Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat


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The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 is the world’s only rollup 16′ Fishing skiff and the lightest 16′ fishing boat on the market! It’s made with drop-stitch technology from a nearly indestructible, double-layer reinforced, 1000 Denier material to provide amazing strength, durability, and rock-solid rigidity.

The redesigned FishSkiff 16 is now stronger and lighter. Sea Eagle is using a new laminating process that fuses two outer layers of 1000 Denier polyester fabric to the top and bottom of the drop-stitch material. This eliminates the need for gluing these layers making the hull stronger and lighter.

The NEW FishSkiff 16 hulls weigh only 79 lbs. (90 lbs. with the transom). This makes them even easier to transport, fold, and store than ever before!

This boat inflates in 17 Minutes with the BTP Two-Stage Electric Turbo Pump, yet deflates and folds down to approximately 60″ x 24″ x12″ to easily stow in a car trunk, SUV, truck bed, or RV for easy transport to and from the water.

The design of the FishSkiff 16 (FSK16) gives you all the benefits of a rigid hull minus the excessive burdens and added cost. There is no need for a trailer, no boat ramp, no expensive maintenance, low fuel cost, and no storage fees. You can store your FishSkiff in a corner of the garage, or a closet in your one-bedroom apartment.

With the lightweight and reliable Honda 9.9 hp outboard motor, the FishSkiff 16 will efficiently get you from one spot to another at up to 21.5 mph and over 30 mpg. That’s a huge saving in gas over rigid hull boats. The FSK16 can power over to your fishing spot and then quietly slip into position by use of a trolling motor, paddle, or push pole.

With an impressive list of 5 Star Reviews, many users consider the Sea Eagle FSK16 the Best Inflatable Fishing Skiff.

If a 16-foot fishing skiff is too big for your needs, Sea Eagle has other inflatable fishing boats to choose from like the PackFish7, 350fx Fishing Explorer, or 385fta FastTrack.

Table of Contents

Top, Front, and Side Views – FishSkiff 16

The top view of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.
Top View of a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16
The side view of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.
Side View of a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16
The front view of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.
Front View of a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

Overview of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

Two fishermen showing off their prize catches from a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.
Structure TypeInflatable
Intended WaterwayRivers, Lakes, Ponds, Inshore, Bays, Seas, Oceans
Best UseRecreation, Fishing, Diving
Skill LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Person Capacity3
PropulsionPaddle, Push Pole, Electric Motor, Outboard Motor
Guarantee120-Day Risk-Free Trial
Warranty3-Year Limited Warranty + Available 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty

Specifications for the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

Three fishermen all standing and fishing from a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.

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Hull Weight79 lbs. (90 lbs. with transom)
Length16′
Beam4′ 6″
Interior12′ x 3′
Load Capacity3 Person or 1765 lbs
DeflatedApproximately 60″ x 24″ x12″
Air Chambers3 (port, starboard, floor)
Tube Diameter6″
Air Valves3 Recessed, one-way
Inflation Time17 Minutes with BTP Two-Stage Electric Turbo Pump
Hull Material1000 Denier, reinforced drop-stitch
FloorDouble Layer 1000 Denier Reinforced
SeamsQuadruple, Overlapping, Glued Seams
Engine Capacity10 hp gas motor (15″ shaft minimum, 100 lbs maximum weight)
Speed EstimatesUp to 21.5 mph w/ 1 person, 12-18 mph w/ 2-3 person
Inflation Pressure15 psi

Standard Features of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

Two men fishing from Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat on a calm lake.
  • NMMA & CE Certified
  • Made from a nearly indestructible double-layered, 1000 Denier material for added strength and durability
  • All drop-stitch construction allows high air pressurization for incredible rigidity, superb strength, and superior performance
  • 3 Separate, independent, air chambers for safety
  • 3 Recessed, one-way air valves for easy inflation and deflation
  • Completely self-bailing design
  • Rolls up to stow in almost any car trunk
  • Can handle up to a 10 hp gas motor
  • Speeds up to 21.5 mph with a 10 hp gas motor
  • Minimal draft, near-zero drag, planing hull design for incredibly fuel-efficiency
  • 5 Grab handles: 1 bow, 1 port, 1 starboard, 2 stern
  • 2 Built-in 40″ fish rulers
  • Capable of using a gas motor, electric motor, or both
  • Non-slip EVA foam deck padding for standing security and comfort
  • Rubbing strake for added protection from bumps and abrasions
  • Universal Scotty Pads at bow and stern for the use of Scotty Accessories
  • Canopy attachment system for installing the optional Sun & Rain Canopy
  • Removable transom for compact packing and storage
  • 1-3 Locking Swivel Seat Fish Rigs w/ 2 Scotty Baitcaster Rod-Holders and 7″ Pedestal
  • Adjustable Stand Up Paddle (66″-85″)
  • High-pressure hand pump with pressure gauge
  • Repair kit
  • Boat carry bag
  • Printed owner’s manual with instructions

For a wealth of additional information, check out the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Owner’s Manual.

Key Features of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

Fishermen at full speed in a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.

3 Air Chambers & Durable Hull Materials For Added Safety

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat has 3 separate, independent air chambers for added safety.

The FishSkiff has three completely independent air chambers for improved safety. Each chamber is made with drop-stitch technology from a nearly indestructible, double-layer reinforced, 1000 Denier material for added strength and durability.

This durable material easily withstands impacts with sharp objects and bounces off rocks, logs, and debris that you might encounter.

Related Content: What Hull Materials Are Used In Sea Eagle Boats?

Removable Transom

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat has a removable transom that makes it lighter, to carry, transport, and easier to check as luggage and pack down smaller.

The removable transom improves the storability and portability of the FishSkiff by making it lighter and allowing a smaller folded profile.

Install the transom and attach anything from an electric motor all the way up to a 10 hp outboard.

Attach Up To A 10 HP Gas Motor

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat will take up to a 10 hp gas motor.

With the removable motor mount installed, the FishSkiff 16 will take up to a 10 hp gas motor with a 15-inch minimum shaft weighing no more than 100 lbs. for speeds up to 21.5 mph with one person on board.

Low Profile Gunwales

The low-profile gunwales of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat provide you with unprecedented access to the water for easy and quick fish release, and simple re-entry when snorkeling or scuba diving.

The unsinkable design of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 allows for low-profile gunwales for unprecedented access to the water. This makes landing fish easier as well as a quick catch and release for the health of the fish.

If you’ll be using your FishSkiff for snorkeling or scuba, re-entry is far easier with the low-profile gunwales.

Non-Slip EVA Foam Deck Padding & Two Built-In 40″ Fish Rulers

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat has non-slip EVA foam deck padding and two conveniently located built-in 40" fish rulers on either side of the boat.

Two Built-In 40″ Fish Rulers

Two conveniently located built-in 40″ Fish Rulers to assure your fish is of legal size and for documenting those trophy fish you’ll be catching.

Non-Slip EVA Foam Deck Padding

While the high-pressure structural strength of the FishSkiff provides a sturdy floor on which to stand, the non-slip EVA foam deck padding provides secure footing and improved durability.

Canopy Attachment System

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_HMC.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 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.

360° Swivel Seat with Scotty Rod Holders

Single and tandem Green Swivel Seat Fishing Rigs with Scotty Rod Holders.

With the single-seat or tandem-seat Green Swivel Seat Fishing Rig, you get comfortable seats with backrests that rotate 360° to give you a great view of the water and easy access to your gear, motor, and the Two Scotty BaitCaster Rod Holders with universal deck mounts that attach to the base of the rig.

Scotty Pads: Bow & Stern

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat has a Scotty Pad at the bow and stern for mounting Scotty Fishing Accessories.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 has a Scotty Pad at the bow and stern giving you the ability to customize your FishSkiff with your pick of Scotty Fishing Accessories like the Scotty Baitcaster Rod Holder or Scotty Anchor Lock.

If Sea Eagle Boats doesn’t carry the Scotty accessories you’re looking for, OutdoorPlay will.

Customizable Solutions

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_GM.

A seemingly endless list of optional accessories can transform the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 into a tailor-made boat perfect for your style of fishing.

Check out some of these popular Sea Eagle Boat accessories.

Transportable

The Sea Eagle 285 Frameless Pontoon Boat Inflatable Fishing Boat packs down into a bag that easily fits in an SUV or car trunk.

At around 90 lbs. with the transom, the 16-foot FishSkiff is reasonably light and incredibly portable.

This inflatable boat folds up into a boat carry bag that easily fits in a car trunk, SUV, truck bed, or RV for easy transport to and from the water.

Portable

A fully loaded Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat is easy to take to and from the put-in with the use of a cart.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat is easily portable with the use of its grab handles, one at the bow, two in the middle, and two at the stern. Or simply and easily roll it to and from your put-in with a Sea Eagle EZ-Cart.

Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat Discount Packages

FishSkiff 16 – Solo Start-Up Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_ST.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Solo Start-Up Package (Model Number FSK16K_ST) is a great entry-level package for solo fishermen who already own their own motor up to a 10hp outboard.

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FishSkiff 16 – 2 Person Swivel Seat Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_SW.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Two-Person Swivel Seat Package (Model Number FSK16K_SW) adds a second seat for your fishing buddy. It’s the perfect two-person package for those who already own their own motor up to a 10hp outboard.

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FishSkiff 16 – 3 Person Swivel Seat Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_SW3.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Three-Person Swivel Seat Package (Model Number FSK16K_SW3) offers seating for three and room to stand as well. If you already have your own motor up to a 10hp outboard, this is the boat package for you.

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FishSkiff 16 – 2 Person Swivel Seat Canopy Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_SWC.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Two-Person Swivel Seat Canopy Package (Model Number FSK16K_SWC) takes the 2 Person Swivel Seat Package to the next level with the Sun & Rain Canopy to protect you and your passengers from the elements.

If you don’t already have your own motor, you’ll want to check out the Watersnake Motor Canopy Package, Green Machine Package, or Honda Motor Canopy Package below.

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FishSkiff 16 – Watersnake Motor Canopy Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_WSMC.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Whitesnake Motor Canopy Package (Model Number FSK16K_WSMC) allows you and a fishing buddy to stealthfully motor into your fishing spot with a 34 lb. thrust Watersnake Venom.

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FishSkiff 16 – 50w Solar Boat Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_S50.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 50w Solar Boat Package (Model Number FSK16K_S50) is super cool! Check this out! This package has a 50W Solar Panel for charging your 12-volt battery. Now you can troll all day long! No running out of battery power and having to come in earlier than you want or having to paddle back to the take-out.

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FishSkiff 16 – 110w Solar Boat Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_S110.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 110w Solar Boat Package (Model Number FSK16K_S110) is super cool! Check this out! This package has a 110W Solar Panel for charging your 12-volt battery. Now you can troll all day long! No running out of battery power and having to come in earlier than you want or having to paddle back to the take-out.

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FishSkiff 16 – Honda Motor Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_HM.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Honda Motor Package (Model Number FSK16K_HM) fulls the need for speed with the inclusion of a 5hp Honda outboard motor. This extremely fuel-efficient motor has a 1.5 L internal gas tank, and external fuel tank connection. You can zip around all day long with this setup!

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FishSkiff 16 – Honda Motor Canopy Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_HMC.

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Honda Motor Canopy Package (Model Number FSK16K_HMC) is the same as the previous model with the addition of the sun and rain canopy for protection from the elements.

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FishSkiff 16 – Ultimate Package

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_U.

The key feature of the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Ultimate Package (Model Number FSK16K_U) is the Torqeedo 1103CS electric motor. You get the power of a 3hp gas motor with the efficiency and savings of an electric motor.

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Popular Accessories for the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16

There are a lot of great accessories that can be added to the FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat. Here are some popular ones you might consider.

Trolling Motor Mount Attachment System

Bow motor mount for the Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat.
The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat has a Trolling Motor Mount Attachment System for quickly and easily attaching a bow-mounted trolling motor.

If you opt to use an outboard motor with your Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16, you might also like a trolling motor for stealthily maneuvering into place.

Sea Eagle has a Bow Motor Mount Kit for the FishSkiff (FSK16) that holds up to a 55 lb. thrust electric motor with a maximum weight of 50 lbs.

The kit doesn’t include the bow-mount trolling motor and Sea Eagle doesn’t currently carry them.

The Minn Kota Riptide PowerDrive Bow-Mount Electric Trolling Motor with 55 lbs of thrust and a 54in shaft length makes a great choice and is available at Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bass Pro Shops.

Trolling Motor

Watersnake Advance Brushless 70 lb Thrust Electric Motor from Sea Eagle Boats, Model Number WSADVANC70.

If you want a FishSkiff 16 with a trolling motor, Sea Eagle has a couple to choose from:

Minn Kota Trolling Motor Power Center

Minn Kota Trolling Motor Power Center.

If you plan to use an electric motor with your Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16, 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.

Honda 9.9S

HONDA 9.9S four-stroke outboard motor from Sea Eagle Boats.

If you want the full 21.5 mph that the FishSkiff can do, you’ll want the Honda 9.9S instead of the Honda 5S that comes in the FishSkiff 16 Honda motor packages.

The best-in-class Honda 9.9S is everything you could want in a gas-powered portable outboard motor:

  • Easy to start
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Reliable
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Ultra-low emissions
  • Quiet
  • Low vibration performance
  • 15″ Shaft
  • 3-Gallon external gas tank and hose included
  • Dry weight 92 lbs.

Torqeedo Travel 1103CS

The Torqeedo Travel 1103CS Short Shaft from Sea Eagle, Model Number TORQ1103CL.

The Torqeedo Travel 1103CS Short Shaft with integrated 915 Wh high-performance lithium battery is the perfect electric outboard for your FishSkiff.

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)

Dry Bag

Perfect for water sports like kayaking, canoeing, rafting, even camping, Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags protect your gear from getting wet or lost in the water.

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.

I have Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags though there are many reputable brands to pick from at outfitters like OutdoorPlay, Backcountry, and even Amazon.

Push Pole

A SuperStick KVD Telescopic Push Pole - great for pushing your boat in shallow areas that your trolling motor cannot handle.

A push pole like this SuperStick KVD Telescopic Push Pole is great for pushing your boat in shallow areas that your trolling motor cannot handle and with extra attachments, the pole can be transformed into a paddle, landing net, gig, boat hook, and much more.

Scotty Accessories

Scotty Rod Holder.

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.

Fish Finder

Lowrance fish finders are great accessories for fishermen.

Fish finders like these from Bass Pro Shops are great for upgrading your fishing game. Easily attach a fish finder to the Universal Scotty Pads with the appropriate Scotty Universal Sounder Mount and Transducer Arm Mount.

Mushroom Anchor Kit

A Sea Eagle Boats anchor and rope, Model Number KAYAKANCH.

The Mushroom Anchor Kit includes an 8 lb. PVC coated anchor and 25 ft. of rope that can be used with the Scotty Anchor Lock or tied to a carry handle.

Electric Pump

Sea Eagle Boats electric air pump, Model Number BTPKIT.

The BTP Two-Stage Electric Turbo Pump with Battery can make inflation even easier. There are two versions of the pump with or without the battery. The one you need will depend on where you’ll be pumping up your FishSkiff 16.

Sea Eagle EZ-Cart

Sea Eagle EZ Cart Heavy Duty (wide) cart and wheels.

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.

Sun and Rain Canopy

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat, Model Number FSK16K_SWC.

When out on the water, it’s nice to have shade from the sun and protection from the rain. The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 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.

Certifications

The Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing 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 FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat Instructions

Instructions and Owners Manual

Looking to buy a FishSkiff 16? Checking out the FishSkiff 16 Instructions and Owner’s Manual will give you valuable information for making your decision.

Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16 Inflatable Fishing Boat Video Instructions

These Sea Eagle videos demonstrate the ease of operating a Sea Eagle FishSkiff 16. The boat’s inflation, setup, operation, breaking down, deflation, storing, and more are covered.

Sea Eagle FishSkiff16 Video Instructions

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.

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