ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION BOAT RENTALS TRIP PLANNING

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION RAFT AND KAYAK SERVICES

ALASKA RIVER DESTINATIONS AND FLOAT TRIP DESCRIPTIONS

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION CONTACT AND INQUIRY

ALASKA RAFT AND KAYAK TRIP ASSISTANCE TOUR LOGISTICS AND EXPEDITION SUPPORT

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION ~ RAFT AND KAYAK SERVICES

ALASKA RAFTING, KAYAKING, AND CANOEING INFLATABLE BOAT DESCRIPTIONS AND RENTALS INFORMATION

HIGH PERFORMANCE DURABILITY ~ STABILITY & SAFETY ~ FINEST EQUIPPED & FUN!

AIRE 18' LEOPARD CATARAFT - MIDNIGHT SUNSET - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION     SOTAR Self-Bailer stacked on AIRE CataRaft

The ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION operates with the ultimate in class inflatable watercraft. We oar-rig (row with oars & rowing frame) and paddle a number of exceptional American manufactured designs in our river-running task force including: Self-Bailing Rafts, Catarafts (cats or catrafts), inflatable kayaks (IKs), inflatable canoes (ICs), and personal Paddle Cats.

Currently we furnish all of our day-trips, remote destination fly-out wilderness adventures, multi-day river float trips and instructional classes with the most advanced designs... featuring outstanding product line from AIRE, NRS, SOTAR, plus ARC (our new in-house branding).  We stand behind selecting only premier quality, Alaska proven dependable inflatables.  AIRE, Alaska Wildwater SOTAR, Clavey, Northwest River Supply, Alaska Steel, and the ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC custom fabricate every essential.  Always providing knowlegable, experienced customer services with the most reliable get 'er done organization... the ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION makes certain (with attention to every detail) our customers will always receive the highest-end inflatable boats, best components, and innovative outdoor gear statewide.


PROVEN , MATERIAL, CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN, AND PRODUCTION FOR ALASKA'S RIVER TRIPS


ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ 15 1/2 FOOT SELF-BAILER

AIRE 156E ON THE Chilikadrotna River - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

~  At 15’ 10” the AIRE 156E Self-Bailer is a long time favorite inflatable at ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION... mostly conventional-shaped raft presenting additional performance rocker and kick similar to a River Dory or Drift Boat.  The ‘E’ Series characterizes the elliptical (egg-shaped) contour. This boat features a higher profile, sharply curved bow with a squared stern that makes this the high-performance Alaska Choice.  It will do it all!  Often prefered over more traditional round symetrical shape rafts by experienced Alaska guides and seasoned rafters.  The AIRE 156E has proven endurance to freight Alaskan-size, multi-day expedition loads over technical boulder-strewn shallows; maintaining good handling, shallow draft, while steering clear of tiresome dragging.  The AIRE 156E has long-established itself running multi-day boulder-dodging whitewater fishing trips like Lake Creek, tackling Alaska's narrow, technical class IV-V whitewater SIXMILE Creek canyons, and extreme Big-Water descents of the powerful class V+ Newhalen River Gorge - Petrov Falls.


ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ 14 FOOT SELF-BAILER

Showing SOTAR Drop-Stitch Self-Bailing Floors    14' SOTAR SP ELITE with 18' AIRE LEOPARD - NENANA CANYON WHITEWATER

~  At 14' the SOTAR  ELITE SP  Specialty with 80oz Drop-stitch floor Self-Bailer is one of the coolest fully-custom rafts we run.  A must see...  It is a design quite unlike and certainly superior to conventional self-bailing floor boats.  80 oz. Drop-Stitch has several advantages here in Alaska over more typical 41-48 oz. I or Y beam cunstructions. Our floor is much tougher for continual (week-in/week-out with quick turn-around and proven problem-free reliability) running sharp rock, log-jams, technical water, or steeper gradients.  Definately takes away the concerns of tearing holes or puncturing the floor in demanding places when hauling a load of gear or passengers.  Shallow-draft capability is greatly increased; often requiring 1/2 the inches of water necessary to freight multi-day weight.  That's a lot less potential running aground or dragging.  Boat response is near instant feedback from oar or paddle strokes.  The floor is high-pressure, predictable, does not flex, and easy to stand up or walk around in. on This translates to increased power, efficiency, glide speed, and ability to move about the stream with finesse.   You will not find a better, more suitable 14' raft that maximizes usable space, worhorse load capacity, agile preformance, ful-size boat stability, row frame or paddle boat utility, hazard forgiveness, and top hull speed with a working load.


ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ 18 FOOT CATARAFT

AIRE 18' LEOPARD - Kobuk River - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

~  At 18' the AIRE LEOPARD Cataraft is the super-strong, super-duty sport-utility.  ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION takes our Leapard Cats to new hights of rugged, dependable and real world durability by adding urethane armor to the bottom - bow to stern.   Picture the Chevy Suburban or Ford Excursion of Alaska river trips with the toughness of pick-up truck bed liner protection.  Saving you damages and possible repair time over extra sharp rocks and shallow drags with a ton of gear...  That's why we did it!   The LEOPARD hauls 2000 pound plus loads like a freighter, yet maintains performance staying nimble as a boat half its size.  Best of luck keeping up in a round raft! The AIRE LEOPARD is the largest of the Performance Series  With very large diameter tubes and symmetrical // symmetrical, continuous-curve The LEOPARD will easily freight a ton of cargo, provide comfortable seating for several, draft only inches of water, and still retain a sporty ride. There is little surface tension on water despite its 18' length.  This boat tracks very well on flat water, has the stance to straddle over many mid-river obstacles, while remaining incredibly maneuverable, stable, and secure in both technical whitewater or Big-Water flows.


ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ 13 & 14 FOOT CATARAFTS

AIRE 14' OCELOT CATARAFT - UPPER TALKEETNA RIVER - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

~ The AIRE 13' WILDCAT and 14’ OCELOT Performance Series Catarafts are made from the same rugged, commercial-grade materials as the big expedition 18' Leopard Cat.  Just like a cat for Alaska conditions should be designed… per ounce the toughest around. These AIRE Cats are our practical, prevailing picks for first-rafting-descents, discovery or exploratory trips, lighter-weight travel, plus the extra scouting/safety or gear boats for more demanding whitewater and steep creekin'. The 13’ WILDCAT is the quickest-handling, highest-performance river cat on the water that still allows predictable raft stability.  At only 13’ it is fitting for one or two people day fishing, multi-day going fly-weight on equipment, thrilling whitewater play boating or safety and support.  The 14’ OCELOT is more multipurpose outfitting the requirements for up to three passengers on technical whitewater or big-water runs with bare minimum equipment, in addition to being adaptable for fishing, scout/rescue use, or transporting lighter-weight to middle-weight gear.


ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ KAYAKS, CANOES, ONE PERSON CATS, AND PACKRAFTS

AIRE LYNX 1 - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION    OUTCAST PERSONAL PADDLE CATS - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

~ The Inflatable Kayaks (IK), Inflatable Canoes (IC), Personal Paddle Cats and Pack Rafts are the perfect play, light-weight, sport fishing, and getaway boats. Test your inspiration of running Alaska's streams and rivers on your own, among friends, or alongside a raft for your Alaska trip. Yearning for a taste of the frothy stuff?  Feel inclined to paddle tricky whitewater; yet lacking the more tricky learning curves of hard-shell kayaking?  Fortunately these versatile inflatables are forgiving, very stable, roomy, with lots of buoyancy and a low center of balance.  You will not experience the classic uneasiness of cramped instability or distressing over tipping upside-down without Eskimo roll proficiency.  By design, these one and two person boats have much greater stability and quick self-bailing ability providing beginners the added confidence to take the helm downstream.  These small boats also deliver the performance character seasoned river-runners require.  It is often nice to have the capability to float independently from the rest of a rafting party.  Loops and rings let you lock in seats and secure cargo for day tripping, play boating, sport fishing, and lighter-weight multi-day floats.

AIRE TRAVELER CANOE - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION    AIRE TRAVELER CANOE in action - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION


INTRODUCING THE ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC. ~~~ ARCRAFT ARC15SBA SELF-BAILER

ARC INFLATABLES 15 FOOT SELF BAILER SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL

WIDTH

TUBE 

INSIDE

FLOOR DEPTH

BOW /  STERN RISE

FRAME MAX

FABRIC

D-RINGS / HANDLES

AIR VALVES

AIR CHAMBERS

THWARTS

WRAP

DRY WEIGHT

WEIGHT CAPACITY

ARC15SBA

84"

21" 

42"

14"

13"

94" L

1680 D

12

5 C7

4+1

0

2 TOP

129 LBS.

2655 LBS

2.4 PSI   I-BEAM

66" W

48 OZ.

6

1 A6 P/R

FULL BTM.

1.1MM

HYPALON


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ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION, LLC.
1120 East Huffman Road PMB # 537, Anchorage, Alaska, 99515 United States of America
Tel: (800) 616 - RAFT Fax: & Tel: (907) 250-2271
Email:
alaskaraftconnection@gmail.com