River rafts, kayaks and boats designed and built for commercial outfitters, professional fly fishing guides, and private boaters.

Celebrating 12 years of building quality whitewater rafts and kayaks!

In the 12 years since the first Vanguard floated the rivers of Colorado, our whitewater rafts and inflatable kayaks have navigated rivers on six continents. They've endured the grit and sun of the Grand Canyon, the unknowns of first descents, and the excitement of thousands of rafters enjoying an afternoon in the sun. Through it all we've stayed true to our philosophy of quality, service, performance and integrity.

We manufacture full-feature, commercial grade whitewater rafts, inflatable kayaks and transom boats. We offer them direct to private boaters, whitewater and fly-fishing outfitters and guides, government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Private rafters and anglers interested in purchasing a complete fishing or whitewater package can purchase a Vanguard through an authorized dealer.