Best Uses: River rapids, sport boating, great for transporting gear and passengers
- Length 14’
- Tube Diameter 25”
- Weight 72 lbs.
- Number of Air Valves: 6
- Number of D-Rings: 16
- Number of Handles: 4
- Maximum Frame Length: 132”
- Warranty: 10 years
Optional Accessories: The frame and straps are sold separately. NRS offers 10% off accessories when purchased with a boat.
Boat Material: Pennel Orca (Hypalon) – UV, chemical and abrasion resistant
Pros: Offers great stability and agility, excellent quality, well made, very strong, high quality valves, lots of D-rings, several air chambers in each pontoon offer maximum security
Cons: A little on the heavy side, frame is not included in price
Available At: NRSweb.com – NRS 14’ River Cataraft
More Detailed Info
The NRS 14’ River Cataraft is in a league of its own. Quite different from the other pontoon boats we have reviewed, this one is built for extreme fun, extreme performance, agility and stability.
It is designed to be able to tackle rapids smoothly.
The pontoon tubes are constructed with the highest quality material. Consequently they are strong, resilient and UV, chemical and abrasion resistant. They can withstand a lot of abuse.
This cataraft is made for the river. Adding a frame size of your choice means you can customize it for your needs.
It can be used for solo paddling, transporting passengers, overnight camping trips or hauling gear from one end of the river to the other.
It will handle whatever you throw at it.
The 25” tubes are precisely sized and have a continuous curve. Their design enhances maneuverability and keeps you floating high even under heavy loads.
They have extended wear patches on the tops. The tubes will allow for frames up to 11’ long.
Each tube has 3 air valves which adds a huge amount of security in an emergency situation. If you ever get a leak in one air valve, there are several more that will safely get you back to shore.
The tubes have 16 D-rings – 8 on each side. These stainless steel D-rings are used to attach your frame.
Setup and Portability
Inflating the tubes only takes a few minutes. It can easily be done with a hand pump but it is far more ideal to use an electric pump.
Attaching the frame is easy with straps and the D-rings. Once attached, the frame is completely secure and solid.
Transporting the deflating tubes is extremely convenient. They are a little heavy at 72 lbs. but they can still easily be taken anywhere.
Basically if you are looking for a high quality, high performance river inflatable pontoon boat, this NRS 14’ cataraft is top of the line.
Pricier than the other models on this site, it is truly in a different class. It’s an awesome vessel that is not only convenient but also extreme in every sense of the word.
It offers extreme fun, extreme performance, extreme stability, extreme quality and extreme agility for riding river rapids. It is consistently is rated five stars by consumers who have this boat.
Where To Buy
NRSweb.com offers 10% off all accessories when purchased with a boat. We have found that they have the best deal on this river cataraft.