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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.

It can be used two ways - rowed with the included oars or fully rigged, with motor mount for small gas or electric engines. The wooden floorboard provides stable and ample standing area for casting and the pedestal swivel seat turns 360° for the perfect view of your surroundings. Weighing only 59 lbs, with the floorboard, swivel seat and motormount, this is a super lightweight, super portable fishing craft.

The NEW 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, pack into a small bag, and can be stowed in small spaces.

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

Because they have no frames they pack down small and light and because they don't require a trailer you can carry them to the most remote hard to reach locations where fish hide most!

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!

Because they are equipped with universal Scotty™ Mounts, you can customize these Frameless Fishing Boats as you wish! Outfit them with multiple rod holders, sounder mount, anchor lock, running lights, bait board or cup holders. Sea Eagle offers an assortment of Scotty™ accessories to suit your needs.

Specifications

Exterior 9'x4'
Hull Weight 30 lbs (hull only) 42 lbs. (with floorboard and motormount)
Load Capacity 1 person or 450 lbs.
Engine Capacity 3hp (45 lbs. max) or 55 lb. Thrust (min 30" shaft)
Interior 6'2"x1'4"
Tube Diameter 16"
Deflated 24"x14"x12"
Chambers 2
Material 1000 Denier 36 mil
Seam Quadruple Overlapping Superior Glued Seams
Floor 1000 Denier Reinforced
Air Valves Recessed One Way
Speed Estimates 5-7mph w/gas, 3-4 mph w/Elec.
Inflation & Assembly time 5 min.
Inflation Pressure 3.2 psi

Standard Features

  • NMMA Certified
  • New Hunter Green Color
  • Full fabric floor
  • Step bench/footrest
  • 4 Carry Handles
  • Raised oarlocks for better rowing
  • 2 Built in Scotty® Mounts
  • 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.

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285fpb Reviews (41 total, avg. review: 4.5 out of 5)

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6/12/2016
Eric Brown , Seattle, WA Verified Owner
Eric  Brown's boat

When searching for a one man fishing boat I was thrilled to discover the Sea Eagle 285. The boat offers a solution to anyone who does not have the space or convenience to purchase and store a large fishing boat. The Sea Eagle 285 along with its accessories and my fishing gear all fit in my small compact sedan. The boat is compact, lightweight and very easy to handle. Set up takes a little longer than advertised (it takes me about 15 minutes) but does get easier the more you do it. I purchased a 55 pound thrust trolling motor and would recommend this addition if you plan on fishing larger lakes. That being said, the boat is easily rowed. Once you get your item placement dialed in, the Sea Eagle 285 offers ample space for comfortable fishing. The product feels very durable and safe. The boat can handle wind and choppy waters just fine, however comfort and maneuverability are much better on calmer waters. Overall, if you are searching for a one man boat that travels and stores easily, I highly recommend SE285.

5/26/2016
Steve Smith , Red Deer Verified Owner

Have now spent six hours on the water in the boat. My observations:1. Setup gets easier every time. Floor board goes into place easier now.2. The oars are too long. Getting the paddles out of the water on the return stroke requires your legs straight...no knee bend.3. The pump supplied broke after four uses.4. Deflate,dismantle and fold up is a breeze.5. Boat seems well built and draws a lot of positive feedback.

6. Would have preferred the option to pick a cupholder in place of one of the rod holders.(old men need their coffee)All being said, I am happy with my boat.

5/5/2016
Henry Jordan , Panama City Florida Verified Owner

I recently purchased the Sea Eagle 285 one man pontoon. I added a Minn Kota Endure C2 30 lb thrust trolling motor and a VMax CT1050 charge tank battery pack. This set up is amazing. The battery is half the size of a standard deep cell and is perfect for this small boat. I also purchased the 12 volt Smart battery charger from VMax. The fishing seat is incredibly comfortable and makes it easy to spend hours on the water. I went with the upgraded fishing seat versus the inflatable one. The trolling motor pushes the boat fast enough to make a wake. On the slowest speed, the trolling motor still pushes the boat a bit too fast for bass fishing. I found myself drifting as much as I ran the motor. The battery seems to last forever before needing a charge. The boat is easy to set up. I could not be happier with the overall package. I bought it to carry in our RV as we travel across the country. From the Lakes of the Ozarks in Arkansas, to Canada this summer, I am looking forward to fishing more in my Sea Eagle!

4/1/2016
John Jones , Cedar Rapids, IA Verified Owner

After one season of fishing I find this inflatable boat fun to use both on large and small lakes. other than having to make several trips from vehicle to waters edge with boat ,seat, floor, oars, trolling motor, battery, pump, and fishing gear, its easy too inflate and set up. The material the boat is made out of appears to be very sturdy. The motor mount is positioned directly inline with the swivel seat which places your arm in an uncomfortable position to operate trolling motor or my small outboard. Due to the narrow floor area a person cannot turn the seat sideways to more easily operate the motor for their is no place for your feet except on top of the pontoon which is very uncomfortable, and I am short. I can't imagine what it would be like for a tall person. Maybe if the seat stand was taller a person would be able to put their feet on the pontoon while operating the motor without being all curled up, or widen the boat a little. The boat is great for getting into places other boats can't.

2/20/2016
Carl Marchione , Billerica MA Verified Owner

Ive had the boat for a couple of years now and can say that it's the best little inflatable boat on the market , I upgraded with a few more mounts to accommodate my anchor system , fish finder and go pro camera ... It's been a lot of fun fishing in .....

2/4/2016
John Ballinger , Lebanon, TN Verified Owner

i have just used my boat for one summer. i am well pleased with everything. wish i had one yerars ago. thank you.

1/13/2016
Steve Hearn , Lancaster tx Verified Owner

I love my sea eagle 285 I call it my crappie machine!! Love it

1/13/2016
Mike Hayes , Muskogee, OK Verified Owner

My review is mainly to customer service. I hate to admit that in the year and a half that I have had the boat I have only had it in the water one time. I am very happy with that experience.My displeasure comes from the fact that when I ordered the boat I also ordered a floor board. The operator informed me that they had a used one so I ordered it. A few days later they showed on the site that they had a used boat. I would have bought it and saved the hundred dollars had I known. My other issue is that I have no plans to use the inflatable seat and have never opened it. I would like to return it and get some credit toward a motor mount but have been told it can't be done.

Sea Eagle's reply:

The used and inventory changes daily. We are sorry that you missed out on the used 285fpb by two days but nothing can be sold unless we actually have the inventory on hand. Unfortunately we cannot predict and there is no guarantee on what the used inventory will be two days down the road.

In reference to your wish for a motormount, a Sea Eagle representative will be contacting you today with a possible remedy.

1/8/2016
Tom Fiester , Fremont, CA Verified Owner

I like my 285 very much.I have used it several times already.The trolling motor is great for my personal needs.If I had any real complaint about the boat is that you do not have a lot of space on the boat.I would like to see the boat 2 feet wider with the inner board for the pedestal 14 inches longer.This is a great boat for anyone.

1/7/2016
William Demott , Albion, IN Verified Owner

I got to test my 285 in the winter in Indiana and then used it during a Christmas vacation in Florida. I need to get an electric motor and an anchor, as fly fishing in wind or a current was tricky.I was able to fish about 4 times in Florida and caught two fish. The best day and the best cast was the 4 pound bass shown in the attached photo, caught in the Rainbow River, a spring fed river with 50 feet clarity about 2 miles from my summer home. The bass hit a # 2 muddler minnow and was my first bass on a new 8 weight fly rod.

I am looking forward to using my 285 in small lakes and ponds that aren't readily fished with trailered boats. My home in central Florida is near many premier bass lakes and also about 40 min from the Gulf. I want to use my 285 in salt water, but will need to be careful about oysters.I fished a lot as a kid and then worked for 30 years as a professor who studies lake food chains. Now that I am 68, in a few years I will be retiring and doing more fishing.

Bill DeMott

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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

Deluxe

285fpb Deluxe
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $75
Total Value: $1,014
Package Price: $649
Your Savings: $365
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
DFSG $69
Boat Carry Bag $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
Repair Kit $15
The Deluxe package is super portable and with the inflatable seat everything can be packed into the carry bag. It sets up in only 5 minutes, and best of all, because there are no parts to assemble, this 9' boat easily fits into a car trunk.

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Pro

285fpb Pro
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $85
Total Value: $1,270
Package Price: $899
Your Savings: $371
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 $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

285fpb Motor
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $85
Total Value: $1,419
Package Price: $989
Your Savings: $430
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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
Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 $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

285fpb Watersnake Motor
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $85
Total Value: $1,469
Package Price: $989
Your Savings: $480
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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
Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 $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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Ultimate

285fpb Ultimate
Component Value
Shipping: (FREE if you order by Aug 31) $135
Total Value: $3,319
Package Price: $2,899
Your Savings: $420
Package price and FREE SHIPPING offer valid through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Hull $699
Torqeedo 1003L $1,999
Green Swivel Seat $68
Motormount-FPFB $65
Two Scotty Rod Holders $50
Boat Carry Bag $49
Floorboard $49
A41 Foot Pump $39
AB285 $39
Bow Stow Bag $29
7" Pedestal $25
Quick Release Seatmount $24
Stripping Apron $19
Side/Stern Stow Bag $15
Repair Kit $15
The Ultimate Package has it all. It includes everything in the Pro package plus the top notch Torqeedo Electric Motor. This high tech motor gives you the option to fish in fresh or salt water.

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Instructions

DFSG

Our inflatable Deluxe Fishing High Seat in HUNTER GREEN is bigger than our DKS. It provides great back support (17" height) and allows you to sit 10" off the floor. Perfect for fishing and hunting.

Boat Carry Bag

Boat Carry Bag

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 one-way valves.

AB285

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"

Repair Kit

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

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.

Floorboard

The hunter green floorboard provides a rigid stable platform for fisherman to stand and cast. 15 3/4"x43" Marine plywood floor for 285fpb. Weighs just 6 lbs.

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.

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.

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

Torqeedo 1003L

The perfect outboard for our Frameless Fishing Boats, 124smb Motormount Boat and 14sr Sport Runabout. Weighs 30.8 lbs. Long shaft - 29.3"

***Does not ship from Sea Eagle warehouse. Item is drop shipped from Illinois.***

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

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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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