Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Henry Hernandez Verified Owner 4/10/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I really like my 285fpb . It’s much more comfortable then my fishing yak, I added a trolling motor, if you don’t need to move around quick it’s a nice little set up. And at 65 I don’t.

Raymond Leblanc Verified Owner 3/21/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Overall I like the boat. The performance has worked. Easy to carry to the marsh, maneuvers in the saltwater marsh with trolling motor to get to the flounder, reds, and trout. Only problem that has developed is a slow leak that I have not found. Also I was disappointed that one of the oar post was too short to mount the oar. Eventually I was able to get a replacement oar post under warranty.

Gregory Geng Verified Owner 2/28/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I have to say overall I love the boat. It’s comfortable sturdy stable I just wished you guys made a Keel for it so that it could track straight. Great boat

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review and feedback.

We'd love to assist you in getting the most out of your 285FPB.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime.

David Randall Verified Owner 1/25/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Quality is supurb , customer service was easy to work with. Since I don't have truck or trailer I live the fact that boat and all equipment fits in the trunk of my car. I got the minkota trolling motor for use on bigger lakes and it also makes me feel comfortable and secure using my boat on the local river.

Byrl Shaver Verified Owner 1/13/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I've owned lots of boats, THIS is the one that works for me! This is a fish catching machine. Light weight, strong and tough! Standing, or sitting it works. I don't have to take anyone either! I love my 285fpb. The absolute best, I'm keeping this one. I have the watersnake electric motor, works wonderful even in current. I'm 6'5" weigh 240 and it fits!

Paul Meyer Verified Owner 1/6/2021 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I really like this boat use it fairly often for fishing local lakes. I do not use a motor, I use the oars only. It is very stable and comfortable and the swivel seat make fishing easier. Due to the shape of boat, it takes some effort to get around with just oars, but I only fish lakes where I don't need to go far distances. My only complaint is that I have some difficulty inserting the floor board/deck when inflating, and my fingers get pretty sore by time I get the board under the rubber grips. One other minor thing is that it could really use a cleat to tie a dock line or anchor line. Otherwise the boat is great.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the review. You may be interested in our Scotty Anchor Lock here:

For any assistance in set up or use please refer to the instructions or contact us anytime

Richard Ford Verified Owner 1/5/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Love my 285fpb and my grandson too. Easy to use and very comfortable. Gets you into places that other bigger boats can’t. Looking forward to the spring to start fishing again on the Albemarle Sound, NC. Looking at buying another one for my grandson. Well built and safe. Highly recommend for those who love to fish. You can take it anywhere.

Jerry Hinton Verified Owner 1/3/2021 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Love the boat. 2 recommendations though. Include a dual action hand pump instead of the foot pump! I had to purchase one from West Marine for $ 25 ! It's difficult to row when trying to do so with the rower facing the stern! Can't feather the show full review ▼ oars! Maybe include oar locks.

oars! Maybe include oar locks.
Douglas Moeller Verified Owner 12/20/2020 3.0 out of 5 stars.

The boat is not easily rowed. It is also very sensitive to wind.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for your review. Feel free to contact us for any assistance or advice.

Jerry Woodrow Verified Owner 12/19/2020 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Short Golf Cart ride to the lake. Love this boat!