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Enjoys day floats and week-long journeys alike.
Whether you're out for a day float on a local rapid or heading into a remote canyon for a week, the NRS Otter Series Raft is here to handle it. It's compact enough to navigate tight sections of river, but still large enough to carry heavy loads on multi-day trips.
Paddle it as is for quick and easy floats, or attach a rowing frame on more demanding adventures. It seats six to nine paddlers and offers room for a third thwart thanks to the NRS BAT system. Heavy-duty Pennel Orca material is highly abrasion-resistant to stand up to rocky river bottoms, and it's also chemical- and UV-resistant for long-lasting performance. HD40 floor armor on the bottoms of the tube guard add extra rugged durability where you need it most.
Three main tube air chambers keep you afloat in the event of an accident. The self-bailing floor with quick-draining holes lets you leave the bucket at home. Leafield C7 valves make inflation and deflation simple. Four handles allow for easy put in, take out, and portaging, and 12 stainless D-rings offer plenty of tie-down points for your gear.
- Heavy-duty Pennel Orca material
- HD40 floor armor on bottom tube guards
- NRS BAT (Batten Attachment Thwart system)to attach rowing frame
- Self-bailing floor
- Leafield C7 valves and Leafield A6 Pressure Relief Valve
- Three main tube air chambers
- Twelve stainless steel 2" D-rings
- Item #NRS007G
- Q & A
What a boat!
Fun with friends in high water. Wear your PFDs!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have run these boats in all types of water. I have used both the 13 and 14ft versions of this boat all the way from 95-4500 cfs. Boy these boats are tough as nails. I have seen Otters take many many years of commercial use, these boats simply kept on truckin'. The Otter's have a tad smaller tubes than a boat like an NRS expedition, making them great for technical whitewater as well as fishing. Otter's vs. an NRS expedition of similar length is much more nimble and would be my personal choice a do-it-all boat. The only area where other boats will outperform an Otter is very big, crunchy water...
Let me know if you have questions like:
How will this perform on my local run?
What Oar Frames will fit this boat?
Can I fish from this boat?