Read what they have to say about Duckworth Boats
I spent over five years riding in various boats and found the Duckworth to be the best by far.
I now have my boat and it is awesome...thanks Duckworth gang!
Rock solid. Craftsmanship is outstanding.
El Dorado Hills
I like the way the boat drives. It feels very safe.
The quality and ride of the boat are above average. I love the lines of the Offshore models!
I like the stability and features of the boat. It's so easy to fit 4 adults in the cockpit without anyone tripping over each other or gear.
What I like most about this 28’ Offshore is its performance. It has a top speed of 44 mph and a comfortable cruising speed of 32 mph. It also has twin Yamaha 150's, making it very fuel-efficient. I can go for days without filling up the 175 gallon fuel tank! The ride is fabulous at full throttle. When you have to trim the bow down and hammer the offshore swells, its very comfortable and surprisingly quiet!
We have a four bladed SS in propeller pump that runs great. We are very happy with it and plan to use it until it wears out.
Fun to drive and a blast to fish out of. Roomy and comfortable. Just a nice boat in all aspects.
Purchasing this boat was the best decision I have made to boost the fun factor in my life. It is built strong enough to survive my many beginners’ mistakes.
I have spent the last 10 years saving and searching for a boat and the more I looked, the clearer my answer became. Duckworth. As I heard so many times, ‘our boats are just like a Duckworth.’ Now that says something don't you think? If you’re on the Columbia and happen to see my yellow Duckworth with Marine Corps stickers on it, ask me then what I think of it.
Similar to most Duckworth owners; I find my boat to be smooth and stable, even in rough water. The offshore engine bracket and fishing transom with live well is very nice. With a 150 Yamaha, this boat is economical and cruises effortlessly. No matter what the conditions, we are always satisfied! What a joy to own and use. The only complaint we could have is that there are not enough hours in the day that we can spend on our boat.
The fact that every other boat owner at the marina wants a Duckworth says it all!
We love the craftsmanship of our boat, the smooth ride in rough water on those days that turn ugly, and most of all, the security we get from a well built boat. There is plenty of room for all of us (we are a family of 5). We are always getting compliments from other boaters about how GREAT our boat looks. The Yamaha 150 has plenty of power and is very quiet! Wouldn't trade this boat for anything!!!
The first boat that I owned was a little Columbian 10’ Tri Hull. Now I have worked my way up to a Duck, my 5th boat and my second aluminum. I traded in a 17' North River Mariner because I wanted a smoother riding boat. The Mariner had a 12 d. hull and a was darn good boat, but could get rough in a light chop. My 18' Navigator Sport has some features that I missed on my Mariner like the 7’’ higher sides and the taller back splash. It was also 6’’ wider and 9’’ longer. I had taken some pretty rough water in my NR and could run at 37 on the river with a 90 Yammer. One of several things I like about my Duck is the reverse chin feature, as it helps the boat get up one step faster and keeps the boat from slipping down to lower speeds. When I first test rode my Duck, I was in 2’ chop with white caps and I could tell right away the boat would be much smoother riding and handle very well. There is one other feature that I really like, and that is with the sides and back splash higher, I can fish in the ocean for salmon, which extends my salmon season by a couple of months or more. I have had two of my neighbors over to look at it, one of them sold boats for a while and the other built them and both were very impressed with the quality of workmanship of the boat. However I must admit, I do have one problem with the boat. Everybody who sees it keeps drooling on it and it is just a pain to wipe off without a big grin on my face. Thanksgiving is coming up and we are having a houseful of family who have never seen it so between the grand kids and others, I will have to have plenty of towels handy. I am very particular about my boats and I feel that mine is top of the line.