Go places an outboard motor wouldn't dare

Power, durability, reliability - features that have made Mud Buddy the king of the backwater mud motors for more than 25 years.

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Mud Motor - Surface Drive HDR 4400 EFI
About Us

Backwater Hunting at its Best

Mud Buddy Manufacturing is located near the Great Salt Lake of Utah, where endless shallow water marshes attract vast amounts of waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway. Mud Buddy has strived for over 25 years to be the best.

Mud Buddy was founded by inventor Glenn Foreman in June 1994. Glenn’s goal has always been to provide higher quality, higher horsepower shallow water mud motors for sportsmen.

Today, Mud Buddy is the world’s largest mud motor company with more Longtail and Short Tail Surface Drive Mud Motors than all other mud motor companies combined.

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Featured Motors

Give Your Boat a whole New Gear

Mud Buddy Motors

Which Mud Motor Is Right For You?

HDR (Hyper Drive Reverse)


With electric shift reverse and the newest EFI Briggs powerhouse engine. This tough surface-drive is the perfect choice for sportsmen that want high horsepower and reliability.

Horse Power
25 Hp to model 5000
Boat Length
16' - 20' Boats
Environment
Marsh / Timber / Open Water / Vegetation
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Sport V


This tough outboard style motor is a good choice for sportsmen that want the look and feel of an outboard with 4 wheel drive when needed.

Horse Power
36 Hp to model 5000
Boat Length
16' - 18'
Environment
Marsh / Open Water / Vegetation
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Mini Hyper Drive Sport


Though it be little, it be mighty! This motor balances power and price like a true king of the backwater. Ideal for smaller budgets and smaller duck boats.

Horse Power
23 HP - 25 Hp
Boat Length
14' - 16' Boats
Environment
Marsh / Open Water / Vegetation
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Longtails and Super Longtails


A true classic and still in hot demand. This versatile motor is sure to get you into places no one else can go.

Horse Power
7 HP - 40 Hp
Boat Length
10' - 20' Boats
Environment
Marsh / Open Water / Heavy Vegetation
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Mud Motor - Surface Drive HDR 40 EFI
Why Us

The World's Largest Selection of Mud Motors

Mud Buddy is best known today as the innovators in the shallow water outboard industry. Mud Buddy invented the first long-lasting mud motor bearing and seal system 25 years ago (two patents), the first belt drive mud motors over 15 years ago and today’s high horsepower motors that outperform anything within the industry. Mud Buddy introduced the first aluminum short tail castings, low vibration drives, marine coatings, and the fastest and most powerful motors and propellers in the industry. And most of all, Mud Buddy is known for its quality products, excellent customer service and as the King of Backwater Motors.

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Mud Motor in Backwater Weeds & Marsh - Surface Drive HDR 40 EFI
All Things Mud Buddy

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Mud Motor Boat Photo - The Grind Waterfowl TV
Podcast

The Grind Waterfowl TV

Featured on the Pursuit Channel...

The Grind Waterfowl TV is a show comprised of a group of hunters from Lucky Duck, Dakota Decoy, well known guide services, and passionate waterfowler’s. Together, they set out to provide you with a quality waterfowl hunting show that provides many hunting tips and conservations efforts to promote the sport of waterfowl.

Shallow Water Adventures Series - Photo of Mud Motor in Shallow Water
Facebook Live Series

Shallow Water Adventures

With Keith & Jeffrey

Join us every week for a live, interactive show, with Q&A time, helpful tips & tricks and tons of free stuff to give away.

What are you waiting for?

Give your boat a whole new gear...

With our expanded dealer base located throughout the country, your new motor could be… literally right around the corner. We strive to be the best and our customer service is second to none. Now’s the time to be a king of your marsh.