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AIRE Puma Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! The 11'6" Aire Puma combines the agility of an inflatable kayak with the cargo capacity of a raft. It's a great whitewater paddleboat for 2-4 people or a nifty rowing rig for two people and light gear.
  • AIRE raft tubes and floors are equipped with bombproof PVC-coated material that's thicker than other brands for superior durability.
  • Internal urethane AIREcells provide an extra measure of strength, durability and safety.
  • The piano hinge style of floor lacing, found in all AIRE rafts, provides quick bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts.
  • The Puma's continuous smooth bottom makes it handle like a kayak or a slick hulled drift boat.
  • A narrow width allows the Puma to descend smaller rivers and creeks than more conventional-sized rafts.
  • High rocker angles at the bow and stern provide an exhilarating ride on whitewater.
  • Whether you're fishing or paddling big rapids, the Puma puts the fun meter in the red zone.
Repair kit included.
Series: Puma
Length: 11' 6"
Width: 5' 6"
Weight: 89 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 18"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 12"
Stern Kick: 12"
Number of Air Chambers: 5
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: PVC
Weight/Denier of Tube Material: 35/1670
Weight/Denier of Floor Material: 43/1670
Number of D-rings: 10
Number of Handles: 0
Center Compartment Width: 29.5"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 48"
Maximum Frame Length: 60"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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    Do you guys sell this boat without thwarts as well? I noticed that AIRE sells these without thwarts for a reduced price.
    Asked on 11/15/2014 by Greg from Missoula, MT

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, Greg, we can order the boat for you without thwarts. Give us a call, 877.677.4327.

      Answered on 11/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    Hello, would the Puma be a good choice for my family of four to get out and experience some class 3 water. Possibly a little class 4. Looking for a safe and stable craft that can get over medium sized holes. Also, can i paddle as a guide in the rear with this model. I'm an experienced ww kayaker. Thank you.
    Asked on 9/4/2014 by Mike from Groton, ma

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Mike, the Puma is a great small paddle craft for 2-4 boaters. With strong, skilled paddlers it can certainly be used to tackle suitable Class III-IV waters. As to whether it's a good match for your family of four you haven't given enough info for an opinion. Paddle rafting with a crew is different from the individual efforts of a kayaker. Please seriously evaluate the abilities of your family members and proceed cautiously on waters at their skill level.

      Answered on 9/5/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    What length of oars should be used with this raft and a rowing frame
    Asked on 3/4/2014 by Carbs from BC

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    • Staff Reviewer


      The center-to-center of the side tubes is 48". We recommend 7' oars for this width frame.

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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Greatest little sports boat with oars

By Doug

from Fruita, CO

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  • Lightweight
  • Nimble Versatile Fun
  • Rugged


  • A Bit Small For Many Uses

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Day Trips With Oars
  • Paddle Raft For Day Trip
  • Rapids Paddling
  • Support Boat For Ik Fleet

Comments about AIRE Puma Self-Bailing Rafts:

So much fun that everyone, experienced rafters and newbies alike, want to row it when we go out.

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