Drift Boat Buyer’s Guide

Willie Boats

INNOVATION. QUALITY. PERFORMANCE.

(541) 779-4141


With the most versatile configurations in the industry Willie Boats Inc. has something for every style of angler. We can set you up with a fly or traditional boat, or with removable casting braces set it up for both. Have something in mind that you don’t see available? Willie Boats will do a lot of custom accessories as well to fit your needs. With models from 12 to 20 feet you can get exactly what you are looking for. Unmatched customer service means you will have the most pleasant buying experience possible, and with a lifetime hull guarantee you know for certain you will have many great years of use. With a precision rake built into every model, Willie Boats are known throughout the fishing world as the best rowing drift boat on the market. Unmatched quality, durability and customer service are a few of the reasons we are “Simply the Best”.

Hyde Drift Boats

Built By Fishermen, For Fishermen

208-529-4343


The XL Low Profile (pictured) is one of our top selling boats, and there is good reason for that! With a centerline of 16 feet, this boat has plenty of interior space. It’s not likely you’ll run out of storage options for coolers and gear with this boat. The increased footprint allows the boat to float in extremely shallow water while maintaining performance. The low sides also allow easy entry into the boat and it’s much easier to maneuver during windy conditions. All Hyde Boats are modular in design and can be configured to meet the needs of any fishing situation. This boat is also available in an aluminum model. 

River Wolf Drift Boats

We Aren’t Just Boat builders, We Are Serious Fishermen.

541-784-7784


We have been building drift boats for over 29 years with one thing in mind: exceed the customer’s expectations. We build one boat at a time using the finest materials available from the bottom up, customizing every boat to the customer’s needs and wants. Twenty nine-plus years has given us a proven track record with performance and handling second to none. Check our welds, check our construction, attention to detail. Then check our prices. Loaded with features and built to your wants and satisfaction with a custom aluminum trailer!

RB BOATS

Superior Design, Super Construction, Superior Finish

503-632-8800


RB Boats has been specializing in custom built aluminum drift boats since 1981. With nine different models from our 12-foot to the 20-foot, 72-inch bottom guide model, all RB Drift boats have a unique full rocker bottom that is a pleasure to row, and come with a durable interior finish that will hold up to the toughest of abuse. Bottom coatings of Wetlander or UHMW, round interior handrails, adjustable seating, locking rod storage boxes, multi position UHMW oarlock blocks and foot release anchor systems and contoured knee braces are just a few of the features that make RB Boats “A Cut Above the Rest.”

Hyde Drift Boats

Built By Fishermen, For Fishermen

208-529-4343


Designed for salmon and steelheaders alike, the Hyde Aluminum 16.8 High Side (pictured) is an incredibly versatile option. The choice for many guides throughout the Northwest, it features a modular design based off of your specific needs. A traditional favorite, aluminum is very strong and withstands a lot of abuse from rocks and river bottoms. By adding a UHMW shoe to your boat, you can have increased durability added to the bottom. Non-skid aluminum floors are added for traction. The fisherman that chooses this boat will not be disappointed in its performance, because of its unique design and quality. This boat is also available in a fiberglass model.

LeeLock Anchor Systems

LeeLock SP-01 1/2 Inch Side Pull Lock Unit

360-380-1864


The LeeLock SP-01 ½-inch Side Pull Lock Unit (pictured) bolts onto the drift boat tray. This patented unit gives you a much easier and safer way to secure your anchor line and eliminates the need for a traditional jam cleat. Best of all it prevents accidental anchor releases! It is constructed of ¼-inch aluminum and is anodized to prevent corrosion and keep it looking and functioning perfectly for years. This lock is designed to be used with most 7/16- to ½-inch anchor lines. It is supplied with two mounting hole patterns to ensure it will fit your boat. This unit is available in other configurations designed for rafts and catarafts. Other drift boat products are also available on our website.