Lee Arbach

Waterkeeper

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Price: $4,599.00
Shipping Weight: 135.00 lbs

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You want to buy a raft, AIRE 143D, and here it is! NO Thwarts means the lowest price. A premier river raft. Besides a great whitewater river raft, you get free UPS shipping! Pricing is with ZERO thwarts; for thwarts go to our Raft Accessories page and add them to your order. Note, if you pay by cashiers check or bank transfer you get an additional 5% discount. (AIRE only provides images of rafts with thwarts.)

Buy a Raft - AIRE 143D

AIRE'S fourteen foot rafts used to be our most popular whitewater boat in terms of sales until the far less expensive Tributary line came out in 2005. Fourteens are an ideal size for many boaters who need maximum flexibility in a raft. They are just big enough for Canyon trips if you are not trying to support a gang of twenty kayakers, and they are fine for day trips on almost any "full size" river.

East Coasters Buy a Raft

An East coast boater who runs skinny sections with a paddle crew would want to look at the narrower 143E (the red raft shown below). If you run mostly high volume rivers with an oar set-up, the 143R may be your ticket. The 143D remains the most popular though and it is the best all around "multi-use" raft. The 143E is fine for seven people and the other two models are okay with eight. You often see commercial outfitters stuffing eight adults plus the paddle captain in a 14' raft, but we feel you are asking for trouble overloading a boat this way. The deeper the boat drafts, the more rocks you'll hang up on and the slower the boat will respond. Buy a raft - All D and R series rafts now come with grey frame chafer strips. The "E" series does not since it is intended as a paddle raft. Give us a call and buy a raft!

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