Wanted to thank everyone for a 'boat-kickin' Alaska Sportsman's Show in Anchorage this past weekend... all the great compliments, high energy, and customer support.
Two new Pack-Rafts have been introduced by Feathercraft... you may recognize the respected, high-quality name from the world's leader in expedition fold-able sea-kayaks made in Canada.
In the first picture is a 1-person packraft --- all welded urethane construction (fabric is made in USA) built and designed in Canada. Spray skirt with extreme weather resistant zipper including suspenders is welded to the boat. Best feature of this Pack-Raft is 2 chambers with real raft valves plus two mouth inflation valves as well. There are fewer seams, and it is not mitered bow or stern for cleaner looking transition lines on its dimensions. Show price: $900 6 lbs. in a dry-bag w/ 7.4 oz accessory removable/positionable skeg to prevent some of the side to side wagging.
The second larger pack-raft pictured is L 8'6" x W 3'7". At 14 lbs it is bigger... importantly also more rugged fabrication with regards to fabric base cloth & coating. All urethane welded construction. Again two chambers with real raft valves plus two mouth valves. No spray skirt comes attached to this model. This boat does include 2 seats (one w/backrest) pump, 2 Werner oars, a packable/tool-free row frame w/ oar locks, and removable/positionable skeg. Show price: $1700.
Goo Vogt at Alaska WildWater 907-345-4308 in Anchorage is representing the Feathercraft pack-rafts for Alaska.