The Nirvana Self Bailer is Kokopelli's open decked whitewater craft.
The advantages of a self-bailer over a spraydeck include quick entry and exit of the craft to scout rapids, the elimination to pull over to the side of the river to empty water out of your packraft, and a higher paddling position to allow deeper more efficient paddle strokes.
Featuring the same attributes of the Nirvana with spraydeck: narrow trim, aggressive rocker for great whitewater handling capability. However, instead of the spraydeck to keep water out, there are drain holes in the floor system and no spraydeck which allows water to drain through the floor when it enters the packraft. We recommend use of a wetsuit or drysuit (depending on temperature) when using self-bailing packrafts due to water coming in and out of the packraft.