Super Puma Raft
- 35 oz./1670 denier PVC tubes
- 43 oz./2200 denier PVC floor
- 14 mm inner urethane bladders
- Double-zipper access
Max frame size: 48"W x 66"L
AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Raft - The Super Puma raft by AIRE offers more space for friends and gear. Combining the agility of an inflatable kayak with the cargo capacity of a raft, the Super Puma is an awesome whitewater paddleboat or a nifty rowing rig. The Super Puma makes easier water more exciting, while remaining stable enough for experienced paddlers to run bigger rivers. Bombproof PVC-coated tubes and floor provide superior durability, and internal urethane AIREcells provide an extra measure of strength and safety. The Super Puma’s continuous smooth bottom handles like a kayak or a slick hulled drift boat. The piano hinge style floor lacing provides quick self-bailing and a plethora of options for getting just the right placement of the thwarts. The Super Puma's narrow beam allows it to descend smaller rivers and creeks than more conventional sized rafts. So whether you're fishing or paddling big rapids, the AIRE Super Puma raft puts the fun meter in the red zone.
Love the Super Puma!! I purchased a modified 'Outfitter" frame for the boat. As a touring raft this is a 2 person boat (and a small Labrador retriever), but no more!!!. The Super Puma handles well and is very fast, much like my drift boat. In big water consider this a point and pull boat. The rocker that gives this boat its speed and response sacrifices tracking ability. The larger Avon's, Wings, etc.... ( and I've rowed many) track much better, so you have to be on your oars when rapid trails toward brush etc....Oh yea, get the 9 ft. oars. Eight foot oars are worthless with frame and even class 3 rapids. Also, if you will be sitting on a dry box or cooler in the Super Puma and rowing, there is much fine-tuning of the oar positions that will be needed. I had to fabricate spacers to raise the oars so they were comfortable. The air-floor of the Super Puma really puts you up high, so adjustments are mandatory. For a paddle boat, this craft is sweet, easy to portage and takes extreme whitewater! Really, for the price as a touring boat it is nice (if you have an extra grand or two, get an Avon or similar..) but as a paddle boat, don't hesitate to grab this one!
I own a Super Puma. I set it up the frame with a crossbar and seat towards the stern for the oarsman and a cooler between two crossbars fore of the mid-point for one fisherman. For two fellas drifting on the Kenai River in Alaska it is perfect. The area aft of the oarsman is perfect for two large drybags for overnight gear. Occasionally I have put a second fishing buddy back on the stern tube for day trips although it turn the boat into a bit of a "lunker" and I lose a lot of agility, if that was something I did regularly I would definitely go to the Super Duper Puma. I really enjoy having a quality fishing rig that doesn't require a trailer and half of my driveway.
I love this boat. Makes easier class II and class III runs more challenging and exciting, while remaining stable enough running big class V drops.
Super Puma Self-Bailing Raft by AIRE for Rafting
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