Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Roger Hoffman Verified Owner 7/11/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

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 show full review ▼ my car.

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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.

I can’t say enough about the quality of the boat and of the service that Sea Eagle provides.

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

Terrence Flatley Verified Owner 3/10/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Still enjoying the boat. Figured a better way to install the floor board - easier to install before inflating, saves on skin of my fingers and cursing during cold weather.

The plastic nut that holds oars from coming off crack in cold weather and found that oars float for about ten seconds only.

Ed Belenski Verified Owner 3/8/2019 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Great little fishing inflatable, stable, easy to inflate, low tide poses no problems gets by on only 6 inches of water. Only negative comment, oars are to close together and almost touch each other on full stroke. Will purchase electric motor this year should improve range on tidal rivers.

Ben Rinker Verified Owner 2/24/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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.