As light as can be

William Shakes Beer

795.00995.00

Want to travel the world with a team mate ? Then William SHAKES BEER, our two-seater packraft model is here! Ultralight (4.7 kilos), sturdy, offering a great cargo capacity (220 kilos) it makes paddling a team sport. Family friendly, you can take kids and dogs onto wild rivers, untouched coves and emerald lakes sharing the experience! Designed with help from racing teams, its longer shape makes it fast and efficient of flat water.

Do you need to carry lots of gear? The internal storage system with an airtight Tizip zipper is available as an option. Has your partner not been able to make it and you want to paddle on your own? That's not a problem, William can be converted to a single seater in no time!

Recommended for: Lakes, calm rivers (class I & II in warm weather), Sailors that want a lightweigh and easy to stow dinghy to get to and from their main ship. It is also a good choice for those looking for a high quality packraft at a lightweight price.

William Shakes Beer

795.00995.00

Want to travel the world with a team mate ? Then William SHAKES BEER, our two-seater packraft model is here! Ultralight (4.7 kilos), sturdy, offering a great cargo capacity (220 kilos) it makes paddling a team sport. Family friendly, you can take kids and dogs onto wild rivers, untouched coves and emerald lakes sharing the experience! Designed with help from racing teams, its longer shape makes it fast and efficient of flat water.

Do you need to carry lots of gear? The internal storage system with an airtight Tizip zipper is available as an option. Has your partner not been able to make it and you want to paddle on your own? That's not a problem, William can be converted to a single seater in no time!

Recommended for: Lakes, calm rivers (class I & II in warm weather), Sailors that want a lightweigh and easy to stow dinghy to get to and from their main ship. It is also a good choice for those looking for a high quality packraft at a lightweight price.

Internal Storage

Yes (+120€), No

Colours

Yellow & Black, Grey & Black, Camouflage (+80€)

WHO IS WILLIAM

Because the best adventures need to be shared. William Shakes Beer is our two seater packraft. Weighing less than 5 kilos, he will make no trouble in your backpack.

Best suited for calm rivers, lakes and coastal paddling, William will be at your side.

Available in different colour choices and customisable on demand.

Technical specifications

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains.

CONSTRUCTION
We don't use a drop of glue to stick our boats together: each piece of fabric is completely welded to the rest using high frequency welding, a technology capable of giving the best results in terms of strength and durability. Each weld is actually stronger than the fabric itself.

Tri-axial reinforcements in 210 denier nylon are welded all around the interior of the packraft to better distribute the forces on the boat and guaranty a strong structure.

MATERIALS
In the Classic version, William's sidewalls are made of 210 denier high tenacity nylon with a double coat of TPU. The floor is 840 denier nylon with a double TPU coating, which is extremely resistant to abrasion.

In the Armor version, William is built with 420 denier high tenacity nylon with double TPU coating sidewalls. The floor is 840 denier nylon, also with an abrasive resistant double TPU coat.

Our packrafts are fitted with D7 Leafield valves, the most robust and durable valve around. The D7 therefore has a lifetime warranty.

We use Superseal Tizip's™ for the optional internal storage system as well as stainless steel buckles for the tie downs. Our cushions come with one way, low profile, valves that have a quick deflation tab.

INTERNAL STORAGE (OPTION)
Planning on going for multi day expeditions and need to carry a lot of gear and supplies? Go for the internal storage system and you will be able to store extra kit inside the boat.

Included items

Each William Shakes Beer packraft comes with the following accessories:
- Inflation bag
- Inflatable seats (x2)
- Backrest (x2)
- Straps (x2)

Size and weight

External length : 315 cm / Internal Lenght: 210 cm
External width at hips: 92 cm / Internal width at hips: 37 cm
Tube diameter: 28 cm
Packraft weight: 3975g / Accessoires weight: 755g/ Total weight: 4730g
Maximum charge capacity: 220 kg

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HOW TO CHOOSE MY PACKRAFT ?

We build your packrafts to your design and therefore have limited stock. Our lead time can vary from one to five months but is subjected to the volume of orders. If you would like to find out the exact delay, please give us a call. In any case, if you have a trip or expedition coming up with a cut-off date, it’s best to order as early as possible!

Available colours to choose from:
– Yellow & Black
– Grey & Black
– Camouflage (80€ extra)
– Orange & Black (Armor fabric, 165€ extra)

It is also possible to completely customise the look of your boat, by adding a 50€ surcharge. Until our e-shop is modified, please state your desired colours in the comments when you order.

The internal storage system consists of an airproof zipper (Superseal by Tizip) that is welded to the back of your packraft. By opening the zip you have access to the inside of the boat and can store you gear (tent, sleeping bags, backpack…) safely. Think about it like turning your packraft into a giant dry-bag. You have over 150L to store your gear. More than enough space for even those that can’t leave home without the kitchen sink. Zip it up and you are off!

The internal storage system is extremely practical for those who go on an expedition over several days or weeks and need to bring a large quantity of equipment and provisions. It is also of great interest during bike-rafting outings where the front of the packraft is already occupied by your bike. During day trips, it is not so essential, but simplifies life.

Please remember that the Tizip needs to be treated delicately and cleaned regularly. Because of this is is excluded from our warranty, like other manufacturers. If you zip is damaged or dirty it will leak slightly. In conclusion, if you are not someone who is not very careful with their equipment, maybe you should think carefully about adding this option.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Designed and made in France

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains.

We have chosen to innovate and build locally for multiple reasons. Foremost, it allows us to control all parts of the fabrication process to tailor to our customers needs and use the best materials. We also do our best to reduce our environmental impact.

High quality materials

We choose the best materials in order to manufacture first in-class and durable products.

Our suppliers are leaders in their respective fields.

FIX IT. KEEP IT

A piece of metal has punctured your packraft ? Take it easy, we offer a repair service on our models. Your packraft will leave our workshop brand new, with just a scar. Call it a sign of your adventure!

OUR COMMITMENTS

Designed and made in France

Our packrafts are handcrafted in our workshop, based in the south of France, between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains. We have chosen to innovate and build locally for mutiple reasons. Foremost we keep control all parts of the fabrication process, we can use first -in-class and durable products, and we aim to reduce the environmental impact.

High quality materials

We choose the best materials in order to manufacture first -in-class and durable products. Our suppliers are leaders in their respective fields.

Fix it. Keep it.

A piece of metal has punctured your packraft ? Take it easy, we offer a repair service on our models. Your packraft will leave our workshop brand new, with just a scar. Call it a sign of your adventure!

You still have questions ? You want to customise your packraft, choosing the colour of each section, or add tie-downs ? You would like to try a boat before ordering ? Call us at +33 762 759 581 or send us an email at olivier[at]mekongpackraft.com, we will be happy to help !

Get 10% discount on all accessories (paddle, PFD, drysuit, helmet…) when ordering a packraft !

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SORRY, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT A little!

Because we had many orders lately and every packraft is handcrafted in our french workshop, our current lead time for a packraft is about 3 months.

We have a few boats in stock, feel free to contact us by email or on the phone, we may have the boat you need ! 

If you want to be informed of our lead time evolution, leave us your email address below.

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