Sea Eagle FSK16 Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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david burtraw Verified Owner 7/12/2019 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I purchased the FSK16 skiff in April and have had it out now 4 times. I had substantial issues with Honda motor, but it was filled by Warranty and Sea Eagle and Sales Manager, Will ..did a great job getting this ramped up and taken care of. With that however, I must tell anyone that reads this review, that this inflatable is not for everyone. It is a great boat and well built, but you better be strong.

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Must haves:

-You will need a turbo pump. Both blow up and vacuum/deflating flat. You will need a cart to roll it down...and I am going to hand make a front cart would be helpful. I have tried this in the toughest of areas, beaches & long lawn launches -Get a portable leaf blower to blow off debris when you come in from the lake, it will help -CAN IT HANDLE ROUGH WATER...YES, BUT YOU WONT LIKE IT-Seats do not work very well, keep an eye on the wing nuts, continue to tighten as you fish or you will lose them -Carrier Cover will not last, straps and material breaking down

Mark Traeger Verified Owner 1/7/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Want to know how rigid this thing gets at 15PSI? Take one of your car tires off, lay it down and stand on it. You absolutely need the electric pump or it will take forever to blow it up to 15PSI. Re: the electric pump. It shuts off automatically at 15PSI. It's a God-send. Every time I take it out, people want to know what it is. Punctures? You'd have to try hard to puncture this thing. I weigh 185. I sat on the side of it and shifted my weight up & down trying to tip it over. Nope!

Paul Rege Verified Owner 12/4/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Well, this boat is what they say it is... From the ponds in mass to the bays of the Cape it is a Great Fishing boat. The only suggestion is to make sure you get the striking around the outside of the boat the new model comes with it. The other feature they need to better is a new system for attaching the eclectic motor to the front of the boat or a better idea is to come up with a way for it to attach to the back transom with the gas motor together just a thought. Other than that it is a great boat for what it can do. So many people commit on it here in Ma no one has seen anything like it... they think its Soo cool... keep up the good work.

James Dawson Verified Owner 11/28/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

If they had ten stars, I’d give them eleven. Sea Eagle exemplifies true American morals and values.

I recently purchased a raft and trolling motor. It wasn’t a good fit for me and my style of fishing. They allowed me to return it, and I bought a 16’ skiff. The engine they sent was not the right one for the boat. They took it back and sent me a bigger engine that was a proper fit. They have gone out of their way to keep me a happy customer.

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That’s not all... I am now down by Padre Island, and I have been planning this fishing trip for months. On the way down here from Oklahoma, I had an accident, and the skiff was ruined.

Sea Eagle is selling me a new one at a drastically reduced price. I can hardly believe it.

They have earned my business for a long time to come.

You can not go wrong if you do business with them.


James Dawson

Vincent Ragsdale Verified Owner 9/17/2018 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Pro's: Stable boat for an inflatable, two people can fish without feeling like your going to tip over.

Con's: Very difficult to put engine mount onto boat (took two people and 30 minutes just to get it aligned).

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The bag for the boat is very fragile and not strong enough for the weight of the boat. (mine ripped the first time I tried to lift it)

I would not take it in rough waters with two people unless you don't mind getting wet.

Boat flooring should be all one piece. Seams had openings which they said was normal. I am hoping that water does not make it come apart in the future.

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Sea Eagle's reply:

Current transoms have been improved to ease installation and we are in the process of improving the storage bag.

Your hull, including your EVA foam floor with the butt seam, is covered by your 3 Year Warranty. We are also looking into a way of improving this in the future.

Jim Smith Verified Owner 9/10/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I love my Sea Eagle FSK16. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I've only had it in the water once this summer. I'm healthy now and looking forward to some cooler fishing weather this fall. The only negative for me was that the assembly process could have gone smoother. The instructions were barely adequate and I had the misfortune of having some missing parts in my box. Once Nick cleared up that problem, everything was good. I would like to suggest that the instruction manual be made a little clearer. The boat performed flawlessly in the water. There was never a time when I felt unstable, even when the water got a bit rough. All in all, a great product that I believe will last for many years to come.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the feedback, Jim. We're going to review the manual and see if we can fine-tune it!

Elisa Umpierre Verified Owner 7/20/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Part two of review:

Outboard: Tohatsu 6HP w/o internal gas tank. This choice was based on it being the lightest 6HP available. Experienced difficult initial start up, but easy and efficient since.

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Trailering: The rock hard stiffness of the FSK16 rode well and without concern on my trailer designed for my other, very different 16' boat. The admiring stares followed by inquiring peeps is a regular occurrence. One man was going to go online to look into getting one of his own.

On the Water: This is a stable boat and it handled the small swells of the big lake confidently. The very minimal draft of the boat allowed me to motor right up onto a flat ledge rock to get off the boat and explore the area of foot. The swivel seats are comfortable, stable and easy to operate.

Fishing: I have yet to fish out of the boat, but it is well set up to do so and I am 100% confident in this boats functionality in this area.

To conclude, the FSK16 two-person boat gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!!!!

Elisa Umpierre Verified Owner 7/20/2018 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Everything I was looking for in this style of boat. Living near Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior, I was looking for a skiff boat I and a friend could fish from, explore the varying shoreline of this AMAZING lake and was easily transportable. After two outings to date, WOW!!!!! All needs met and met very, very well.

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Unboxing: The boat arrives in several well-packed boxes. The setting up of the boat is intuitive and was done without the need to read any instructions. The two-way hand pump is a great product allowing the airing up of the boat to take place both on the push and pull of the device. Using only the hand pump, I was able to reach the 15 psi max inflation, though those last few pounds took considerable effort. While the hand pump is very functional, I would HIGHLY recommend the optional power inflation device from Sea Eagle to make reaching the desired psi much faster and easier. I currently have one on order.

****Ran out of space. See part two of my review in another entry.