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285 Frameless Pontoon Boat

About the 285 Frameless Pontoon 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.
Beam 4 ft.
Interior 6'2"x1'4"
Load Capacity 1 person or 450 lbs.
Deflated Approx. 24" x 14" x 12"
Chambers 2
Tube Diameter 16"
Air Valves 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 5-7mph w/gas, 3-4 mph w/Elec.
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 (62 total, avg. review: 4.6 out of 5)

11/9/2017
Glenn Byrd , Dumont, NJ Verified Owner

All I can say is, AWESOME !!! I have used my 285 over 5 times now, and it's a blast. Catching alot of nice fish and going to spots I normally could not go. Set up is easy and fast. My 55lb. thrust trolling motor moves it along very nicely. Perfect fishing machine. Thanks !!!

11/4/2017
Mary Priest , Midland, MI Verified Owner
Mary Priest's boat

This boat has been amazing! I use it in rivers, ponds and lakes. I added a bait board and extended the support floor board to the front. This boat allows me to fish for hours standing or sitting. With the addition of USB outlets on the battery box I can charge my phone or speakers. The fish finder has been a great addition as well. The use of an anchor allows me to fish in my favorite spots. My husband uses a kayak, but will join me in his Sea Eagle next summer (I bought him one for Christmas...shhh-it's a surprise!). I can't wait to hit the water together next summer! Love my Sea Eagle!

10/27/2017
Joe Fletcher , Lincoln, ca Verified Owner

Update...After tapering the floor board and using soapy water on the rubber hold downs I now have no problems installing the board. I love the boat and it takes less than 20 minutes to get the boat ready for fishing. This includes installing the battery,motor seat,oars,fish finder and fishing gear. I want to thank Jerry in Tech support for all of your help. I now have a lot of friends in our fishing club interested in buying a Sea Eagle boat.

Thanks againJoe Fletcher

10/23/2017
Robert Hoffman , GREENWATER Verified Owner

I have used the boat about 6 times since getting it. My experience is somewhat limited, but, overall I am very satisfied both with the performance and support. When I first got the boat and started to put it together I had a couple of questions which were resolved with a phone call. My initial time to assemble and launch was about an hour. This was primarily because I wanted to be sure it would work on the water. This is down to about 30 min now. I have had several positive comments about the boat and inquiries about cost and use. I expected that it would be affected by the wind, and it is, but, it also allows you to get in shallow water. I try to fish smaller water, so travel time is not a problem, but it is not as fast as a larger boat. I doubt that I would take it on a very large lake. I had one day in MN where I got a 3, 4, and 5 Lb. Largemouth in a small lake in the shallows. I think this was primarily due to the quietness of the boat and the ability to get in close by drifting.

10/18/2017
Joe Fletcher , Lincoln Ca Verified Owner

I purchased my Sea Eagle 285fpb in August 2017. I have taken it out 3 times and love the boat. The only problem so far is I can't get the floor board under all of the rubber hold down tabs. I followed the video instructions and still have problems with it. It worse when the air temperature is cold. I called customer service and they recommended that I install the floorboard when it is deflated...did not work. I am thinking about tapering the edges of the board so to make it easier to slide under the tabs....any suggestions??

I still love the boat and would buy again....everyone that see's me on the lake wants one. It just takes me at least 20 minutes to install the floor board...taking up fishing time.Joe FletcherLincoln Ca

10/9/2017
Bruce Mangers , CORVALLIS Verified Owner

I have enjoyed my boat. Set up is quick and the boat is stable and comfortable. My only complaints are the pole holders are in a inconvenient location while fishing. Also the rowing position can be awkward from either the length of the oars or the narrowness of the boat. My knees always seem to be in the way so I need to change my leg positions to row smoothly when I am trolling. Overall, i would recommend the boat. I would strongly look at your products if I need to replace the boat, but I hope that it will not be necessary for a long time because the quality of the boat seems very good. Bruce Mangers

9/29/2017
Ken Crites , GRAND JUNCTION Verified Owner

I couldn't be more happy with my 285. It does exactly what I expected when I purchased it. I would definitely recommend it to avid flyfishermen. In hindsight, I would have bought the 10 foot two person rig because my wife wants to go with me, so it will be my purchase in the very near future.

9/25/2017
Brian Knutson , PLOVER Verified Owner

Switched from kayak to sea eagle inflatable do to back issues. Now I can comfortably fish for hours. Perfect craft for getting into small landings. I would definitely purchase another sea eagle product. Thank you for creating such a fine inflatable.Brian knutson

9/22/2017
Terrence Garner , LITTLE ROCK Verified Owner

Bought one for my wife, love it! Bought one for me, very durable. Very good buy, would recommend it to anyone.

9/16/2017
Frank Barber , St. Joseph MO Verified Owner

I recently purchased the 285fpb frameless fishing boat.I have had it on the water 3 times now. I really like the boat. It handles great even in windy conditions. It's easy to setup and get in the water. It has a very shallow draft and therefore can get into very shallow water. The Minn Kota motor I got with the boat gets it across the lake very nicely. I researched my purchase for over a month looking at many different inflatable boats before I chose the 285fpb. I am very pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thanks Sea Eagle for making a great product.

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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 Nov 30) $85
Total Value: $1,270
Package Price: $799
Your Savings: $471
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Thursday, November 30, 2017
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.

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Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $85
Total Value: $1,419
Package Price: $889
Your Savings: $530
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Thursday, November 30, 2017
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.

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Watersnake Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Nov 30) $85
Total Value: $1,469
Package Price: $899
Your Savings: $570
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Thursday, November 30, 2017
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.

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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 5 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

***For FRESHWATER only.

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

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.

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

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 11/30/2017

Sea Eagle Used Boats

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  • have been test inflated for 48 hours
  • might have very minimal wear (no barnacles or algae)
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  • might contain prior-generation components

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