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Since 1978 our custom-built, welded aluminum boats have earned the accolades and respect of countless boating enthusiasts. Recreational boaters to professional fishing guides have relied on the unsurpassed quality and attention to detail that is the signature of every Fish-Rite custom aluminum boat.
We hand craft each custom boat to be as durable as it is comfortable. That's why we can confidently offer a Lifetime Guarantee on our hulls. You can be sure that its "Built-right to Fish Rite."
Fish-Rite aluminum boat manufacturing began in 1978 as Two Guys Fabrication and a goal to build a revolutionary all- welded aluminum version of the venerable McKenzie style drift boat. Their hand-crafted boats were quickly recognized as among the finest drift boats available and their popularity among river fisherman and commercial river guides grew fast!
By 1980, demand for their McKenzie Drifter and other boat models led to the formation of Fish-Rite custom aluminum boats and, in 1988, a move to its current 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility and showroom. Fish-Rite boats now produces 10 different model lines and all are built with the level of quality, performance, durability, and comfort that's become the foundation of our success. Fish-Rite boats are used by sportsmen and recreational boaters throughout the continental United State and Alaska.
At Fish-Rite boats, we're absolutely dedicated to making your boating experience a huge success. By listening to and learning from the people that enjoy our boats and combining that input with our production experience and proven design expertise, we continue to refine and expand our product lines. This process has resulted in what we and 25 years worth of satisfied customers believe are among the finest products in the boating industry.
We continue to pursue excellence for you, our valued customer, and look forward to having you belong to the Fish-Rite boats family of proud boat owners.
Another original Fish-Rite boats customer …
Back in 1976, when Fish-Rite boats were just starting in the custom boat business, Gary Barber was talking to a friend. This friend told Gary, “I can get you a boat & trailer from these guys I know. Do you want one?” Gary said yes, and 28 years later he still owns the second boat produced by Fish-Rite Boats. His boat still has all the original equipment, rides on the original trailer and sports the original custom paint (see pictures).
When asked about specific times when the boat stood out, Gary, who has been a Guide for over 30 years, was reluctant to brag on himself and his boat, however he did mention that the boat has taken a couple of trips on its own over the years, including one early in the morning on April 1st several years back, when it ended up about 4 miles down river by the time Gary caught it, without a scratch! (And that’s no April fool’s joke!)
Gary still uses his Fish-Rite boat for Fall & Winter guide trips and to take his family out on the lake. When asked if he would ever sell it Gary said, with a smile, that while everything’s always for sale at the right price, this boat was going to be in the family for many more years to come.
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