TouR-6 is a unique, extra-large paddle cat, we always use this boat in our own expeditions.
It has large, 24" (60 sm) diameter, 16'-8" (5 m) long main tubes and 4 cross-tubes for great rigidity and volume.
It can be paddled by 4 or 6 paddlers (and 2 more passengers) and can carry almost a ton.
It is a great alternative to white water rafts, as it offers similar capacity, yet lighter weight and much higher speed and punch-through power.
Paddlers sit "normally", on the main tubes, with legs inside, using foot cups and optional thigh straps to be connected to the boat.
TouR-6 has strong, instant-drainable PVC cocpit, plenty of D-rings, handles, safety side rope and other bells and whistles. As comes standard with all ZelGear boats, every tube has a pressure relief valve.
For outfitters, we offer a commercial version of the same boat using higher-weight PVC fabrics.
TouR-6 is often used commercially in Europe, it showed excellent reliability and has compiled great reviews.
For people who want utra-light boats for expeditions, we offer custom TPU and Vectran versions of TouR-2 that weigh approximately 36 and 45 lbs respectively. TPU is the lightest material available, it is durable, very UV-resistant, punch-resistant, but not as tear-resistant as PVC.
US-made urethan-coated Vectran fabric is not only ultra-light and UV-resistant, but is also super-strong. In fact, Vectran is the strongest boat fabric available on Earth. However, high costs of Vectran will double the basic model price.
If interested in TPU or Vectran, contact us for prices, delivery terms and additional information.
6 inflate valves
6 pressure release valves by Scoprega (Italy)
Permanently welded instant-drain PVC deck with foot cups
Included with purchase:
- carry bag
- hand pump
- repair kit
- 4 cargo straps
- 6 thigh straps