Lee Arbach

Waterkeeper

AIRE Leopard 18' Inflatable Cataraft Tubes

AIRE Leopard 18' Inflatable Cataraft Tubes
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Price: $3,199.00
Manufacturer: AIRE
Shipping Weight: 135.00 lbs

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Raft Inflatable Kayak Cataraft Free Shipping

The big AIRE Leopard Cataraft tubes include free lower-48 ground UPS. Our shopping cart will try to charge UPS but we will deduct that before capturing your funds.

AIRE's Leopard and the 18' Lion are the longest catarafts AIRE makes. They are both intended for trips of a week or more, or rowers who want to take several passengers. The eighteen-foot Leopard holds 1500 pounds of gear. How does it handle? Hard to say with certainty. The biggest one we've rowed is the 16' Jaguarundi, which is a very nice rig, so this should feel pretty similar. Leopards are often used on the Grand Canyon by private boaters since they seem to be so stable in big water, at least when loaded down. It's a sure bet it will far out-handle any piggy 18' conventional raft.

Cataraft Bladders

All four bladders in any given single tube AIRE cat are interchangeable, so if you were heading outside the lower 48 and wanted a spare bladder as a back-up, one will work for either end of either tube. Many boaters who own this model choose to use a trailer for transport, and considering what a large cat frame can weigh that's probably a good call. Leopards come with replaceable lift handles and frame chafers as shown. Color choices (please always have a second choice) include dark green, lime, red, blue, yellow, and orange. Purple, white, and all-gray can be had if you are willing to wait a long time, but a deposit is required for those colors. Remember, pricing is for tubes only!

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