Choosing a new duck boat isn’t easy simply because there are so many great designs out there just for waterfowlers. There are sea-worthy boats large enough for you and a half-dozen buddies, timber-bruising boats and stealthy, feather-light, one-man sneak boats. There’s something for every style of hunting and every budget.
Deciding on a boat that will get you to the birds reliably, safely and quickly can be a hassle, but don’t fret. We’ve made shopping for a new duck boat a little easier by narrowing the new crop of duck sleds and highlighting some of our favorite new boats for 2017.
- <h2>WAR EAGLE GLADIATOR</h2>Getting to your duck hole can be a battle. Why not take a Gladiator? War Eagle’s new mud boat is designed to cut through brush and push water aside, thanks to the extended duckbill bow. Mossy Oak Bottomland camo is standard. So are float boxes, an adjustable hand rail, rear pods and a Linex floor liner. The Gladiator is built with .100-gauge aluminum and rated for 40-hp. It’s 17’ 4” long and 50” wide. Available with a variety of options. Includes trailer. $7,900 | WAREAGLEBOATS.COM