Just over 10 years ago, a master carpenter named Andy Toohey wanted a drift boat that would last… forever. He started building wooden boats as a way to familiarize himself with the process of boat building, but ultimately he wanted a much better boat. He went about crafting prototypes, and his projects ultimately morphed into his current company, Boulder Boat Works.
In 2001, BBW was the first company – and still one of the only – to use a bombproof plastic called VHMW-PE. Ten years later, they've finally come into their own and have doubled their sales of boats every year for the last three years. They've hit the sweet spot in terms of cost, fishing performance, stunning good looks, and unmatched durability.
Read on to understand how they manufacture these specialty drift boats and why guides, serious anglers, and weekend warriors alike use them to gain the utmost advantage for catching fish and rowing the skinniest of sloughs to serious whitewater.