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Sea Eagle SE9 vs Intex Mariner 4: Which Inflatable Boats are Better?

For many, there is no better way to pass the day on the water. Whether it’s fun with family or friends or a spot of fishing an inflatable boat is going to allow you to enjoy your outdoor time much more. As a decent investment for some, and considering safety, it’s essential that you choose the right boat for you.

We are going to compare the Sea Eagle SE9 vs Intex Mariner 4. We will look at all of their specifications and features before adding the information to a comparison chart. After some pros and cons, we will decide which of the two inflatable boats is the better buy.

Sea Eagle SE9 vs Intex Mariner 4

As the Sea Eagle SE9 and the Intex Mariner 4 have nothing in common except for being inflatable boats, we get started with their differences.

Sea Eagle SE9 vs Intex Mariner 4

Quick Glance

Here are the specifics of the Sea Eagle SE9 and the Intex Mariner 4 side by side.

Name
Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Motormount Boat - Fisherman's Dream Package
Our Pick
Intex Mariner 4, 4-Person Inflatable Boat Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air-Pump (Latest Model)
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Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Motormount Boat - Fisherman's Dream Package
Intex Mariner 4, 4-Person Inflatable Boat Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air-Pump (Latest Model)
Size Exterior
132 inches long
129.1 x 57.1 inches
Size Interior
90.2 x 28 inches
N/A
Capacity
4 adults or 1200lbs
4 adults or 1100lbs
Weight
16kg, 23kg with floor and motor mount
32kg
Color
White with blue features
Gray with red features or gray with blue features
Material
38mil PolyKrylar (K80 PVC), nylon fabric protective outer layer
2 layers of supreme strength, super-tough PVC and an inner layer of polyester mesh. Rock guard line around the hull.
Floor
Removable double-layered reinforced I-beam constructed, inflatable, external protective sheath
Heavy-duty, extruded plastic floor, inflatable, removable slats
Carry Handles/Oarlocks
1 front 4 side plus grab line
1 front plus grab line, X2 oarlocks
Seats
X1 14” high/ X1 4” high
X3 inflatable
Air Valves
4 deluxe one way
Boston Valves
Floor Drains
2- Easy Open
N/A
Motor Mount
Removable. For motors up to 3HP, minimum 20” shaft gas/ 30” shaft electric, up to 45lbs
Motor Mount fittings for motors up to 3 HP
Warranty
3 years
90 days
Prime status
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Name
Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Motormount Boat - Fisherman's Dream Package
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Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Motormount Boat - Fisherman's Dream Package
Size Exterior
132 inches long
Size Interior
90.2 x 28 inches
Capacity
4 adults or 1200lbs
Weight
16kg, 23kg with floor and motor mount
Color
White with blue features
Material
38mil PolyKrylar (K80 PVC), nylon fabric protective outer layer
Floor
Removable double-layered reinforced I-beam constructed, inflatable, external protective sheath
Carry Handles/Oarlocks
1 front 4 side plus grab line
Seats
X1 14” high/ X1 4” high
Air Valves
4 deluxe one way
Floor Drains
2- Easy Open
Motor Mount
Removable. For motors up to 3HP, minimum 20” shaft gas/ 30” shaft electric, up to 45lbs
Warranty
3 years
Prime status
-
Our Pick
Name
Intex Mariner 4, 4-Person Inflatable Boat Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air-Pump (Latest Model)
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Intex Mariner 4, 4-Person Inflatable Boat Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air-Pump (Latest Model)
Size Exterior
129.1 x 57.1 inches
Size Interior
N/A
Capacity
4 adults or 1100lbs
Weight
32kg
Color
Gray with red features or gray with blue features
Material
2 layers of supreme strength, super-tough PVC and an inner layer of polyester mesh. Rock guard line around the hull.
Floor
Heavy-duty, extruded plastic floor, inflatable, removable slats
Carry Handles/Oarlocks
1 front plus grab line, X2 oarlocks
Seats
X3 inflatable
Air Valves
Boston Valves
Floor Drains
N/A
Motor Mount
Motor Mount fittings for motors up to 3 HP
Warranty
90 days
Prime status
-

Appearance

The two inflatable boats are similar in size but very different in design.

Intex Mariner Inflatable Boat Set Series

Sea Eagle SE9

The exterior of the boat is 132 inches long. The interior measurements are 90.2 x 28 inches. The boat alone weighs 16kg but with the floor and motor mount, it weighs 23kg. The boat is white with blue features.

Intex Mariner 4

The exterior measurements are 129.1 x 57.1 inches; however, there is no product information on the interior dimensions. In total, it weighs 32kg. There are two designs, one is gray with red features and the other is gray with blue features.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Capacity

While the two boats have a maximum capacity of 4 people, the weight limit is slightly different.

Sea Eagle SE9 review

Sea Eagle SE9

The maximum weight capacity for this boat is 1200 pounds.

Intex Mariner 4

It’s just quite a bit less with a weight limit of 1100 pounds.

The Winner Is- The Sea Eagle SE9

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Materials

One of the reasons for the weight differences might be because of the different materials used. It also relates to the durability of the boats.

Intex Mariner 4 review

Sea Eagle SE9

The boat is made of 38mil PolyKrylar (K80 PVC). It also has a nylon fabric protective outer layer.

Intex Mariner 4

There are two layers of supreme strength, super-tough PVC as well as an inner layer of polyester mesh. Around the entire hull, there is a durable rock guard line for added protection. The boat is resistant to abrasions, impacts and sunlight.

The Winner Is- The Intex Mariner 4

Read next – Intex Mariner 3 vs Intex Mariner 4: Which Inflatable Boats are Better?

The Floor

Both of the floors are inflatable and removable.

Sea Eagle SE9 comparison

Sea Eagle SE9

This is a double-layered reinforced I-beam constructed floor with an external protective sheath.

Intex Mariner 4

The floor is made of heavy-duty extruded plastic with removable slats.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Carry Handles and Oarlocks

While one boat is easier to carry, the other has far superior oarlocks.

Intex Mariner 4 Comparison

Sea Eagle SE9

There is one carry handle on the front of the boat and two on each side. The front carry handles double up as oarlocks. There is a grab line around the whole boat.

Intex Mariner 4

There is only one carry handle at the front of the boat plus the complete grab line. The oarlocks are actual oarlocks and welded on.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Seats

The capacity is for 4 people, but your seating arrangements might not be the same. The seats are also inflatable and removable in case you want to take one out for more room.

Sea Eagle SE9 Inflatable Motormount Boat

Sea Eagle SE9

One seat is 14 inches high and the other is 4 inches high.

Intex Mariner 4

The 3 inflatable seats are all the same height.

The Winner Is- The Intex Mariner 4

Air Valves and Drains

Inflating and deflating a boat isn’t always the most fun part but these two brands have made it easier.

Sea Eagle SE9

There are 4 deluxe one-way valves and two easy open floor drains.

Intex Mariner 4

The hull has 4 Boston valves for fast inflating and deflating.

The Winner Is- The Intex Mariner 4

Motor Mount

In case you don’t want to paddle the boats, you can also attach motors.

Sea Eagle SE9

The removable motor mount is suitable for up to 3HP motors with a maximum weight of 45 pounds.

Intex Mariner 4

This boat has motor mount fittings for motors up to 3HP, but the weight is not listed.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Pros and Cons

We will take a quick look at some pros and cons before the final verdict.

Sea Eagle SE9

Sea Eagle SE9

Pros:

  • It comes with a pump and a better-quality carry bag
  • The floor is sturdy, and it feels quite safe
  • It is very quick to set up

Cons:

  • The oarlocks aren’t all that strong

Intex Mariner 4

Intex Mariner 4

Pros:

  • It comes with oars, an air pump, a repair kit and a carry bag
  • Better control because of the inflatable keel
  • It has welded on rotational oarlocks and 2 fishing rod holders

Cons:

  • There have been a few quality control issues with the Boston valves

The Final Verdict

The 90-day warranty on the Intex Mariner 4 is slightly disappointing, especially compared to the 3-year warranty of the Sea Eagle SE9. That being said, we still found the Intex Mariner a better buy. It is slightly cheaper at the moment and the quality of the materials is much better. Even the fact that it comes with the oars adds to the value. Set up is easy and you have plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the water.


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