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Information On Boat Orders:


Custom boat orders are built to your specifications and, once started, generally take three to six weeks to complete.

We usually have a few boats in stock as well as occassional discounted boats 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: 571-332-0109


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. We don't currently offer fluorescent colors or metal flake.

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, natural kevlar or deck colored seam).

For an additional cost, we also offer simple two color over-spray designs and separate non-matching seam coloring (see price lists).

At this time, we are not offering custom graphics.

Note: Light colors like white and yellow usually require a thicker coat for satisfactory opaqueness. This will increase the weight of your boat by approximately 0.5 lbs.

Feel free to contact us if you want to discuss your color options or have something else in mind.

PRICING:  We have recently changed our pricing structure to a simpler a la carte menu. Each boat design now has it's own price list. You can order your boat unoutfitted, add outfitting parts that you install yourself, or have us do some or all of the outfitting for you.

We require a 50% down payment to begin a custom order with the balance due prior to shipping.

Review the outfitting selection guides and price lists 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.

Storm Chaser C-1 Outfitting Selection Guide | Storm Chaser C-1 Price List (9/1/2015)

Storm Rider K-1 Outfitting Selection Guide | Storm Rider K-1 Price List (9/1/2015)

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 8.5%.
  • delivery - we travel to paddle at various times throughout the year. Plan things out ahead of time and we can deliver your boat for free if we are coming your direction.
  • truck freight - we ship most of our boats via Fed Ex freight. Typical cost are in the range of $150-$250 to ship terminal to terminal depending on your location. Please contact us for a quote.
  • air freight - fly your boat to a terminal at your local airport. Customers outside of the USA are responsible for any custom fees, duty, and sales tax that may be charged at pickup. Please contact us for a quote.

PACKAGING:  We charge a flat fee of $20 for packaging materials for truck freight shipments within the U.S. For other means of shipping such as international air or ocean freight the boat will typically need to be crated which adds an additional cost.

BOAT SIZING:  Choosing the correct size boat is a personal preference. Generally speaking, select the boat size where your weight falls in the middle of the suggested weight range. If you find yourself near the top/bottom of the recommended range, you might decide to go one size up/down 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.