Warrior History

Warrior 2.0 – A Legend Reborn

Warrior Boats New Owners – For the Love of the Boat

When you manage to gather Dave Andersen, Chuck Barth, Pat Brookshaw, and Al Leinen – the new owners of Warrior Boats – together in one place, one topic reign supreme.


All four men are avid walleye anglers who’ve each participated and placed in numerous fishing tournaments in the Midwest. They all met through the tournament circuit and soon discovered they not only shared a passion for angling, but also admiration for a good quality boat. And they agreed Warrior Boats are designed for excellent performance, comfort and precise handling in all kinds of demanding water and are far superior to the competition. Naturally, they jumped at the opportunity to own the company.

When asked to describe their ideal fishing experience on a Warrior Boat, they aren’t embarrassed to compare it to the excitement of a passionate romance. Maybe even better.

They know many other fishermen who would agree. That’s why they are committed to producing high-quality boats for hardcore anglers and recreational boaters alike.

Better Than Ever

The Story

Because these men live to fish, they understand how all the right features – like perfect keel design and high-performance steering – add up to the best fishing experience possible. Warrior Boats’ owners wanted to ensure both existing and future Warrior owners could continue to enjoy the boats for years to come.

The owners bring to Warrior strong angling backgrounds with decades of business management experience and knowledge. Each owner has at least one Warrior boat and has years of business experience. More important, they all agree Warrior Boats is the best boat out there and are excited to use their combined skills to carry on the Warrior brand and reputation.

Our Plant

Our 20,000 plus square foot plant is located 97 miles northwest of Minneapolis among the rich farmlands surrounding Melrose, Minnesota. We felt it was important to bring manufacturing to the heart of the Midwest while supporting local businesses and economy in the Melrose region.

The Best of the Heartland

Meeting Customer Expectations

The convenience, comfort and performance features of our boats are not only geared for diehard anglers who rise early to get the most fishing out of their day, but to the families looking for long lasting memories on the water. We’re carrying on the tradition of manufacturing performance watercraft our customers have come to expect from Warrior. We will continue to make a superior boat which, in turn, delivers a superior experience.