The AIRE Wildcat Cataraft – One of the Best Solo Cats on the Market
The 13' AIRE Wildcat Cataraft is a high quality solo cat for fun on the river that lets you plow through the waves with great agility and buoyancy.
A Look at the Cat
This model is fitted with 20 D-rings, 4 Carry handles, and quality Leafield™ B-7 valves. The retail warranty is 10 years; the commercial warranty is 5 years.
Features/specs of the AIRE Wildcat Cataraft:
- Length: 13'
- Width: 6' 4"
- Max Frame Length: 84"
- Weight: 59 lbs
- Tube Diameter: 20"
- Bow/Stern Rise: 23.5"
- Waterline: 86"
- Base fabric: 1670
- Tube Material Weight Oz/Yd: 35/43
- Load capacity: 607 lbs
- Hull colors: Blue, Green, Yellow, or Red (purple is a special order color)
- Price: $2,056
- This model ships with the standard pvc fabric but you can request an upgraded Urethane fabric as a special order
AIRE Inflatable Catarafts
A Cat That Suits Your Needs and Personality
The AIRE Wildcat Cataraft features a combination of 1670-denier 35-oz weight on the tubes and 1670-denier 43-oz weight on the bottom using Ferrari Precontraint-coated PVC fabric, a woven-based cloth of high tenacity polyester threads. Inside the tubes are the company’s trademark urethane AIREcells. The four air chambers use superior Leafield B-7 valves. Note: the purchase of this $2,000 cat does not include the frame, seat, and oars which are sold separately. You can custom fit most any NRS cataraft frame to the tubes.
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When you read reviews about this play boat, you get the idea that current owners are very proud of their Wildcats. They have taken the cataraft on Class IV whitewater with no reports of capsizing in any type of water. The Wildcat takes on the waves with great punch and maneuverability. It’s a great performer and built to AIRE specs – making it one of the best solo cats on the market. The long 10-year warranty is your first indication that this is a well-designed craft.
The Right Model for You
Purchase of the 13' AIRE Wildcat Cataraft is for the tubes only so factor in the price of a new frame unless you have an older frame you intend to use. The 607-pound weight capacity includes the frame, seat, oars, gear, and you, so plan accordingly. If you want a play boat as a two-seater boat, we suggest you go with the Ocelot or Jaguarundi in the Performance Series from AIRE. This 13-footer works best as a solo boat so don’t plan on sharing ... and don’t overload it as it will affect performance on the water significantly.
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