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As the smallest option in Aire's D Series, the D 130 Raft is a nimble little thirteen footer ideal for a paddle team and suitable for occasional rigging with a frame when the flows are right. Its diminished tube design keeps the boat nimble and puts paddlers up close and personal with the water for a bit more action and control when running rapids. The D 130 sits relatively wide at nearly 6.5 feet, and has a bow and stern rise of one foot to help keep it quick and nimble on the water, so you can easily maneuver through tight spots.
As is the case with all Aire boats, the 130D is made in Idaho using Aire's tried and true construction process, which puts an emphasis on durability and long-lasting performance. The boat is composed of five air chambers, which are made of a welded urethane material and protected by a rugged 1670D PVC outer shell. The air chambers and Aire's Regular Floor Pocket (RFP) construction help keep the boat rigid, buoyant, and well-ballasted, which improves tracking and also helps the boat stick to the water to help prevent flipping in bigger rapids.
- 12in tube diameter
- AIREcell urethane air chambers and 1670D PVC outer cover
- Diminished tubes
- Self-bailing floor
- Five air chambers
- Welded seam construction
- Leafield C7 valves
- Fits up to three thwarts
- Made in USA
- Item #ARE000P
- Q & A
Quiver of One
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you are looking for a raft that can be paddled or oared and perform well on the water whether or not it is loaded down with gear this boat is great. I have paddled these boats in a variety conditions on a few different rivers. From high water on the New river, creeking on the Yough, fall flow on the Gauley or spring run off on the Payette this boat can handle it in style. If you have any questions about the boat feel free to reach out to me directly. Until then happy whitewatering!