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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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    Looking for a travel boat to store in small RV trailer and move in a pickup. Pickup has a topper, need something that can ride in back of truck. If slightly deflated, could you slide this boat into back of truck with 5" width at tailgate?
    Asked on 12/21/2014 by Jimmie from Lenoir, NC

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Jimmie, the inflated width of the Puma is 5' 6", so it will certainly fit when partially deflated. And it won't take all that long to inflate when fully deflated and folded compactly. Be aware that a partially inflated raft isn't the easiest to handle.

      Answered on 12/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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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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