The AIRE Super Puma Self-Bailing Whitewater Raft is a favorite among guides as a play raft and river runner. Aggressive bow and stern rocker paired with a slimmer profile than the average 13' raft makes this boat fast, punchy, maneuverable, and relentless! The Super Puma makes quick work of technical rapids with must-make moves, while also being able to tackle high volume rapids with ease that would be difficult for other 13' designs. Whether you're running a frame or a paddle crew, this boat is sure to leave a smile on your face every time!
While this boat's intention is for whitewater, fisherman also find the slimmer profile perfect for running technical rapids at low water to access fishing spots larger boats cannot.
**Please Note: AIRE Rafts do not include Thwarts in the pricing. Thwarts are $275 each & sold Separately**
AIRE and AIRE Tributary boats are designed based on a component system with urethane chambers ("AIREcells") that are separate from the rest of the boat, rather than chambers that are formed by the welded seams of the outer material of the raft. While this makes the boat a bit heavier, there are superior advantages to this system:
- Field repairs are much easier and effective, since you can access the air chamber by unzipping the PVC outer skin.
- You can patch holes in the outer skin from the inside, making a more effective watertight seal and a less noticeable patch.
- Leaks are extremely uncommon since wear and tear on the outside of the boat doesn't directly affect its ability to hold air.
- In the event that you really cause some damage to the inner air chamber, you can pull it out and replace it; you're not stuck with a patch that is responsible for holding air for the rest of the boat's life.
Well taken care of, these boats last longer than any other PVC boat out there! They are a great investment for a private boater looking for a quality setup at non-Hypalon prices.
AIRE Rafts come in many colors and are not always in stock in all colors. Please call us if you have an immediate need for a specific color before ordering. Build time on out of stock colors varies.
Pro Tip: AIRE Floors are laced in with rope. These boats do not come with the floor installed unless you request it at time of order. There is a $150 lacing fee - Please let us know at time of checkout if you would like the floor installed!
- Bobby Kuepper
- school teacher
- Aire Trib 9.5
- Aire Super Puma
CKS Has a New Customer
I was not planning on buying my Aire Super Puma and Aire Trib 9.5 from CKS; but upon calling Bobby Kuepper at CKS for some information, I soon had 2 new rafts shipped to my home from CKS. Within a week I was on the Alberton Gorge of the Clarke Fork River in my new Trib 9.5, and it was a blast. I haven't had the Super Puma on the water on the water yet, but it arrived as described, the floor already laced in and ready to rock and roll. I am a retired Montana school teacher, so I have no qualms about shopping around for value and good service, Thanks CKS for working with me.
Thanks for the kind message, John! Bobby rocks!