William Shakes Beer

As light as can be

Simplicity, flexibility and a lot of fun rolled up into a 4.8 kilo boat!

William Shakes Beer

869.001,154.00

Want to travel the world with as a team ? Then William Shakes Beer, our two-seater packraft is here! Ultralight (4.8 kilos with all the accessories), sturdy, offering a great capacity (240 kilos) it makes paddling a team effort. Family friendly, you can take kids and dogs onto wild rivers, untouched coves and emerald lakes to share the experience!

Do you need to carry a lot of gear? The internal storage system with an airtight 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 by shifting the seat position in no time and you will have more space for that extra gear! If you want a packraft that remains inconspicuous, go for the grey and black model.

Recommended for: Lakes, calm rivers (class I & II). Ship owners that want a lightweight and easy  tender to get to and from their main vessel will find it perfect to stow aboard. It is also a good choice for those looking for a high quality packraft at a lightweight price.

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869.001,154.00

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Want to travel the world with as a team ? Then William Shakes Beer, our two-seater packraft is here! Ultralight (4.8 kilos with all the accessories), sturdy, offering a great capacity (240 kilos) it makes paddling a team effort. Family friendly, you can take kids and dogs onto wild rivers, untouched coves and emerald lakes to share the experience!

Do you need to carry a lot of gear? The internal storage system with an airtight 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 by shifting the seat position in no time and you will have more space for that extra gear! If you want a packraft that remains inconspicuous, go for the grey and black model.

Recommended for: Lakes, calm rivers (class I & II). Ship owners that want a lightweight and easy  tender to get to and from their main vessel will find it perfect to stow aboard. It is also a good choice for those looking for a high quality packraft at a lightweight price.

William in action

Cutting edge innovation

Like a catamaran, the double hull shape on our 2024 model is designed to be stable in all conditions, making it easy and enjoyable for beginners.

The flat bottom  profile  gives a smooth and fast ride. The longer shape keeps you tracking straight.

With three adjustable seating positions, it can be paddled as a two person team or become a one man boat. Comfortable and efficient in all circumstances!

Williams Shakes Beer, packraft biplace léger et solide

It comes with all our latest improvements: a fast inflation valve, a compact EVA foam backrest and a large inflation bag. As always 100% HF welded, 100% made in France.

Our boats are made from high tenacity nylon with double TPU coating. For increased resistance, opt for our Armor fabric (optional), which offers unmatched performance.

Cutting edge innovation

William, packraft biplace ouvert ultra léger

Like a catamaran, the double hull shape on our 2024 model is designed to be stable in all conditions, making it easy and enjoyable for beginners.

The flat bottom  profile  gives a smooth and fast ride. The longer shape keeps you tracking straight.

With three adjustable seating positions, it can be paddled as a two person team or become a one man boat. Comfortable and efficient in all circumstances!

It comes with all our latest improvements: a fast inflation valve, a compact EVA foam backrest and a large inflation bag. As always 100% HF welded, 100% made in France.

Our boats are made from high tenacity nylon with double TPU coating. For increased resistance, opt for our Armor fabric (optional), which offers unmatched performance.

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Technical specifications

A 4 star packraft!

Flexibility

Paddle on your own or as a team, with or without a spraydeck, carrying a bike or a four legged friend. On a lake, rivers from class I to III or the sea!

COMFORT AND SIMPLICITY

A comfy backrest, fast inflation valve, double action hand pump, fast drying for those that don't have space at home (...) everything is made to make life easier!

DURABILITY

Entirely manufactured in France from high density nylon fabric with double TPU coating, William will acompany you on your adventures for years!

LIGHTWEIGHT

4.8 kilos for a two-seater boat. What else?

FAQ

Our Armor fabric is made of high tenacity 420 denier nylon with a double TPU coating. It is extremely tear resistant (+60% compared to the Classic version) and abrasion resistant. It is however heavier than the Classic fabric (+1000 grams for a two-seater).

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 200L 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 that want go on an expedition for several days or weeks and need to bring a large quantity of equipment and provisions. During day trips, it is not essential, but makes life easier. 

Please remember that the zipper needs to be treated delicately and cleaned regularly. Because of this is is excluded from our warranty, like other manufacturers. If you zip is not maintained and becomes 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.

You can choose from the following colour schemes:

– Yellow & Black (Classic Fabric)
– Orange & Black (Classic Fabric)
– Red & Black (Classic Fabric)
– Grey & Black (Classic Fabric)
– Yellow & Black (Armor Fabric, 165€ extra charge)

It is also possible to customise your packraft by choosing the colour of each section. Customisation costs €50. The e-shop does not yet allow you to select the desired colour(s), so please send us a message when you order.

We build your packrafts to your design and therefore have limited stock. Our lead time can vary between 1 to 3 months and is subjected to the volume of orders. The exact delay should be shown on the banner at the bottom of the home page.  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! 

Any questions?

DO YOU HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS? DO YOU WANT TO TEST A WILLIAM SHAKES BEER BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER? CALL US ON +33 7 62 75 95 81 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO OLIVIER[AT]MEKONGPACKRAFT.COM, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP!

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We have packrafts in stock that can be shipped on short notice. For a customised packraft, our lead time is currently 2 months. For more info, drop us an email or give us a call !

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