Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak Review


Paddling / Friday, March 26th, 2021

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One, two, or three paddlers, the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak is fast, lightweight, incredibly stable, and super durable. It’s the best inflatable kayak in its class and a perfect choice for families who paddle on flatwater lakes, bays, marshes, calm rivers, and whitewater up to Class II rapids.

Have kids like me? The stability of the 465ft FastTrack provides safety for those little ones. This kayak doesn’t flip or tip easily… With a one-year-old and another on the way, kayak stability provides great peace of mind!

Speaking of safety, with its almost indestructible construction and multiple inflation chambers, the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack is virtually unsinkable. If one of the inflation chambers is compromised, the remaining air chambers will keep the kayak afloat.

If you plan on kayaking whitewater greater than Class II rapids, the Sea Eagle Explorer series of inflatable kayaks are a better choice. Depending on the level of whitewater, the 465ft FastTrack and the 420x Explorer are the two best inflatable kayaks for families.

For a better understanding of the whitewater rating system, visit American Whitewater.

About the Sea Eagle FastTrack Series

A Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable 3-person kayak being used by two kayakers as a 2-person kayak.

The Sea Eagle FastTrack series of inflatable kayaks are extremely well designed. The combination of FastTrack’s sleek, curved, touring shape and state-of-the-art “NeedleKnife Keel” provide a faster, smoother paddling experience than ever before!

How?

The FastTrack’s large side tubes, rigid “NeedleKnife” molds at both bow and stern, and high-pressure Drop-Stitch keel provide a cleaner entry and exit through the water. These features allow FastTrack kayaks to paddle faster and easier with greater glide in a wide variety of open water conditions including waves, currents, and wind.

In addition to its performance, the Sea Eagle FastTrack series provides true rigid kayak performance with the benefits of an inflatable kayak. With the 385ft FastTrack and 465ft weighing 35 and 44 pounds respectively, they are a dream to lift in comparison to their hardshell counterpart which can weigh twice as much.

Best of all, FastTracks are inflatable making them easy to pack, store, and transport! No more struggling with roof racks! These Sea Eagle kayaks fit in the trunk of your car. Want to take your kayak on vacation? No problem! With the use of its carry bag, you can check any Sea Eagle kayak as luggage on a plane. How cool is that?!

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Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak

Top view of a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak.
Top View
Side view of a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak.
Side View
Front view of a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak.
Front View

Specifications for the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak

(compare all Sea Eagle inflatable kayaks and canoes)

Best UseFlatwater Lakes, Bays, Marshes, Calm Rivers, Whitewater up to Class II rapids
Skill LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Structure TypeInflatable
Cockpit TypeSit-on-Top / Open Cockpit
Person Capacity3
Seating ConfigurationSolo, Tandem
Paddler SizeUp to Large Adult
Hull Weight44 lbs.
Length15′ 3″
Width3′
Interior14′ 2″ x 18″
Load Capacity3 Person or 795 lbs
D-Rings20 D-Rings
Deflated30″ x 19″ x 9″
Chambers4 (Port, Starboard, Floor, Keel)
Tube Diameter9.5″
Air Valves4 Recessed, One-Way Air Valves
Inflation time8 min
SeamQuadruple Overlapped Seams
Material1000 Denier Reinforced
FloorRemovable, High-Pressure, Drop-Stitch Floor
Drain Valves2 Open and Close Drain Valves
Whitewater RatingUp to Class II
Inflation Pressure3.2 psi
Engine Capacity34 lb Thrust, Electric Motor (max engine weight 15 lbs)
WarrantyLimited 3-Year (standard), 3-Year Extended (extra)

Standard Features of the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak

Two-person carry of a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak being demonstrated at a lake boat take-out.

Let’s look at some popular features of the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak…

  • NMMA Certified
  • Sun and saltwater resistant hull material
  • Outside, state-of-the-art, high-pressure, inflatable, drop-stitch, NeedleKnife keel at the bow for improved tracking and faster, smoother paddling
  • Front and rear spray skirts with carrying handles, storage below the skirts, and bungee cord lacing on top for storing additional gear above
  • 20 D-rings to secure seats, accessories, and gear
  • Separate inner, high-pressure, drop-stitch floor for greater rigidity
  • Large, removable, sweptback, rear skeg for improved tracking and speed during flatwater touring
  • 4 Recessed, one-way air valves
  • 2 Screw type open and close drain valves
  • Whitewater rating up to Class II
  • Nylon carry bag
  • Repair kit
  • Printed owner’s manual with instructions

For a wealth of additional information, check out the Sea Eagle FastTrack Owner’s Manual. (Download PDF: 4.4MB)

Key Features of the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak

The following key features set the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak apart from the competition and deserve closer attention.

Sea Eagle’s Patented, Rigid, Drop-Stitch, Inflatable NeedleKnife Keel

Patented NeedleKnife rigid inflatable keel on the Sea Eagle FastTrack inflatable kayak.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak has a unique external, rigid, drop-stitch, inflatable NeedleKnife keel. This high-performance design makes a noticeable difference in this kayak’s performance by allowing the FastTrack to paddle far faster and straighter than other inflatable kayaks.

The keel design features sharp bow and stern molds that efficiently cut through wind, currents, and waves for an impressively fast and super clean entry and exit! This design also provides buoyancy and lift to improve speed whether paddling or using an electric motor.

Sleek, Asymmetrical Shape

Top view of the Sea Eagle 385ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak has a high-performance, asymmetrical shape. Its sleek design is tapered and narrow at the bow while being wider at the stern giving it the ability to cut through waves faster and easier while providing buoyancy at the set positions where it’s most needed.

Modular, Super-Rigid, Drop-Stitch Floor Provides Double Protection

Super-Rigid, Drop-Stitch Floor on top of an outside floor. Provides rigidity, strength, and durability.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak has a unique modular design featuring an extremely rigid, high-pressure, drop-stitch floor that fits on top of an outer floor to increase structural integrity. (Note the figure above showing the FastTrack kayak with and without the drop-stitch floor.)

The rigid, high-pressure, drop-stitch floor provides great rigidity yielding unparalleled responsiveness while the reinforced, outside, fabric floor provides a double layer of protection to bounce off rocks, logs, and other objects leaving the extremely durable Sea Eagle FastTrack unscathed.

The creation of the drop-stitch floor involves the joining of two layers of poly-based fabric with tens of thousands of fine polyester threads. This forms the base layer of the floor to which an air-tight coating is applied. The result after inflation is a flat, rigid surface that greatly improves the stability and performance of the inflatable kayak.

The modular design also allows quick and easy removal of the drop-stitch floor for cleaning. It’s so much easier to thoroughly clean in the crevices of an inflatable kayak when the floor can be removed.

Large, Removable, Rear, Center Skeg

Large removable rear center skeg on the Sea Eagle FastTrack inflatable kayaks.

Another important design feature of the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak is the large, removable, center skeg at the rear of the kayak which can easily be removed whether inflated or deflated to accommodate different water conditions and ease of storage.

Remove the kayak skeg for whitewater up to Class II or shallow water kayaking. You don’t want to be dragging the skeg along water bottoms especially in rocky river bottoms.

For maximum paddling efficiency on flatwater, replace the skeg for reduced yawing, that annoying rotation to the left and right as you paddle. The skeg is an extremely important feature for improved tracking during long flatwater touring.

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Discount Kayak Packages

Two kayakers in a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable 2-person kayak loaded with camping gear.

The discount kayak packages for the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak are designed to accommodate the needs of different types of paddlers. The basic accessories of each package are the foot pump, repair kit, kayak carrying bag, and easy-to-store kayak paddle(s) with drip rings for staying dry.

The quality of the seat, paddle, and accessories change between packages.

There is room for plenty of gear, the family dog, children, and a third seat in the 465ft FastTrack making it the perfect all-around kayak for families who want to experience everything from flatwater up to Class II rapids.

This kayak is on the to-buy list for my growing family. Check out why in the related article below.

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Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Deluxe 2-Person Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak Deluxe 2-Person Package, Model 465FTK_D2.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Deluxe 2-Person Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_D2) is a spacious, tandem, inflatable kayak package for all-around paddlers who want to experience everything from flatwater to Class II rapids.

Ride in style and comfort with the Deluxe 2-Person Package. Featuring two inflatable Deluxe Kayak Seats and two four-part, packable paddles.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Deluxe Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak 3-Person Deluxe Package, Model 465FTK_D.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Deluxe Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_D) is the perfect, 3-person, inflatable kayak package for all-around paddlers who want to experience everything from flatwater to Class II rapids.

This is the 3-person version of the 465ft FastTrack – Deluxe 2-Person Kayak Package.

Why not buy the 3-person package over the tandem version above? Then you’ll have the choice to set it up as a 1, 2, or 3-person kayak. You never know when you’ll want the extra seat for family and friends.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro 2-Person Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak Pro 2-Person Package, Model 465FTK_P2.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro 2-Person Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_P2) is a very spacious, inflatable, tandem kayak with two contoured Tall Back Seats for extra back support on those longer trips and two four-part, high-performance, aluminum kayak paddles for improved efforts when padding.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak 3-Person Pro Package, Model 465FTK_P.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_P) is the perfect, 3-person, inflatable, tandem kayak with three contoured Tall Back Seats for extra back support on those longer trips and three four-part, high-performance, aluminum kayak paddles for improved efforts when padding.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro Carbon Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak 3-Person Pro Carbon Package, Model 465FTK_PC.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro Carbon Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_PC) is the Pro Kayak Package with upgraded, high-end Carbon-Fiber Paddles.

At just 2.4 lbs., the AB50 carbon fiber paddles are each a half-pound lighter than an AB40 paddle. This savings in paddle weight helps reduce fatigue on longer paddling trips.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – Pro Motor Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak 2-Person Pro Motor Package, Model 465FTK_PM.

Get ready to relax on the water with speed, style, and comfort in the 465ft FastTrack – Pro Motor Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_PM). If you want to cover a lot of water without overexerting yourself, this is the way to go!

With this kayak package, you’ll have the best of both worlds. Paddle when you want, or attach the electric motor, and zip along.

Features:

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – QuikRow Kayak Package

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak QuikRow Package, Model 465FTK_QR.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack – QuikRow Kayak Package (Model Number 465FTK_QR) offers paddling, fishing, and rowing all in one package and it still fits in the trunk of your car!

The rowing kayak package has 5 configuration options:

  • Solo kayak
  • 2-person kayak
  • 4- person kayak if you buy a third seat
  • Solo rowing kayak
  • Rowing kayak with a passenger seat (as shown)

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Electric Motors for the Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack Inflatable Kayak

An electric motor on a kayak can be a huge plus and a lot of fun especially if you are going to cover a lot of territory.

In order to mount an electric motor to a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak, you’ll need a Sea Eagle motor mount (Item Number: MMKAYAK).

Sea Eagle Motor Mount (Item Number: MMKAYAK) installed on an inflatable kayak
Sea Eagle Motor Mount installed on an inflatable kayak

Once you have the motor mount installed on your kayak, attaching one of three recommended electric motors is simple.

  1. Watersnake Venom SX 34lb Thrust Electric Motor for Fresh and Saltwater
  2. Watersnake Asp T24 Electric Motor for Fresh and Saltwater
  3. Minn Kota Endura 30 for Freshwater
Watersnake Venom SX 34lb Thrust Electric Motor for Sea Eagle Inflatable Kayaks (Fresh and Saltwater) Item Number: WSVENOM34.
1. Watersnake Venom SX 34lb Thrust Electric Motor for Fresh and Saltwater
Watersnake Asp T24 24lb Thrust Electric Motor for Sea Eagle Inflatable Kayaks (Fresh and Saltwater) Item Number: WSASPT24.
2. Watersnake Asp T24 Electric Motor for Fresh and Saltwater
Minn Kota Endura 30 lb Thrust Electric Motor for Sea Eagle Inflatable Kayaks (Freshwater) Item Number: MKENDURA30.
3. Minn Kota Endura 30 for Freshwater

Certifications

Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayaks are certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) confirming that the FastTrack lineup of kayaks has been manufactured to meet the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for design, construction, and safety.

Sea Eagle Limited 3-Year Warranty

Sea Eagle kayaks are covered from bow to stern by a limited 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

They can afford to offer an all-inclusive warranty because of their vast experience in designing and selling inflatable boats. They’ve stood behind their products for over 50 years.

As a proven leader in the boating industry, Sea Eagle generates confidence and peace of mind in those who own their boats. Their comprehensive warranty and outstanding commitment to customer service are second to none.

Sea Eagle 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty

Want extra coverage on your kayak?

Sea Eagle Boats also offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty in addition to the Limited 3-Year Warranty to give you 6-years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

The Extended Warranty applies to the hull only and is only offered at the time of purchase.

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 FastTrack Inflatable Kayak Instructional Videos

The following video from Sea Eagle demonstrates the ease of setup and inflation of a Sea Eagle FastTrack inflatable kayak.

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Necessary Accessories

Personal Flotation Device (PFD): Always carry a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved PFD and children under 12 should always wear a PFD. PFDs are a boating safety necessity and required by law on government waters.

Dry Bags: The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack lacks a watertight storage area making dry bags necessary for keeping gear safe and dry.

Conclusion

Two kayakers carrying a Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable tandem kayak.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak is my top choice for a family kayak!

If you are looking for a true family kayak, this is it! There aren’t many 3-person kayaks out there and there’s still room for a little kid to ride along too. Or the family dog.

The Sea Eagle 465ft FastTrack inflatable kayak is an impressive 1, 2, or 3-person kayak with the rigidity, handling, and speed to rival any hardshell kayak in its class. All with the added benefits of being an inflatable!

No more bulky, heavy, plastic kayaks that are difficult to store and transport! These FastTrack kayaks with their superior technology are lighter and easier to handle!

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