|SierraRios is manufacturing rafts! See PHOTO ALBUM
In order to increase appreciation of little-known rivers in Latin America and other remote locations, SierraRios has undertaken a program to provide top quality rafts and catarafts at affordable prices. We learned a lot from four generations of rafts between 2013-2016, each time making design changes so the next set of self-bailing rafts and catarafts will be tougher and longer-lasting. All rafts/catarafts have little threat of air leaks because all air seams are welded rather than glued. The 2015+ models have Leifield C7 valves, the most durable and the easiest to use. D-rings are now stitched/welded and will never come off (the main raft material will tear first). The collision band (if present) is also welded and will not delaminate. We're so confident in the product that new rafts/catarafts for personal use sold at listed rates come with a warranty of 3 years on manufacturer defects.
Some rafts are in stock in California and Peru. Older used models may also be available. If interested, please inquire.
RAFT DETAILS (4.5 m = 14.7 ft self-bailer):
|A photo of the 2015 model 4.5 m raft is above.
See PHOTO GALLERY of the 4.5m raft (2015)
If ordering a custom raft, 50% payment must be made by May15 (2016) for the batch that will arrive in summer 2016 (or Jan31 for the 2017 batch). Once rafts arrive, they will be shipped to your address or nearest airport (shipping charges vary). Any color is available: blue, red, yellow, orange, green, grey, white, black.
When ready to confirm your order, make your PAYMENT.
|TBD = To Be Determined
If pre-ordering a raft, several custom features are available, including:
- collision band around the outside (extra $100) - if you want that extra protection against punctures/blows from hitting sharp walls/rocks
- drop-stitch floor (extra $200) - less maintenance as no pressure-relief valve required; never have the bulging floor from blown I-beam
- D-rings and footcups (extra $30 each) - if you wish extra D-rings or foot-cups or different placement
|Various 5.0m rafts on the 2016 Bolivia expeditions (SanPedro-Grande). The orange
and green self-bailers have a collision strip (recommended for tough expeditions)
|New 4.5m self-bailer light blue color.|