A Palapa is the name given to the shade structures common across Central American and Carribean Beaches. Many a cool beverage and island breeze have passed through the timbers and thatched rooves.
Drawing on our own passion for relaxing on the water with our favorite beverage and the success of our now legendary Shoal Tent, we developed what we think is the perfect way to enjoy the water - the Palapa Raft.
Just anchor it up on your favorite pond, lake, beach, river or pool for maximum chillaxation and swimming fun.
We based the Palapa Raft on the 8'x8' shoal tent raft platform and removed an entire side of the raft tubes to make it easier to get in and out of the water. With the 6" drop stitched floor and the 8' standing room it has plenty of room for four adults or a whole pile of little ones.
Kit includes: raft, roof tent topper with hook and loop attachment, storage bag with carry handles, patch kit and foot pump.
Raft body tube structure is 1mm PVC floor is 6" thick drop stitched PVC material with EVA foam padding. Roof is 1000D coated nylon. Subfloor is hypalon style fabric for added durability. Approximate weight of raft is 75 pounds, shipping weight of complete kit is 100 pounds.
We hope to have some snazzier photos soon but for now some quickies on the casa de SmithFly pool will have to suffice.