Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order a boat and deposit?gumbeauxWhen you are ready, give us a call or come see us. We will sit down and put your ideas on paper and actually draw your boat out. If you are at a loss for the best design, we will ask you a myriad of questions to help determine the layout of the boat that suits you best. After you decide on every detail you are ready to order. Please see the deposit schedule below. You can pay your deposit by either sending us a check or paying right then over the phone with a credit card. Once we receive your deposit, your order goes next in line as it was received to the fabrication shop. At that time, we will give you an estimated date of completion, and fax you a detailed copy of your order that shows line items with costs. It will also reflect your deposit paid and balance due. You may also order your boat through our dealer network. Some of those dealers have packaged boats ready for sale on location, offer to finance, and take trade-ins. Pricing is exactly the same whether you order factory direct or from a dealer.
≤ $19,999BOAT ONLY$1250
≥ $20,000BOAT ONLY%10
How do I take delivery of the boat?gumbeauxYou are more than welcome to pay us a visit and pick the boat up from the factory. However, today’s busy schedules will not permit some of you to take that much time, and we understand that. We will deliver our boats and motors anywhere. The cost of delivery is $1.65 per mile one way. (Subject to change without notice). We can deliver it to your door, meet you halfway, or wherever you choose to meet us. You just tell us where you want the ticket to stop. I understand that this may seem steep, but keep this in mind. We do not make any money on shipping your boat. The cost per mile is what we are charged by the delivery service. It is the most cost-effective service we have ever heard of.
The #1 question we are always asked: How much do Gator Trax Boats cost?gumbeaux
Gator Trax Boats are custom built therefore, custom pricing applies. The best way to get a price for a boat you want to design and build is to contact us for a custom quote. Quotes are valid for 30 days. If you wish to get an estimate you can add hulls, motors, and options to your online cart. Prices shown in the online cart are not official quotes and are used for estimate purposes only.
What are the advantages of an airboat style rake?gumbeauxThe airboat style rake is different from conventional flat boat rakes for a very specific reason. Most conventional flat boats don't have much of a true rake to speak of. Most flat boats have a rake that is short and rises quickly. The problem is when you load that hull down in the front with 2 sacks of decoys and a Labrador, the rake sinks and you wind up pushing a wall of water that won't get out of its' own way. Our rake is a long, slow rising rake. It allows you to load your hull heavily in the front and still get on a proper plane. Let's face it, as duck hunters, all your gear and passengers go up front. They can't sit in the back with you while you drive your mud motor, so they are placed midship to the bow and, consequently, weigh down the bow. Not a problem in a Gator Trax boat!
What if I want my boat designed differently from your standard models?gumbeauxIf you do not find a boat package at any of our dealers to suit your specific needs, we can custom build your hull on an as ordered basis. They are built one at a time, to fit the needs of each customer. If you can imagine it, we can usually build it so as it is within safe boating practices. Custom orders are often made at our dealer locations. However, if you need factory direct expertise in designing your hull, that is a service we gladly offer, even if you are dealing with one of our dealers. Contact us anytime.
What is extruded metal bracing and why is it important?gumbeauxExtruding a piece of metal simply means it was pushed through and extracted out of a die to form a specific shape. In our case, we buy extruded aluminum that forms shapes specific to our build process that enhances strength as well as fit and finish.
What is the purpose of a Huntdeck?gumbeauxThe huntdeck came about as a place to put the rear portion of the total boat’s flotation foam. Our foam goes under the original front deck, under the floor, and inside the hunt deck for full level flotation, which is required by the USCG for a recreational rating. Without the hunt deck, the rear portion of the foam would have to be just inside the transom in two port and starboard boxes. Thus losing valuable space. In addition to the flotation, there are other advantages of the hunt deck.
- Adds 20” of length to whatever model you purchase. (example - a 17x50 with a huntdeck is actually 18’6” in overall length.)
- Pushes the motor back 20” out of the way so that a hunter or fisherman can utilize the entire back end of the boat without sharing that space with the motor and tiller handle.
- Makes a great place for entering the boat from shallow water or in a man overboard situation it is much easier to climb onto the hunt deck than over 21” sides.
- Totally eliminates a backwash from sudden stops.