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NRS 16' River Cataraft

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Whether you're pursuing trophy fish, the perfect campsite or whitewater adventure, the16' NRS River Cat™ delivers. With legendary cargo capacity and performance, this is your ticket to life on the river.
  • NRS "cats" are designed for extraordinary performance, agility and stability, whether transporting passengers and gear or sport boating.
  • Precisely sized continuous-curve tubes enhance capacity, ride and maneuverability.
  • 25" tube diameters keep you floating high and manuevering swiftly, even under heavy loads.
  • Extended wear patches on the tops of the tubes allow for frames up to 13' long.
  • Heavy-duty Pennel Orca® material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.
  • Trouble-free Leafield™ C7 Valves ensure easy inflation/deflation of the tubes.
  • 16 2" stainless steel D-rings provide a bombproof anchor system for your frame.
  • Three air chambers in each tube give you maximum security in emergency situations.
  • 10-year retail warranty, 5-year commercial.
  • Alternative colors may be available for fleet orders.
  • Repair kit included.
  • Frames sold seperately.

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Length: 16'
Weight: 75 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 25"
Bow Kick: 25"
Stern Kick: 25"
Number of Air Chambers: 6
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Type of Material: Pennel Orca
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 41/1100
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 48/1670
Number of D-rings: 16
Number of Handles: 6
Maximum Frame Length: 156"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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  • NRS 16' River Cataraft

    Q:

    I am looking to buy a trailer for a cataraft and would like to know the width when fully inflated.
    Asked on 8/22/2014 by Lonnie from Stone Mountain GA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Lonnie, it depends on the frame you put on the tubes. With a 66" yoke-style frame it'll be 84" from outside-to-outside of the tubes and 90" for a 72" frame.

      Answered on 8/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS 16' River Cataraft

    Q:

    I will be buying a 16' NRS cat. I am looking to upgrade my space. I will buy the cat with the longest frame length. Is it true that the 25" tube has a longer frame capacity than the 28" kodiak or is that a misprint.
    Asked on 2/20/2013 by none from Big Sky, Mt.

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The listed "maximum frame lengths" are correct; they're the flat areas on top of the tubes. The River Cat is flat along the entire length of the tube, whereas the Kodiak has a "bullet" shape on both ends.

      Answered on 2/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is partially correct. For some reason the Kodiak has only 120" of the
      wear patch (the black extra piece of rubber on top that is designed to
      reinforce the places that a fram reguarly rubs the tubes), while the
      regular 16' tubes have 156" of it. This is what they are referring to in
      terms of maximum frame length. I have the Kodiak because I wanted the
      ability to cary heavy gear and it can support much more weight. I had
      planned to add an extra length of rubber along the top and put a trailer
      behind the 10' frame, but found that I had plenty of room with the 10'
      frame and never got around to adding more space.
      I hope that helps,

      Answered on 2/20/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS 16' River Cataraft

    Q:

    can you please provide specs on load capacity vs. tube depth displacement?
    Asked on 2/12/2013 by pablo from co

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Pablo, we don't list load capacity on NRS boats; this article explains why - http://www.nrsweb.com/boating_tips/BoatWeightCapacity.asp - Rest assured the 16' River Cat can carry 2-3 people and their gear on extended multiday trips. Check out the reviews for some owner feedback.

      Answered on 2/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Had three adults and one teenage girl plus day trip gear and 9.9 outboard
      thru class III river and then motoring across large lake (1.5 hours).

      Answered on 2/12/2013 by Wyrebender from Anchorage, AK
  • NRS 16' River Cataraft

    Q:

    Does the price listed include frame? or is this the price for tubes only? Thanks!
    Asked on 1/16/2013 by Ted from Boulder, CO

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's the price of the tubes only. Please be aware that anytime you buy a boat, you receive a 10% discount on all other items you purchase with it, including the frame.

      Answered on 1/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS 16' River Cataraft

    Q:

    Why would I buy this boat instead of a 16' Aire Jag ?
    Asked on 1/7/2013 by Canuck from Canada

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Both are excellent cats. River Cats are made with Pennel Orca material, (http://www.nrsweb.com/tech_talk/pennel_orca.asp), AIRE boats are made with a PVC-coated material. Both materials have their fans. The River Cat has a longer waterline and slightly larger diameter tubes (25" to 24"), so it'll float a bit higher with the same load. You can't go wrong with either one.

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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      5.0

      This thing is FANTASTIC!

      By Mike

      from Cheney, WA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Holds a ton of gear
      • Rows smaller than 16 feet
      • WIDE and stable
      • Will fit a 13 foot frame

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Great for longer trips
        • Rivers

        Comments about NRS 16' River Cataraft:

        Bought these tubes and a custon Fat Cat frame from Alaska Raft and Kayak. Lengthening the frame to 13 feet allows for ALL KINDS of storage and passenger space. Just returned from the maiden voyage down the Grande Ronde...It performed beautifully. Makes a great fishing platform for two steelhead anglers and a rower...Plus room for all the camping gear and a 65 quart Yeti. It rows great, handles great, and trailers great on a 10 foot ATV trailer. This is truly the best cat money can buy!

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE IT!!!!

        By Hayduke Lives!!

        from Jefferson

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • FAST on flatwater
        • FORGIVING on whitewater
        • Load carrying
        • THREE chambers
        • Tracks and turns
        • Versatile to rig

        Cons

        • Can't think of any

        Best Uses

        • Any decent sized river
        • Rivers

        Comments about NRS 16' River Cataraft:

        I've used one of these for 2 seasons now. 200 miles of Green River, the San Juan, etc. 12' custom NRS breakdown 6 bay frame; but I've used my little Ally Cat frame on it for dailies too. Can't say enough good about it. We've had easily 1200 pounds of people and gear on it for 2 weeks and zero issues. Handles shallows great. Blasts thru the big stuff without hardly getting wet. Got into a camp race one afternoon, as we chugged by a 16' Aire Jag, the guy asked me if I had a motor on the thing. It flies across the flat stretches and is still more maneuverable than any donut boat I've ever rowed. THREE chambers and more carry capacity than all the cats I looked at. If you need a big cat, you've found your boat.

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        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Cat

        By ENOKIDANCER

        from FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily to assemble
        • Has a number of good ons

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rapids Paddling
          • Rivers

          Comments about NRS 16' River Cataraft:

          I have used this cat on class 3 rapids with no problem. By adding chairs I was able to take a quadriplegic down the daily run above Moab. Was a great experience for all of those involved.

          I must mention that I needed to lengthen the cat by 1 foot to facilitate the above trip. NRS was extremely helpful in the process to the point of cutting four new side bars for me at no cost. NRS is the greatest.

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