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SPRING Hours  *April 1st through June 15th*
9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday
Closed Sunday

SOTAR Manufacturing Plant and Retail Showroom
724 Ort Lane, Merlin, OR 97532

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We move the industry forward.


Wisdom is not found in the years but in the miles. Mesa Falls

And we have certainly seen a few float underneath our boats. From Tierra Del Fuego to the Yukon, from Siberia to Phantom Ranch people have sat in our boats and spoke Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Turkish, Spanish, Quebecquois, a few African tribe dialects - and coast to coast all over our great United States of America.

We have been around just over 30 years, but more important -
we've just plain been around.

We've listened and kept an open mind so we could see what was possible, and what was not, what worked, and what could be better. Sat in eddies and listened to our friends sign praise, and sometimes belly-ache. And then we came home to Southwestern Oregon as always, and we worked on building an ever better boat. One that performs on the highest level, takes harder hits, and looks more lovely pulled up on the beach.

We've been first many times.

SOTAR designed and built the first self-bailing floors - the performance innovation that allowed many a first descent. And while there was a time when skeptics laughed and pointed, it is now the industry standard. We've had a few other firsts as well: CAD design, thermo-welded seams and the continuous curve cataraft tube designs, our exclusively developed lightweight heavy duty Urethane / Lexatron boat fabric we have been using since 1987, welded seams with no glue in the construction of our boats since 1992,

No, we've never minded going first.

But alas, the cleanest run often requires the bolder line - and we decided long ago to design and build accordingly.

Have You Seen our Complete Retail Store?

We are right on the way to the Rogue. In Merlin, Oregon.



Check out these great videos!

For your viewing pleasure, a couple wins for Sotar on the creeking race course.

Also, raced in the IK division for the Northwest Creeking competition, came in 3rd place, only Sotar IK on the course.



Mix and match colors!

Introducing two new 2013 boat colors (Dark Forest Green and a medium Kelly Green) in addition to our other standard colors: Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Teal, Grey, White and Black

Feel free to check our Shelly Becker's new video:

"Hopefully people will be able to see how much fun cat boating can be, all while helping to give back to the sport."


Call Sotar or stop by for a copy!


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