We have been selling Sea Eagle Sport Runabouts since 1997. Since then they have been tested in all sorts of conditions around the world. They have been taken around Long Island (300 miles each trip) multiple times in seas varying from dead flat calm to 10 - 12 foot ocean waves in violent thunder storms. They've been used on the Yangtze River and on the Indian continent for fire and flood rescue work. These same boats are being used in these same countries by Fire and Police Departments for flood and rescue work on lakes, rivers, bays and oceans. Truly tested by time in all kinds of weather conditions these boats are as safe and sea worthy as an inflatable boat can be made.
The outside drop stitch inflatable keel provides several unique performance benefits. First, it creates the ability to turn sharply and precisely in any direction. This is a true benefit when coming to a dock or motoring in crowed harbors. The inflatable drop stitch keel also provides extra buoyancy at the bow allow this boat to ride over waves rather than plowing through waves. This same feature in combination with large rear rounded tubes helps these transom boats get up on a plane far faster. Unlike other transom boats with an inside inflatable keel the overall performance of our Sea Eagle transom boats are far more precise, responsive, and stable in all sea conditions.
We offer two kinds of floorboards for our Sea Eagle Sport Runabouts each provide unique benefits. Our molded plastic floorboards are virtually unbreakable and will not be harmed by the sun, saltwater or other chemicals while provide tremendous structural strength for motoring and standing ability for anglers and yachtsmen.
Our drop stitch inflatable floors provide excellent rigidity and very good structural strength at a fraction of the weight. If you use our drop stitch floor the weight saving in a 10.6sr is 33 lbs. and in a 12.6sr 39 lbs. This is very important if you are a yacht owner looking for a super lightweight and easy to handle tender. This same feature is equally important to motorhome owners, fishermen and recreational boaters who want less weight and faster set up times.