Rays’s River Dories has been crafting handmade, wood boats since 1975. We have a rich history of combining expert craftmanship with in-depth river knowledge to deliver the finest in water-ready boats.


We build a variety of river-ready driftboats, all custom-made to order. See all Boats.


We have a rich history of boat building and woodcrafting. Learn More.


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I have rowed and driven my three Ray’s River Dories all over the PNW for the past 20 years. They are light-weight, durable, all-conditions boats that handle everything from saltwater to Class IV whitewater. But most important, they do it in style. The craftsmanship is amazing, the fit and finish unmatched in my experience. My dories are among my favorite possessions and I give them my highest recommendation.

-Danny McGinley

Lake Oswego, Oregon