NRS E-140 Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! When you need an inflatable raft that can do it all, look no further than the versatile NRS E-140. This ultra tough 14 footer is great for fishing, muiltiday outings and adrenaline-filled crew paddling.
  • 20" tubes and 7' width provide the stability, control and maneuverability difficult rivers demand.
  • 82" maximum frame length will accommodate an NRS Bigorn II Raft Frame with room for a drybox, cooler and rowing seat.
  • Will seat 8-9 paddlers with optional third thwart.
  • 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 EasyCarry™ handles make rigging and launching the E-140 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 easily 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: 7'
Weight: 148 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 20"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 29"
Stern Kick: 29"
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: 45"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 66"
Maximum Frame Length: 82"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

video: NRS Expedition 140 Raft Video

NRS Expedition 140 Raft Video (1:16)

When big rivers demand stability, control, and maneuverability, outfitters look to the 20" tubes and 7' width of our E-140 raft. Also popular on tough rivers where stability is critical.

video: How To: Inflate a Raft

How To: Inflate a Raft (2:00)

You've invested in a good boat; you want to make sure it lasts a long time. Proper inflation techniques go a long way toward protecting the raft's seams and the baffles between chambers from strain and damage. In this video, Josh Gile, NRS Repairs, goes over steps for pumping up to recommended levels while keeping equal air pressure on both sides of each internal baffle. It's simple stuff, but doing it right is important boat longevity insurance.

video: How To: Fold an Inflatable Boat or SUP for Storage

How To: Fold an Inflatable Boat or SUP for Storage (2:33)

One of the great things about inflatable rafts, catarafts, kayaks and SUP boards is that when not in use they can be deflated, taking up very little storage space. In this video the NRS Repairs crew gives you the tips and techniques to minimize stress on seams and material while they're being folded and tucked away.

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    I'm plannig on purchasing an alluminum dry box for use in an E-140. It will occupy the bay directly in front of the captain's bay between the middle and front thwart attachments. I would like to maximize the box length. NRS specs indicate center compartment width on the E-140 is 45", but I measure a maximum tube-to-tube width of 42" when fully inflated. A 42" box will fit and will probably slide in and out ok but the ends will probably rub the tubes a little. Some say this is a problem, others say it's not. Does NRS have recommendations for the maximum box length for the E-140?
    Asked on 1/19/2014 by Jay from Arcata, CA

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Jay, the E-boats are handmade so there can be slight variation in dimensions. Ideally there would be some separation between the box and tube. However, if that extra inch or two is significant, if you start to see some wear in the area it's a simple matter to glue on a wear patch.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    I have a NRS E-140 and I want to install foot cups and its look very simetrical to tell wich is the front and the back. Does it metter wich side is the back or front of the boat?. It is hard for me to tell wich is wich. I appreciate your advice.
    Thanks and have a great day.
    Asked on 12/27/2013 by Mauri from Seattle,WA

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Mauri, you're right, the boat is symmetrical front to back and you can run either end forward. You'll want to install your foot cups on the end opposite the one with the floor valves.

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    would it be possible to get an E-140 in grey? I boat a lot of desert rivers and the blue and red gets too hot. Thanks, Rik
    Asked on 8/6/2013 by Rik from Flagstaff, Az

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, Rik, you can get your boat in grey. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to place your order. We'll be able to let you know what the wait time is for delivery.

      Answered on 8/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    Does the E-140 and E-150 have a lace-in floor? Is the floor replacable?
    Asked on 8/31/2012 by Terry from Helena, MT

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer


      Terry, our rafts have glued-in floors. They could be replaced by a competent repair shop, but they are so ruggedly built that the need to replace them is remote.

      Answered on 8/31/2012 by Clyde from NRS


      No it does not. Its in the description I believe.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/31/2012 by Anonymous
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Best Boat ever

By Mac

from Anchorage

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  • Carries a ton
  • Tough
  • Tracks great


    Best Uses

    • Expedition Boating
    • Rivers

    Comments about NRS E-140 Self-Bailing Rafts:

    You get what you pay for. I've got time in lots of different boats - I own two (other boat is 16 foot Aire Cat that I also bought from NRS) - but if I had to live with one boat the rest of my life I'd take my 14 foot (red) NRS E140. It's 10 years old and has had lots of use under tough conditions. Great in big water or skinny water - handles great even with a heavy load. Never had a leak let alone a tear or rip. It's been in airplanes, trunks, pickups and trailers - looks new. Love this boat.

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