Katanacraft Rec brings over a half-century of experience designing, constructing, and operating state-of-the-art vessels.
Katanacraft was created out of Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, a family-owned company that operates commercial jetboat tours on rivers in the United States and has been manufacturing vessels for its fleets since 1959. One of the first jetboat companies in the nation, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions has become an industry leader in boat building for shallow and technical water. Recognizing the need for an aluminum boat manufacturer specializing in shallow water commercial, military and government vessels, Katanacraft began servicing external customers in 2010 and now creates aluminum vessels for deep and shallow operating environments known for their safety, durability and reliability. With over a half-century of experience, cutting-edge engineering and technology, superior materials and a strong commitment to safety and excellence, Katanacraft produces the highest-performing vessels, small craft boats, floating docks and pontoons for the marine industry. Katanacraft also offers expert consulting and industry educational programs
As owner operators we are proud to have a building team that understands which marine equipment, accessories, construction methods and materials will meet each of our individual customer needs. Katanacraft is well-known for its unique expertise in shallow and technical water, manufacturing fabricated metal boats capable of operation in as little as 4 to 6 inches of water, and specializing in heavy payload over shallow waters. Every hull has a 100% all-welded structure. Our thick channel supports and box beam construction provide extra structural integrity to ensure that Katanacraft boats will last a lifetime. Our heavy gauge welded aluminum offers 10 times the sheer strength of fiberglass, significantly more durability then riveted hulls. Aluminum also, on a comparable design basis is approximately 30% lighter than fiberglass.
Katanacraft Rec Boats offer each recreational user a boat built on the commercial principles of operators for better safety, durability, and reliability at a reasonable price. Constructed with impeccable precision, you can trust this boat no matter the conditions.