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Information On Boat Orders:

 

Custom boat orders are built to your specifications and, once started, generally take between four and eight weeks to complete.

We occassionally have discounted boats in stock which can ship out immediately. Contact us for current availability.

Think about the following regarding your boat order and then send us an email or give us a call to discuss the details.

Send emails to: orders@riverelf.com

Or, call us at: 256-801-0109

 

COLORS: See our basic color palette to view standard color options. We can also mix most any natural hue that you desire. We will do our best to match what you want but exact tones are not guaranteed. Be a bit flexible with us.

When ordering, specify either a solid color design (same color deck/hull/seam) or a simple two color design (solid deck color, solid hull color, uncolored kevlar seam).

Other color options are available with our Premium Layups.

Note: Light colors like white, yellow, orange and red usually require a thicker coat for satisfactory opaqueness. This will increase the weight of your boat by about 1 lb.

 

LAYUP: We currently offer three layup options for our boats:

Standard, Premium, and Premium-FD. See our layup table for a quick comparison.

 

PRICING:  To offer you cost flexibility, we utilize a simple a la carte price structure. You can order your boat unoutfitted, add outfitting parts that you install yourself, or have us do some or all of the outfitting installation for you.

Occasionally, we also have refurbished outfitting parts available at a deep discount.

We require a 50% down payment to begin work. The balance is due prior to shipping.

Review the outfitting selection guides and price summary below to decide the best option for you: whether you want an empty boat that you outfit and customize yourself, the convenience of a fully outfitted boat that's ready to hit the water upon arrival, or something in between.

 

TIMING:  Boat orders generally take three to eight weeks (from the start date) to complete depending on the amount of outfitting work requested. Unoutfitted boats usually take 3-4 weeks. Fully outfitted boats take 5-8 weeks.

We will give you an estimated start date prior to ordering. If we are busy, your start date may be later than your order date. Your order date and down payment puts you in the queue for the next available start date.

 

SHIPPING/DELIVERY:  There are a number of ways to get your new boat to you. Some are more expensive than others and your choice depends on how soon you want it. Contact us to discuss your options. Here are a few of the more common ones:

  • meet-up - we currently do not have a retail outlet but we can arrange to meet you nearby if you are in North Alabama. Please note that transactions that occur within the state of Alabama are subject to sales tax of 9.5%.
  • free delivery - we travel to paddle at various times throughout the year. Plan things out ahead of time and we'll deliver your boat for free to a nearby river.
  • paid delivery - sometimes we have several boats that need to go to the same general geographical area. For a small cost (less than truck freight), we deliver your boat along with the boats of other customers to your region. By sharing the transport costs among several customers, we can offer a cheaper solution than truck freight. If you arent in a hurry, this may be a good option.
  • truck freight - we ship most of our boats via Fed Ex freight. Please note that LTL freight shipping prices have nearly doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact us for a quote.

 

BOAT SIZING:  Selecting the boat size that is best for you comes down to several factors and personal preferences. Generally speaking, select the size where your weight (and for kayaks, height) falls in the middle of the suggested range. If you find yourself near the top or bottom of the recommended range, you might decide to go one size up or down respectively depending on your own personal paddling style and what's most important to you. Send us your height and weight when you order and we'll help you decide what size is best for you.