A custom fit frame does not need to take months to build. In fact, we usually have your frame built within the same week you order it. We have worked tirelessly on our process and modular design to streamline our business. This allows for repetitive and repeatable quality control and short lead times. It won't take you long to realize that Recretec delivers the best quality and the best value raft and cataraft frames in the industry.
Get Used To Being The Envy Of The River
Features That Make it a Recretec
Quick Latch Modular Design
This is the key to the Recretec system. Two half-turn latches that open up endless possibilities. Whether you want to have different modules for different things like a drybox for multi-day that you swap out for a bench seat for day trips. Or, just a fast way to take your frame apart to make the boat lighter so you can load it onto the trailer. The days of 400 straps are gone when you choose Recretec.
The Lightest Frames Available
Our frames are designed to have some flex & articulation built in. Think about a suspension bridge. If it was too rigid it would be popping rivets and welds every time the wind blew. Instead it sways and moves with the wind rather than trying to fight it. Same goes for our frames with big water. Rather than being welded together at every joint, we use quick release pins which allows that flex & articulation. Why go through the trouble you ask? Because we can use much lighter materials like our exclusive thin walled rectangular tubing. Also, your frame disassembles with no tools because of the pins. Now add to that our quick release dry boxes to quickly lighten the load even further. Genius might be going a little too far, but we don't think it's a stretch to say its the best design you can buy.
Dual Rail Design
Our dual rail design adds a few key benefits. We can add diamond plate making it extremely easy to walk around the boat. Also, since our end caps are contoured to the shape of a boat, you get an extremely solid fit to the point where you think you might not even need straps. Suddenly every stroke you take feels fantastic because you're not losing any power to your frame moving independently of your boat.
Fast Breakdown: No tools needed
Storing your boat for the winter? Flying into a remote launch site? Maybe you don't have a truck and need to inflate your boat at the river? No matter the case, you'll be thankful you chose a Recretec frame. Quick release and lightweight is the name of the Recretec game. No more undoing bolts and sliding heavy tubing apart and wondering if you'll get it back together the same way. Our frames can be disassembled and reassembled in minutes and they'll be setup exactly the same every time.
Adjustability on The Fly
Adjustability is one of the key features that makes Recretec really stand out from the pack. Sliding seats, Multiple heights of oar towers that move forward & back & quick adjust footbars. The combination of the three allows just about anybody from 6'8" to 4'11 row your boat.
Industry Best Drybox Design
We bend, fold, cut, punch, rivet & weld every single drybox in house. Our raised lip design ensures extremely rigid structure allowing us to use lighter weight aluminium. More importantly, it makes it impossible for water to get in. Add to that our specially sourced Poron closed cell gasket and you have the finest boxes money can buy.
Choose Your Color
We happen to own a powder coating shop so we can oversee the quality control in our process from the first weld to the final finish. We have some standard colors and endless custom colors to choose from. If you're like us and hate all those black marks on your boat from other aluminium frames, powder coating is the way to go.
44 Years of Getting Our Hands Dirty
Craftsmanship The Old School Way
TIG Welded Top Grade Aluminium
We TIG weld all of our frames together with 6061/6063 aircraft grade aluminum & our boxes with 5052 marine grade aluminium. They are built to last a lifetime.....two or three lifetimes in fact. We hope your grandkids will be floating down a river with your frame.
The Best Hardware Money Can Buy
If we don't build it ourselves, we make sure to source only the best quality products on the market. From our cast and billet pieces all the way down to fasteners and gaskets. Quality is our number one priority.
Custom Casted End Caps
We cast our end caps to be lightweight and strong. They are the foundation for our double rail frame system.
Lightweight Exclusive Rectangular Tubing
We TIG weld all of our frames together with 6061/6063 aircraft grade aluminum. They are built to last a lifetime.....two or three lifetimes in fact. We hope your grandkids will be floating down a river with your frame.