McKenzie Drift Boat


McKenzie drift boat built in 2012 by Ray Heater (of in Oregon, known for making beautiful and functional craft. This versatile “Rapid Robert” model allows maneuvering downstream with oars and returning upstream with motor. Good for lake cruising too. Will handle class 3 whitewater and a 9.9-hp outboard. Easy to row, cast from, and anchor safely in strong current. Constructed of sapele sides and gunwales, oak chine, and clear Douglas fir frames and seats. The fir plywood bottom is protected by thick fiberglass and epoxy/graphite on the outside and fiberglass and epoxy on the inside. The boat was assembled with West System epoxy and stainless and silicon-bronze fastenings, then finished with a low-maintenance oiled interior and painted Epifane exterior. Two sliding seats and the rowing position can be quickly rearranged for different uses. Large storage boxes hang under the seats. A removable brace near the wide stern provides solid support when standing to fish. The floor boards remove easily for cleaning. Specifications: Length 14′, beam 68″, depth 24″, weight 260 pounds, capacity four people or 900 pounds. Included with the boat are a galvanized Baker drift boat trailer, Dierks anchoring system, ash oars, waterproof cover, spare folding oar, and heavy lead anchor. The boat is in excellent condition, having been carefully used and stored indoors. It is located in Asheville, NC. Asking $8,000.

Contact Information

828 712 9871
Charles Dauphine
Asheville, NC
United States