AlumaRyder Boats

AlumaRyder Boats Fully Welded Custom Aluminum Boats to your Specs, Specializing in boats for Rocky Rivers, Waterfowling, & Bowfishing.
Meet the Owners Marlin Ryder (President/Founder), Originally from Waynesboro, PA. Then moved to Alaska with his Parents to operate a farm, of which this is where Marlin found his passion for Boats. At the age of 16, Marlin started welding an aluminum Seining skiff with another farmhand to use in the commercial fishing fleet. He then went back to his hometown, met his now wife got married and said we’re headed back to Alaska, upon returning to Alaska, Marlin commercially fished, worked in the commercial welding industry, and then went to work for an aluminum boat builder. To follow he left these positions to Found Ryder’s Welding (our parent company) in 1988 of which he built his own commercial fishing rig, many custom boats for customers from small skiffs, cabin cruisers, runabouts, center consoles, landing crafts and more. Marlin always loves a challenge, and always wants to build each boat different making them fit the customer. In 1997 Marlin & his Family packed their bags and moved back to PA. Upon arrival he didn’t see a market for custom boats, because of being so far away from water. He continued building truck ladder racks and then opened an Excavating business. In 2001 we moved to our current location in Chambersburg, PA and continued to operate the welding and excavating business. In November 2014 an arsonist was going around lighting buildings on fire and our weld shop just so happened to be one of them, losing everything we had for the welding business. Marlin’s son Brad Ryder was working elsewhere at the time. But this was a turning point and he decided to cut back his hours at his job and help dad rebuild, and a common agreement was made between father and son to sell all of the excavating equipment to reopen the weld shop, as to where that’s where both of their hearts truly were, being that Brad grew up around the shop and he picked up a welder for the first time at the age of 8. The fire took our entire shop, but only a small section of our storage shed. We rebuilt the storage shed, and started taking on new projects in January 2015. In April 2015 Brad came on full time, becoming Vice President and Manager. October 2015 we built a 2700 sq ft addition to put us at our current 5000 sq ft building. Brad being an avid Waterfowler talked it over with his father and said within 5 years we will be building boats again. In the spring of 2017 we decided to build our first PA custom Boat of which we Decided that the name AlumaRyder Boats fit us well. We will build just about any style boat you may want, although we are specializing in shallow running river boats, waterfowl boats, and bowfishing boats.
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Beginning of interior infrastructure to a “crimp” hull. Cross bulkheads every 12”  @ AlumaRyder Boats
03/17/2020

Beginning of interior infrastructure to a “crimp” hull. Cross bulkheads every 12” @ AlumaRyder Boats

revised trailer pricing
03/13/2020

revised trailer pricing

03/13/2020

1648 crimp hull stick steer with mercury 60/40 jet. UHMW bottom. #riverboat #sticksteer

Drake Performance Fishing
03/12/2020

Drake Performance Fishing

It doesn’t get much better than this! @mrs.jamiehay #teachyourkidtofish #drake #drakefishing #drakeperformancefishing #fish #alwaysinseason #zebco #summertime

For everyone that has been asking pricing & info on Rotax Builds, here is the Pricing List with a base model layout. We ...
03/12/2020

For everyone that has been asking pricing & info on Rotax Builds, here is the Pricing List with a base model layout. We don't have a long waiting list! Make sure to get your orders in!

1648 Inverted crimp with 1/2” UHMW. Full .125” hull with .125” interior infrastructure. Powered by a Mercury 60/40 we sa...
03/10/2020

1648 Inverted crimp with 1/2” UHMW. Full .125” hull with .125” interior infrastructure. Powered by a Mercury 60/40 we saw an average of 27mph while in break in mode, loaded fishing ready with 2 guys. Boat is sitting on an EZ Loader galvanized roller trailer. #innovating #riverboat #jetboat @ AlumaRyder Boats

Out doing some testing in a recently completed 1648 reverse crimp with UHMW & 60/40 jet
03/05/2020

Out doing some testing in a recently completed 1648 reverse crimp with UHMW & 60/40 jet

We’re looking into building a “standard” bow fishing mode boat! We want your opinions on size & layout! We have built 2 ...
03/03/2020

We’re looking into building a “standard” bow fishing mode boat! We want your opinions on size & layout! We have built 2 of the baddest bow fishing builds in the Northeast, but we want everyone’s opinions!

FOR SALE - PRICE DROP!AlumaRyder Outboard Jet Boat* Year: 2019 * Make: AlumaRyder * Model: 1866MV-OBJ* Engine: 2020 Merc...
03/02/2020

FOR SALE - PRICE DROP!
AlumaRyder Outboard Jet Boat
* Year: 2019
* Make: AlumaRyder
* Model: 1866MV-OBJ
* Engine: 2020 Mercury 115/80
* Trailer: 2020 TerraPod Custom Aluminum Roller Trailer With Surge Disc Brakes, LED lighting, reverse lights, matching spare tire, & loading cat walk
* Rear deck- 57” including a 14” overhang
* Front deck- 60” plus 11” wide step
* 74” actual cockpit
* 18’6” bow point to transom
* 20’1” with pods
* .250” bottom with .50” UHMW
* .125” sides & decking
* front deck storage is sized for 3700 boxes stood up on edge
* rear livewell
* rear storage
* Bedliner interior
* CUSTOM Kryptek Neptune PAINT job done by the Camp Picasso himself Camo Designs by Ricky LLC 337-277-9122
* If you were to have us spec build this boat now you would be looking at $42,000
* We are letting her go for $37,000!!!

Lookin4alimit
02/29/2020

Lookin4alimit

#heavenonearth

Downward crimp boat formed up & on the jig. This will be a 1654 tiller steer model with a open floor plan & front deck, ...
02/29/2020

Downward crimp boat formed up & on the jig. This will be a 1654 tiller steer model with a open floor plan & front deck, we will be installing the customer’s used 50/35 Yamaha

Couple “crimp” hull sheets fresh in from the press brake. With this style hull, we can use a standard downward crimp as ...
02/28/2020

Couple “crimp” hull sheets fresh in from the press brake. With this style hull, we can use a standard downward crimp as seen in many mass produced boats for use without UHMW & K5 could be applied. OR use our inward crimp for a flat surface to mount UHMW to. This type of structure will lessen build time, in turn allowing hulls to be turned out faster, and more cost effective boat builds for the guys that want the “semi custom” boat. #alwaysinnovating #growth #newmodels #budgetbuilds #bowfishing #riverrats

Rotax powered helm/command center with all of her switches & gauges. #quality #custom  @ Power Plant and Dam No. 5
02/28/2020

Rotax powered helm/command center with all of her switches & gauges. #quality #custom @ Power Plant and Dam No. 5

2072 Rotax 250 powered catfishing machine loaded with all the bells & whistles.
02/27/2020

2072 Rotax 250 powered catfishing machine loaded with all the bells & whistles.

02/27/2020
PPI Rotax 250hp Weight Testing

Some great testing/data for the Rotax package!

For more information on the Rotax engine package you can visit pacificpowertrain.com. Testing was performed on a prototype Phantom jet boat hull. Boat is a 6...

We are proud to announce that we are now setup as a direct OEM dealer for Power-Pole Total Boat Control     After instal...
02/27/2020

We are proud to announce that we are now setup as a direct OEM dealer for Power-Pole Total Boat Control After installing and operating a couple sets of customer supplied poles while out on our standard test runs, we were sold on them. Silent, simple, strong hold. #spiderlegs

250 ROTAX engine bay
02/27/2020

250 ROTAX engine bay

Need a boarding ladder for those family days for the kids getting back in the boat? We’ve got you covered with the optio...
02/27/2020

Need a boarding ladder for those family days for the kids getting back in the boat? We’ve got you covered with the optional stainless steel 4 step retractable ladder.

We often get comments on photos asking pricing. We build CUSTOM boats. Each build has a different price tag! There are o...
02/23/2020

We often get comments on photos asking pricing. We build CUSTOM boats. Each build has a different price tag! There are options that cost more; which are unseen in photos. If you would like a quote/Estimate send us an email at [email protected] In the upcoming weeks we will be posting “standard” package boats with pricing, these will be standard base models that options can still be added to. No 2 CUSTOM boats have the exact same options & price tag!

A fine looking 2072 with a 250 Rotax & fully outfitted.
02/22/2020

A fine looking 2072 with a 250 Rotax & fully outfitted.

No room for a full water resistant hatch, we can install a water resistant deck hatch with cinch bag. #itsthelittlething...
02/22/2020

No room for a full water resistant hatch, we can install a water resistant deck hatch with cinch bag. #itsthelittlethings #smalldetails @ AlumaRyder Boats

We pride ourselves on quality over quantity. Our switch panels are custom built to our specs with custom engraved switch...
02/22/2020

We pride ourselves on quality over quantity. Our switch panels are custom built to our specs with custom engraved switches and all heat shrink connectors. @ AlumaRyder Boats

02/18/2020
Grateful Guides

Grateful Guides

Love this boat. So much room and lots of power.

@gratefulguides AlumaRyder Boats #gratefulguides #alumaryderboats #jetboat #rotax
Humminbird

AlumaRyder Boats's cover photo
02/15/2020

AlumaRyder Boats's cover photo

If you were to build a Rotax powered boat, what style rear “swim step” would you choose? Either way we can build em!  @ ...
02/15/2020

If you were to build a Rotax powered boat, what style rear “swim step” would you choose? Either way we can build em! @ Williamsport, Maryland

There’s just something about a stick steer that we love! Details to follow!
02/15/2020

There’s just something about a stick steer that we love! Details to follow!

Sure was a pleasure to build this Stick Steer 1760 for Steve! He’s taking her to have @premiumprotectivecoatings.llc app...
02/15/2020

Sure was a pleasure to build this Stick Steer 1760 for Steve! He’s taking her to have @premiumprotectivecoatings.llc apply K5 to the bottom and sides. Then Brooks Marine will be final rigging her with at 115/80 Yamaha and the latest Motorguide trolling motor!

02/07/2020

Testing some Rotax powered River Ryder’s for delivery

Our “crimp” prototype hull has proven itself & we are ready to take on orders. Our top priorities with this design were;...
02/04/2020

Our “crimp” prototype hull has proven itself & we are ready to take on orders. Our top priorities with this design were; lightweight, tough as nails, & simplicity to keep the budget low.

We’re always looking at what we can improve & what modes we want to come out with to broaden our horizon within our bran...
02/04/2020

We’re always looking at what we can improve & what modes we want to come out with to broaden our horizon within our brand. We receive quite a few calls from customers who want a more budget based build, therefore we decided to prototype a .125” inverted “crimp” design hull. This allows us to still attach UHMW to the bottom while giving you longitudinal structure without the added weight of welded in structure like how we build our “plate” boats. We will be offering this design in a 1648, 1760, & a 1866, these will be more streamlined and production based to keep the cost down.

Bow storage with rail for pup to have something to push off of on retrieves. Trolling motor bracket & plug. All to custo...
02/04/2020

Bow storage with rail for pup to have something to push off of on retrieves. Trolling motor bracket & plug. All to customer specs.

Rear gun box on the GLE 247
02/04/2020

Rear gun box on the GLE 247

GLE 247. Measuring in at 24.5’ overall length, a 7’ wide bottom, & 8.5’ wide beam. This is a Great Lakes duck hunting ma...
02/04/2020

GLE 247. Measuring in at 24.5’ overall length, a 7’ wide bottom, & 8.5’ wide beam. This is a Great Lakes duck hunting machine, built to customer specs; including a forward storage hatch, below deck trolling motor battery storage, below deck livewell, & a gun box that doubles as your lean post at the aft. #duckboat #bigwaterboat #diverducks #puddleducks #custommade #aluminumboat

Prop tunnel ✔️.           Zinc anode ✔️.             Adjustable transducer bracket ✔️.             Spud pole brackets ✔️...
02/04/2020

Prop tunnel ✔️. Zinc anode ✔️. Adjustable transducer bracket ✔️. Spud pole brackets ✔️.

We don’t only build jet boats. We are true custom. Open layout 20’ prop tunnel with a jack plate for this duck hunter fr...
02/04/2020

We don’t only build jet boats. We are true custom. Open layout 20’ prop tunnel with a jack plate for this duck hunter from Virginia.

The rigging process is time consuming and tedious. But patience and perfection will make a boat look even better!
02/01/2020

The rigging process is time consuming and tedious. But patience and perfection will make a boat look even better!

Sneak peak at another sweet paint job!
02/01/2020

Sneak peak at another sweet paint job!

We will not be attending the @nra_gaos this year. But our friends over at Top Notch CNC will be in the fishing hall! Mak...
02/01/2020

We will not be attending the @nra_gaos this year. But our friends over at Top Notch CNC will be in the fishing hall! Make sure to go pay them a visit and purchase your Fully MACHINED UHMW jet foot with built in uhmw fins & large washer kits. These Jet foot replacements are fully CNC machined from a solid 5” thick piece of UHMW for superior water flow, consistency, & performance! We will be running these on our personal boats and recommending them to everyone as well as will be offering them for sale. Buy one this week at the show and Todd has decided to give $50 off. Reminder these feet have fins and all the grates/pins.

Drake Performance Fishing
01/21/2020

Drake Performance Fishing

Elite Team members Grayson Morris (@graysonmorris_24) and Tucker Smith (@tuckersmithfishing) will be the first ever high school team to participate in the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Alabama on March 6-8. We're proud of you guys!

Photo: Bassmaster

#DrakePerformanceFishing #DrakeFishing #Fishing #AlwaysInSeason #BassmasterClassic

01/11/2020
Fishing Traveler 環球釣者

Some footage from a trip with Grateful Guides

Special thanks for IKE taking us this amazing triip !
This is our first time to get smallmouth bass !
It is so hard for us ... we got nothing in the morning...
After our guide's teaching ( Mike Breeding and Andy ),
we got a lot of small mouth bass !!
Mike and Shota may catch more than 100 smouth mouth bass ?!!!
Unbeliveable Fishing experience In Susquehanna River,
Thanks Mike !!

Day3 triip also have been published in Japan famous Bass magazine.
"AnglingBass:アングリングバス"'
Thanks Shota as well !

Music Reference:
Capriccio No. 24 von N. Paganini
L'un part, l'autre reste
Bebe - Siempre Me Quedara
#AnglingBassアングリングバス
#FishingWithMikeIaconelli
#Huerco

Sneak peak of one of the latest paint jobs. A year ago we had @camodesignsbyrickyllc come up and paint 5 boats for us, w...
01/09/2020

Sneak peak of one of the latest paint jobs. A year ago we had @camodesignsbyrickyllc come up and paint 5 boats for us, while he was here he taught us some tricks. Finally getting to put some of those tricks to use. With the guidance from Ricky, this has easily put us as the best custom camo boats in the Northeast!

Check this beauty of a @brprotax powered #alumaryderboats #whenindoubtryderout
01/01/2020

Check this beauty of a @brprotax powered #alumaryderboats #whenindoubtryderout

Drake Waterfowl Systems
01/01/2020

Drake Waterfowl Systems

As the sun sets on 2019, we reflect on another incredible year behind us, and look ahead to what's on the horizon in 2020. Thank you to every one of you for being a special part of this journey with us. Happy New Year!

Photo: Ryan Poloway Photography

#HappyNewYear #2020 #DrakeWaterfowl #AlwaysInSeason #HowDoYouHunt #Waterfowl #Hunting

We will be releasing some new models this year! Stay tuned!
01/01/2020

We will be releasing some new models this year! Stay tuned!

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3959 Warm Spring Rd
Chambersburg, PA
17202

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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We are a small family owned and operated boat manufacturer out of Chambersburg, PA We build boats 100% to customer specs.

Meet the Owners

Marlin Ryder (President/Founder), Originally from Waynesboro, PA. Then moved to Alaska with his Parents to operate a farm, of which this is where Marlin found his passion for Boats. At the age of 16, Marlin started welding an aluminum Seining skiff with another farmhand to use in the commercial fishing fleet. He then went back to his hometown, met his now wife got married and said we’re headed back to Alaska, upon returning to Alaska, Marlin commercially fished, worked in the commercial welding industry, and then went to work for an aluminum boat builder. To follow he left these positions to Found Ryder’s Welding (our parent company) in 1988 of which he built his own commercial fishing rig, many custom boats for customers from small skiffs, cabin cruisers, runabouts, center consoles, landing crafts and more. Marlin always loves a challenge, and always wants to build each boat different making them fit the customer. In 1997 Marlin & his Family packed their bags and moved back to PA. Upon arrival he didn’t see a market for custom boats, because of being so far away from water. He continued building truck ladder racks and then opened an Excavating business. In 2001 we moved to our current location in Chambersburg, PA and continued to operate the welding and excavating business. In November 2014 an arsonist was going around lighting buildings on fire and our weld shop just so happened to be one of them, losing everything we had for the welding business. Marlin’s son Brad Ryder was working elsewhere at the time. But this was a turning point and he decided to cut back his hours at his job and help dad rebuild, and a common agreement was made between father and son to sell all of the excavating equipment to reopen the weld shop, as to where that’s where both of their hearts truly were, being that Brad grew up around the shop and he picked up a welder for the first time at the age of 8. The fire took our entire shop, but only a small section of our storage shed. We rebuilt the storage shed, and started taking on new projects in January 2015.

In April 2015 Brad came on full time, becoming Vice President and Manager. October 2015 we built a 2700 sq ft addition to put us at our current 5000 sq ft building. Brad being an avid Waterfowler talked it over with his father and said within 5 years we will be building boats again. In the spring of 2017 we decided to build our first PA custom Boat of which we Decided that the name AlumaRyder Boats fit us well. We will build just about any style boat you may want, although we are specializing in shallow running river boats, waterfowl boats, and bowfishing boats.

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Happy 27th Birthday Brad Ryder from our Camo Designs by Ricky LLC family. Enjoy buddy. — with David Ward and 5 others at AlumaRyder Boats. #politepennsylvaniabusinessman #alumaryderboatsfamilybusiness #greattodobusinesswith #qualitymanufacturedproducts #madeintheusa
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Andie Andrea Bosworth and I from Camo Designs by Ricky LLC can't wait till we get the chance to come up there and paint something really special for y'all. Let us know for scheduling asap. Thanks.