October 2012

October 12 The motor mounts for the Marsh Rat Magnum are done! The mounts, made from fiberglass, come with stainless steel bolts for a strong attachment to the back of the Marsh Rat Magnum. They are $129 and are in stock. Visit our motor mount page for more information and photos.

June 2012

June 12 Marsh Rat Magnum motor mounts soon to be available! Mallard Marine will soon have a great working and nice looking motor mount for the Marsh Rat Magnum. The price is yet to be determined, but it will be reasonable and fit into the waterfowler's budget. A prototype is pictured at left – the motor mounts will not have the shine that this one does.

January 2012

dec11 Mallard Marine will be at the Pacific Northwest Sportmen's Show at the Exhibition Center in Portland, OR. Show dates: February 8th through the 12th, 2012. Our full line of products will be on display at the east end of the north hall. We’re excited to be at the show to meet our customers and persons interested in the Marsh Rat. We will see you there! David Boys, President, Mallard Marine

December 2011

dec11 Mallard Marine wishes all our customers and visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This is the best time of year - the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth. Please make time to enjoy family and friends, along with getting some late season waterfowl.

November 2011

nov11 Mallard Marine has recently upgraded seats for the Marsh Rat! They won't absorb water, provide great back support and are tough. Available Drab Olive and priced at $59. These seats are made from fiberglass and install in a minute or less. Learn more.

October 2011

oct11 Mallard Marine is proud to announce that Garret Heying of Artistic Taxidermy is our new Sales Manager. Garret is at the Mallard Marine store, along with his fine taxidermy studio: 5700 SE Foster Rd. in Portland, OR. Garret, is no stranger to duck & goose hunting, and we are very excited to have him on our team. Call Garret at 503-317-6017 if you have any questions about our fine Marsh Rat products.

September 2011

sep11 Mallard Marine would like to show our customers the best photo that came in all summer. To the left is a photo of Erik Larson with a huge fish, showing the Marsh Rat can be used in a variety of applications. Our hats go off to Erik for a nice catch!

December 2010

dec10 Everyone at Mallard Marine would like to wish our customers and website visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This is the best time of year. We are probably busy filling orders, Christmas shopping or just out hunting, so if you call or e-mail and we're not right there, know we will get to you as soon as we can. Don't forget to take time to enjoy family, friends and to admire your decoys from the blind.

November 2010

nov10 Mallard Marine has in stock its popular H2O Blinds in three different camo patterns (Advantage Max-4D, Mossy Oak's Duck Blind and Natural Gear – tan). They are available for $199. Call Mallard Marine at 503-771-7720 or send in your order by e-mail and get one today. Learn more about the Marsh Rat H2O Blind and view our photo gallery!

October 2010

oct10 Mallard Marine's crew at Oregon's famed "Waterfowl Festival." Pictured left to right: Bill Monroe, David Boys, Leila Boys and Don Hart; background of Marsh Rats. We had a great time at the show meeting many new customers and displaying the Marsh Rat and Marsh Rat H2O blinds.

August 2010

aug10 Mallard Marine attends Oregon Waterfowl Festival 8/21 & 8/22 Mallard Marine will be have a spectacular booth at the Oregon Waterfowl Festival occurring at the Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreal, Or., August 21 & 22. All of Mallard Marine's products will be on display and available for purchase. If you want to step inside a Marsh Rat and feel the quality of good boat construction then this is your chance. Here's the festival's website: We'll see you there!

July 2010

jul10 Mallard Marine goes to Canada! Recently David Boys with Mallard Marine traveled to Edmonton, Canada for the annual Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) Golf Scramble. This event was hosted by Kevin Rolfe of APOS, the Marsh Rat dealer for Alberta. A great time was had by all, especially those on the "Marsh Rat Golf Team." Kevin Rolfe put together a classy and well attended event. See attached photo of the team at the 6th hole of the Belvedere Golf Course, Edmonton.

June 2010

jun10 Shipping your Marsh Rat direct Mallard Marine carries the popular Marsh Rat with many dealers across the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. However, for those states without a dealer, we ship factory direct. We at Mallard Marine have bargained hard with YRC Freight Company (formerly Roadway and Yellow Freight) to offer the customer shipping on the Marsh Rat at the lowest price. So if you want to get your hands on a Marsh Rat or Marsh Rat Magnum just call us and we'll take care of the rest.

April 2010

xxx Boy Scout turns Marsh Rat into Race Car! This is no April Fool's joke. We just received news that Adam Smalley, 11 years old from Battleground, WA, got creative with his Boy Scout derby car project and made it look like a Marsh Rat. Not only did it look good, but it was fast. His proud dad, John Smalley, told us Adam's hot rod took 2nd place at a chapter meeting and 4th at the district competition. Wow! Sign this kid up as a future Mallard Marine Engineer.

January 2010

floating the snake Mallard Marine announces Chris Simms of Idaho as the WINNER of the free Marsh Rat H2O blind raffle! Chris sent in a photo of himself and his Marsh Rat – both were really camo'ed up! Mallard Marine wishes to thank all those who sent in photos for 2009 of their Marsh Rats. The raffle was a huge success! See 2010 entry information.

October 2009

Utah duck hunters This just in from the field! As you can see the Marsh Rats worked awesome for these hunters in Utah. Duck and goose numbers are way up this year, so order your Marsh Rat or Marsh Rat Magnum today.

September 2009

buy from a dealer or factory direct Just like your best retriever...Mallard Marine delivers! If you're in a state without a dealer (see dealers) then Mallard Marine will sell direct – saving you money. The Marsh Rat at $599 (plus shipping) and the Marsh Rat Magnum at $749 (plus shipping) are reasonably priced. Contact us by e-mail or call and get one today!

August 2009

buy from a dealer or factory direct Mallard Marine reports Sportsman's Warehouse and Wholesale Sports Stores (OR and WA) will be carrying the popular Marsh Rat boat in their stores across the U.S. Mallard Marine will sell factory direct to those customers located in states without a dealer.

July 2009

tested by U.S. Coast Guard Mallard Marine now offers our popular boat The Marsh Rat factory direct in many more states. Mallard Marine is pleased to announce that the Marsh Rat Magnum was recently tested by the U.S. Coast Guard and all future models are approved for use with a 2 horsepower or less motor (as pictured). Motor mounts and pictures to be posted soon.

May 2009

buy through a dealer or direct Mallard Marine now offers our popular boat The Marsh Rat factory direct in many more states. Please check the map to buy direct or locate your nearest dealer. And to help get things moving along for May '09 Marsh Rats are on sale at $549 (factory direct only). We offer great shipping rates so you pay less to get a Marsh Rat! For customer service we're available at: or ph.# (503) 771-7720.

March 2009

Marsh Rat Magnum is now lighter Mallard Marine recently improved the Marsh Rat Magnum(tm) for the '09-10 season by making it 15% lighter and increasing its strength! Using the latest technology in fiberglass resins we're able to reduce the weight of the Marsh Rat Magnum to 78 lbs. – a savings of 12 lbs. – while increasing the flexural and shear strength of this craft.

The Marsh Rat Magnum is extremely stable at 44 inches wide, tracks straight when paddled and is easily loaded into larger boats for long water transports. Available factory direct at or phone at (503) 771-7720.

February 2009

boxed Marsh Rat Boxes, boxes and more boxes. Mallard Marine is proud to tell it's customers from now on all Marsh Rats will be sent to stores or direct to customers (in states without dealers) in nice, clean, strong boxes! Why is this news? Because boxes (click photo for larger view) will allow us to send boats cheaper, faster and with minimal chance for damage. Boxes have cost us a little bit more, but we're not raising the price of the Marsh Rat or Marsh Rat Magnum. Stay tuned for more and bigger improvements for the 2009 season.

January 2009

raffle winner Mallard Marine announces Joe Shuler of Washington as the WINNER of the free Marsh Rat H2O blind! Joe sent in a photo of himself, his Marsh Rat and a limit of geese. Mallard Marine wishes to thank all those who sent in photos of their Marsh Rats. The raffle was a huge success! See 2009 entry information.

December 2008

photo Mallard Marine wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are busy filling orders for Sportsman's Warehouse and Joe's Sports & Outdoors. Mallard Marine welcomes direct orders for customers in states without dealers. Call us at (503) 771-7720 to order a Marsh Rat for Christmas!

November 2008

photo Mallard Marine has Marsh Rat H2O blinds and recliner seats! These popular, low profile blinds are available in: Mossy Oak’s Duck Blind, Natural-Gear, Advantage Max 4D and Snow. Call us or e-mail your order today while supplies last! Also, look for the Marsh Rat article in Field & Stream magazine, December issue.

September 2008

Scotia Outdoor Gear Mallard Marine warmly welcomes Scotia Outdoor Gear as your 2nd dealer in Canada! James Feltmate, Scotia Outdoor Gear's proprietor, will soon have the Marsh Rat and H2O blind available for Eastern Seaboard waterfowlers. Contact James for a Marsh Rat or other waterfowling gear at the store located at: Scotia Outdoor Gear, 45 Shrewsbury Rd, Dartmouth, Novia Scotia, B2V 2C4.

August 2008

The Alberta Professional Outfitters Society Mallard Marine is proud to welcome our first dealer in Canada! The Alberta Professional Outfitters Society or APOS is excited to offer the Marsh Rat to outfitters in Alberta looking for a great layout boat at a reasonable price. Please contact Kevin Rolfe for the Marsh Rat or other great outdoor products at

July 2008

The Marsh Rat Mallard Marine launches whole new website, showing features and the latest information about the Marsh Rat, The Marsh Rat Magnum and related accessories. Feel free to browse the site and see the Marsh Rat in action. Stop by often for fresh pics from the field and company updates. Marsh Rats will soon arrive at dealers for the 2008-09 hunting season! See photo.

March 2008

Utah State Duck Calling competition The Marsh Rat was the First Place Prize for the Utah State Duck Calling competition. Carl Taylor, head honcho of the competition, reported Dave Barnhart really impressed the judges and won first place. Barnhard took home his prize: a brand new Marsh Rat! See photo.

February 2008

Pacific Northwest Sportsmens Show Pacific Northwest Sportsmens Show: The Marsh Rat, Marsh Rat Magnum and accessories were at the Mallard Marine booth at the NW Sportsmens Show in Portland, Ore. The show was a huge success for us as we were able to introduce folks to The Marsh Rat and the Marsh Rat Magnum. Hunters saw the H2O blind first hand and were impressed with its ease of installation and low profile. We also had some Dave Smith Decoys on hand to show off. They were a big hit among die hard goose and duck hunters! See photo.