Raft & Cataraft Frames
Our custom raft frames are made with consideration to the details that matter. This is what we do best: we make livable, durable, low profile, wide decked raft frames for long multi-day trips. Eddyline frames are made for when you are living on and off the boat, loading, unloading, and logging lots of river miles.
Livable & Functional Decks
Comfort is a good thing, and we design our raft frames with this in mind. We work to strike a good balance between maximizing enjoyable deck space for lounging & having lots of cutouts for rigging a wide variety of gear. All frames have wide decks that are barefoot friendly & safe to walk on.
We design & build our raft frames for maximum durability. All decks are reinforced with bars underneath, to distribute the weight & keep the decks from sagging. Optional hatches are framed to keep weight off of the hinges, just in case there is an impromptu dance party on your boat. Floors can be hanging or fixed, so they are a sturdy platform in your footwell.
Since we custom make your raft frame, we can design it in such a way that helps you keep weight low in your boat. The way you outfit your boat, with coolers & boxes & such, is the foundation of your rig. Trying to use as much space down low, in between the tubes of your boat, is key. You should try to have every box type item that is above the frame be a consistent height, no more than 4-5" above the deck plane. This attention to the profile of your bigger "outfitting" pieces will greatly help you rig your gear, as well as make your boat more comfortable to be on.
Raft frame base prices:
3 bay - $1,650
4 bay - $1,750
Above price includes:
Frame made with 1.25” schedule 40 pipe & 1 - 2 adjustable bars. This kind of pipe is lower profile, strong enough, & allows you to make use of NRS style LoPro fittings. It is not anodized which allows welding wherever the build calls for. If left untreated this pipe will oxidize & leave a grayish stain on your raft.
Diamond plate decks. Decks are roughly 1/2 the diameter of your tube size and reinforced with metal framework between the two pipe rails.
Approximately 3 - 4 cutouts/square foot of deck - based on final frame design.
Cutouts for rigging each bay - along outer rail, bimini mount locations, & strap slots.
Four 2 slot rigging rails - for rigging spare oars.
Your choice of 8” or 10” NRS style oar towers.
Cataraft frame base prices:
3 bay - $2,000
4 bay - $2,300
Above price includes:
Everything included with a raft frame - as listed above.
A rigid floor for the rower’s footwell bay.
Additions, extras & options:
SeaDek foam on side decks. ~ $300.
Additional rigging rails. ~ $50 each.
Additional, specialized deck cutouts. Price based on design.
Powder coating. Price based on frame size & overall sq. footage. ~ $350 - $600.
Specialty frames such as frames for rafts with a continuous curve. Price based on design.
Larger frames, over 94” in length, may incur an oversized charge.
Frames made with 1-1/2” schedule 40 pipe. Price based on design.
Fixed, framed hatch. Drop bag not included. ~ $350. For more info on hatch options, check out the hatches, decks & trailer frames page.
Additional floors in bays. Price based on design. For more info on floor options, check out the floors page.
Transom. Price based on design. For more info on transom options, check out the transoms page.
Your imagination, our fabrication. All raft and cataraft frames are custom made to your specifications. Final pricing will be based on the project design and the options you choose. Frame production time varies depending on the time of year and our production queue. Most frames are made within 3 to 8 weeks of a deposit being received.