Shallow water or whitewater:

Inboard jet, or outboard jet

If running whitewater rivers or gaining access to the shallows of rivers and lakes is your primary use, look at the safety and flexibility of an inboard jet or outboard jet engine. Duckworth offers a variety of boats with a 14° hull designed for shallow water running with jet pumps:

  • Advantage 18’– 21′ Inboard jet with V-8 & pump
  • Advantage 18′ & 19′ Outboard for outboard jet pump
  • Magnum Inboard jet (22′, 23′, & 24′) with V-8 and jet pump

Jet drives are also great to use in lakes, deeper rivers and coastal waters. No propellers to tangle with ropes or fishing lines, and no lower units to catch the occasional hidden rock or reef. Many people like the added safety of not having a prop set-up when there are kids in the water around the boat.

Lakes, Deep Rivers and Coastal Waters:

Outboard props or Mercruiser Stern drives

Many people choose the efficiency and responsiveness of propeller driven boats. Propeller options allow you a choice of hulls:

  • Standard 14° hull (offering great lateral stability)
  • Deep V 18° hull (offering more wave cutting slice and a softer ride)
  • Navigator’s 28° entry Deep V hull with variable deadrise and reverse chine

In several Duckworth models you can chose either a transom mounted outboard with an integrated splashwell or the rugged Duckworth Pacific Offshore Bracket that moves the outboard two feet behind a full height transom. The Pacific Offshore Bracket can be arranged for single or dual outboard configurations. Check out the Duckworth model that fits your needs:

  • Advantage 18′ Outboard (transom mount with 18° Deep V hull)
  • Advantage 19′ Outboard (choice of transom mount or Pacific Offshore Bracket)
  • Pacific Navigator (200, 215, 215 SE & 235) with Pacific Offshore Bracket and 28° Variable Deadrise hull
  • Pacific Magnum (21′, 22′, 23′ & 24′) with Pacific Offshore Bracket & 18° hull