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10% Off All Accesrrories! When fishermen need extra room without sacrificing maneuverability, they choose the 14' NRS E-142. With big tubes and a sleek profile, this boat thrives on tight rivers, low water and technical rapids.
  • 21" tubes and a 6'7" width keep the E-142 floating high and maneuvering swiftly whether you're pursuing world-class trout fishing or Class IV whitewater.
  • Add an NRS Fishing Frame to make this the ultimate inflatable fishing boat.
  • Add an optional third thwart to easily take on 6-8 paddlers.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • Full-coverage HD40 floor armor on the bottoms and sides of the tubes guards your boat from the wear and tear of boulders and beaches.
  • Four main tube air chambers give you extra security in emergency situations.
  • Self-bailing floor with quick-draining holes allows you to leave the bucket at home.
  • 14 2" D-rings and 6 handles make rigging and launching the E-142 a snap.
  • Trouble-free Leafield™ C7 Valves ensure easy inflation/deflation of the tubes, thwarts and floor, and the Leafield A6 Pressure Relief Valve protects the floor.
  • The NRS BAT™ (Batten Attachment Thwart system) lets you easlily add or remove thwarts to accommodate paddlers or a rowing frame.
  • Built outfitter tough, this may be the last raft the private boater will ever need to buy.
  • 10-year retail warranty, 5-year commercial.

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Series: Expedition
Length: 14'
Width: 6' 7"
Weight: 141 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 21"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 31"
Stern Kick: 31"
Number of Air Chambers: 7
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: Pennel Orca
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 48/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 48/1670
Number of D-rings: 14
Number of Handles: 6
Center Compartment Width: 38"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 60"
Maximum Frame Length: 82"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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We do commercial trips in both Alaska & Idaho. I brought to Alaska last summer to add to the fleet. 1st trip a 7 day helicopter into headwaters of a tiny creek. I ran it as a gear boat for a group of 9. I carried 1200#'s on this raft and was drawing about 2"'s of water with the weight dispersed well. I've also ran the salmon river in Idaho at 55K cfs in this raft. Great boat!! It's a little heavier than the older e-series, maybe 8#'s from one of my 2008 models. But draws less water!

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  • Heavy For A Lifetime
  • Rugged
  • Solo Oaring Class 4


  • Heavy
  • I Wanted A Lifetime Boat

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Rapids Paddling
  • Rivers
  • Tried But Failed To Flip

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Class four solo rowing
Truly sweet boat
Friends are jealous
So, the shy thing is when its rolled up, a thwart valve pushes through the floor and has created a leak in the floor. plugging the floor prv helps, but i feel this could be corrected

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    Hello there,

    What is the recommended oar length for this boat?
    Asked on 1/26/2017 by Walt from Tacoma,WA

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Walt, a 60" wide frame is what we recommend for the 142. Oar length is somewhat personal preference. but most folks find 8'-9' oars work well with that width frame. If I was getting oars for it I'd get 8.5' oars. This article covers some of the thinking about oar length - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/oarlength.asp - Give us a call if you'd like to discuss further, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Clyde from NRS
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    Will a 66" wide frame work with the E-142 raft. Specs say 60" wide frame is recommended. thanks, Rob
    Asked on 3/6/2015 by Robby C from Missoula, MT

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Robby, center-to-center of the side tubes is 58", so yes, a 66" wide frame will work fine on the E-142.

      Answered on 3/6/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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    I like to go fishing on North Coast rivers in the winter that aren't super big (i.e. the narrower the better) carrying about a 500 lb load. What's the best raft for the $? Why the price difference between the Super Duper Puma and the NRS E-142?
    Asked on 1/9/2014 by dave from Oregon City, OR

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Dave, the E-142 is one of our Expedition Series rafts, ones we build focused at the outfitter market where boats can get used 365 days a year. They're built beefy to take that kind of use. While many private boaters buy the E-boats, most choose the Otter Series rafts, which offer exceptional durability at an even better price. Take a look at the Otter 142, Item # 85015.01; it's one of our most popular boats among fishermen. It has the same dimensions as the E-142 and is less expensive than the Super Duper Puma. If width is a top priority, the Puma is 7" narrower. It too is a great boat. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, for help in narrowing down your choice. We love to talk boats!

      Answered on 1/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    what length oars would you recommend with this boat?
    Asked on 4/4/2013 by Knight Rider

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    • Staff Reviewer


      A 60"W frame is ideal for the E-142. Oar length is somewhat personal preference, but you'll want them in the 8'-9' range.

      Answered on 4/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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