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AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts

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10% Off All Accesrrories! Aire's 156D series rafts are agile, versatile boats that can accommodate a paddle team-run down the local river or enough gear for an expedition.
  • Diminished tubes in the stern and bow give you more cargo room than other boats in the same size range.
  • The 156D also makes a great fishing boat when equipped with an NRS Fishing Raft Frame.
  • 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 self-bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts.
Repair kit included.

Series: D Series
Length: 15' 7"
Width: 7' 5"
Weight: 169 lbs.
Tube Diameter: 22"
Diminishing Tube Diameter: 19"/19"
Number of Thwarts: 2
Bow Kick: 12"
Stern Kick: 12"
Number of Air Chambers: 8
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: 12
Number of Handles: 4
Center Compartment Width: 40"
Suggested NRS Frame Width: 66"
Maximum Frame Length: 74"
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years Retail, 5 Years Commercial

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  • AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts


    Is it possible to order the 156R or do you just offer the D Series? If so what's the timing on shipping?
    Asked on 4/2/2015 by E

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    • Staff Reviewer


      You bet, we don't stock the boat but can get it in a hurry. Current colors at AIRE are blue, green, orange, and red, shipping to us in 2-3 days. $4549.00 without thwarts. Thwarts are $240.00 each. And as always, accessories you buy with the boat are 10% off.

      Answered on 4/3/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts


    Can I special order different colors for the 156D? I wanted the yellow option.

    Also, how does this raft compare to the E-152 Cheyenne? It'll be used as both a paddle and oar boat.
    Asked on 6/15/2014 by Curtis from Clovis, CA

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, Curtis, yellow is a color option, call 800.635.5202 to order. The boat has similar dimension to the E-152 (use the Compare feature to evaluate). Both will work great as paddle and oar boats.

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts


    Is the sealed floor option available through NRS for this raft?
    Asked on 5/15/2014 by Chris from Moab, UT

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, Chris, it is. We don't stock it but can order it for you.

      Answered on 5/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts


    Hi I am new to rafting and doing a lot of research. Is the aire d series warranty transferable if I sell the boat?
    Asked on 3/11/2013 by Wes from Denver/Lakewood, Colorado

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    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, the warranty follows the boat for 10 years of recreational use.

      Answered on 3/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Lifetime Boat

By Solo

from Northern California

About Me Advanced


  • Cleans Easily
  • Rugged


    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Rapids Paddling
    • Rivers

    Comments about AIRE "D" Series 156D Self-Bailing Rafts:

    My plan was to purchase NRS Otter or E, but after months of researching, I decided to go with AIRE. Diminishing tube with Sealed Pocket Floor option makes this boat a very nimble and fun expedition boat. Most 15-16 footers are pigs, and pretty much line-it-up-and-hope-for-the-best. This D option even at 15'6" is very nimble and quick to turn. I think the sealed floor also helps with the maneuverability. There is enough room for 3-4 passengers for multiday camping trip, and I plan to take my family of 6 down the Rogue this summer. R version may hold a bit more gear, but, in my humble opinion, the D is the best of both worlds. Construction is bomb proof, and their 10 year no fault warranty is one of a kind on the market. The only regret I had was lack of color choice.

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