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Sea Eagle 285 Fishing Pontoon Boat

Sea Eagle 285 Fishing Pontoon Boat


Sea Eagle 285 Inflatable Frameless Fishing Pontoon Boat is a highly versatile and compact boat that offers great features and performance. The boat has a dimension of 9' x 4' on the exterior, providing ample space for one person to comfortably fish. The interior measures 6'2'x1'4', giving enough room for maneuvering. When deflated, it can be easily stored in a compact size of 24'x14'x12'. The boat has a tube diameter of 16', ensuring stability and buoyancy.

Weighing only 30 lbs. (hull only) or 42 lbs. (with floorboard and motormount), this boat is lightweight and easy to transport. Despite its lightweight design, it can carry a maximum load capacity of 450 lbs. or one person. The boat offers the flexibility to use an engine with a capacity of up to 3hp (45 lbs. max) or a 55 lb. thrust motor with a minimum 30' shaft length.

The Sea Eagle 285 is made from 1000 Denier Reinforced material, which is highly durable and ensures longevity. The boat's seams have quadruple overlapping superior glued seams, guaranteeing strength and resistance to leaks. The material itself is 1000 Denier 36 mil thick, providing added durability. The boat has three air chambers, adding an extra layer of safety.

Inflation and assembly of the Sea Eagle 285 takes only 5 minutes, making it quick and convenient to set up. The boat is Noma certified, ensuring its quality and conformity to safety standards.

Moving on to some frequently asked questions, let's address them as statements:

I don't think the seat is warranted, but mine does creak and flex some. However, it is within the normal range for a discount seat attachment. The mount on the boat is sturdy enough for my weight at 188 lbs, but the board it's mounted on is starting to bow a little. The main complaint I have about the boat is that it is not wide enough to hold more gear.

Thank you for your interest in Sea Eagle Boats. Our 285FPB is not rated for whitewater rapids, so it is not suitable for use in class 3 rapids.

The weight tag indicates that the boat is made in China.

I have successfully mounted the seat and floor backward for trolling in reverse for extended periods. It provides more comfort as you don't have to reach behind you to steer. Additionally, I converted my minkota c2 55 into a bow mount for more control and room. The setup looks promising, and I will post pictures next time I inflate the boat.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the swivel seat warrantied? Does it creak and flex when you're moving around while sitting? Any problems with the seat and/or mount?

I don't think the seat is warranties,my does creak and flex some but nothing more than normal discount seat attachment goes. The mount is sturdy enough for me,at 188 lbs, but the board that's it's mounted on is not. It is starting to bow a little already. Major complaint on the boat is it is not wide enough to hold more gear in the boat.

Can this boat be used in class 3 rapids

Thank you for your interest in Sea Eagle Boats. Our 285FPB is not rated for whitewater rapids.

in what country are these made?

Why does the weight tag say made in china?

Has anyone tried mounting the seat/floor backward and trolling in reverse for long periods? More comfortable than reaching behind you to steer?

I just converted mine I also I converted my minkota c2 55 into a bow mount. I haven’t hit the water yet but I can tell you it looks like this is the way Togo more room more control you aren’t bent in a ackward position trying to steer and fish. Also you won’t get water sloshing in the front I’ll post pics next time I inflate