Vanguard Raft

Our Price: $3,395.00
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Designed for Commercial Outfitter use, featuring 1100 Denier PVC Coated Polyester base fabric, 4000 denier asymmetrically coated floor, an additional Full Wrap of 1100 Denier Polyester boat fabric up to the Rubstrake, Full Top Tube Chafe Strip and bottom Chafe Runners . . . all to withstand daily commercial wear and tear. 

What does the above information really mean?  Vanguard rafts can hit a lot of rocks, take a beating and will last a long time!

Our Venture Series of Inflatable Boats have the features that professional outfitters, guides, and private boaters are talking about.

Integrated Structural Design for stiffness, durability, light weight, & superior tracking.

Quality of construction

Outstanding value for your money!

1100 denier rated tube fabric on all boats & IK's

Full Wrap of 1100 denier tube fabric 

4000 denier/65 ounce asymmetrically coated PVC floor fabric

Attached Self Bailing Floors

Bow & Stern Handles Standard

Leafield Valves [C-7 & A-6]

Two thwarts standard

Multiple thwart attachment positions 

Select for a closer look at the valves, chafe strips, D-rings, and seam construction, etc.

Colors are subject to changes and prices based on product availability.

WHAT SIZE?

13' - Affordable small commercial raft for technical and low flow waters for up to 8 people. Ideal professional fishing platform for streams [guide & 2 clients]

14' 2" - The Commercial Outfitter & Guide’s moneymaker. Great capacity for up to 10 people. Ideal professional fishing platform for rivers [guide & 2 clients]

16' - Perfect as a Commercial or Family Gear/Oar boat or Big Water Paddle Raft for up to 12 people.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Length  16'  Width Outside 7' 01" Inside 44"      Tube Dia. 21"

Weight 175 lbs. Bow & Stern Rise 34"  D-Ring 12  Crew Cap. 12

 

 

Boat Length Outer Width Inner Width Tube Diam. Weight Crew Cap.        
13' 6' 1" 34" 18" 128 8        
14' 2" 6' 8" 39" 21" 144 10        
15' 6' 8" 39" 21" 171 10        
16 7' 1" 44" 21"/18" 175 12        
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 WHAT SIZE?

 

13' - Affordable small commercial raft for technical and low flow waters for up to 8 people. Ideal professional fishing platform for streams [guide & 2 clients]

14' 2" - The Commercial Outfitter & Guide’s moneymaker. Great capacity for up to 10 people. Ideal professional fishing platform for rivers [guide & 2 clients]

16' - Perfect as a Commercial or Family Gear/Oar boat or Big Water Paddle Raft for up to 12 people.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 "...I've run the VG's on the Grand Canyon and here in Colorado. They have incredible performance with superior tracking. The quality of construction is outstanding. But its the price that makes these boats an unbeatable value!"

-Greg Kelchner Owner, Timberline Tours Vail, CO

"In purchasing 25 rafts and IK's last season we at OARS made a smart business decision. They are a genuine value! In our South & Middle Fork operation our guides love the performance and said the VG's definately gave our customers a lot wetter ride." 

Lannie Yeager, Regional Manager OARS Coloma, CA

"After running the VG's the past 2 seasons we are converting our fleet to VG's. In my opinion they are the best raft design on the market...superior tracking & air retention, great colors, flawless seams, stiffness and a wet ride but...the biggest bonus is the great price."  Gary Shoenecker, Owner High Desert River Outfitters Maupin, OR

"Bio-Bio's purchase decision for our fleet of VG IK's was based upon the low price, however what really impressed us is the durability and that we can safely run the beginning paddlers down Class III+ & CLass IV water on the Futalefu in Patagonia."  Marc Goddard, Owner Bio-Bio Expeditions, Patagonia, Chile

"We have used seven 14-16 foot rafts on the Smith, Missouri, Snake and Blackfoot Rivers(even during low flows at drag levels) and have found them to hold up and handle well while costing considerably less than similar high quality rafts. The VENTURE line initially caught our attention with its good looks and sheer thickness of its material, however, the deal clincher was the price!"  Craig Madsen, Owner & Guide Montana River Outfitters, Great Falls, MT

More Testimonials:

"The Vanguard is one of the best tracking, yet most responsive raft I have ever guided."

-Curtis Gray, Owner & Guide, River & Rock Adventures

“My 12’ VG is a Porsche!”

-Scott Anderson, Owner, River Skills Center

“Excellent tracking yet very responsive”

-Greg Fleming, Professional Guide, Dinosaur River Expeditions

"From close examination I could tell the Vanguard VENTURE is a well made raft but this was confirmed when my guides used the boat for guide training."

-Dan Buckley lll, Tributary Whitewater Tours

"The Vanguard moves very well on the water and in the bony sections, I was able to scoot around rocks like I was in a drift boat"

-Matt Hansen, Professional Fly Fishing Guide

FrontierPlay assumes no responsibility or liabililty for injury or death associated with any rafting, kayaking, or other items purchased from us.

 

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