Who We Are
Pavati Marine is headquartered in Southern Oregon, the greatest salmon destination in the Pacific Northwest. Only two minutes from the Rogue River, our facility spans 60,000 square feet and rests on 11 acres. We have nearly 100 employees, operating our 100,000+ lbs of computer-automated machinery to engineer and build the most advanced fishing boats in the world.
How We Got Here
Chuck Gros, the founder of Pavati Marine, spent a lot of time fishing on the Rogue River with his family and friends as a boy. Over time his weekend fishing hobby became a passion, but as he spent more time on the water he began to realize that all fishing boats were basically the same, and equally difficult to navigate. What was worse: there weren't any boat makers working to improve the fishing experience for their customers. Rewind by just a few years. On the same day that Chuck was born, his family was also starting a small fabrication shop, which quickly grew to become the largest custom aluminum manufacturer in the trucking industry, Highway Products, Inc. The strong reputation of quality and service that his family established with Highway Products would ultimately prove to give Chuck the tools he needed to start Pavati Marine. As Chuck contributed to the family's business, he also began documenting his ideas of ways to make drift boats better. Eventually ideas became drawings, and in 2003, Chuck's drawing became a reality, with the unveiling of the first Pavati drift boat. It's only been a few short years since the first Pavati Marine boat rolled off the production line, but those years have been action-packed from the very beginning. Within months of the first boat, fishermen from around the United States were contacting Chuck to find out how they could get one. Since then we have shipped boats to customers in seven countries, and expanded our product line to include not only drift boats but also power boats, jet boats, and as of 2013, Pavati wake boats. Although the US economy was met with a massive recession shortly after Pavati Marine began, our growth has been unhindered. Chuck's innovative thinking quickly established Pavati Marine as the fisherman's top boat choice, and today he continues to push for more improvements and more invention. In the words of Northwest Sportsman Magazine, "Where does [Chuck] come up with this stuff? We're going to keep an eye on this guy."