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285 Frameless Pontoon Boat

James Harshbarger fishing Dallas, Texas

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

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285fpb Reviews (93 total, avg. review: 4.6 out of 5)

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!

2/24/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Ben Rinker , LAKE ARIEL Verified Owner
Ben Rinker's boat

Great little boat to have in the back of your vehicle for those times when you're out by yourself have a few extra hours to try a new spot. Takes a couple times to get used to the routine, but sets up in about 15 minutes along with the motor and all. Well made. It seems like it will last for many years if taken care of.

2/18/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. David Freschi , HOOKSETT Verified Owner

Quality is superb. Having a lot of fun and catching some fish. Its a little time consuming to assemble but this seems to improve with practice. Quite a few pieces to work with but they all work well together. Standing up is a quiet water activity only and maybe for somebody quite a bit younger. Love this boat though. Beats messing with a trailer and launch ramp. Now if somebody would only come up with a 2 pound 12 volt battery it would be perfect.

1/12/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Larry Kelm , CHANNAHON Verified Owner

I love the boat. Did not use it much in 2018 as I had rotator cuff surgery in September. I will make up for it this year. The ease it is to put together and getting it on the water is great. I also bought the trolling motor and it has plenty of thrust. I would recommend this boat to anyone looking for a small boat. The only drawback is I wish it was a little wider.

1/9/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Chad Dean , CASPER Verified Owner

Love it. Easy to pack in and out. Easy to set up. Great on the water. Highly recommended!

1/9/2019
5.0 out of 5 stars. Robert Dashiell , Leesburg Verified Owner

I love my Eagle. I do have a suggestion tho. I’m trying to come up with some sort of Keel that I can attach up front. Its needed because it has a habit of swinging around when you’re working the bank

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review. We do not have a keel but we do offer a 2 skeg kit that would fit. You can find it under parts in the extras section of our website.

11/28/2018
5.0 out of 5 stars. 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
5.0 out of 5 stars. Neil HELM , UPLAND Verified Owner
Selfie of Neil HELM with their 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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11/10/2018
4.0 out of 5 stars. John Rist , MYRTLE BEACH Verified Owner

The SeaEagle 285fpb is a great little boat. It is sturdy, durable and safe. I'm an amputee and despite some difficulty getting into the boat, I feel very safe and stable sitting in this boat. I've added a verticlal handicap bar to the floorboard and that assists me in getting up out of the seat which for me was a little too low. I added a taller pedestal to get me higher in the seat since I'm 6' 4" and 240 lbs. This creates a problem with the oars since they don't function properly when the rowing angle changes due to the new higher seat profile. That's just what I have to do to make this pontoon work for me.

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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 Apr 30) $85
Total Value: $1,390
Package Price: $899
Your Savings: $491
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, April 30, 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 Apr 30) $85
Total Value: $1,539
Package Price: $989
Your Savings: $550
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, April 30, 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 Apr 30) $85
Total Value: $1,639
Package Price: $999
Your Savings: $640
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, April 30, 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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Honda Motor

Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Apr 30) $135
Total Value: $2,509
Package Price: $1,899
Your Savings: $610
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Tuesday, April 30, 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.

*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 4/30/2019

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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