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285 Frameless Pontoon Boat

James Harshbarger fishing Dallas, Texas

About the 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Inflatable Fishing Boat

Catch really big fish in this small boat! Because it is so light and portable you can easily get to where the big fish are!

The unique inflatable U-hull configuration of this one man fishing boat provides incredible stability and maximum fishing space with the least amount of hull weight. Three separate air chambers to ensure maximum safety in any situation.

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

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285fpb Reviews (109 total, avg. review: 4.6 out of 5)

11/2/2019
4.0 out of 5 stars. Rockwell Dillaman , Pittsburgh Verified Owner

I thoroughly enjoy my Sea Eagle fishing boat! After a brief learning curve on set up I am now able to

be on the water in approximately 20 minutes after I arrive at the lake. The boat is very stable and comfortable.

My only dissatisfaction is with the price of supporting products you offer on your site. Many of them are available for significantly less online

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8/29/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Richard Moody , Omaha Verified Owner

I owned my Seaeagle 285FPB boat for about one year. It replaced an earlier boat the SE9 which was defective. Seaeagle's customer service has been exceptionable. I use it do wildlife photography on area lakes. This craft allows me to push the boat further into the trees where a regular fishing boat could not possibly go. It handles the shallow water very well with no issues, thus far. I have had to patch the bottom because of a scratch but the boat never leaked. Also, a seam flap came loose but was easily glued back in to place. With an electric motor this boat will handle the waves reasonably well. It is not a boat that I would want to row against the current. It rides high on the water and the wind can cause some difficulty.

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8/17/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Harry Renkert , ELLENTON Verified Owner

This is the second one of these boats I have had . I really think they are great . . I also have one of your sport kayak .. I am now looking at one of your larger fishing boats . So far I have looked at a lot of inflatable boats and nothing comes close to a Sea eagle.

Harry Renkert

7/11/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Roger Hoffman , Renton, WA Verified Owner
Roger Hoffman's boat

This is a great boat. It's very stable, rugged and durable (more than you'd think), and the seat position is great because it gets you up off the water a bit (think sight fishing). Most of all, the 285fpb is a great value, not only in terms of its basic price, but because you can easily modify the boat to suit you specific fishing requirements without breaking the bank to do so. My boat has been modified for intertidal river fishing. Major modifications included the addition of Navilight inflatable boat light kit (CG required for waterways) fishfinder and transducer, and folding transom wheels (with some careful modifications to the motor mount. Also, if you're an old guy like me, a 50ah lithium battery weighs about 12 pounds versus 30 or more for a conventional marine battery. Total cost? Less than $3000 for everything thanks to the low price of the boat itself. I'd give the 285fpb 10 stars for that alone!

7/3/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Mark Merlin , Pittsburgh Verified Owner

I bought this boat to fish local lakes and I love it. It take about 15 minutes to get ready then I'm off to fish. It has plenty of room for all of my gear, as well as my trolling motor and battery. I can easily stand in it and the seat is very comfortable. I also have a Kayak and a Canoe and this trumps them both. It's very well made, I wouldn't change a thing. Great job Sea Eagle.

6/21/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Derrick Ware , ANNISTON Verified Owner

I love the boat. Got a hole in it tho but still patched up nice and back floating... Trying to convince everyone to buy one

6/13/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Kevin Malone , Leesburg, VA Verified Owner

I love my boat. It is sturdy and easy to stand in. I have chosen to take the seat out and stand, and have never had the slightest concern about stability. I also like that it is frameless, so it folds up to a very convenient size to keep in my car.

The primary reason, however, that I am leaving a review is for the customer service I received after finding a pinhole leak in my boat. While it never affected the performance of my boat, the leak was audible. I emailed Sea Eagle about it and they asked to see a picture of the leak, and without delay, they sent a new boat. They even delayed shipping at my request so that I’d get it on a specific day.

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5/31/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Chris Shuman , CEDARTOWN Verified Owner

Just the boat I expected it to be. Caught fish first time out. Rugged construction and very stable. You have a satisfied customer here. This boat is a keeper.

3/28/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. James Clemons , Fairdale Verified Owner

I have owned other inflatable . This is the best one I have had. I highly recommend it, very happy!

3/11/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Aron Elborne , LANSDALE Verified Owner

This boat literally was one of the best decisions I have ever made. True story, second day taking it out on my local lake I literally had 3 different guys come up to me to let me know how amazingly cool my boat was ! Talked to me for over 40 minutes before I was finally able to get it in the water. I'm convinced the 1st guy I talked to bought one he loved it that much. I'm still waiting for the first woman to compliment my boat.. most likely will marry her. Anyway, opt for the upgrades, the motor, and especially the pump. You will be glad you did. I customized mine with a fish finder and anchor as well. I'm catching fish and having fun! If your on the fence... I say buy it and enjoy all the memorable times that it will add in your life!

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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: $1,390
Regular Price: $899
Holiday Price: $799
Your Savings: $591
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, December 25, 2019
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $799
Green Swivel Seat $79
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $58
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 $25
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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Minn Kota Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $85
Total Value: $1,539
Regular Price: $989
Holiday Price: $889
Your Savings: $650
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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 $799
Minn Kota Endura 30 $149
Green Swivel Seat $79
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $58
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 $25
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.

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Watersnake Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $85
Total Value: $1,639
Regular Price: $999
Holiday Price: $899
Your Savings: $740
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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 $799
Watersnake Venom 34 $249
Green Swivel Seat $79
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $58
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 $25
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.

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a $1,639 value for just $899 through Dec 25 *

Honda Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Dec 25) $135
Total Value: $2,509
Regular Price: $1,899
Holiday Price: $1,799
Your Savings: $710
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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 $799
Honda 2.3L $1,069
Green Swivel Seat $79
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $58
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 $25
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.

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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.

Scotty Rod Holder

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 10' 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 lightweight, inexpensive, electric, saltwater 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.

A very important feature is the Digital Voltmeter Display. This allows you to judge immediately how much power you have remaining and how far you can go. A good rule of thumb is to stay above 11.8 volts.

*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.

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 12/25/2019

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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