Your searching for a unicorn in my view.
I own a mini max....GREAT r2 boat......not so good with more....can you raft it with 3-5 folks....yep...but the preformace is greatly reduced compared with a 13 for that many,
Can you r2 a 13 ? Yep....,.but ...the preformace is greatly reduced compared to a shredder, puma, mini max or other r2 boat.
Buy a true r2 boat, shredder, puma, mini max
Rent a larger raft for the times you need a bigger boat
I own two r2 boats righr now....a paddlecat and mini max
Both are great r2 boats
Paddlecat is lighter, packs smaller, and can be checked as airline luggage with no weight penalty. .sub 50lbs.
Mini max....an even better r2 boat...even faster turning than a paddle cat. Still small and light compared to everything else other than the paddlecat and shredders.
Pumas ...also great r2 boats....heavier and much more bulky than other R2 boats...but very capable boats....yeah American made boats !
If money is not an issue buy the mini max....very few used ones...so you will likly have to buy it new.
Pumas, paddlecats, and shredders can be found used....my paddlecat is listed for sale right now
Welcome to colorado..,..I grew up in chanhasen....when you get out here, be happy to make a 2 boat r2 trip with you some time.
Also runs like browns canyon, royal gorge....are really day trips I have never seen anyone carry a kayak on there raft on these runs, unless it was an emergency situation. Most folks run either a kayak or a raft...not like on the grand where it is common to see a kayak with its driver riding on a raft.
Due to our cold water it is difficult for the river boarders to due these runs without raft support for warmth. ....but...,..I have seen groups of 5+ riverboarders run browns without raft support.
Hope to meet you on the river some time