WELCOME TO Blue Ridge Boatworks

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Drift Boats

WELCOME TO Blue Ridge Boatworks

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Drift Boats

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25 Years
of Guiding
Built This Boat


The King Fisher Skiff by Blue Ridge Boatworks is the intersection of decades on the river and cutting-edge materials and design. Please watch our video, navigate to the Skiff’s Product Details, and get on the phone with the owner of Blue Ridge Boatworks, Brownie Liles today.

Blue Ridge Boatworks Shop
Kingfisher Skiff

Now Taking Orders for 2024

Build your drift boat and get ready to hit the water this year in a river skiff with unmatched durability and performance. If you'd like to see one in person, we're happy to host you for a demo on the river.

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Family Owned and Operated

Meet Brownie & Stokes Liles

The founders of Blue Ridge Boatworks, Brownie and Stokes have spent a lifetime on the water, whitewater paddling and fishing. From adventures in a kayak to guiding on the Watauga, learn more about their story and how Blue Ridge Boatworks came to be.

Blue Ridge Boatworks Story
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From The Boatworks Blog

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Listen To Our Episode on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast

Join Brownie and Wet Fly Swing Host, Dave, as they chat about our history guiding on the Watauga River, starting the Watagua River Lodge, and ...
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Different Types of Drift Boat Anchors

Choosing The Right Drift Boat Anchor

Drift boats navigate many types of waterways, so anchors are not one-size-fits-all; they come in various types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Let's ...
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How long does it take to build a drift boat?

How long does it take to build a drift boat?

As seasoned boat builders, we understand that crafting a drift boat is not merely a construction project—it's a labor of love, a symphony of skill ...
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Why are drift boats curved

Why are drift boats curved?

You probably remember the first time you saw a drift boat. We sure do. That sleek, curved profile gliding effortlessly down the river, turning on ...
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Built On The Banks Of The Watauga