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Willie Boats – Fuzion 24’ with 225 Yahama SHO motor
The Fuzion was born of two Predator hulls, the 10ᵒ and 5ᵒ models, and the result is a hybrid boat uniquely designed for thin water. The “V” entry slices through turbulence while easing the variable hull bottom over any roughness. This boat is a fresh take on an old idea, and offers a maneuverability rarely found in a shallow water hull.


  • 10° entry that transitions to a 5° transom
  • Optional Tunnel Hull for ultimate shallow water performance
  • Above or Under Floor Fuel Tank
  • Optional removable windshield

The evolution of this hull offers cutting edge shallow water capabilities that are typically found in deeper vee’d boats. The Fuzion’s efficiency allows owners to equip the boat with far less horsepower than would be required of other similar length boats. The Fuzion is the accumulation of 30 years of boat building know how transformed into the most advanced shallow water hull on the market.

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Willie Boats – Drift Boat 17’ x 54”
Willie Illingworth built the first known McKenzie style drift boat out of aluminum back in the early 70’s. Today, Willie Boats continues to design and build drift boats that the competition long gave up trying to keep up with. With unmatched functionality and the quality to endure decades of abuse, Willie’s tried and true hull designs have been tested over time on the West’s toughest waters.
Models from 12′-20′
Proprietary Willie chine for durability and unmatched tracking
Optional vacuum applied UHMW bottoms
Configurations for the fly angler and conventional angler- configure for both if you’d like
With a precision rake built into every model, Willie Boats are known throughout the fishing world as the best rowing drift boat on the market. From Alaska to California, there’s a reason that you’ll see more Willie Drift boats on the water than any other brand.