AT Gauley River Festival 2015, ZelGear LLC has introduced the new type of all-inflatable frameless paddle cat. Two models are offered, R2 and R4, called Beaver-2 and Otter-4. These boats are really cool!
It is the unique new design indeed, with kneeling "russian-style" seats mounted on top of noticeably flattened tubes.
Seats allow for full range of technical strokes and braces that C1 and C2 boaters are accustomed too.
Boats are eye-catchers on a river, they run as technical as K1 and C1 and are beasts in class 5 rapids. You should have seen BeaveR-2 on Pillow Rock on Gauley; it actually scored a Pillow touch.
They are fully built in Europe, no parts or assembly from Asia. Quality is so high that limited lifetime warranty is offered.
Introductory price is only about 1,600 but will be increased in January, 2016. Overall, these are by far the best deal on the market today.
The only issue is that current stock in the US is sold out and there is a waiting list already, so newly ordered boats will be delivered in early 2016.
Check it out here: zelgear