Drift Boats

Drift Boat

Willie Illingworth built the first known McKenzie style drift boat out of aluminum back in the early 70’s. Today, Willie Boats continues to design and build drift boats that the competition long gave up trying to keep up with. With unmatched functionality and the quality to endure decades of abuse, Willie’s tried and true hull designs have been tested over time on the West’s toughest waters.

  • Models from 12′-20′
  • Proprietary Willie chine for durability and unmatched tracking
  • Optional vacuum applied UHMW bottoms
  • Configurations for the fly angler and conventional angler- configure for both if you’d like

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. From Alaska to California, there’s a reason that you’ll see more Willie Drift boats on the water than any other brand.

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Specifications

Model Bottom Width Center Length Beam Oarlock Height Approx. Weight Bottom Thickness Max HP Aluminum Grade- Bottom
12' 48" 10'4" 68" 21" 160 .125 ~ 5086
14' 48" 13'4" 68" 22.6" 195 .125 ~ 5086
16' 48" 15'4" 74" 23.6" 275 .125 10 5086
16' 54" 15'5" 76" 24.4" 285 .125 10 5086
17' 54" 15'10" 78" 24.4" 330 .125 10 5086
17' 60" 16' 80" 25" 350 .125 10 5086
18' 60" 16'6" 84" 25" 380 .125 10 5086
19' 60" 17'2" 86" 25" 400 .125 10 5086
19' 66" 17'8" 88" 24" 435 .125 10 5086
20' 72" 18' 90" 24" 490 .125 10 5086