285 Frameless Pontoon Boat
About the 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat
The unique U-hull configuration of this one man fishing boat provides the maximum fishing space with the least amount of hull weight.
The Hunter Green 285fpb is a stealthy inflatable boat that’s perfect for fishing or hunting. It goes anywhere, sets up in just 5 minutes and can fit in the trunk of a car.
About the Frameless Fishing Series
Sea Eagle’s Frameless Fishing Boats are roomy, lightweight, ultra-portable, pack into a small bag, and can be stowed in small spaces because they have no frames. They don’t require a trailer so you can carry them to the most remote, hard to reach locations where fish hide most!
Great for lakes, rivers, bays, creeks or almost any body of water. Sea Eagle Frameless Fishing Boats will take you where you want to go and where most other boats wouldn’t dare!
Large air chambers allow these Frameless Fishing Boats to support an incredible amount of weight yet draft as little as 4 inches of water. Meaning you have access to shallower waters where heavier boats don’t!
The 285fpb and STS10 are equipped with universal Scotty™ Mounts so you can customize these two models as you wish! Outfit them with any Scotty accessory you like. Sea Eagle offers an assortment of Scotty™ accessories to suit your needs. The PackFish 7 features 2 built in rod holders to keep your rods secure.
- Person Capacity : 1
- Hull Weight : 30 lbs. (42 lbs. with wooden floorboard and motor mount)
- Length : 9 ft.
- Beam : 4 ft.
- Interior : 6’2″x1’4″
- Load Capacity : 1 person or 450 lbs.
- Deflated : Approx. 24″ x 14″ x 12″
- Chambers : 2
- Tube Diameter : 16″
- Air Valves: Recessed One Way
- Inflation time : 5 min.
- Seam :Quadruple Overlapping Superior Glued Seams
- Material : 1000 Denier 36 mil
- Engine Capacity : 3hp (20″ shaft minimum, 45 lbs. max weight) or 55 lb. max thrust (min 30″ shaft, 45 lbs. max weight)
- Floor : 1000 Denier Reinforced
- Speed Estimates : 5-7mph w/gas, 3-4 mph w/Elec.
- Inflation Pressure : 3.2 psi
- NMMA and CE Certified
- Hunter Green Color
- Full fabric floor
- Step bench/footrest
- 4 Carry Handles
- Raised oarlocks for better rowing
- Printed instructions
Sep 14, 2017 by Dan Whisler
Just wanted to let you know I received my 285 and have had 2 full days of sea trials. (Actually ”lake” trials). While there are a few minor glitches, so far the 285 has met or exceeded my expectations. I have been searching for a few years for an inexpensive way to get onto the water to fish the Winter Haven (FL) Chain Of Lakes – widely known as bass fishing paradise. Now I have access to the reed banks, shore cover, drifting, trolling and honey holes that the big boys have – in their $40,000 bass rigs. (The Chain Of Lakes consists of 16 small to medium size lakes all connected by a canal system).A few notes:I sprang for the MinnKota Battery Box/Power System – absolutely essential. Voltage monitor, 2 accessory plugs, battery protection box and circuit breakers.The MinnKota Endura 30lb trolling motor is plenty of power, even in slightly windy conditions.The $100 air pump, absolutely essential.I was able to rig a Garmin 200 sonar/fishfinder easily. From a 2 X 4 board I cut and finished a block of wood to fit perfectly into the center square hole of the Seat Caddy and attached the Garmin base to that. When I swivel in the seat, the Garmin moves with me and is always right under my eyes. I installed a ”cigarette” type plug to the power cord to plug into the power center. The transducer runs down and is attached easily to the bottom of the trolling motor. Works perfectly and I still have 2 rod holders rather than one rod holder and the fishfinder mounted in the other rod holder.The elephant in the room that no one talks about is the state required registration numbers that have to be placed on both sides of the boat at the bow. I almost bought my 285 directly from Sea Eagle because of the 180 day return policy. But painting or otherwise attaching the required registraton numbers would have invalidated that benefit anyway. So it’s basically a useless benefit – and deceptive – for anyone planning on powering their boat. I’m glad I bought from you and saved some money versus the 180 day return.Not that I would have wanted to return it anyway, but your 30 day policy is adequate.It’s taking me a lot longer to set up and tear down. Why? Because people are stopping and asking me all kinds of questions about the boat, which I am happy to answer. I came off the water a few days ago and pulled my small Hyundai Accent up for tearing down and loading. Two guys were standing there and watched the entire process – both swearing that I was never going to fit everything into my Accent. Maybe I should start taking wagers.So I am very pleased with my purchase and I appreciate the interaction with you both during the sales process.Who knows, I may be able to throw some business your way.