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NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

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10% Off All Accesrrories! The NRS Freestone Drifter Boat is the smaller cousin of the Clearwater Drifter. It's perfect for those technical streams where the fishing's great but a rigid hull isn't practical.
  • The self-bailing inflatable hull handles rocks and shallow water like a raft while tracking as stealthily as a traditional drift boat.
  • The 14' Freestone's smaller size and lower hull height make it highly maneuverable in technical water and capable in windy conditions.
  • Made of tough drop-stitch PVC material, the Freestone inflates to a very rigid 9 psi, creating a stout 14-foot drift boat. You can inflate the floor up to 15 psi for the best performance with heavier loads in rough water.
  • You can easily disassemble the modular frame and roll up the deflated hull for convenient transport and storage.
  • The Freestone inflatable drift boat stows readily in a garage, car or small aircraft, or you can ship it UPS to your next fishing destination.
  • High rocker in the bow and stern shorten the waterline for superior tracking and anchoring while helping the boat ride over waves.
  • The three-chamber design and frame ensure it will keep floating and rowing even if an air chamber is compromised.
  • Casting stations in the bow and stern feature swiveling Angler Seats, diamond plate decks and Thigh Hooks with Stripping Baskets for secure, comfortable casting in smooth or rough water.
  • A rigid transom in the stern allows you to attach a small outboard motor.
  • A padded rowing seat and adjustable foot bar ensure all-day comfort for the oarsman.
  • An integrated pulley system lets the oarsman operate the anchor from the rowing seat.
  • A heavy-duty rub rail on the gunwales protects high-wear areas.
  • 3" stainless steel D-rings at the bow provide handy tie-off points and let you winch the Freestone onto a trailer.
  • 5 Year retail warranty, 3 year commercial.
Center Line Length: 14'
Gunwale Length: 15'
Beam: 70"
Bottom Width: 55"
Side Height: 21"
Folded Boat Dimensions: 46"L x 26" W x 14" T
Weight (total with frame): 260 lbs
Weight (hull only): 110 lbs
Load Capacity: 900 pounds of people and gear. Exceeding this will interfere with the self-bailing feature.
Valve Type: Leafield - C7
Self Bailing: Yes
Type of Material: PVC Drop-Stitch
Repair Kit: Yes
Warranty: 5 Years Retail, 3 Years Commercial
Includes:
  • Inflatable hull
  • Modular frame
  • Highback Padded Raft Seat
  • 2 Angler Swivel Seats
  • 2 Aluminum diamond-plate casting platforms
  • 2 Thigh Hooks
  • 2 Frame Stripping Baskets
  • Anchor System (line & anchor not included)
  • Oarlocks
  • High pressure pump
  • Protective boat wrap

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  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    Is there a cover available for the boat? If not, any direction on where I might find one?
    Asked on 7/14/2014 by Parker from Seattle, WA

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      A:

      At the moment, no, we do not have a boat cover for this boat. Stay tuned though

      Answered on 7/14/2014 by Kyle from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    Has anyone tried to fit this inside a standard 8 foot truck bed. Obviously you would have some overhang but it seems with the specified measurements it should fit but didn't know if anyone had first hand experience. If I could get rid of the trailer it would open up a ton of new water and probably save on the gas.
    Asked on 7/9/2014 by Steve from Spokane, WA

    2 answers

    • A:

      I have this on a trailer in my toy hauler. I have to deflate and take the back diamond platform off and fold the back forward and it fits in a 60" x 8 foot area. I am going to be sending some photos to NRS that they can share

      Answered on 8/20/2014 by Chase from Alaska
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      Steve, the boat would have about half its length hanging out of the bed. It could be possible but I would make very sure that I had it tied down properly and securely.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    Does the rowing seat flip up to provide adequate space to put a large dry box underneath?
    Asked on 5/23/2014 by Chris from sylva nc

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chris, the Freestone comes stock with the seat on one of our Seat Bars. And, the center of the boat is occupied with that blue cross thwart, which is part of the frame which holds the hull's shape. So, it would take a considerable custom job to put a dry box in that area. It's probably possible, if you're serious about it give us a call, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 5/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    How about rod holders, does it come with any or is there one I can purchase separately and where does it go?
    Asked on 5/13/2014 by Shane from Montana

    1 answer

  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    When I purchased this I have noticed that I had not received things that your specs say that I should have . 1 the repair kit, is there a special kind I need to buy? And 2. The protective boat wrap I also did not receive with my purchase, can I purchase this from you?
    Asked on 5/2/2014 by Chase from Alaska

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chase, we will be replacing your boat just as soon as we receive new stock. Our folks who deal with boat warranties will contact you soon. We'll send you a repair kit and the new boat will have the boat wrap. We apologize for the inconvenience you've encountered and will get you taken care of as soon as we can.

      Answered on 5/5/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    I take my glass driftboat through Class II and III rapids without issue when the rivers are high, but I bought the Freestone specifically for low water conditions on rivers that have substantial rapids and a few small waterfalls, and I may drag some rocks on occasion as well. I couldn't find any type of whitewater rating or recommended use on any of the instructions or online. Is the material heavy enough to hold up in rapids like a cat or raft in the same 14' size range?
    Asked on 4/30/2014 by Chris from Portland, OR

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chris, the Freestone is a pretty tough boat. The floor exterior has an extra layer of material applied over it for wear protection. It'll bounce off rocks that might have cracked your glass boat. If you're in a low-water run where you know you'll be smacking some rock, dropping the floor pressure to 5-6 psi will provide a bit more give in the material. Obviously the Drifter won't bail as fast as self-bailing raft or cat, but it should work fine in the conditions you describe.

      Answered on 4/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    Follow up question to my last one. What are customers doing for cooler placement on this boat. Is there room somewhere for a small soft cooler or anything like that?
    Asked on 4/29/2014 by Ryan

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Good questions, Ryan. Take a look at our Soft Coolers - http://www.nrs.com/category/2925/camping/nrs-soft-coolers - the Saddle Bag works well; it has straps that can hang it from a frame member. There's good room in the cockpit next to and behind the rower for things like coolers and tackle boxes.

      Answered on 4/29/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    What length oars are recommended for this boat and it's larger sibling?
    Asked on 4/23/2014 by Scutty from Canada

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      10' - 10.5' oars will work best for both boats.

      Answered on 4/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Freestone Drifter Boat

    Q:

    What size motor do I put on this? I was thinking a 6 hp. I am really looking forward getting out on the water
    Asked on 4/14/2014 by Chase from Alaska

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Chase, the folks that I know of who've put motors on the larger Clearwater Drifter have used smaller 2-3 hp motors. With their flat, keel-less bottoms the boats will be pretty squirrelly under much power. The 6 hp is definitely heavier and more powerful than would be recommended. Also, consider that the transom of the boats is plywood, covered with PVC-coated fabric. If clamping a motor directly on the transom add some reinforcements to protect the integrity of the material. Or, install a spring-loaded tilt mount.

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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5.0

whaaaaaaat!

By s.e.tarrant

from Colorado Springs, CO

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        Comments about NRS Freestone Drifter Boat:

        I've worked with NRS for quite a while. They have always been great to work with and I look forward to continued great service!
        I'll confess I was sceptical at first...I grew up in a traditional drift boat and thought this was a bit gimmicky...until I rowed in! I would not soon take mt hard sided drift boat down the Ark and I dopn't like rowing rafts.
        This thing is awesome and I am en evangelical convert!!!

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        4.0

        Nice boat

        By Chase

        from Alaska

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        • On the water

        Comments about NRS Freestone Drifter Boat:

        Fishing Alaska

        Service and delivery comments:

        I have a defect in my boat and when pics of defect were given I was told they would getting around to addressing it when they get around to it

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