We don't often let our Packrafts go with our fleet needing to grow for to meet demand over the last few years. However, we are now in a position where we can pass on some of older rafts to folks looking to get into packrafting.
These rafts are all Alpackas, which means they are built to last. They have had long and illustrious career with us, some of them lasting a staggering 10-12 years of commercial use. Inflation systems have advanced since their design to a point where it is impacts the flow of our trips having to explain two different inflation systems to our clients. We have updated so all our fleet have the same system which means we have some rafts we can let go.
Whilst these rafts have not had an easy life, it is testement to their quality that they are still good to go. Some have had occasional running repairs but all done by professionals and have been given a full service prior to being put up for sale.
These boats will need to go to a good home with owners willing to take care of them and maintain them in order to keep them good for another 10 years!
The first Whitewater boat we owned as a company. Thigh straps installed and an aftermarket tizip. Comes with whitewater deck, flation bag, combing for deck. The zip took some time to install and isn't pretty, but at time of sale in airtight.
Size Large 2016 alpacka classic.
Blue came into our fleet second hand with the warning that it would need maintainence due to an after market tizip installation. It was like we were being warned he would be a problem child.... but he's been nothing of the short. Blue has been a stalwart in our fleet.
Rally hull, self bailing with after market tizip, thigh straps and back band. Great outfitting and solid packraft. Only being sold as it's go the older style infaltion system. Sick boat. You're my boy Blue.
One of the OG packrafts from our fleet. Came into our stewardship in 2014 and has taken a kicking and kept on ticking. Originally a Large Classic, Old Yella has been pimped out to be a whitewater weapon. Comes as a self Bailer with back band, 4 point thigh straps and thigh straps. No Tizip on this one, but comes with the "Pack-tach" system for bow attachement of bags. Alternatively Twin Needle can install a tizip as the official Alpacka repair partners for $300.
Probably had the easiest life of all of the packrafts of this age. Originally bought in as part of the fleet back in the day but then used as part exchange for the services of Julian Apps, the famous photographer.
Jules used it sparingly until he realised he wasn't using it enough and put it up for sale. We snaffled it up, keen to reunited with what we knew to be an awesome adventure enabler!
Jules might be old now but she's not got many miles on her. Real bargain this one.
If this one doesn't sell it belongs in a museum. This raft was home made by Nick Ozard and Craig Baker, who for years was the go to repair person for cheap Chinese knock off rafts like Blue Duck. Craig's skills are obvious as he made this from scratch, including some innovations that even the commercial manufacturers haven't cottoned onto yet.
Nick did a course with us then promptly announced to the world that he'd got a packraft and quit his job and was in search for paddle partners. Nick's packrafting exploits were prolific and took him on al the classics on NZ and maybe even a few Packrafting first descents.
Airtight right now but it'll need someone who is happy to undertake running repairs. That's reflected in the price. What isn't reflected in the price is the history. This thing is dripping in it! Comfortably one of the coolest and most unique packrafts in the New Zealand, if not the world.
The Green Goblin
Another packraft that was purchased second hand from a visiting Alaskan. Too good an opportunity to pass up, we bought it up and starting using it as part of our fleet.
Stella boat. No repairs and a tizip that was fitted by Twin Needle in Christchurch. A rare medium Gnarwhal with additional tie down points on the stern that leant itself well was a guide boat as swimmers could grab the additional line we could attach. Reluctant sale... but we have a buyer in mind so we've put it up.
The Heir to the Hollyford
This large first generation of Gnarwhal was originally used as a guide packraft on the hollyford/Pyke for years. Legend has it it know those rivers so well now that you just whisper in it's bow and away it goes wtihout needing to be paddled.
Used as a guide boat for us too until the Wolverine came out and we made the change out of curiosity. Aftermarket Tizip that isn't pretty but at time of sale is air-tight. Two repairs in it's history, one before we had it which hasn't leaked and one we have done which has also proved bombproof. The zip cab be replaced by twin needle in Christchurch for $300 or left as is.
Other Second Hand Packraft For Sale
We don't currently have any other second hand boats for sale, however we do make second hand boats available to our course graduates eat the end of the season when they come up. Join our courses if you'd like to get notified when second hand packrafts become available in NZ.
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