Duckworth Boats answered the demands of a courageous few who tempted the limits of belief to run the storied Snake River. The Snake is home to whitewater so fierce that boats in excess of 4 tons are tossed effortlessly by the heaving waves that cascade down Hells Canyon, one of the United States most remote and unforgiving destinations. It was here that legendary jet boat operator and builder Ernie Duckworth designed, produced, tested and ran his boats. And it was in this remarkable river and outdoor playground that Duckworth Boats got their start.
That was back in the 60’s and over the past four and a half decades Duckworth Boats has grown to be one of the most respected and influential boat manufacturers in the business. Duckworth’s rich tradition and reputation for impeccable style, performance and construction are the envy of welded aluminum boat owners everywhere. It’s a boat people aspire to own as Duckworth Boats make a clear and compelling statement that its owners are serious boating enthusiasts.
Since Duckworth’s early history with founder Ernie Duckworth, the company has changed hands a few times. In every case, Ernie’s vision to build to the highest construction and performance standards has been maintained. Duckworth Boats look as good as they run.
Today, Duckworth Boats are a part of the Renaissance Marine Group (RMG) family, which includes Weldcraft Marine and Northwest Boats. For Duckworth owners, this assures the market value of their boats, enhances their service opportunities, if and when they need it, and provides all the engineering and product benefits associated with a large-scale manufacturer that’s handcrafting their boats one at a time.
When it comes to the principles that established Duckworth as an industry leader nothing’s changed. Our customers come first. Each and every Duckworth Boat is hand-built by expert craftsmen to exacting tolerances and high standards of finish and consistency so you achieve optimal performance and longevity for a lifetime of boating pleasure. That’s the Duckworth promise.
150+ Years of Experience
Ernie Duckworth started building aluminum boats nearly 40 years ago with the goal of producing the best boat that floats. It’s pretty simple, really. Take a proven design and continue to improve on it, at the same time pay attention to the details. That’s what we do on a daily basis. We can honestly say that because we’ve hired the industry’s best boat builders. With our 10 most senior employees having over 165 years combined boat building experience they help lead a crew that is as passionate about building boats as you are running them. Which is why, when all is said and done, we’re happy to deliver you the best boat that floats.