EARLY 1990’S

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LaMoyne Hyde built the first fiberglass Hyde Drift Boat. Made with a rocker design and plenty of interior space. This boat was the best all around drift boat in it’s day.This picture shows one of the first Hyde Fiberglass Drift Boats in the 90’s.

OTHER NOTABLE EVENTS IN THE LATE 1980’S

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Hyde Boats continued growing and needed more space! Several additions were made to the manufacturing facility to accommodate the need for increased production.

LATE 1980’S

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The first production aluminum Hyde Boats were rolled out. The Hyde aluminum drift boats took 7 different designs and many tests to make them row and perform optimally. Photos: The photo above is Hyde’s first aluminum boat produced. One of many Hyde Boat testing sessions on Lunch Counter-Snake River in Idaho.

MID 1980’S

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LaMoyne and his sons (Matt & Steve) started building wood drift boats to sell commercially. These boats had a rocker style bottom including a front brace to hold anglers while standing in the boat.

LATE 1950’S THROUGH 1960’S

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During this time LaMoyne worked in aviation building single prop airplanes for crop dusting. Those years of experience building and flying airplanes gave him a strong comprehension of fluid dynamics. Understanding how the design of an airplane affects air flow ultimately helped build the foundation of Hyde Drift Boats bottom design. The picture shows a Single Prop Airplane similar to the type built in the 1960’s by LaMoyne Hyde.

EARLY 1950’S

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LaMoyne Hyde built his first drift boat with his father Keith Hyde (right). This boat served them on countless trips down the Salt and Snake Rivers in Wyoming. This boat was the beginning of a life of boat building for LaMoyne and his family.