Last year was Maravia’s fortieth year of building whitewater rafts. It seems just a short time ago that Ivan Swickard and Gordon Holcombe envisioned the first Maravia. Gordon’s company, Holcombe Industries, had a contract to build inflatable evacuation slides for the first jumbo jet, the DC10. As Ivan, the pattern guy, designed the curved tubes at the bottom of the slide he and Gordon decided to start a new company to make a MARine based product born of an AVIAtion background – MARAVIA.
In 1985 the company was moved to whitewater heaven – Idaho. The 1997 acquisition of Cascade Outfitters secured the company’s position as a leader in the world of river running with manufacturing, catalog and retail operations in Boise plus world wide reach via the Web.
Maravia builds a wide range of raft models using our unique process called seamless encapsulation. First we build the main tube, then enclose it in a continuous, seamless coating of tough urethane. The result is a raft of remarkable durability known for very low repair and maintenance costs. Each is backed up with a TEN YEAR WARRANTY in private use. They come with a repair kit, but you may never need it.
Forty years is a testimony to our staff’s talent and tenacity in constantly providing our customers with rafts built with a toughness and appearance like no other in the industry. And we still do it right here in the USA.
Wherever your river travels take you, we can build a boat to fit your needs and send you into the wilds with the peace of mind knowing your boat can handle challenging situations. Just as our phone number 800-TOP-RAFT implies, it is good to know you float with the best.