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12'6" Saturn Whitewater Raft

12'6" Saturn Whitewater Raft

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Saturn 12'6" Whitewater Raft with NRS Custom Frame Package

This product was prototyped for the last 2 years by fishing guides and outfitters around the country and the reviews were greater than any product we've prototyped before. It's an incredibly customized fishing maching and the new self-bailing floor makes it capable of running Class IV whitewater. There simply isn't anything like it and the custom features come at an incredible introductory value through the summer of 2019. We had three production orders in 2018 and they each sold out before we were even able to produce the retail product page, it's that POPULAR. We have never created a product that has generated so much buzz in the rafting/fishing community and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. There simply isn't a better combination fishing/whitewater machine on the market, regardless of price.

If you are looking for the smallest whitewater raft that with a self-bailing floor and capability to comfortably hold 3 adults, you've found the perfect product. The overall weight is under 85 lbs and the raft rolls up easily into a compact 40"x24"x8" (or 24"x24"x20") space. The 12'6" length, 54" width, 6" thick inflatable dropstitch floor (rated over 10 psi!), 15.5" tube diameters, 4 exterior tube chambers, Leafield C7 valves, and 1.5mm extra thick bottom floor covering (wraps 1/2 way up the side tubes for additional protection) are just a few of the customized features allowing this raft to do many things others cannot.

12'6" Saturn Soloquest Whitewater Raft - Alaska Fishing Guide

The 12'6" Saturn Soloquest Raft was specifically designed for boaters who venture out to battle the toughest river conditions with the courage to take on new river sections, spring/fall water levels, and rocky shallow conditions. The long waterlines, extremely rigid self bailing drop-stitch air floor, large tube diameters and increased width provide added stability and comfort in tight conditions. 

The 12'6" Saturn Soloquest Raft includes a floor which provides 70% more protection for the entire bottom surface of the raft. The revised floor design provides over 2.4mm of protection where you need it. The 5-layer PVC floor provides a significantly stronger surface when slamming around in the rocky conditions. You can target those bows, cuts, browns and smallies without having to worry about avoiding all rock and debris.

The 12'6" Saturn Soloquest Raft now comes standard with 2 removable thwarts, exterior D-rings, rubberized handles for easy carrying, chaffing protection on the top sides of the exterior tubes, 1 repair kit, carrying bag and our standard 3 year warranty.

Additional Product Components

New 2017 12'6' Saturn Whitewater Raft - Custom 3 Seat NRS Fishing Frame

  • Heavy duty 1,100 Dtex High Strength PVC fabric coated on both side with 1100 g/m2, 0.9mm (1.3mm PVC used in the dropstitch floor and 1.5mm PVC used on the bottom of the raft).
  • Fabric is extra thick, puncture and abrasion resistant.
  • 6" thick Outfitter patented high-pressure air deck floor (rated over 10 psi!)
  • Towing/securing D-rings (front, back and sides).
  • Upgraded Leafield C7 Air Inflation Valves (highest quality in the world)
  • Accessories: Paddle, 1 repair kit and 1 carry bag.
  • Upgraded hand pump now included.
  • Raft length increased to 12'6" (6" longer)
  • Raft width increased to 54" (8" wider)
  • Exterior tube diameters increased to 15.5"
  • Inside width increased to 23"
  • Top tangent length with extra frame wear protection layer (90" x 4" wide)
  • Overall kick of 19.75" (bow and stern rise to top of tube)
  • Weight - 79.5 lbs
  • Inflatable Outfitter dropstitch floor is produced with 1.3mm PVC and also increased in total thickness to 6" (4" is intalled on standard 12' Raft/Kayak)
  • Bottom protection 1.5mm thick black PVC stretched to cover full bottom surface area and half way up the exterior tubes for added protection where it's needed the most.
  • 5 Heavy-duty 2" D-rings installed for frame strapping (replaced 1" standard D-rings)
  • Width increased to 54"
  • Additional soft rubber/nylon lifting handles added
  • Circular wear patches installed on bottom surface cornes for triple wear protection
  • Stainless steel lifting handle installed on the front of the raft for carrying and frame strapping
  • Top chafe / frame wear pad installed on top of both side tube and rear of the raft
  • Solid black rub strake added to protect side tubes and bottom PVC covering wrap
  • 4 (four) exterior air chambers installed for added safety (only 2 exterior air chambers in the 12' Saturn Raft/Kayak)
  • Designed specifically for frame packages and rowing option ( frame packages sold separately)
  • Interior thwarts that were originally removed, now included in 2017 version12' Saturn Raft/Kayaks Supporting a successful Alaska Moose Hunt! No better test for durability and performance.


This is a unique product that can cover all sorts of uses and many of our customers are looking for a very narrow raft option that can handle tightly constrained rivers as seen in the picture above on a successful moose hunt in Alaska (the pictures shows our standard 12' Saturn Raft/Kayak which is a similar product but without all of the upgrades shown above). Many of our customers have begun using it with a rowing frame and we have provided several custom NRS rowing frames to suite their needs. The most popular frame we have customized is a modified two (or 3) seat fishing frame which is shown in the pictures below on the brand new 2018 12'6" Saturn Whitewater Raft. It's a truly awesome setup and with a package price just over $2,400 it's an incredible value.

A video of this frame setup was also submitted on YouTube and can be seen here. 

Components of the custom NRS rowing frame package in the video include:

  • (2) 88" Side Rails with LoPro's
  • (5) 39 3/8" Customized Cross Bars with LoPro's
    • You can remove 2 of these Cross Bars if you don't desire the drybox/cooler slot
  • (2) NRS Universal Seat Mounts (Front and Center Rowing Seats Shown)
  • (1) High-back Padded Swivel Seat (Front)
  • (1) Low-back Padded Drainhole Seat (Center)
  • (1) NRS Frame Stern Mount with Highback Drainhole Seat (Small Size - 32")
  • (1) Pair of NRS Frame 10" Oar Mounts
  • Optional Gear:
    • ​(1) NRS Raft Stern Frame Anchor System
    • (1) Pair of NRS Mini Aluminum Oarlocks
    • (1) Canyon Camping Dry Box
    • (2) Carlisle 2-Piece Economy Oar (7.5' Length)
      • ​Recommended Upgrade to Cataract 2-Piece Mini Mag Oars for Class III+ Whitewater
    • (2) Oar Rights
    • (2) NRS Small Molded Oar Sleeve

2016 Prototype Model 12'6" Custom NRS Fishing Frame

Raft Specification

Air Chambers:
3 + 2
Carrying Handles:
Center-to-Center Tube Width:
Extra PVC on Top Tubes:
4" x Full Wrap Except Rear Tangent
Interior Width:
Nylon Carrying Bag:
2 Kayak Paddles Included
Passenger Capacity:
Removable Thwarts:
Rubber Strake Protection:
Included Standard
Self Bailing Floor:
Outfitter Model (over 10 PSI!)
Top Tangent Length:
Tube Diameter:
Leafield C7
3-Year Now Included (New for 2017)
Weight (Raft):
75 lbs
Loving the Rafts! Check out my latest video of a two trip through the salt River Canyon wilderness. We floated 15 miles of river, it was an epic adventure with plenty of wildlife. My only complaint was the cheap seats I bought at Walmart haha. Im going to have to get the nrs seats before my next trip.
This is my newest video highlighting the solo quest raft and my new nrs frame. The boat handles really well and I am super happy with the setup so far. I tied some rod holders to the frame with paracord, it holds five rods and only cost me about 20 dollars. Feel free to use the video if you want. More fishing video to come in a few weeks. I have pictures of this day as well, let me know if you want a few.
After receiving the raft and all the parts from NRS, I finally had time to test fit and put everything together.

I have included several pictures for you to look at (blue raft on trailer in pictures). Once I had the frame on the raft, I was able to make several adjustments in terms of space and legroom. The rear anchor system looks great and I am using a 15 lb anchor.

With the total weight of the raft and the NRS system, turns out my wife and I decided to get a utility trailer for transport to and from the water. The trailer does make things much easier.

I'll be taking it up to the Sierra's in July to test it out.
Here is a link to our fishing trip on the verde river in az. I did not get a frame on the raft yet but It was an amazing boat. Idk if this video could be used for advertisement but I just thought i would share it with you. I'm very pleased with both of my boats. I'll send you pictures of this trip later this week, I have to go through my camera first. I have a few other trips on other arizona rivers planned in the next year, so more more videos and pictures to come in the future.
Five Stars - Great raft for the price
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