Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Eric Brown Verified Owner 6/12/2016 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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.

Otis Haerr Verified Owner 12/13/2016 5.0 out of 5 stars.

After much research I ordered a Sea Eagle 285 with a Minnkota 30 motor and trailer - I used it about 10 times last season and it met or exceeded everything I expected from it. I had open heart bypass surgery this fall and will have to sell it. I will sorely miss my "lil Crappie killer"

Jim Nissen Verified Owner 1/2/2017 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Love every aspect of this boat, with the exception of the portability. With such a light boat, there should be a much more efficient way to transport it. Seems it would be very easy to have virtually the same setup, but 2 straps instead of 1 so it can be carried as a backpack instead of a carry bag (unwieldy in back country). This would make a huge difference.

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On a MUCH more positive note, it exceeded my expectations in every way when it came to fishing. I bought the package that included the electric motor, but haven't taken it out of the box, as there was no need. It handles so well with the oars. I'm not a small guy (250 lb) but it holds the boat well out of the water and moves remarkably well using the oars alone, even in a brisk wind. The anchor allows for all the flexibility I need when it comes to fishing an area, then moving on to the next.

SUPER comfortable. Had a knee replacement a year ago so was worried about how long I'd be able to fish at one time. Not a concert at all.

James Harshbarger Verified Owner 1/22/2017 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I love the sea eagle it is very stable even in windy rough waves. Ive caught way more fish with the boat. The few negatives i have is getting the floor under the keepers and i wish it had D rings around it. It would be a nice feature.

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I cut a board to fill in the space on the floor so i can put a milk crate in front of me. Would totally buy this again !!

I get a lot of looks and comments about what it is and how i like it.