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19.6 foot landing craft aluminum boat manufactured by BadRiverBoats

About Us

Premium Aluminum Boats

Welcome to BadRiverBoats. We're dedicated to providing you with the best hand-welded aluminum boats. BadRiverBoats models are manufactured for outboard application with self-bailing sealed floor/hull. Built with high-grade aluminum and a 5-bar checker plate pattern in a brite finish for its excellent anti-slip and anti-corrosion performance. Versatile, unique, and modern.

We build custom high-quality aluminum workboats for construction, ministry, and commercial applications including policing, patrol, fire, dive, research, oil spill response, water taxis, fishing, pleasure craft, and much more!


Get to Know Us

Founded in 2020 by Patrick Mechanical and Group of companies. BadRiverBoats started out as a need for our workers to access remote worksites in Northern Ontario, Canada. We needed to shuttle workers and divers to dam sites to execute repairs as set out by our customers. A premanufactured purchase was not available in time for us to execute our scope of work. In the same time period, one of the company's founders was taking friends fishing on the Bad River, the north shore of Georgian Bay. This experience along headwaters and fast currents led to the final inspiration for the design of a tiller-style boat branded the BadRiverBoats, which was utilitarian in nature, safe for rough water travel, and set up so that families could enjoy family outings to explore the rugged waterways of the north chanel.  

Discover the strength of synergy with the Patrick Group of Companies. Explore our diversified businesses committed to delivering quality and driving progress. Click below to uncover the collective impact of our ventures.

Our Core Values


We have passionate team members for the boating industry.


Pressure testing and quality assurance on all our boats is done by our team to ensure that there are no leaks, welds, or defects.


We work together for mutual benefit.


We provide a lifetime warranty against manufacturers' defects. In the event of an accident, repairs can be made to any part of the hull.


Within integrity is honesty, truthfulness, accuracy and consistency. We are transparent with information, we do what we say we will do, and we do what is right.

Constant Improvement

Building today with tomorrow in mind. The industry and customer needs are in constant change. We will adapt to meet those needs. 

19.6 welded aluminum boat out in Panache

Our Blog

Read about our adventures and learn more about our aluminum boats manufactured in Sudbury, Ontario.

BadRiverBoats Team

Innovative, Talented, Driven

Talented individuals with the creativity and passion to not only meet, but exceed our clients’ needs. Each member brings something unique to the table, but we share a commitment to providing high-quality boats. Learn more about our team below.

Guy Galipeau operations manager at BadRiverBoats

Guy Galipeau

General Manager

Guy is an essential part of the team, and has been with BadRiverBoats since the very beginning. His exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth.

BadRiverBoats welding team at the sudbury shop

Shop Welders

BadRiverBoats is pleased to welcome (from left to right)

David Woodliffe, Ryan Kearney, and Iran Noganosh - Welder Fitters

and John Binder - Marine Designer to the team. They build every boat with safety and stability in mind. 

Ian Lalande sales manager for BadRiverBoats

Ian Lalande

Sales Executive

Doug Patrick and Guy Galipeau BadRiverBoats

From left to right: Guy and Doug

We are really looking forward in customizing your craft to your needs!

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