Slipstream Watercraft

Discover Ultra-light Paddling

From The Foothills Of

The Adirondack Mountains

In Northern New York

518.423.8827

email:  slipstreamwatercraft@gmail.com

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Available In 2016



The 18’ version of the Don Hill McKenzie River style drift boat will go into production this spring or early summer.  A 16’ version will follow.  Laminated in fiberglass, Innegra and Kevlar, the boats will be able to take

a beating.  An optional, extremely durable external bottom covering is available for boats that spend significant time on shallow waters.









SPECIFICATIONS

18’ LENGTH OVERALL

16’1” CENTER LINE LENGTH

84” BEAM

57” BOTTOM WIDTH

40” BOW HEIGHT

27” TRANSOM HEIGHT

23” HEIGHT AT OARLOCKS

1,200 POUND CAPACITY

*375 lbs WEIGHT IN WOOD -- Slipstream will build in two laminates:


    *350 lbs - Estimated weight of Fiberglass Laminate -- utilizing the finest

    quality epoxy based vinyl-ester resins with fiberglass fabrics and rovings

    in addition to special scratch resistant gelcoats.


    *250 lbs - Estimated weight of Ultra-light Laminate which consists of

    Kevlar, Innegra, epoxy based vinyl-ester resins, assorted strategic

    reinforcements and a special scratch resistant gelcoat.


While capable in big water, the 18’ is also popular on smaller rivers.  Boats are well appointed with equipment to suit every need.  Options include special seating, sliding seats for trim adjustment, knee braces, stowage and more.  With a 1,200 pound capacity, there isn’t much you’ll have to leave behind.  Even when carrying three fisherman and an oarsman, the boat handles well and is highly maneuverable.


The 57” bottom width floats the 18’ high in the water -- a great advantage in the shallows.


Slipstream may be the only drift boat builder east of the Mississippi -- a significant savings on shipping for eastern US fisherman.  While not in production yet, there is a waiting list forming for those who may be interested in a boat.  There is no obligation or deposit required -- simply contact Slipstream to get your name on the list as a potential buyer.

McKenzie River Style

Drift Boat 18

by Don Hill

Slipstream is extremely pleased to be working with David Edwards of
Don Hill Custom Drift Boat Plans
Give David a call if you’d like the satisfaction and pleasure
of building your own boat.
541.543.6867http://www.dhdriftboats.comshapeimage_3_link_0