There’s no substitute for skimming across the water in a real duck boat, complete with a bad-ass mud motor jutting off the transom. Tow that sweet rig past any club and watch tongues wag—the retrievers too!
Most hunters love their camo-clad duck sleds as much as the 4×4 trucks that pull them. The modern crop of duck assault boats are unstoppable, tough, stable and so durable, if you choose wisely you won’t need another for a very long time. You probably love them like a newborn—maybe more.
Here are some of the best boats money can buy.
- Hunting open water can be frustrating if you don’t have access to the proper boat. Stop twiddling your thumbs in the blind and get out there with the 17-foot Bankes Freedom. There’s nothing but space inside this craft. Dual shelving runs the length of the cockpit on both sides. You can store more than four-dozen decoys on the lower shelves and still have plenty of space. For a little bit more, you can purchase a custom cover and two different blind packages, which will help in putting you on the birds. Run up to a 75-hp motor to chase after the ducks.