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14' Saturn Cataraft with NRS FrameThe 14' Saturn Whitewater Cataraft was developed for all types of rafting and fishing situations. It is a perfect combination of technical performance, stability and an unbelievable value. It makes a fantastic playboat and is extremely agile for a cataraft of it's size. It was designed to accomodate 1-2 seating positions and still provide adequate storage for multi-day floats.

The 22.5" tubes put you high up on the water and provide nearly 10" of clearance to the waterline. It is incredibly stable and drafts extremely shallow for low water with lot's of rocks. With a load capacity of nearly 1000 lbs, this cat is a perfect gear boat for your overnight float.

When set up with one of our custom whitewater rowing frames the 14' whitewater cataraft is the perfect playboat for Class IV+ whitewater and its' ease of maneuverability will be the envy of your rafting buddies. It's also the perfect size for fishing in tight, narrow canyons with a rower and front or rear casting seat.

The 14' Saturn Cataraft is longer and has larger tubes than our 13' cataraft and is really an ideal size for rowing with 2 separate seating positions and providing a high-back seat for your passenger. It is extremely manageable size whether you're shooting tight rivers or riding high in Class V water.

Our new model catarafts come standard with extra chafe protection on the top tubes along with an additional second layer covering the bottom surface area of each tube (Over 1.8mm PVC where you need the most protection). The 0.9mm PVC tubes and additional protection layers make it one of the toughest on the market today. Each tube has 2 chambers for added protection, well placed exterior valves for easy inflation, 10 perfectly preinstalled D-rings for easy connection of any frame, and comes with our preinstalled upgraded soft rubberized handles. The end cones are custom designed to perfectly match each tube and provide that needed extra protection. Upgraded Leafield C7 valves are now standard and add top of the line quality that can't be beat.

These cataraft tubes do not come standard with a frame. The pictures show NRS custom frames. Package the 14' Saturn Cataraft with any NRS Cataraft Frame (at our reduced 10% off frame/gear pricing) and you’ll have an absolutely perfect setup for leisurely drifting away from reality during your next floating adventure. Call us at (208)350-6572 for custom frame sizes and options.14' Saturn Cataraft with NRS Frame

Raft Specification

Air Chambers:
2 per tube
Carrying Handles:
2 per tube
Center-to-Center Tube Width:
Based on Frame Type
Extra PVC on Top Tubes:
110" x 10"
Length:
16'
Nylon Carrying Bag:
Included Standard
Paddles:
Not Included (Carlisle Paddles in Stock)
Passenger Capacity:
1 - 5
Top Tangent Length:
110"
Tube Diameter:
22.5"
Valves:
Leafield C7
Warranty:
2-Year Included
Weight (Raft):
35 lbs (17 lbs per Tube)
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We are currently mapping the western branch of the Susquehanna now. Thanks!
I just emailed some photos from our Alaska trip last month (feel free to use or post as you like). The iceberg shots were in Alsek Lake near Dry Bay, AK. The river shots without the icebergs were on the Tatshenshini River. Seven of us did a self-supported 140 mile trip over 11 days. Two of our 3 watercraft were Saturns and they served us well!
I love my Saturn raft! My husband Tom and I have been white water kayakers for a long time and we originally purchased our raft for so we could share our river running enthusiasm with friends and family that weren’t hard boaters. On November 7, 2009 our 14.5’ Saturn raft was beer christened as Bertha and she made her maiden voyage as a paddle craft down the McCreery to Thurmond section of the New River in West Virginia. While we have enjoyed many a trip as intended, since then she has taken on a new personality. Bertha has become primarily an oar rig with me as the captain.

A year ago today, March 27, 2010 my grandson, Patrick and I took Bertha down a class II/III section of the Elk river. This was my very first time on the oars and I wish I had a nickel for every time I hollered, “hang on Pat, I don’t think we are going to make it”, but we did and I was hooked.

All summer I practiced rowing, first on class II/III sections of the upper New River and then graduating on to the class IV/V section of the New River Gorge. I was a woman on a mission. Tom and I were lucky enough to receive and invite to join an August trip down the Main Salmon in Idaho and I volunteered to row Bertha as a gear rig for the trip. Before we joined our
Salmon river running buddies Tom and headed out to Colorado for a couple of weeks. While we were there I got to test all that practice on the New River by running the Brown’s Canyon section of the Arkansas. I have a great respect for rivers and in my kayak there is almost always an apprehension when putting on, especially when it’s a river I’ve never run. Not so with Bertha. I couldn’t wait to get on the water and it’s been like that ever since I took up the oars.

At the put in for the Arkansas Tom and I ran into a raft guide who was taking his family out for the day. Tom agreed to help out the newbee kayaker in his group and the guide agreed to show me the raft lines. That trip was a learning experience. I had a great run but realized I didn’t yet have the skills needed to take off down an unfamiliar river without another rower to show me the way. At the take out I was pumped, ready to head on to Idaho and the next rowing adventure.

I was 56 when I did the Salmon trip last year. I rowed every mile with at least one passenger and part of the gear for a 12 party 7 day trip. Being on the river behind the oars every day for a week has ignited a passion, it’s like pouring gasoline on a fire. I already had a love of being on the river from my kayak days but Bertha, my big blue Saturn raft, has magnified that experience 100 fold. When we pulled into the take out at the end of that trip I felt like superwoman and didn’t hesitate to tell everyone so.

I’m still telling everyone about that trip and have a photo me rowing Bertha as my screensaver. I just can’t wait for the next trip and it’s been like that ever since I took up the oars. So much so that over the winter Tom and I bought 2 sets of Saturn Kat tubes. One set of 14 footers and another set of 13 footers. I think Tom sees me having so much fun that he decided we needed to be more than a one “raft” family.

Tom was lucky enough to win a permit for the Salmon Middle Fork for this coming July. Soon the weather will warm here in West Virginia and the local rivers will be calling. I can’t wait to get back on the water and christen our two new Saturn boats. This year I’ll have options while practicing for the next Salmon river trip, hum, do I feel like rowing the raft or a kat? Do I feel like being in a red boat or a blue one? Hum, do I want to row the 14 footer or a 13 footer? Options, and it’s thanks to Saturn that I have them! Bridget Tincher, Happy Saturn Owner
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