AIRE 156D Self-Bailing Raft - The 156D Self-Bailing Raft by AIRE is a big, agile boat that is great for large paddle rafting parties. Part of AIRE's D series, this top performance raft is quick on the water and features "diminished" bow and stern tube diameter to put you close to the action. The diminished tubes at the front and rear have the dual benefits of keeping a paddle captain closer to the water along with better wave punching. The perfect all-around raft for paddle teams it can comfortably fit up to 9 people, it offers excellent maneuverability in challenging conditions, and is also suitable for outfitting with an oar frame (sold separately) for extended trips. The welded PVC outer shell seams and the internal urethane bladders are the foundation of this highly durable self-bailing raft, and the lace-in floor bails water quickly for a safe ride. The zippered tubes allow for easy access to the bladders in case repairs are needed. 12 D-rings offer plenty of room for gear tie-down, and four handles make for easy carrying. The AIRE 156D Self-Bailing Raft is an agile, versatile boat that can accommodate a paddle team-run down the local river or enough gear for an expedition.