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If I had to choose a favorite feature, I would probably say the handling and the smooth ride. I've never had a boat that comes close to the responsiveness and stability that this boat does.
The quality construction, the smooth ride, and the fact that she's an old school Duckworth!
Pro Steelheader III
We love our yellow 19’6’’ Pacific Navigator with a 150 Yamaha, 8hp Kicker and Minn Kota auto pilot. It is our retirement boat and after two years of shopping, we made the perfect choice. Six years of weekly boating in the California Delta and a trip to the Flaming Gorge chasing Kokanee every year, this boat will do it all. Just use a Hudson sprayer and a Bug Off window cleaner when it comes out of the water and it will still look new. The compliments never end and factory support is excellent. I am a PROUD OWNER.
My family is always happy when we're on the water in our "Scarlet”. We make great memories every trip. We get compliments all the time at the boat launch about how great our boat looks. We spend just as much time in her on the driveway telling stories as we do in the water. Already peeking at the Offshore series...
Pacific Navigator Sport
The size is great for me, it’s easy to handle, rides great and handles nice in what I would call rough weather. I got caught in surf this summer- it was foggy out so I couldn’t see, I was North of North Jetty at Winchester Oregon, and took water over bow. Even in this situation, the boat handled nice. We took 4 or 5 breakers and did not get beat up so of course, I was really impressed. I really like the ride, as it does not beat me to death. The only problem I have with it is keeping it clean...every time I show off my boat, I have to follow people around with a towel to wipe up the drool. A couple of days ago, I had a guy stop me to take a look while the boat was on the trailer. He was debating between a Hewes and a 18’ Duck Navigator, but is buying a Duck now. I fish lakes, rivers and oceans with my Duck. I was previously an assault boat engineer in the Navy and I feel pretty safe in this boat. This will be my last boat, unless I get a bigger one, but I doubt that will ever happen. I have a 90 Yammer on back with 19’’ prop and I can still get to 29 or 30 depending on conditions. I can even tow my grandkids on the wake board. Funny thing is, my neighbor bought one just like it except one year newer and a different color.
I am not speaking from personal experience, for I have not used my Duck yet, but knowing how it was used before and after doing extensive research to what these boats can endure, I am pretty confident. The previous owner used it in Alaska to haul a 350-gallon water tank full of baitfish. If this boat can handle that, we know it can handle the load of 4 divers and boat operator along with our extra tanks, ropes, and communications gear. One of the features we are hoping will serve us well is the triple stage jet pump. With people in the water and communication/tether lines attached to divers, we don't have a prop to worry about getting in the way. Again, I look forward to posting more as we use it, but after watching the videos on the Duckworth website it gave us great respect and excitement for what we now have the opportunity of using. Though it is an older boat, I am convinced that it can still perform.
This is the most durable boat on the market. After using her consistently for over 20 years, she is finally starting to show her age- the carpet is wearing out where it receives heavy traffic. However, the hull, be it a bit dented and scratched, is still solid as are all the welds. I can't say enough about the durability and reliability of this boat. If I ever have to replace this boat, you can bet it will be with another Duckworth!
I've just purchased it. There is a lot of deferred maintenance to take care of, but the most important features are rock solid. The hull, it's rock solid. The swim deck, think I may take scuba lessons. The heavy duty eye rings, for towing the kids on an inner tube. The walk through dash, allows me to easily access the front of the boat. The full top with sides and backdrop, it gets too hot and too cold here. The 'automotive style' heater, again with the cold. The jet pump, lose some HP, but huge gain in river fishing ability. Easy access to the engine, roll the 'dog house' forward and you have easier access than you do in any truck. Tricker Trailer, looks like they're out of business...probably gave too much trailer for what they charged. Wide Gunwale top extrusion, gives a feeling of stability and nice place to mount down rigger plates. Solid Thick chine extrusions. Wow. Console with leg room, no room like that in North River boats. Bars to convert bench seats to bed (just in case). Nice ride, but still has shallow water capability. Generous Freeboard, my last boat would occasionally take waves 'over the side'. Overall, this is the perfect boat for my needs.
This boat is the best I have seen or owned. It is built to outlast whatever is thrown in its path and its finish is top notch. Duckworth gives me the confidence to take on extreme conditions. It is one of the safest boats out there! You could not ask for a more comfortable boat to fish in. It is very versatile. Hats off to the engineers at Duckworth!
Quality construction and great ride! This is very important to my wife and I, who are both retired and have back problems. We get envious looks and endless compliments. from owners of other brands of welded aluminum boats, which make us feel good about our choice. The Yamahas are our first four cycle outboards and we are really impressed with the quiet power and fuel miserly operation.
Unique in the Midwest; we expect exceptional performance in this lake/river.
Stability and comfort on the water are the most notable features of this boat. My wife would not go out in my last boat, but after one ride in the Duckworth, she said she felt safe and would like to go out again.
Boat is great. Everything I asked for in a fishing boat.
I appreciate the quality of workmanship and reliability of my Duckworth boat(s). My Pacific Navigator gets fished in constantly, but has never let me down. The dealer service at Valley Marine has been outstanding both before and after the sale and the warranty work performed at the factory was excellent. There was absolutely no hassle and most importantly, they fixed it right! When it came time to consider buying a second boat, I never thought twice about buying another Duckworth!
Pacific Navigator? Advantage
Allows us to access all of our favorite rivers in comfort.
Heli Arc Pro Sport