Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Boat Reviews

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G Keast Verified Owner 12/30/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

This is a great boat for getting out on the water in an affordable way. I live in Hawaii and have taken this boat out in Maunalua Bay as far as China Walls, which is perhaps a mile from dock. Someone posted that this boat is uncomfortable to sit in, and I couldn't disagree more. It's perfectly comfortable, and in fact, you can lie down in and rest! It takes maybe 20-30 minutes to set the boat up, but after that, is literally smooth sailing from there. We used Minn Kota motors for this and they work fine, you just have to rinse them off after each use, same as you do with the boat. This boat was actually purchased used from Sea Eagle, so don't hesitate to grab a used one if you can. I've had the boat for nearly five years and it looks as good as the day I got it. It is perfect for shallow water too. Of course, on windy days or white capping days, I wouldn't recommend taking it out, but on mild days, it's great. In high winds, the boat will turn sideways and will be propelled by the wind, so that saves power!

Luis Perez Verified Owner 12/2/2019 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Nice little boat, easy to get on the water.

Not comfortable seating, engine a bit too slow.

Larry Nelson Verified Owner 10/12/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I have only had my boat on the water once. I am a disabled vet and find that I need help with it. By myself it is a struggle to assemble and launch. Once on the water I find that the trolling motor, included with the Fish -N - Troll package, is just adequate for the job. I would recommend a 50# trolling motor. Especially if you really want to troll with it. The quality of the boat and package are the best. This is the second one of these I have had. The first one had the wood floor that I like better than the inflated one. Although, it would make a good weekend project to make a wood floor, if your so inclined. Even though I am not able to appreciate my boat as much as I would like to I still give it good marks.

Trudy Brock Verified Owner 10/6/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I love it, even though I only went on it twice this summer. Due to the lakes being contaminated and I couldn't eat the fish, I haven't really had the chance to enjoy it.

Giles Watson Verified Owner 9/13/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I purchased SE 9 to use when traveling in our fifth wheel. Great boat. Small enough for storage in camper but large enough for my wife and I to fish from. Easy set up and take down. Trolling motor works fine and gives us plenty of time on the water. Would like to see a bigger storage bag. I use the supplied bag for parts, pumps , oars etc. then use a large plastic construction debris bag for boat. I purchased the small 12 volt pump and use it for initial inflation and then top off with foot pump. Very quick set up. Very happy with this little boat.

Kathleen Edwards Verified Owner 9/5/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

The SE-9 is perfect! I packed it and my gear into 3 cases and took all to Austria for the summer. I left it there to use during next summer and thereafter. Works perfectly with a Torqueedo electric motor on the many alpine lakes that Austria show full review ▼ offers. So easy to assemble!

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Brien Caldwell Verified Owner 7/15/2019 3.0 out of 5 stars.

I'm getting used to the boat. I don't like the inflatable seats so I am getting the high bench seats. I just bought a smaller case to handle the battery. The battery was shifting to the right or left and falling over, mostly because the floor is not stable at all. Before I bought this? I saw video and pictures of people standing in the boat fishing. I can't do that in mine. So, I now need to know if there is a firm floor that I can put in the boat. If I can't move around in the boat? It doesn't make for an enjoyable experience, and honestly, it's just a matter of time before someone goes over the side.....because of the floor. So I need to know how I can make my investment usable. Do you have a solid floor available? If not? What do I do ? Thanks in Advance....

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Harlan Ross Mickelson Verified Owner 4/20/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Bought the boat to use with our 5th wheel trips. Works great and as advertised, stores easily in the basement of the 5th wheel. Setup is reasonable, but recommend getting the electric air pump as it cuts the install time down dramatically. Electric motor works good, mount board as high as you can on the alum. tubes. Even with a large battery, which costs more that the motor, you will enjoy a slow comfortable ride. We really enjoy the boat and have had as many a four people in the boat. Break down and packing goes fairly easy, recommend not leaving the blow up floor in the boat when you fold it back up as it makes the boat too large to comfortably get it back in the bag. All in all, a good decision and hope to have it many years.

PS; Its a really good idea to clean the boat and let it totally dry before folding it up and putting it back in the bag. We live in Arizona so it is very dry here, but you can still get some small amount of mold if packed wet, don't ask me show full review ▼ how I know. Have fun.

how I know. Have fun.
Herbert D Cornell Verified Owner 3/31/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

This is the 2nd Sea Eagle that we have purchased. In 1992, we purchased a Sea Eagle, SE 8, which we used until last year when we purchased. We never had any issues with it, no holes or leaks of any kind, we gave it to our grandson for he and his young family to use. We decided to upgrade to the SE 9 because of the additional size and the inflatable floor. We fish and hunt primarily on rivers and reservoirs in Idaho, now. We used a 30# thrust on the SE8, but upgraded to a 50# thrust with the SE9 which moves the boat almost onto its "step", we also use a 2.5hp outboard when we don't want the additional battery weight. When waterfowl hunting, I use the electric motor, because the river is usually low water level, and I will load my decoys, a friend, hunting gear, and a retriever, with no issueses with either boat. It's easily the best small boat for our purposes. We ordered the SE9 and received it timely, set up was easy, and it works great for us.

Mark Macneill Verified Owner 3/29/2019 5.0 out of 5 stars.

My SE9 was laughed at while I joined the NE Bassin tournament trail. Well I made the finals and I might have not won the whole thing my raft was a stealth mode over bass and the comfort is like no other raft and durable and easy to set up . Donna , Nick , and Sylvia best in customer service .

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I will be back for more . Thanks Sea Eagle .