pics are on the lovely St Joe River in ID. Looking forward to further fun on rivers and local reservoirs. Outstanding quality throughout the craft. Easy to move from storage to bed of truck, to the shore and back. Using provided foot pump, only 4-5 min of pumping to pump up each half up. No sweat & good leg exercise (before sitting for awhile). Anchor was useful. Highly recommend!

1/8/2018
James Fox , BEVERLY HILLS Verified Owner

I sure would buy again from you people. Was very impressed with my 285fpb, better than I expected believe me.. So much fun on the water, stable and so easy to move around in water or on land. Great Water Snake trolling motor. Boat set up is so functional and easy. Material is so strong, you can't beat it.

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Key Features:

  • U-frame Design

    U-frame Design

    The unique shape of this solo fishing boat permits the maximum use of total fishing space with minimum total weight. The hull weighs a mere 32 lbs. making this super lightweight to pick up and transport. This same fact means the Sea Eagle 285 Frameless Fishing Boat is our fastest and easiest to assemble fishing boat! As such, it easily packs in a car trunk and when not being used to haul fish, stows conveniently in an apartment closet.

  • Raised Fabric Floor Design

    Raised Fabric Floor Design

    Unlike traditional inflatable boats the Sea Eagle 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat has a raised fabric floor which barely touches the water. This means when you row or motor this boat it is remarkably fast and responsive for its size! It also means that the fabric floor has less exposure to any sharp objects. Made with our strongest 1000 denier polyester polymer coated fabric this little boat is a super strong fishing machine!

  • Rig It Your Way

    Rig It Your Way

    One of the truly nice features of the Sea Eagle 285fpb is that it can be rigged in many different ways with many different kinds of fishing accessories. This boat comes with two universal Scotty™ Mounts that can hold a variety of Scotty™ fishing accessories but that is only the beginning of the different ways you can rig this boat. You can also attach Scotty™ mounts to the floorboard to hold a various accessories from additional rod holders to a cutting board and fishing electronics.

285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Discount Packages

Pro

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $85
Total Value: $1,270
Package Price: $799
Your Savings: $471
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, December 25, 2018
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
285fpb Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 Black Oar Set $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
7" Pedestal $25
Quick Release Seatmount $24
Stripping Apron $19
Side/Stern Stow Bag $15
Repair Kit $15
The Pro Package has the super comfortable swivel seat, floorboard, motor mount, a stripping apron, clip on stow pouch and side/stern bag, plus 2 Scotty® Rod Holders. Perfect for the fisherman that already has his own motor.

on backorder, expected 12/31/2018, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $1,270 value for just $799 through Dec 25*

Minn Kota Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $85
Total Value: $1,419
Package Price: $889
Your Savings: $530
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, December 25, 2018
The Minn Kota Endura 30 is covered by the Minn Kota Endura Warranty and not the Sea Eagle Warranty. All sales are final.
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Minn Kota Endura 30 $149
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
285fpb Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 Black Oar Set $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
7" Pedestal $25
Quick Release Seatmount $24
Stripping Apron $19
Side/Stern Stow Bag $15
Repair Kit $15
The New Hunter Green 285fpb Motor Package has all the accessories of the Pro package plus the Minn Kota Endura 30 Freshwater Electric Motor*. *Battery not included.

on backorder, expected 12/31/2018, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $1,419 value for just $889 through Dec 25*

Watersnake Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $85
Total Value: $1,469
Package Price: $899
Your Savings: $570
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, December 25, 2018
The Watersnake Venom 34 is covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty and not the Sea Eagle Warranty. All sales are final.
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Watersnake Venom 34 $199
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
285fpb Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 Black Oar Set $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
7" Pedestal $25
Quick Release Seatmount $24
Stripping Apron $19
Side/Stern Stow Bag $15
Repair Kit $15
The 285fpb Watersnake Venom 34 Motor Package has all the accessories of the Pro Package plus the dual purpose (fresh and saltwater) electric motor*. *Battery not included.

on backorder, expected 12/31/2018, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $1,469 value for just $899 through Dec 25*

Honda Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $135
Total Value: $2,319
Package Price: $1,759
Your Savings: $560
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, December 25, 2018
The Honda 2.3L is covered by the Honda Marine Warranty and not the Sea Eagle Warranty. All sales are final.
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Honda 2.3L $999
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
285fpb Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 Black Oar Set $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
7" Pedestal $25
Quick Release Seatmount $24
Stripping Apron $19
Side/Stern Stow Bag $15
Repair Kit $15
The Honda Motor Package has the super comfortable swivel seat, floorboard, motor mount, a stripping apron, clip-on stow pouch and side/stern bag, plus 2 Scotty® Rod Holders. Perfect for those who wish to free up more cockpit space, lighten the weight load, add more power and travel faster, further, and longer than with electric motors.

on backorder, expected 12/31/2018, Get Estimated Delivery Date

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a $2,319 value for just $1,759 through Dec 25*

Instructions

Green Swivel Seat

This comfortable Swivel Seat can be used on many of our Sea Eagle boats. Great for use on Frameless Fishing Boats and FoldCats!

The seat can also be mounted on a 54 qt. cooler which will fit snugly into any of these boats.

*Please note, additional attaching hardware and bench are not included. This seat CANNOT be attached to a single bench seat (WS25, WS2505 or SPW).

Motormount-FPFB

Motormount for Frameless Fishing Boats made of painted steel holds up to a 3hp engine or up to 74 lbs thrust electric motor. 18"x11"x11", 6 lbs.

Two Scotty Rod Holders

Scotty rod holder and side/deck mount

Baitcaster Interior Diameter: 1.30"

Mount Dimensions: 4" x 2" x 2"

Bolting Dimension: 1 5/16" x 3 3/16"

Boat Carry Bag

Boat Carry Bag

285fpb Floorboard

The hunter green floorboard provides a rigid stable platform for fisherman to stand and cast. 15 3/4" x 43" x 1/2" Marine plywood floor for 285fpb. Weighs just 7 lbs.

A41 Foot Pump

A high capacity foot pump made of durable ABS plastic that packs down for easy travel. Comes with triple styled nozzle for use on deluxe white one-way valves and pipe valves on unsupported fabric (white) hulls. Also included is a Recessed Valve Adapter for use on supported fabric (grey) hulls.

AB285 Black Oar Set

Oar Set for the 285fpb Frameless Pontoon Boat. Works perfectly with the green 285fpb or the classic grey 285fpb. Will work with any boat up to 9' that utilize the same oarlock system. 3/8" hole in shaft to accommodate oar pin.

60" long, weigh 1.5 lbs each

Bow Stow Bag

Clip on bow bag for Green 285fpb holds fishing lures, pliers, fishing knife and other accessories close at hand. 7" x 7.5" x 18.5"

7" Pedestal

7" Pedestal for Swivel Seat used on Foldcats and 285FPB.

Includes hardware.

Quick Release Seatmount

This Release A Seat allows the Swivel Seat to be installed or removed easily. (Max weight capacity rating of 250 LBS.)

Stripping Apron

Stripping Apron with fish ruler for 285fpb.

Side/Stern Stow Bag

Clip on green stow bag. Great for easy storage. Useful for storing first aid kits, fishing accessories.

Repair Kit

Repair kit for 1000 Denier PVC boats. Includes hull repair material, tube of glue & Halkey-Roberts valve replacement tool.

Minn Kota Endura 30

Minn Kota electric motors are known to be the most reliable electric motors on the market. The Endura 30 brings you the reliability and performance you've come to expect from Minn Kota at a great value.

While 30 lbs of thrust might not work for a heavy fiberglass boat, it is more than enough for our boats and kayaks.

Even our Transom Sport boats will perform well with this motor where currents are light.

30" shaft

**** Not suitable for Bow mounting

***For FRESHWATER only.

**Battery not included

*Coast Guard requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse.

Covered by the Minn Kota Endura Warranty

All Sales are final. This item is not covered by the Sea Eagle 180 Day Trial.

Watersnake Venom 34

The white composite shaft and stainless steel propeller shaft combine with the weedless propeller to deliver quiet performance whether trolling or holding position in the current for casting.

A light weight, inexpensive, electric, salt water motor that's built to last. Anti-corrosive paint and stainless steel parts allow you to take this motor into fresh, brackish and salt water without worry.

*Can be used with 10.6sr Sport Runabout. Cannot be used with 300x Explorer Kayak.

**Battery not included.

Motor cannot ship to Louisiana.

***Coast Guard requirements dictate that each ungrounded current-carrying conductor must be protected by a manually reset, trip-free circuit breaker or fuse.

**** Not suitable for Bow mounting

Covered by the Watersnake 1 Year Warranty

All Sales are final. This item is not covered by the Sea Eagle 180 Day Trial.

Honda 2.3L

One of the world’s lightest four-stroke outboards. The Honda BF2.3 is so light, it rivals many two-stroke 2HP engines and electric motors, without the battery. While still maintaining Honda's reliable, efficient four-stroke design!

Covered by the Honda Marine Warranty

All Sales are final. This item is not covered by the Sea Eagle 180 Day Trial.

Free Shipping

All Sea Eagle orders with this product will receive Free Ground Shipping to the lower 48 U.S. States.

Express shipping and delivery to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the United States are also available for an additional fee. Shipping rates will be displayed on our shopping cart page.

Offer Valid through 12/25/2018

Sea Eagle Used Boats

  • have never been damaged, punctured or patched
  • have been test inflated for 48 hours
  • might have very minimal wear (no barnacles or algae)
  • are covered by our regular 180 day money back guarantee and three year bow-to-stern warranty, just like our new boats.
  • might contain prior-generation components

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