Wood drift boats are timeless and classic.  Traditional wooden McKenzie drift boats are quiet, beautiful, and an absolute pleasure to row. Wood drift boats and drift boat kits are built with passion and knowledge. After 30 years of outfitting fishing trips on Idaho‚Äôs Middle Fork of the Salmon, Kurt Selisch creates a craftsman style drift boat that is a balance of function and beauty.

"I am so impressed with my 17X52, plus it is the most beautiful boat on the river"....Kyle Buschelman, Willamette Valley Outfitters.

"Loving my new boat, it rows like a dream"....Aaron Helfrich, Helfrich Outfitters.

"Finally got the boat in the McKenzie for about 10 miles yesterday. Great design, very impressive"....Will Rutherford

"Saw one of your boats on the river the other day, beautiful"....Tom Cleary, Henry's Fork fishing guide.

"Just got off my first trip yesterday and it is an excellent boat to row. I am pleasantly surprised at how dry it is compared to my previous boat and am thrilled at how well it handled. Aaron was right when he said I would like the boat, it is a fantastic ride"...Roger Goth, Solitude River Trips

" Thanks Kurt, the boat is a work of art and shows your superb craftsmanship. I am proud to be the owner"....Steve Lentz, Far and Away Adventures.

Wood River Boat Works


 Classic Wooden Drift Boats