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RiverPro boats began as a dream. Kevin Turner, owner/operator of a successful auto body and retail tire business in Hillsboro, Missouri, was an avid river fisherman. Frustrated by the limited access of prop-driven boats to his favorite shallow-water hotspots, as well as the inefficient performance of outboard jet drive motors, he was compelled to design a specialized river fishing boat, powered by a more reliable jet propulsion system. Kevin set to work designing an all aluminum, all wel.. Read Entire Article

Used by permission of BASS/ESPN Productions, Inc by Darl Black A river is an unfriendly place. From the moment you hook a fish until you take it off the hook, nothing good can happen." That may sound harsh, but it's exactly what Kevin Turner tells anyone who climbs into his jet boat to go smallmouth fishing. Turner is owner of River Pro Jet Boats and one of the most dedicated river anglers you'll ever encounter. "I fish shallow, fast flowing rock-infested ri.. Read Entire Article

The Near Perfect Option For Shallow Water Rivers, Jet Boats For The Catfish Crowd - by Steve Hoffman I CAN’T IMAGINE A BETTER SPOKESMAN FOR JET boats than Kevin Turner. He ran a flotilla of jets on shallow, rocky rivers from Minnesota to Alabama for almost two decades before he decided to design & build his own. “Before I knew it,” Turner says, “I had a yard full of boats and a big decision to make. I was convinced that the boat was not only unlike anything else on the ma.. Read Entire Article

Conservation Officer Randy Posner, left, takes delivery of the Minnesota DNR's first RiverPro jet boat from Kevin Turner of RiverPro. The boat will be used to assist in river patrol duties in the Brainerd Lakes area. BRAINERD, MN... It’s fast. It’s stealthy. And it can go virtually anywhere on the river. This spring the Minnesota DNR at Brainerd took delivery of a new RiverPro jet boat to be used in river patrol dutie.. Read Entire Article


Heart Pounding Acceleration, 50 plus MPH, Near 6 MPG (at 30 mph) and a Nimble Steering Response. Mercury's 200HP OptiMax Inboard Jet Pac, offers the best overall performance of any jet drive in the industry.  

  • 200HP @ Impeller Shaft
  • 5650 Max RPM (WOT)
  • High Perf 2.5L V6 Block
  • 2-stage direct fuel injection
  • 60 Amp Belt Driven Alternator
  • Self Draining Cooling System
  • Mixed flow/high volume jet pump
  • Large 7.25" Impeller Diameter
  • Standard 4 Blade Stainless Steel Impeller
  • Eng & Pump Weight 367 lbs
  • More torque where you need it most!

    The 200 OptiMax Jet Drive provides instant turn-key starting, no-smoke operation, outstanding fuel economy and the best power to weight ratio in the industry.
    • Large 7.25-inch progressive pitch, stainless steel impeller for superior thrust..
    • Electronically controlled oil injection and large on-board reservoir for longer periods between refills and no engine-oil changes.
    • A pump gearbox that requires only annual lube changes and does not require disassembly for maintenance.
    • A self-draining design eliminates potential for freeze damage
    • Tuned expansion chamber exhaust with large volume mufflers and dual through-transom outlets for more power with less noise.
    • Engine Guardian technology monitors and protects against engine damage.
    • Smartcraft compatible, which enables engine components to gather and share information with each other and with the driver. The result is boating that is safer, easier, more reliable, and more fun