2+ Man Marshboat
The Duckhunter is an expanded Big Mamma hull
design with full decking. Having been available in plan format for about 8
years now, the Duckhunter is one of the leading wooden Duckboat plans available
online. There are plenty of recent offerings out there, and if you're
eager to try out some new idea from a guy with a CAD program that doesn't
actually build his boats before posting them for sale online, thats your right.
If you want a plan that is going to easy to build and alter to your needs and
that has been built by hundreds of builders and has a current high traffic forum
with thousands of positive builder reviews, then there's only one option...The
The Duckhunter is what
sportsmen refer to as a "marshboat", a craft that has the ability to serve as a
function-specific boat for hunting when fitted with a blind, or can be used for
general sporting duty year-round.
This boat will require a small trailer, as it's got a pretty substantial floor
size and length. The bow cargo area can be built with an open top as a dog
perch, or as shown for dry storage. The stern cargo area houses your gas
This boat is an especially stable platform for hunting or fishing, and though it
was designed for low-speed uses, it's handling is still very predictable under
Requires no special tools or skills, and built with materials commonly available
at local home centers. This is a quick and easy boat to build and is a
great introduction to boatbuilding for those needing a little more room.
||14'7" on deck
||~ 160 lb
||gas to 20 hp
||~ 50 hrs.
||Avg. Material Cost*
Click the Photos for Larger Images:
(Be sure to take a look at the
other photos submitted by our
One of our builders, Chad White,
under full speed with 25hp in his
newly built Duckhunter. See
Chad's other photos here and
on our "Customers Photos" page
again, making a hard turn. This boat is a good, predictable handler
and stable platform for shooting or fishing
has good rocker, resulting in
more maneuverability at low speed, where the Duckhunter was really designed
to excel. See Dennis's other photos on our "Customers Photos" page.
well on a small johnboat trailer
profile floor seating for good concealment, or mount a pedestal swivel seat
for bass fishing
Excellent stability, that's over 200 pounds on the bow deck with no
motor or tanks to counterbalance
Graceful design lets you truly enjoy your time in the field. This is
no bangy synthetic material, it's all natural!
bulkheads and interior framing
before adding deck
Clean, classic marshboat
lines, storage, stability...all you need in a duckboat.
Brad Taylor built this
Duckhunter, see his other photos on our "Builders Photos" Page.
Ordering Info for
*Time varies with options, included, your
woodworking experience and tools, this is a medium average.
**Avg. Material Cost includes basic Pine board and exterior ply, galv. screws
and oil paint. Does not include epoxy.