Reinforced 1000 Denier
Quadruple overlap seam
12'4" X 4'6"
56" X 21" X 10"
Halkey-Roberts one way
2 adults or 650 lbs
Motor Capacity (Gas)
3 HP (45 lbs max)
8-10 mph (gas motor)
4-6 mph (electric motor)
Introducing the ultra-compact
FoldCat 375fc Pro Angler Package
The FoldCat was first
introduced at the 2005 ICAST show in Las Vegas where Cecil Hoge, President of
Sea Eagle, impressed us with his latest design in inflatable fishing watercraft.
Now that the catamaran-like FoldCat is available to order, we are able to get a
closer look. The FoldCat appears to be an inflatable
pontoon boat but at closer inspection, one can see there’s much more to it than
that. This new Sea Eagle rig uses an aluminum flooring together with a support
system that enables inflation and assembly in minutes, and vice versa. In
addition, the 375fc’s support grid is sturdy enough to attach seats, rod
holders, and other accessories. But the quality and versatility does not
stop there. The FoldCat 375fc uses a thick and durable 1000 denier reinforced
inflatable hull, which based on past experience, we’ve found o be very durable
and rugged. The two pontoons are large enough to support a lot of weight and
feature skegs at each end to help keep the watercraft tracking straight. Overall
an impressive design leaving us quite eager for our maiden voyage.
When inflated the Sea Eagle FoldCat enlarges
into a great fishing package
Inflatable boats are compact to store and easily portable. When rolled up and
packed into the transportation bag, the FoldCat measures only 56” X 21” X 10”.
That’s small enough to fit in the trunk of a sedan or be easily tossed into the
bed of the truck. Though it is small in size when rolled, the hull plus the
aluminum flooring (which you do not take apart after the first assembly) weighs
in at 80 pounds – could be a bit much for one person to lift, but if traveling with two,
stowing and deployment is not a problem.
All the items can fit in the back of a sedan
but we opted to just toss them into our truck bed
Rolled up, the 375fc can be carried by one
person but makes it easier with two
The FoldCat is shipped in a few boxes and does take an initial set up. You must
attach the aluminum slats, rod holder base, quick release seat mounts, and any
other accessories you purchased. Fortunately, the
installation process is quite easy thanks to the detailed manual, pre-drilled
holes for the accessories, and supply of all the necessary hardware. After you
are done with the initial setup, the slats, mounts, step bench, and footrest bar
will not require removal for stowage. You just roll up the entire rig and wrap
the 375fc into its storage bag.
The Pro Angler package comes with a storage
bag where it can hold all the small components for easier transporting
Zander and JIP install the stabilizer bars
underneath the slats after unrolling the inflatable
The base of the rod holders are installed
during the initial set up which we recommend you do at home once it arrives.
Then when you get to the water you quickly snap the rod holders (4 total) into
The oar lock assembly is quickly attached via
large knurled nuts
When you’re ready to take
the FoldCat on the water, lay the watercraft and components out on a spot for
inflation - preferably near the water so you won’t need to carry it too far.
Before inflating, just slide the four aluminum stabilizer underbars beneath the
slats, then fill the two hulls with the A-41 bellows foot pump that comes with
the Pro Angler package. Screw on the oarlocks and motor mount, snap on the seats
and rod holders, and you’re on the water in about 10 minutes or less.