Fly fishing is an art that we hold dear to our hearts. We wanted to build the first all aluminum fly fishing boat made SPECIFICALLY for fly fishermen – and we have done it. Our Pro-Staff of hard-core spey, center-pin, and single hand fly fisherman teamed up with our entire engineering team to accomplish something that had not been done before. Introducing the Legacy™ fly fishing drift boat. All of the dreamy fly fishing features you could think of, combined with aircraft aluminum construction, a vacuum sealed UHMW bottom, and a computer designed hull ensures the lightest, easiest to row, shallowest running fly fishing boat on the market today. As you safely release a monster brown trout out of one of the Legacy™ side doors, you’ll wonder to yourself, “Why didn’t anyone think of this before?”
√ Fly Casting Stand
√ Drifter Doors ™
√ Quick-Lock Floor System ™
√ Bow Storage
√ Extra Large Side Storage Compartments
√ 12 Position Oar Lock
√ Hexagon Floor Ribs
√ Element Drift Boat Seats
√ Locking Anchor Nest ™
√ Patented Grab Handles
√ The “Truth” Fish Scale
√ Removable Diamond Plate Floor
√ Magnetic Side Storage Compartments
√ True Level Floor
√ Ultimate Rowers Seat
This is a sore subject with Chuck… Literally. He could never understand why the rower had to sit on uncomfortable ropes or straps all day or a hard plastic tractor seat, while the passengers got nice comfortable high backed padded seats. But this seemed to be the industry standard — sore backs and sore butts.
We set out to design the first row seat that was made for long days and lots of them. An oversized, overstuffed seat pad was a must. Then we designed a flexible, removable seat back that gives you the back support you need without intruding on those big strokes in tight situations. Now the rower’s seat is the best spot in the boat- and it’s about time.
This is one of the defining characteristics of a Pavati drift boat. We know timing is the most important part of landing a big catch, and when you hook up to a giant steelhead, you need to be able to get in the water at a moment’s notice. Once you’ve hurdled the gunwale, you land on a slippery rock, lose your footing, and recover only to realize that the fish is gone. Time to figure out how to get back in the boat!
This has happened to every fisherman at some point, but not with Pavati Drifter Doors. Invented and patented by Pavati founder Chuck Gros, these multifunctional doors are designed for the sole purpose of making your life simpler. Every Pavati drift boat comes standard with one, but can be equipped with as many as four.
Everyone changes, and every serious fisherman needs a boat that will change with him. That’s why we invented the Quick-Lock Floor System ™, a system that allows you to add, move, replace, and upgrade everything in the boat; from seats to rod holders and leaders.
This is the easiest and most customizable seat system available in any boat today, without exception. In a matter of seconds, with no tools required, you can completely rearrange your boat to adjust for weight, gear and different fishing styles. Add or remove seats to lighten the load or add an additional fisherman. Reposition your foot rest exactly where you want it. Add heater systems, tackle boxes, rod holders and other accessories that all work with the same simple system.
When you get your new Pavati drifter you want everything to be perfect. Having the oar locks in the right place is essential. Twelve different positions ensure that you will get the most leverage you can for those times when you need all the horsepower you can muster. If you want to fish 1-1-1 (three in a row), for the popular side drifting technique, you may want to move your row seat forward to balance the boat. This means you will need to move the oar locks too. No matter how you want to set your boat up, fly fishing, bait fishing, or pulling plugs, our simple clip locks allow you to move the oarlocks to the optimum position in seconds.
On top of that we offer you “Kenny Helfrich’s” stainless steel – super strong – oar locks. Kenny, a third generation Eugene Oregon area guide, developed these oar locks to not only be super strong but to stop your oar from climbing up the side of the oar lock with each stroke as most do. If you’ve rowed a boat much you’ve probably noticed the thump, thump, after each stroke. That noise is the oar dropping back to the bottom of the oarlock. Also, in a real tough situation, these oar locks are designed to flex enough to allow your oars to pop out of these oar locks. Kenny says, “These are the last pair of oar locks you will ever own.” — That’s good enough for us.
Our patented Locking Anchor Nest is a revolutionary feature that you’ll find in all Pavati drift boats. This setup has an anchor nest with a lock to keep the anchor from jumping out during travel, a spot for your drain plugs, a block and tackle setup for easy pulling, and the anchor release mechanism. Gone are the days of tripping over your anchor that’s sitting on the floor.
The side trays offer more than just added strength in this boat; they provide much needed storage space as well. This is a great place for life jackets, a break down oar, fire extinguisher, extra layers of clothes, or whatever else you want to have out of the way but right at your fingertips.
Our patented Hexagon Floor Braces have been computer designed by our engineers to act not only as the backbone of the boats structure, but also to hold the true intended shape of the boat. Other manufacturers use a wood or steel jig that forces the boat into its shape, then it’s welded and removed from the jig. This puts a lot of unwanted stress on the hull and doesn’t make for a very consistent manufacturing process – the boats “bounce back” a little after it’s removed from the jig. Much like an airplanes wing, Pavatis Hexagon Stiffeners are the jig. They are cut out by CNC machines to the exact shape that is desired, then welded into the boat permanently to insure the correct and original design is accomplished. To top it all off, we punch hundreds of “Hex” holes into the stiffeners, removing an excess weight yet still keeping the strength in tact. The result: the strongest and lightest stiffeners possible!
Pavati’s Element Boat Seats are unlike any boat seats ever made. To keep weight down boat manufacturers typically use cheap, off the shelf plastic seats. Not only are they cheap and have to be replaced constantly, they also aren’t very comfortable after a full day on the river. Comfort is a must with Pavati so our in-house master upholsterers designed and built the world’s first light-weight comfortable boat seat that will hold up to the elements. We use only the most premium marine vinyl, super dense overstuffed padding, lightweight composite backs and bottoms, and all aluminum and stainless hardware to create the nicest drift boat seat ever built. Period.
The Pizza Oven does exactly what it says. This baby can cook a pizza! This is an enclosed space that is heated by our propane heating system. Keep your breakfast warm or even pick up yourself an entire pizza to cook for lunch! When not in use, this feature is an awesome storage compartment. It’s water dry and secluded so cell phones, wallets and cameras often find themselves in the oven.
How many times have you wanted to know how long your fish was to see if it was legal to keep? Or just to brag about? In the past you had to drag out a tape measure, if you could find it, or just guess. Not only was this inconvenient but a lot of fish died because we didn’t get them back in the water in time. PAVATI continues to set the pace with scales on both sides of your drift boat as standard equipment. The computer numerical controlled (CNC) designed, “THE TRUTH”, tape measures make measuring fish and leaders a one man job. Measure your fish in seconds and let it go. Up to 60 inches. PAVATI drift boats not only catch fish, they save them too! Not a sticker, it’s engraved right in the aluminum. Great for measuring leaders too.
The smell of 8-month old fish blood and spoiled bait gathering in the bottom of your boat probably isn’t your favorite smell. It’s not ours either, which is why we build all of our Pavati drift boats with removable floors. Now you can reach every part of your boat, all the way down to the hull in seconds!
The floor is made up of several large panels, each firmly secured with premium 3M Military Grade Velcro that won’t collect debris or lose its stickiness.
Do you enjoy stumbling and tripping over the uneven floors in a typical drift boat? Perhaps you enjoy watching your near-catch get away as you struggle to keep from falling into the water? Of course not! That’s why we invented level floors for our boats. Yes, this boat has a truly level floor, with no rises or drops to trip you at the perfectly imperfect time.
This simple but exclusively Pavati feature is just another of saying that we understand you.