It’s the 40th Anniversary of Sea Eagle’s Motormount boats! They started making these versatile yet affordable, inflatable boats in 1982 and have now sold over 200,000. That’s a lot of boats! The current version is the Sea Eagle 9 (SE9). Four decades of making the same line of boats! Impressive!
Happy 40th Anniversary Sea Eagle! Job well done!
With its thick hull, large cockpit, and reinforced inflatable floor, the rugged, high load capacity, and multi-purpose Sea Eagle 9 is the ideal family-of-four or solo adventurer’s high-quality alternative to expensive inflatable boats and rafts. The only thing this boat lacks is speed.
The Sea Eagle 9 can be used for recreation, fishing, diving, rowing, motoring, mild whitewater rafting, river floats, extended river trips, camping, and yacht tending. Whew! What a versatile boat! Though its versatility doesn’t end there…
It can be inflated and assembled in as little as 15 minutes with the included high-capacity foot pump. When deflated, it packs down into a carry bag that easily fits in almost any car, SUV, van, truck, RV, or yacht. It can even be stowed as luggage when traveling.
Now, if you have the need for speed, the SE9 is not for you, but Sea Eagle has you covered with Sport Runabouts.
The Redesigned Sea Eagle 9
Initially designed in 1982, the Sea Eagle Motormount boats have received some design upgrades over the years. The main upgrades include:
- High-pressure seats that inflate to 2 psi.
- Rigid, high-pressure, removable, I-beam reinforced, 38 mil PolyKrylar, inflatable floor encased in superior, high-strength, protective, nylon fabric to prevent hooks or other sharp objects from penetrating.
- Two easy-to-open and shut floor drains for improved versatility. The water drains out nearly as fast as it enters the boat.
Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
Overview of the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
|Category / Design||Raft|
|Intended Waterway||Lakes, Ponds, Inshore, Bays, Rivers|
|Best Use||Recreation, Fishing, Diving, Rowing, Motoring, Mild Whitewater Rafting, River Floats, Extended River Trips, Camping, Yacht Tending|
|Skill Level||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Propulsion||Paddle, Electric Motor, Outboard Motor|
|Guarantee||120-Day Risk-Free Trial|
|Warranty||3-Year Limited Warranty + Available 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty|
Specifications for the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
|Hull Weight||35 lbs. (50 lbs. with inflatable floor & motor mount)|
|Interior||7′ 6″ x 2′ 4″|
|Load Capacity||4 Person or 1200 lbs|
|Deflated||Approximately 26″ x 26″ x10″|
|Air Chambers||4 (main, upper safety chamber, motor mount support, & floor)|
|Air Valves||4 Delux, one-way|
|Inflation Time||15 Minutes with included high-capacity foot pump|
|Hull Material||38 mil Polykrylar (K80 PVC)|
|Floor||Inflatable removable double-layered reinforced 4″ thick I-beam construction with external protective sheath|
|Engine Capacity||3 hp gas motor (20″ shaft minimum, 45 lbs maximum weight) or up to 74 lb thrust electric motor (minimum 30″ shaft, 45 lbs maximum weight)|
|Speed Estimates||5-6 mph with a gas motor, 4-5 mph with an electric motor|
|Inflation Pressure||1.1 psi for the side chambers, up to 2 psi for the removable floor|
Standard Features of the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
- NMMA & CE Certified
- Super tough 38 mil PolyKrylar hull material
- Safety chamber above the main chamber
- 4 Delux screw-type one-way air valves
- Removable, high-pressure, inflatable floor with I-beam reinforced construction encased in nearly indestructible high-strength protective nylon fabric for rigidity and durability
- 2 Open/shut floor drains
- Two movable inflatable seats reinforced in a superior high-strength protective nylon fabric sheath for rigidity and durability
- All-around grab line
- Bow towing grommet
- Bow carry handle
- 4 Molded oar clasps, and 4 molded oarlocks
- 6 Rugged molded grommets to hold the motor mount for a motor
- Sun and saltwater-resistant hull material
- Pressure gauge
- Repair kit
- Printed owner’s manual with instructions
For a wealth of additional information, check out the Sea Eagle 9 Owner’s Manual.
Key Features of the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
Ease of Use
The Sea Eagle SE9 is designed for convenience.
- It takes only 15 minutes to inflate the boat with the included foot pump and less with an optional electric pump.
- The hull weighs 35 pounds and with the floor and motor mount the combined weight is 50 pounds making the SE9 quite easy to carry.
- When deflated, it folds into approximately 26″ x 26″ x 10″ and fits into the included carry bag.
The Sea Eagle SE9 has a wide hull, high side walls, and a rigid, removable, 4″ thick, inflatable floor that’s firm and stable enough to stand on while fishing.
Its stability improves safety, balance, handling, and performance making the boat perfect for a wide variety of activities.
The large air chambers of the Sea Eagle 9 Motormount boat and its high hull design allow these boats to carry an impressive 1200-pound weight load. This in combination with its 7′ 6″ x 2′ 4″ interior makes the SE9 great for extended river trips with lots of gear, fishing trips, camping, and yacht tending.
Durable Hull Materials
Sea Eagle Motomount Boats have hulls made of a nearly indestructible 38 mil Polykrylar (K80 PVC). Though this durable material easily withstands impacts with sharp objects and bounces off rocks and debris on river runs, the best way to puncture the boat is to drag it along a river bottom or on land while it’s loaded with gear. It’s best to carry the SE9 instead of dragging it.
Related Content: What Hull Materials Are Used In Sea Eagle Boats?
Primary and Secondary Safety Air Chambers
The Sea Eagle 9 is designed with a main air chamber and a secondary safety air chamber on top of it. This unique chamber-on-chamber design provides:
Safety: Because the safety air chamber sits on top of the main chamber, it is nearly impossible to puncture both chambers at the same time. You won’t sink this boat with its 4 air chamber design (main, upper safety chamber, motor mount support, & removable floor).
Dryer Cockpit: The additional tube height created by the chamber-on-chamber design makes for a dryer cockpit. Less water is likely to splash or spray into the boat. A great feature for keeping you and your passengers dry when on a whitewater adventure or out on ocean waves.
Increased Interior Space: The stacked tube height increases the interior cubic dimensions of the SE9
The SE9 comes with a removable, 4″ thick, inflatable internal floor made from a double-layer of reinforced 38 mil PolyKrylar.
The floor’s design consists of a 9 air chamber, 8 I-beam construction covered in an indestructible, external, nylon fabric for added protection.
The fabrication allows the floor to be inflated to an incredibly rigid 2 psi. This provides stability for standing and improves performance and handling. Portability and stow-ability are also improved because there isn’t a need for a wood or aluminum floor.
Another great floor feature is the straps for securing your battery.
The two inflatable seats are also sheathed in indestructible, external, nylon fabric.
- One seat sits 13″ high It’s great for fishing and the height improves your field of vision.
- The second seat is 4″ high. This low seat provides a comfortable position when rowing.
Two Easy-To-Open and Shut Floor Drains
The Sea Eagle 9 has two easy-to-open and shut drain valves for improved versatility. With them open, water will drain out nearly as quickly as it enters. Perfect for rafting on rivers and ocean waves where water might enter the SE9.
Want to remain high and dry in flat water conditions? Just keep the valves shut. A great choice when the water is cold too.
Removable Motor Mount
The removable motor mount can take up to a 3 hp gas motor (minimum 20″ shaft, 45 lbs. maximum weight) or up to 74 lb. thrust electric motor (minimum 30″ shaft, 45 lbs. maximum weight).
Don’t have a motor or prefer oars? The Sea Eagle 9 can easily be rowed with the included set of oars, oar clasps, and oarlocks.
Attach Up To A 3 HP Gas Motor
With the removable motor mount installed, the SE9 will take up to a 3 hp gas motor with a 20-inch minimum shaft or a 74 lb. thrust electric motor with a 30-inch minimum shaft. Neither style motor should weigh no more than 45 lbs.
Canopy Attachment System
The Sea Eagle 9 is equipped with a canopy attachment system for attaching the optional Sun & Rain Canopy. Protecting yourself and your passengers from the sun and rain has never been easier.
Universal Scotty Attachment Locations
With the optional Fish-n-Troll Bench Seat Kit, you get a bench seat with four pre-drilled holes on each end that accept optional Scotty Universal Deck Mounts for mounting Scotty accessories.
The Fish-n-Troll comes with two Universal Scotty Rod Holders and one Scotty Baitcaster.
The optional Fish-n-Troll is sold separately or with the Sea Eagle 9 Fish-n-Troll Package.
A seemingly endless list of optional accessories can transform the Sea Eagle 9 into a tailor-made boat perfect for your desired activity.
Whether you are out to fish, row, head out on a river, or have a leisurely day of fun on the water, Sea Eagle Boats has designed the SE9 to be easily customizable to meet your every need.
This boat is tremendously flexible!
The SE9 has a light, incredibly portable hull that will pack down into a car trunk, SUV, truck bed, or RV for easy transport to and from the water.
Or leave it inflated and strap it to the top of your SUV, RV, truck rack, or inflatable boat trailer.
One of the greatest features of the Sea Eagle 9 is that it’s easily portable. This lightweight boat can be aired up and launched at the water’s edge, carried by its handles from your vehicle to the water, or rolled around on an EZ-Cart.
Sea Eagle 9 Pros and Cons
- Incredibly versatile
- Superior materials and construction
- Easy to store and transport
- Fast to inflate and deflate and easy to setup
- High load capacity of 1200 lbs
- Space for up to 4 adults
- Reinforced Inflatable floor for durability and rigidity for stability and standing
- Motor mountable
- Safety features include an all-around grab line and upper safety air chamber
- Numerous list of accessories
- 3-year warranty and optional 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty
- 120-day risk-free trial
- Excellent customer support
- Seats have no back
- Oarlock system could be better
- Lacks speed
- Not the best in windy conditions due to its high hull design
- Can only handle moderate coastal conditions
Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat Discount Packages
Sea Eagle 9 – Start-Up Package
The Sea Eagle 9 Start-Up Package (Model Number SE9K_ST) is the way to go when you exclusively plan to row to your favorite fishing spot or enjoy a river run with no more than moderate whitewater.
The SE9 Start-Up Package features an inflatable floor, two seats, and a set of oars that all fit into the convenient boat carry bag.
Sea Eagle 9 – Fisherman’s Dream Package
The Sea Eagle 9 Fisherman’s Dream Package (Model Number SE9K_FD) lives up to its name. This is the boat for anglers who already have their own motor. It’s the same as the previous start-up package with the addition of the SE9 motor mount.
Don’t have the right motor? You’ll want to check out the next package to save money on a Watersnake electric motor.
Sea Eagle 9 – Watersnake Motor Package
The Sea Eagle 9 Watersnake Motor Package (Model Number SE9K_WSM) includes the Watersnake Venom SX 34-pound thrust dual-purpose (salt/freshwater) electric motor. This quiet motor has 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds.
In addition to the electric motor, it also features an inflatable floor, a set of oars, two seats, a motor mount, an air pump, a repair kit, and a boat carry bag.
Sea Eagle 9 – Watersnake Motor Canopy Package
The Sea Eagle 9 Watersnake Motor Canopy Package (Model Number SE9K_WSMC) takes the previous boat package to the next level with the Sun & Rain Canopy to protect you and your passengers from the elements.
Sea Eagle 9 – Fish-n-Troll Package
The Sea Eagle 9 Fish-n-Troll Package (Model Number SE9K_FNT) is the ultimate SE9 fishing boat package. This model comes with the Fish-n-Troll Bench Seat Kit which includes the bench, two Universal Scotty Rod Holders, and one Scotty Baitcaster. But it doesn’t stop there. You can add additional Scotty accessories from Sea Eagle or OutdoorPlay.
This SE9 boat package also includes the inflatable floor, motor mount, Watersnake electric motor, oar set, canopy, 2 seats, pump, repair kit, and boat carry bag.
Other Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat Packages
There have been other SE9 boat packages in the past which may come back. The packages Sea Eagle offers vary according to demand and product availability.
Some past packages include the:
Sea Eagle 9 Motor Package – This package came with everything seen in the Watersnake Motor Package except it came with the Minn Kota Endura 30 electric motor.
Sea Eagle 9 Motor Canopy Package – The highlights of this boat package included the Minn Kota Endura 30 electric motor and the Sun & Rain Canopy. So, it was much like the SE9 Watersnake Motor Canopy Package.
Honda Motor Package – This package came with everything seen in the Fisherman’s Dream Package plus the Honda 2.3L gas-powered motor.
If you want any of the accessories in the discontinued packages, no problem. You can always add them on as accessories.
Popular Accessories for the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat
There are a lot of great accessories that can be added to the SE9 Motormount boat. Here are some popular ones you might consider.
Inflatable Boat Trailer
Want to keep your Sea Eagle 9 inflated and haul it to and from the put-in? The C.E. Smith Multi-Sport Plus Trailer is the perfect choice for hauling and launching the SE9.
There’s always something we want to keep dry secure and off the bottom of the lake or river. Dry bags are the answer for keeping your wallet, lunch, clothes, medications, and more safe and dry while out on the water.
Second Oar Set and Rowing Seat
The SE9 boat packages only come with one set of oars and one 4″ High Rowing Inflatable Seat though there are 4 Molded oar clasps, and 4 molded oarlocks installed on the boat.
Scotty accessories are incredibly popular. Fishing rod holders, cup holders, Go Pro mounts, mounts for fish finders, and more… Scotty has you covered. Just attach your desired accessory to one of the two Universal Scotty Mounting Pads.
If Sea Eagle Boats doesn’t carry the Scotty accessory you’re looking for, OutdoorPlay will.
The MB80 Electric Pump can make inflation faster and effortless.
Sea Eagle EZ-Cart
If you are by yourself or have to go far to get to your put-in, a Sea Eagle EZ-Cart will be of great help especially if you have your boat loaded with gear.
Mushroom Anchor Kit
Sun and Rain Canopy
When out on the water, it’s nice to have shade from the sun and protection from the rain. The Sea Eagle 9 comes preinstalled with the Canopy Attachment System for the optional Sun & Rain Canopy. When not in use the canopy easily folds down and out of the way.
The best-in-class Honda 2.3L is everything you could want in a gas-powered portable outboard motor:
- Easy to start
- Ultra-low emissions
- 20″ Shaft
Torqeedo Travel 1103CS
The Torqeedo Travel 1103CS Short Shaft with integrated 915 Wh high-performance lithium battery is the perfect electric outboard for your SE9.
The Torqeedo Travel 1103CS features:
- Onboard computer with GPS-based range calculation and charger
- Ultra-quiet (33db) virtually silent direct drive
- Instantaneous throttle response
- 3 HP equivalent
- Emergency magnetic kill switch for safety
- Completely waterproof (IP67)
Minn Kota Endura 30 lb Thrust Electric Motor
Minn Kota Trolling Motor Power Center
If you plan to use an electric motor with your Sea Eagle 9, I’d recommend the Minn Kota Trolling Motor Power Center. The Power Center fits 24 and 27 size batteries and allows easy access to external battery terminals without the need to open the box to access the battery directly.
The Power Center includes:
- LED battery meter display
- Two 12-volt cigarette lighter-style plugs for accessories
- Two manual reset circuit breakers. A 15 amp for the accessory plugs and a 60 amp for the trolling motor.
The Sea Eagle 9 Motormount 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 9 Inflatable Boat Instructions
Instructions and Owners Manual
Looking to buy a Sea Eagle SE9? Checking out the Sea Eagle 9 Instructions and Owner’s Manual will give you valuable information for making your decision.
Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Boat Instructional Videos
These Sea Eagle videos demonstrate the ease of operating a Sea Eagle 9. The boat’s inflation, setup, operation, breaking down, deflation, storing, and more are covered.
Sea Eagle 9 Instructions Video
Who Are Sea Eagle Boats?
Sea Eagle Boats is a family-owned and run company located in New York. They have had a stellar reputation for making high-quality inflatable boats since 1968 and each of the boats in their lineup is a testimony to their excellence in the inflatable boat industry.
Sea Eagle Boats are lightweight, extremely durable, compact, easy to carry and transport, and above all fun! These inflatable boats pack down into carry bags and can be stowed as luggage when traveling or stored in a car, SUV, van, truck, RV, or yacht. You can get Sea Eagles to almost any body of water for leisure, recreation, fishing, tending, rescue, and more.
Sea Eagle Boats Guarantee and Warranties
Sea Eagle Boats 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 Boats 3-Year Limited Warranty: 3-year limited warranty against any manufacturing defects.
Sea Eagle Boats 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.