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Clearwater Drifter

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A river fisherman's inflatable dreamboat.

The NRS Clearwater Drifter combines the time-tested design of drift boats with the rugged utility of a self-bailing raft to give you the best performance and convenience for fishing in rivers. The inflatable, self-bailing hull handles rocks and shallow water like a raft, but it still tracks fish like a stealthy drift boat. A high rocker in the bow and stern shorten the waterline to help you track fish, anchor the boat, and ride over waves. Its three-chamber design ensures proper flotation even if one chamber deflates. NRS built the 17-foot Clearwater Drifter out of tough drop-stitch PVC material that can inflate to a rigid 9 psi, and you can inflate the floor up to 15 psi when you're nearing the thousand-pound limit over rougher waters. You can also disassemble the modular frame and roll up the deflated hull to fit the entire boat in the trunks of most cars for simple transport and compact storage.

For fishing, NRS equipped the Clearwater Drifter with two casting stations in the bow and stern. These stations include swiveling angler seats, diamond plate decks for handling catches, and thigh hooks with stripping baskets for your convenience. For the oarsmen, NRS added a highback padded raft seat with an adjustable foot bar for all-day comfort. An integrated pulley system allows the oarsmen to release the anchor from the middle of the boat. If oars aren't your style, the rigid transom at the stern accommodates a small outboard motor.

The Clearwater Drifter also features heavy-duty dub rails over the gunwales to ensure excellent longevity, and the stainless steel D-rings give you great tie-off points for you to winch the boat onto a trailer. The Drifter also comes with a repair kit, a protective wrap, and a high-pressure pump to get you ready for any river fishing trip coming your way.


Details

  • Drop-stich PVC material
  • Self-bailing, inflatable hull
  • Stowable modular frame
  • High rocker in bow and stern
  • Three-chamber design
  • Highback padded raft seat with adjustable foot bar
  • Casting stations in bow and stern
  • Two Swiveling angler seats
  • Two aluminum diamond plate decks
  • Two thigh hooks with stripping baskets
  • Transom at stern
  • Integrated pulley system
  • Heavy-duty dub rail on gunwales
  • Stainless steel D-rings at the bow
  • Repair kit, protective wrap, and high pressure pump included
  • Item #NRS003S
Hull Material
PVC
Length
[center line] 17 ft, [gunwale] 18 ft
Width
82 in
Rolled Size
49 x 26 x 16 in
Maximum Load
1000 lb
Air Chambers
3
Thigh Straps
yes
Claimed Weight
[with frame] 330 lb, [hull only] 135 lb
Recommended Use
river fishing
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years