Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat Review


Inflatable Boats / Saturday, July 24th, 2021

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The 14′ Sea Eagle Sport Runabout is a rugged boat that can carry up to 7 adults or 2000 lbs. and has the ability to accommodate up to a 40hp motor. This boat can move at enviable speeds!

The new improved model of the Sea Eagle 14sr has a wider bow for added capacity, a smooth rounded hull shape, and improved floatation. It now performs even better providing greater stability, a smooth ride over rough waves, and achieves planing position much faster.

Want a boat that can handle 8 to 10-mile currents?

Want to motor out 15 miles offshore?

Want to carry passengers, gas, gear, and supplies for 100 miles?

Want a boat capable of handling rough seas and almost any weather condition?

The 14′ Sea Eagle Sport Runabout can do it all and it packs down to fit in the trunk of a car, under a boat’s deck, or in a camper or RV.

Sea Eagle started making high-quality inflatable boats in 1968 and has been making the Sport Runabout for over 24 years. It’s an extremely durable, time-tested boat with plenty of 5 Star Reviews that attest to its greatness.

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About Sea Eagle Sport Runabout Inflatable Boats

Two men and a boy sea fishing in a Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat.

The first Sea Eagle Sport Runabouts came out in 1997. Over the last 24 years, Sea Eagle has never stopped testing and making improvements to these remarkable inflatable boats. The Sport Runabout has been tested in all sorts of conditions from 300-mile ocean trips with extreme conditions from 10 to 12-foot ocean waves in violent thunderstorms to fire and flood rescue work.

The Sea Eagle Sport Runabouts are lightweight and fold down into a size that is easily stowed in an RV, camper, SUV, or below deck in your sailboat or yacht. The portability and ease of stowing of these boats are their greatest advantage.

From year to year, these inflatable boats have weathered all sorts of conditions proving they are safe and seaworthy. They are truly the best, time-tested, boats of their kind in the world!

Sea Eagle Sport Runabout Inflatable Boats Are Performance Enhanced

Sea Eagle Sport Runabouts are not only safe and seaworthy they are performance enhanced. Twelve years ago, Sea Eagle introduced their patented, outside, drop-stitch, inflatable keel. Unlike the internal, inflatable keel that is in use in all other inflatable sports boats, Sea Eagle’s outside, high-pressure keel turns sharper and more precisely, provides faster planing, and increases stability in all water conditions.

Floor Choices for the Sea Eagle Sport Runabout Inflatable Boats

There are two different floor choices when selecting a Sport Runabout the rigid, drop-stitch, high-pressure, inflatable floor with EVA footpads or the molded plastic floorboards.

If you want a Sport Runabout that is lighter, more portable, and easier to stow, set up, and takedown, then you’ll want the inflatable floors. If you want a more rigid boat that handles larger motors better, then the plastic floorboard system is your best choice. Both floors offer excellent performance, but the plastic floorboards are better for outboard motors over 20 hp.

Sport Runabouts are great all-around boats for fishing, diving, recreational use, sailboat or yacht tender, rescue, and more. They can go almost anywhere there’s water… lakes, bays, open oceans… These boats do it all!

All you have to do is make the choice between the 10.6sr, 12.6sr, 14sr, and Rescue14 and your desired discount package.

Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat

The top view of a Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat.
Top View
The side view of a Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat.
Side View
The front view of a Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat.
Front View

Specifications for the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat

(compare all Sea Eagle inflatable boats)

Person Capacity7
Exterior14′ x 6′
Interior9′ 9″ x 2′ 8″
Hull Weight104 lbs hull (129 lbs with inflatable floor, 170 lbs with plastic floorboards)
Load Capacity7 Adults or 2000 lbs
Deflated46″ x 26″ x 14″ (hull), 40″ x 32″ x 5″ (floorboards)
Chambers5 (port, starboard, bow, keel, & drop-stitch floor)
Tube Diameter19″
Air Valves5 Recessed, One-Way Air Valves
Inflation time25 min with the inflatable floor or 35 min with plastic floorboards
SeamGlued, Quadruple Overlap
Material1000 Denier Reinforced
FloorInflatable Floor (25 lbs), Plastic Floorboards (66 lbs)
Engine Capacity25 hp (w/ inflatable floor), 40 hp (w/ floorboards), 175 lbs max weight, 15″ shaft, gas engine
Speed Estimates25 hp (20 mph w/ 2 adults, 15 mph w/ 4 adults), 40 hp (30 mph w/ 2 adults, 25 mph w/ 4 adults)
Inflation PressureTubes 3.2 psi, Inflatable Floor 7psi

Standard Features of the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat

  • NMMA & CE Certified
  • Smooth rounded hull shape reduces drag and provides more efficient motoring
  • Wide beam hull design for stability and added capacity
  • 4″ Drop-stitch, inflatable keel provides performance benefits: smoother ride, amazingly precise steering, and faster planing
  • Choice of high-pressure, super rugged and rigid, drop-stitch floor for easiest, fastest assembly and lightest weight, or maintenance-free, plastic floorboards for best rigidity
  • Rounded rear pontoons for rapid planing and improved bow control
  • Two layers of 1000 Denier reinforced material on the lower side of the tubes for greatest abrasion and puncture resistance
  • Splash guards on transom to prevent water from entering the boat
  • Easy open or shut, self-bailing drain valve located inside the boat at the bottom center of the transom for easy access
  • 5/8″ grab line runs along sides through brass grommets for safety
  • Rubbing strake around hull for extra protection and improved bow control
  • Two large, heavy-duty, stainless steel D-rings for towing
  • Four side carry handles and one front handle for easy lifting
  • Oars clasp firmly to side tubes
  • Pop up oarlocks for instant use
  • Nylon carry bag, repair kit, and printed instruction manual

If you’d like to check out the manual, there is a downloadable Instructions and Owners Manual for the Sea Eagle 14SR Transom Boat.

Key Features of the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat

A Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat out on the ocean on a stormy day.

Molded Plastic Floorboards or Rigid, High-Pressure, Inflatable, Drop Stitch Floor

There are two floorboard options for the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout, molded plastic or drop-stitch inflatable. Each floorboard offers unique performance benefits.

Only one of the two floors is offered with the discount packages. If you’d like both floors, you can purchase the alternate floor separately.

14′ Sport Runabout Molded Plastic Floorboards

A Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat with the molded plastic floorboard.

The molded polyethylene plastic floorboard option for the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout provides superior structural strength and greater rigidity and durability over the high-pressure, drop-stitch, inflatable floor.

Plastic floorboards offer extremely stable platforms for standing and they are virtually unbreakable while also being impervious to the sun, saltwater, and chemicals. They don’t delaminate and rot like plywood floors and they don’t get dented up and hot like aluminum floors.

I don’t know why plastic floorboards aren’t an option offered by other inflatable boat companies. For now, they are an exclusive and time-tested feature of Sea Eagle boats. Over 20,000 Sea Eagle boats have been sold with plastic floorboards.

14′ Sport Runabout Rigid, High-Pressure, Drop-Stitch, Inflatable Floor

A Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat with the rigid high-pressure inflatable Drop-Stitch floor.

The Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout with the rigid, high-pressure, drop-stitch, inflatable floor is lighter, super portable, easier to store, and faster to set up than the molded plastic floorboard. Its ease of use makes it perfect for recreational boaters, motorhome owners, fishermen, van life, and anyone needing a sailboat or yacht tender with faster setup times.

If you think of a pool raft when you read about this inflatable floor, you have it wrong. This rigid, drop-stitch, inflatable floor is far more rigid than you might think. This floor is designed to be a structural element of the boat and it’s made to stand on while out on the water.

The inflatable floor can be inflated to an incredible 7psi for an extremely rigid floor that adds to the structural strength of the boat and provides a sturdy floor on which to stand while non-slip EVA foam footpads secure footing and improve durability.

Benefits for the Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Floor:

  • 10 minute faster setup over the plastic floorboards
  • The boat is 41 lbs lighter with the inflatable floor
  • The inflatable floor simply rolls up with the boat for improved storage. This convenience makes the boat easy to unroll, inflate, and get out on the water!
  • The 14′ Sport Runabout with the inflatable floor is self-bailing, just leave the drain open. The shape of the drop-stitch floor directs water out as it enters the boat.
  • Motor performance is excellent when using a lightweight 9.9 hp to 25 hp short raft motor.

Patented Outside Drop Stitch Inflatable Keel

The patented outside Drop-Stitch keel on a Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat.

The Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout has an outside drop-stitch, inflatable keel as opposed to an internal keel like other transom boats. Having an outside keel improves overall performance by making the boat more precise, responsive, and stable in all water conditions.

  • The outside keel gives the boat its ability to turn sharply and precisely. A superior feature when motoring in crowded areas, docking, and for water rescue use.
  • The inflatable keel improves buoyancy in the bow of the boat to provide a smooth ride over waves instead of ramming through them.
  • The improved buoyancy of the bow in combination with large, rounded side tubes in rear gets the 14′ Sport Runabout into a plane position much faster.

Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat Discount Packages

Plastic Floorboards

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Deluxe Package

The 14SRK_D Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Deluxe Package.

The Deluxe Package (Model Number 14SRK_D) with molder plastic floorboards has everything you need to get out on the water except the motor. If you already have an appropriate short raft motor, this package can save you some money.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • Plastic Floorboard Kit 14sr
  • Floorboard Reinforcement Kit
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Swivel Seat Package

The 14SRK_SW Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Swivel Seat Package.

The Swivel Seat Package (Model Number 14SRK_SW) has everything in the Deluxe Package with the addition of a locking swivel seat kit. This comfortable seat is a must for long days on the water.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • Plastic Floorboard Kit 14sr
  • Floorboard Reinforcement Kit
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Swivel Seat & Canopy Package

The 14SRK_SWC Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Swivel Seat & Canopy Package.

The Swivel Seat & Canopy Package (Model Number 14SRK_SWC) will have you riding in comfort and style with plenty of room to spare for supplies, gear, and guests. The Sun & Rain Canopy provides shade and protection from the rain while the swivel seat keeps you comfortable on long days of motoring. If you need back support, this is the seat for you.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • Plastic Floorboard Kit 14sr
  • Floorboard Reinforcement Kit
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Wide Sun & Rain Canopy
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package

The 14SRK_HM Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package.

The Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package (Model Number 14SRK_HM) has everything in the Swivel Seat Package with the addition of the highly efficient Honda 9.9 hp four-stroke outboard motor. If you don’t have a motor, you’ll need one. Here it is all in one convenient, Sea Eagle tested package.

The only thing missing is a canopy. No worry. You can add the Sun & Rain Canopy.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • Plastic Floorboard Kit 14sr
  • Floorboard Reinforcement Kit
  • Honda 9.9S
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Inflatable Drop-Stitch Floors

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Drop-Stitch Deluxe Package

The 14SRDK_D Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Drop Stitch Deluxe Package.

The Drop-Stitch Deluxe Package (Model Number 14SRDK_D) with high-pressure, inflatable floor weighs far lighter than other 14′ inflatable transom boats. While the high-pressure, drop-stitch inflatable floor provides great rigidity, structural strength, and stability it also improves fuel efficiency while improving portability, and stowability.

You can save a little money on this package if you already have a motor. money.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • 14sr 6″ Inflatable Drop-Stitch Floor
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat Package

The 14SRDK_SW Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Drop Stitch Swivel Seat Package.

The Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat Package (Model Number 14SRDK_SW) has everything in the Drop-Stitch Deluxe Package plus a bow storage bag and super stable, locking, swivel seat that mounts on 2 aluminum cross boards.

If you’ll be on the water for a long time, you’ll want the comfort of the swivel seat.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • 14sr 6″ Inflatable Drop-Stitch Floor
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat & Canopy Package

The 14SRDK_SWC Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Drop Stitch Swivel Seat & Canopy Package.

The Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat & Canopy Package (Model Number 14SRDK_SWC) with the Deluxe Sun & Rain Canopy has you protected on sunny or rainy days while the locking, swivel seat keeps you comfortable on long outings.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • 14sr 6″ Inflatable Drop-Stitch Floor
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Wide Sun & Rain Canopy
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Sea Eagle 14sr Sport Runabout – Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package

The 14SRDK_HM Sea Eagle 14’ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat - Drop Stitch Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package.

The Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat Honda Motor Package (Model Number 14SRDK_HM) is the same as the Drop-Stitch Swivel Seat Package with the addition of the highly efficient Honda 9.9 hp four-stroke outboard motor. You are going to want a motor, right? Here it is all in one convenient and Sea Eagle tested package.

The only thing missing in this package is the canopy. No worry. You can add the Sun & Rain Canopy.

Features:

  • 14′ Sport Runabout Hull
  • 14sr 6″ Inflatable Drop-Stitch Floor
  • Honda 9.9S
  • Swivel Seat Kit for Sport Runabouts
  • Set of Collapsible Oars
  • Aluminum Bench Seat
  • SUP High-Pressure Pump
  • A41 Large Bellows Foot Pump
  • Large Boat Carry Bag
  • Bow Storage Bag
  • Repair Kit

Certifications

The Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boats have met the manufacturing standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for design, construction, and safety and have been certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

Sea Eagle Guarantee and Warranties

Sea Eagle 4-Month Trial Guarantee: Try a Sea Eagle Risk-Free for 120 days! “If you’re not totally happy with your boat, just return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price.”

Sea Eagle 3-Year Limited Warranty: 3-year limited warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Sea Eagle 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty: In addition to the limited 3-year warranty, Sea Eagle offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty to give you 6-years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Sea Eagle 14′ Sport Runabout Inflatable Boat Instructional Video