Testimonials from Duckworth Owners
I feel like $1,000,000 when I'm cruising in my Ultra Magnum! The "oooohs" and "aaaaahs" we get from the crowd as we're smashing up intense white-water always gives my ego a nice boost. :)
Posted by Gary, a proud owner of a 22' Duckworth Ultra Magnum
Mostly I enjoy the power it has and the comfort while fishing. My whole family.. all my kids are married ..and the grand kids LOVE my boat !!
Posted by Chuck, a proud owner of a 19 feet Duckworth ADVANTAGE
Unique in the midwest; We expect exceptional performance in this lake/river.
Posted by robert, a proud owner of a 22 Duckworth Magnum Inboard
It's a sturdy boat that handles choppy waves when we get around in the Gulf Islands of BC.
Posted by Joanne, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth
We love the floor space and the great look of the boat.
Posted by Russ, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Advantage
Well build, nice welds, things stay together,every thing works, it handle all types of water very well, fun to drive. Now that I have had my boat for 6 years, there has been no problem with the boat. Been running the white water at hells’ canyon, fishing the Snake and Colombia Rivers.
Posted by Renton, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Advantage
It is comfortable, dependable, and feels very safe in all kinds of weather
Posted by Lance, a proud owner of a 17' 6" Duckworth 175 Navigator Sport
Over all Quality
Posted by Ron, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth Navigator
THIS IS MY 13TH . BOAT AND AS MY WIFE ALWAYS SAY'S TO ME IT IS MY LAST BOAT. IT IS THE BEST BOAT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. I HAVE A FISHING BUDDY WHO HAPPENS TO BE MY PARTNER IN THIS BEAUTIFUL RIG. WE HAVE YAHAHA 8HP.KICKER AND MAIN MOTOR 150 YAHAHA BOTH 4STROKES. ALSO A FRONT TROLLING MINN-KOTA WITH LASER ELECTRIC EYE. NICE SE UP. ALSO CANNON ELECTRIC DOWN-RIGGERS WHICH I NEED TO LEARN TO FISH FOR TROUT WITH THEM. AFTER KNEE SURGERY THIS IS THE BEST BOAT SUITABLE FOR ME FOR BALANCE AND ANT OTHER PERSON WHO IS A LITTLE UNSTABLE ON THEIR FEET YOU CANNOT PASSUP THIS TYPE OF BOAT FOR SAFETY AND STABILITY.
Posted by SAM, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth advantage
The power, ease of use, ease of winterizing, most everything
Posted by , a proud owner of a 20' Duckworth
I / we enjoy this boat every time we take it out. I usually do a lot of Salmon fishing, but with the closure this year we've been hitting up more of the local lakes for trout and landlocked salmon. The first time I took it out fishing I caught a 70" White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River. The UGLYDUCK as we call her, because she is so pretty. lol This boat is perfect for me and my two sons, usually fish 2 adults and 2 juniors. The 4.3 V-6 is very economical and cruises easily at 35 mph. Thanks for making a great boat! Brian
Posted by Brian, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Advantage
i ENJOY THE SOLID HAND-BUILT QUALITY MY DUCKWORTH OFFERS ME. I ALSO ENJOY TH ENVY I SEE IN THE EYES OF OTHER ALUMINUM BOAT OWNERS HERE IN THE SIERRAS!
Posted by JOHN, a proud owner of a 17'6" Duckworth 175 NAVIGATOR SPORT
cab and heater
Posted by Lynn, a proud owner of a 19 ft Duckworth Advantage
That's a tough one,probably the handling and the smooth ride.I've never had a boat that comes close to the responsivenessand stability this boat has.
Posted by Robert, a proud owner of a 19'6'' Duckworth classic
Quality of construction
Posted by chuck, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth pacific navigator
The quality of the boat. I have friends who have Alumawelds and they comment on how much they love my boat!
Posted by Mark, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage
I spent over 5 years riding in other boats and by far the Duckwoth is the best.
Posted by Mark, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Navigator Sport
no complaints really
Posted by Jack, a proud owner of a 19'6" Duckworth Navagator Sport Pacific
I probably spend as much time messing with this boat as I do fishing. I thouroughly enjoy it on the water, but also when in storage and like driving down the road or stopping for gas and be the recipient of so many compliments.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 191/2 Duckworth Navigator
The out standing workman ship , the way it handles all types of water
Posted by Dan, a proud owner of a 21'6 Duckworth Navigator
How safe it is. I keep my boat show room clean and no matter were I go someone will always find the time to come tell me how much they love the boat.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 21' Duckworth Silverwing
Love it, it has a custom allumium top and is warm and dry. I love the deck room vs an outboard engine.
Posted by Robert, a proud owner of a 22 ft Duckworth magnum
The workmanship of the consistent heliarc welds, fit and finish, and design as compared to many of the other boats, I have seen, makes the quality of the Duckworth heads and shoulders above other boats. When I was shopping for boats, 5 years ago at the boat shows, those above qualities, convinced me to purchase a Duckworth.
Posted by Robert, a proud owner of a 215 Duckworth Navigator
We love the workmanship in our boat, the smooth ride in rough water on those days that turn ugly, and most of of all the security we get from a well built boat. Theres 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!!!
Posted by chris, a proud owner of a 215 Duckworth Pacific Navigator
I love the utility & economy of the drive system & the beauty of it!! I run with a group in a club and everyone really is amazed at how well my little tub handles & runs with the 4.3L as compared to everyone elses larger tub with 5.7L plants or larger. I have the smallest & yet the most 'Go any where' tub in the club!! And my experience with repair on my tub was well above excellent - my tub came back to me better adapted to what I do than I could have asked! The people that build & repair the boats are top notch!!!
Posted by Vince, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage jet
The fact that every other boat owner at the marina/dock wants a Duckworth!
Posted by Chuck, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage Classic
Versatility and comfort. Rides much nicer than many other jet boats I've fished in. Never gives me the impression that the boat isn't up to the task and it holds well in the current or wind. I may get a little wet in rough conditions because it's an open boat, but the boat has always been up to the task as a confidence inspiring platform.
Posted by Spencer , a proud owner of a 16 Duckworth Denali open
It goes anywhere!
Posted by james, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Navigator Sport 195
The Pacific Navigator is the best boat for rough water. It handles the rough water of Lake Tahoe without any problems at all.
I got the partial hard top option with the gull wing door for easy in and out of the bow area and also for better visibility while trolling.
Posted by Ron, a proud owner of a 21.5' Duckworth 215 Pacific Navigator
it's just fun to get away from all the people. it is also a multiple use boat. it can go anywhere i dare take it.
Posted by greg, a proud owner of a 19' Duckworth advantage inboard
Everybody looks in awe at the boat..Here in wyoming you dont see many Duckworth boats running around and people are very curious about it.. The boat rides nice, plains out very quick, and is a very SAFE boat to own.
Posted by Larry, a proud owner of a 21.5 Duckworth navigator
I love how a Duckworth looks on the water, and the performance is unprecidented among other boats that I have owned. I always dreamed of owning a Duckworth and the Advantage series made that possible for me.
Posted by Quintin, a proud owner of a 18 feet Duckworth Advantage
power - shallow water run
Posted by tim, a proud owner of a 22 ft Duckworth red dot
Quality Built boat built with 5086-H116 Aluminum Sides and Bottom 6000 series extrusions No one else does that
Posted by Larry, a proud owner of a 17 Duckworth Angler
I fish alone primarily, I can handle this boat both load unloading and running. (I'm 70 yrs) I feel safe, the boat is very dependable. I fish with a 24 volt electric on the bow, even in the wind I have control. I use the live well and its very easy to clean.
Posted by George, a proud owner of a 17.5 Duckworth navagator
The quality......! It is bar none a quality boat.I have spent the last 10 years saving for this boat and the more I looked it only pointed to one brand. Duckworth. Thats it Period. Like I heard so many times "Our boats are just like a Duckworth" Now that says something don't you think? If your on the Columbia and you see a yellow Duckworth with Marine Corps Stickers on it, ask me then what I think of it. -Cap
Posted by Captare, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Advantage
We all see the ads on economy of use and if you have been around boats its all hard to belive well not with these boats . A average day for us a family of four with everything we think we might need stuffed in the boat is twenty pluse miles on the 90 Yamaha, six pluse hours on the 8hp kicker we have yet to use over 9 gallons of gas on any one day. I can't say enough about the boat the quality construction,comfort and room not too mention ease of towing and its cheap to keep. Not a whole lot more you can ask for in what is really an entry level boat just a high quality one.
Posted by Randall, a proud owner of a 17.5 Duckworth navigator sport
There is no way that we can say just one thing that we enjoy most. We love everything about our Duckworth. The power, the control, the finish, the functionality.... Practical Perfection!
Posted by Ryan, a proud owner of a 19' Duckworth Advantage
What I like best about my Duckworth is, the fact that it never let's me down, ever. After owning our boat almost ten years, it still turns as many heads as the day we bought it. The unmistakable quality and performance of our Duckworth continues to keep it head and shouilders above the rest. No matter what water we put into , it continues to deliver the same as it did when we bought it. Keep up the good work Duckworth!
Posted by Todd, a proud owner of a 19'6" Duckworth Discovery
The stability and comfort on the water. My wife would not go out in my last boat. But after one ride in the Duckworth, she said she would like to go out again because she felt safe.
Posted by John, a proud owner of a 17 Duckworth ft with windshield
The quality and attention to even the smallest detail is what amazes me about my 94' Duckworth. Ever time I am on the river, the ride is always smooth even in the most choppy water. I always find something that amazes me about the way the boat handles in various situations. I don't think you can build a better fishing machine, but apparently Duckworth has with new PRO SERIES 7 ! Way to Go!
Posted by , a proud owner of a 20ft Duckworth pro one
great durability. very easy to fish anchored or at a troll
Posted by Larry, a proud owner of a 15'6 Duckworth discovery series ?
Great looking and well finished
Posted by , a proud owner of a 22 Ft 7 In Duckworth Magnum
Its a very well constructed boat designed for fishing, exactly what I requirted. I am a welder and welding inspector and very impressed with the quality of workmenship. I wish I could use it more but there is no water where I live anfd the closest boat ramp and water is 124 miles.
Posted by George, a proud owner of a 17.5 Duckworth Nevagator
The best thing I have done to improve the fun factor of my life, the boat is great and built stron enough to last through my learning trials.
Posted by brian, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth silver wing
We will use it untill it wears out? we have a four bladed SS inpropeller pump ,running great
Posted by Bruce, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth Pro
Quality of the boat, reliability and Customer Service from the factory.
Posted by Kevin, a proud owner of a 17 1/2 feet Duckworth Navigator Sport
Quality of construction standards,
Posted by Guy, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage
I've just purchased it. There is a LOT of deferred maintenance to take care of but the things I like are rock solid. I like:
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 (need to be able to easily get to the front of the boat).
The full top with sides and back drop (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.
Posted by Ben, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Discovery
Quality construction, great ride (my wife and I are both retired and have back problems), we get envious positive feedback 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.
Posted by Don, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth 195 Pacific Navigator
Dave at Three Rivers did a great job explaing the advantages and Scott was also very knowledgeable. The 2010 duckworth boat was best looking best built boat at the show
Posted by Stephen, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth hard top 2010
Its been a great boat. Just to get away and enjoy the quiet.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth silverwing
Quality finish work and construction.
Posted by Jim, a proud owner of a 21.5 Duckworth Navigator
Posted by , a proud owner of a 21.5 Duckworth pacificnavigator215se
my boat does not cost much to run,the size is very easy to get around,i feel safe when conditions turn bad.
Posted by milt, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth advantage
Fun to Run, A blast to fish out of. Roomy, Comfortable. Just a nice boat all around.
Posted by Jim, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Silverwing
Quality fit and finish. Outstanding engineering and construction standards.
Posted by Gary, a proud owner of a 196 Duckworth Advantage Classic
The 20' Silverwing with a pacific bracket and Honda outboard is safe, stable and dependable. It provides a comfortable ride in the wide range of Lynn Canal water conditions. The Pacific bracket adds utility and enhances the fishing deck area immensely. The quality construction and features previously described causes me to feel flexible and safe under all the conditions encountered. Love this boat !
Posted by James, a proud owner of a 20' Duckworth Silverwing
Still breaking it in and drilling holes in it, but so far love it!! Owned another well known aluminum offshore boat for 17 years, and the quality and ride of Duckworth is uncomparable. The boats hull design makes you feel like you are always on plane, the bow never seems to rise!! Many well thoughtout features and storage. Bryan at 3 Rivers was very helpful in getting the final product delivered to what I expected, sorry about your plant being down for 4 weeks. Very nice attention to detail
Posted by Mark, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth Offshore
Safety, reliability, versatility
Posted by , a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Silverwing
Built Alaska tough
Posted by Dennis , a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth magnum
Feeling Secure and safe while Fishing / Sking
Posted by , a proud owner of a 19 ft Duckworth
We enjoy the fine fit and finish; although, equally as important we enjoy the geometry of the deep V hull design with reverse chine and delta pad and ability to fly over wind chop. Very comfortable ride running around all trimmed out. Love the offshore bracket too. Oh, and it is one heck of a fishin’ machine! Look out pelagic and anadromous creatures Reel Work is underway!
Posted by Noah, a proud owner of a 21.5' Duckworth Pacific Navigator
I love the fit/finish of my Duckworth Boat. The attention to every detail backed by unquestionable quality and strength is what caught my attention to the Duckworth family of boats. Running the rivers is what made me decide on the Silverwing.
Posted by Mike, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Silverwing
I have looked at and owned many aluminum boats. Duckworth boats are well thought out and no corners are cut. Excellent quality.
Posted by Jeff, a proud owner of a 23 Duckworth Pro 7
Quality craftmanship. Solid. Wide beam. Deep V makes for nice ride in rough water.
Posted by David, a proud owner of a 19.5' Duckworth Navigator
Quality, design and ride
Posted by Harold, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Classic Advantage
To new to tell what I like the most just purchased 2 months ago. But love it so far.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage classic
Brand New, only had it out 3 or 4 times in semi-calm water, but I LOVE the way it planes up in seconds and rides comfortably. Will have it in rough water starting in Spring of 2011 and will post more then.
Posted by Keith , a proud owner of a 28' Duckworth Offshore
I seems very well built, and handles well at any speed.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 19'6" Duckworth Advantage
have i had our boat for 11 yrs, and its still going STRONG
Posted by Bruce, a proud owner of a 20ft Duckworth 20 ft pro
Durability and easy to use
Posted by D, a proud owner of a 17 Duckworth BT
We love our yellow 19,6 pacific navigator with a150 yamaha and 8hp kicker with a minnkota auto pilot.it is our retirement boat .and after two years of shopping we made the perfect choice.6yrs of weekly boating in the califonia delta and a trip to the flamming gorge chaseing kokanee every .year this boat will do it all..just keep a hudson sprayer ready with bug off window cleaner ready when it comes out of the water and it still look new. compliments never stop.factory support is excellent if they say it they back it. PROUD OWNER
Posted by david, a proud owner of a 19'6 Duckworth pacific navigator
For a small boat (prior boat was a 48' Offshore Yacht Fisher) I like the 21.5' for several reason. Layout, easy to maintain, great ride, style, and all the compliments it receives at the dock. I have been in a lot of boats over the last 40 years and this boat for its size is setup just right for what I wanted. Rigged for salmon fishing and long day trips it is a pleasure to get out on the water.
Posted by Kurt, a proud owner of a 21.5 Duckworth Navigator
smoth riding & astetic appeal
Posted by steven, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth magnum
Have owned the boat since new and have had very few problems. When was new, the factory in Clarkston solved problems quickly and with no questions. The boat wa repowered last year, but the hull is in great shape.
The boat is used on the Snake and Columbia Rivers year-round under most conditions. Never have myself or anyone with me have ever felt that we didn't have enough boat for conditions. The boat is a joy to fish out of.
Posted by Bob, a proud owner of a 19' Duckworth Pro III
the size first of all, love the room. then the power, and all the first class finnish on the boat. every aspect of the boat is top notch
Posted by kenneth, a proud owner of a 21.5 Duckworth advantage
Wonderful boat that has lasted through the years.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 19'8" Duckworth Sport 19
Similar to most every owner I like; the ride, handling, and stability in rough water. The offshore engine braket and fishing transom with livewell is very, very nice. This boat with the 150 Yamaha seems to cruise effortlessly and economical as well. Everytime we're out in the boat in all different kinds of conditions we never come away unsatisfied! What a joy to own and use. The biggest disappointment would be not enough hours in a day when using this sled.
Posted by Mike, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Navigator
Getting to the fishing ares that I and my family want to be. I can fish just about any waters I want with this boat!
Posted by Michael, a proud owner of a 18 ft Duckworth Pro III
the smooth ride and construction
Posted by Ben, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth advantage
This boat is the best boat I have seen or owned. It is built to outlast whatever is thrown in its way and the boat is finish top notch. Duckworth gives me the confidence to handle it in extreme conditions and I know it’s one of the safest boats out there!
You could not ask for a more comfortable boat to fish in and is very versatile.
Hats off to the engineers at Duckworth!
Posted by David, a proud owner of a 20 Feet Duckworth 200 Pacific Navigator
For a boat designed to run the Snake River, it has fished the Ocean off the oregon coast to any body of water you care to fish. She "Happy Hour" is 33 years old and still ready for another 30+ years, if only the outboards we put on her lasted as long.........
Posted by luke, a proud owner of a 22' Duckworth red dot
So far just buying it was very exciting! Ebay auction & picking it up in a week. Cant wait to put it in the water!!!
Posted by ron, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth pacific navagator
The quality construction, the smooth ride, and the fact she's an old school Duckworth!
Posted by Dan, a proud owner of a 17 Duckworth Pro Steelheader III
Just purchased but so far love it
Posted by Mike, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth Offshore
The boat is very sturdy and seaworthy. The structure provides a sense of security on the water. The tracking was straight and the boat handled the waves with a sense of confidence!
Posted by Barry, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Pacific Navigator
comfort, security, all weather performance, speed, and no worrys.
Posted by dana, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth silver wing
Well thought out boat.Had the choise of a 2004 Thunderjet or a 13 year old Duckworth,so i bought the Duckworth.Thanks for a kick ass boat.
Posted by Jim, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth silverwing
Rock solid. Workmanship is outstanding
Posted by Ben, a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Advantage
Great boat, Great company!
Posted by Randy, a proud owner of a 30 Duckworth Offshore
The power, handling and the uniqueness of the design, not many in Colorado.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Magnum
It's quality, it's strenght, it's looks, it's power and speed, it's handling, and most of all it's comfort. I love my boat!!!!!!
Posted by Ron, a proud owner of a 25.5 Duckworth Nav 255
Fast and comfertable
Posted by , a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Magnum
Don't know yet as we've not used it as of yet but knowing how it was used before and after doing extensive research to what these boats can stand up to. The previous owner used in Alaska and hauled a 350 gallon water tank to put bait fish in. Understanding that 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 highlights we are hoping that 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 get to 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 it looks like it can still perform.
Posted by John, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth
Very well built and well suited for the Arctic Ice conditions.
Posted by Dorothy, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Magnum
Posted by jason, a proud owner of a 22 Duckworth
Posted by Dan, a proud owner of a 19FT Duckworth Advantage
Ive owned over 10 Jet boats. I purchased this boat as a project boat since the boat had been stored out in the weather and was in need of some TLC and complete restoration...but overall a quality well built boat that works well for me!
Posted by Bryan , a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Silverwing
I enjoy the comfort of the ride and have plenty of room to fish. When I pull into a boat dock, the people that have what I would consider "The Nice Boats" will tell me that they wish they had my boat. I spent two years researching boats to buy. I wouldn't have any other boat. The more I use the boat, the more I realize that I made the right choice.This is by far the nicest boat I've owned.
Posted by Frank, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth Pacific Navigator
This is my first Duckworth and find it a very high quality, well thought out/designed boat. I've owned several other brands of Northwest aluminum boats and am now the most pleased with my Duckworth for all porposes and quality.
Posted by Kurt, a proud owner of a 19ft Duckworth Silverwing
accessability to our endless rivers while doing it in comfort.
Posted by Michael, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Heli arc pro sport
The aluminum body. Those cheap fiberglass boats don't hold a candle to my Duckworth.
Posted by William, a proud owner of a 16' Duckworth
This is the most durable boat on the market. Having used it hard for over 20 years, she is finally starting to show her age,: carpet is wearing out where it receives heavy traffic. 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!
Posted by David, a proud owner of a 17 Duckworth Pro Steelheader
I'm a bit of a perfectionist and always looking for attention to detail. The fit and finish on my Duckworths has always been terrific. I can always depend on Duckworth going the extra mile to make sure the welds are uniform, the paint lays nice and the interior finish is detailed. Duckworths inovation always is always pleasing. They seem to have a good read on what sportmen are looking for in an all around water craft.
Posted by Michael, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth Pacific Navigator
I like the custom hardtop that I ordered on the boat. The boat is very stable in rough water
Posted by kerry, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Advantage inboard jet
Plan on building another.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 12 feet Duckworth granville bay
I Like that it is built heavy duty not cheap.
Posted by Tim, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage Classic
It is made really tough. Easy to weld to and is very versatle. I cannot go too fast in the ocean when it's rough but I do not like the ocean when it's rough any way, so the hull design is OK. I know it is designed for the rivers. I have had this boat all the way to blossom bar on the rouge river and I've had it 25 miles off the coast of Newport halibut fishing. Not many boats can do both.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 22' Duckworth Red Dot
This will sound like a broken record, but strength of design and construction, my 1978 22' Duckworth is 34 years old and I still get compliments at the dock, and she has plenty of beauty/character marks on her. Other than being in a small craft advisory ocean seas, there is no where I wouldn't feel safe and secure on the water, including being on the Columbia in 60+ mph winds with 6-7' swells, been there done that. The 19' Hewescraft that started toward the launch from 3 miles out with me arrived at the launch after I made a potty break and trailered my boat, and way more worse for the wear...... She (Happy Hour) will be with me for life, the next owner will be buying a 60+ year old boat still ready for more service, just feed her a new engine as they wear out as i don't think she will. =)
Update: She got an over skin in last 5' of bottom and 12"up transom due to battery acid damage that was discovered last season. I had them use 3/16" aluminum so the majority of back area is now 3/8" thick doubled up, could probably go stump jumping now if i was so inclined....lol
Posted by Luke, a proud owner of a 22' Duckworth Red Dot
Solid construction. The dealer, 3 Rivers Marine, is by far the most knowledgeable boat dealer in the northwest and they made the difference in swinging me toward Duckworth. I had looked very seriously at North River and Dave Lee and Chad Beaty clearly explained the differences. I paid more for the Duckworth and felt it was worth the extra expenditure. I would also say that their service manager Curt Winters has continued to follow through with any post sale needs that I've had. Most other boat dealers I've dealt with over my 35 years of boat and yacht ownership quickly lose interest after they "cash the check".
Boat is stout and performs to my expectations and I'm not easy to please.
Posted by Ralph, a proud owner of a 25' 6" Duckworth Pacific Navigator
love it so far
Posted by steve, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth navigator
Everyone who steps foot on my boat says that it is the nicest fishing boat they have ever seen and I would have to agree.
Posted by Micky, a proud owner of a 26 foot Duckworth 26 offshore
The quality and ride of the boat. I love the lines of the offshore models!
Posted by jeff, a proud owner of a 28ft Duckworth 28 Offshore
What I like most about this 28 Offshore is its performance, Top speed of 44 mph and a comfortable cursing speed of 32 mph with twin Yamaha 150's make it very fuel efficient giving me many days of fishing without having to go looking for fuel, epically with the 175 gallon fuel tank! The ride is fabulous at wide open throttle and when you have to trim the bow down and hammer the offshore swells its very comfortable and surprisingly quiet!
Posted by Brian, a proud owner of a 28 Duckworth Offshore
Posted by thad, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Silverwing
Ease of handling.....Stability...exceptional usable space.....ease of trailering.....quality of construction......ease of maintenance......and..................
admiring comments recieved when out and about using boat.
Posted by Jim , a proud owner of a 19.5' Duckworth 195 Pacific Navigator Sport
My first boat that I owned was a little Columbian 10 ft tri hull and I have worked my way up to a Duck. This is my 5th boat and my second aluminum. I traded in a 17' North River Mariner because I wanted a smoother riding boat, it had a 12 d. hull and a was darn good boat but could be rough in a light chop. My 18' Navigator Sport has some features I missed on my Marineer which are the 7 inch higher sides and the taller back splash and being 6 inches wider helps also as well as does the 9 inches 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 are the reverse chins as they help the boat get up on step faster and keep the boat from slipping down at lower speeds. when I did my test ride in my duck it was in 2 foot 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 thing that I really like, with the sides and back splash higher I can fish in the ocean for salmon which will extend 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 workman ship with the boat. However I must admit I do have one problem with the boat, everybody who sees it keeps drooling on it and that 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 along with grand kids and others I will have to have plenty of towels handy. I am very particular in my boats and I feel I have the top of the line in mine.
Posted by Chuck, a proud owner of a 18'3" Duckworth Navigator Sport
i like the way the boat handles it feels like a very safe boat
Posted by bill, a proud owner of a 17.5 Duckworth pro 302
Living in northern Canada on Great Slave Lake, I'm fortunate to have access to world-class lake trout, northern pike, walleye, and grayling fishing. But the lake can get angry - it's the deepest freshwater in North America, the 9th largest lake on the planet and in many parts of the lake the water only reaches ~45F even in the middle of summer. The lake is frozen 7 months of the year.
The Offshore has been the perfect boat for the lake. It's solid safe and comfortable when the weather turns bad and is perfect for trolling for trout. It's ideal for a weekend out camping or extended days on the water fishing. I love it.
Posted by Stephen, a proud owner of a 28' Duckworth 28 Offshore
I appreciate the quality of workmanship and reliability of my Duckworth boat(s). My Pacific Navigator gets fished hard and has never let me down. Dealer service at Valley Marine has been outstanding both before and after the sale and the warranty work performed at the factory, although unfortunate, was excellent with 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 anything but another Duckworth!
Posted by Pat, a proud owner of a 21.5'/20' Duckworth Pacific Navigator/Advantage outboard
Spacious room, standout color, and finished inside unlike any other NW style boat.
Posted by Jason, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth Navigator Sport
The comfort and feeling of security is outstanding. I have had the boat 1 year now and have 2000 miles om her,1600 miles of that are at 3 mph while trolling. Without my Offshore 24 I would not have caught half the fish I have as it would have been too rough. I fish a lot by myself so having auto pilot, and the best boat for rough water of its size on the market allows me to fish the worst conditions with confidence. Fishing in the rough has allowed me to catch 3 trophy Rainbows in the last year.
Posted by Ken, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth Offshore
I love the boat.
Posted by carl, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Navigator
It is a very comfortable boat the wide bottom and high sides are a nice touch. The boat fishes very nice, stays right on track side drifting and back-trolling. It also runs great in skinny water!
Posted by Adam, a proud owner of a 21 Duckworth Pro7
Quality of build
Posted by Doug, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage
We love out Duckworth. It has the comforts of a small pleasure craft with the strength and agility of an excellent fishing boat. This early year is built like a tank with thick aluminium construction and all welded seams. It feels sound on the choppy water with little to no flex. Its hull runs quiet and we especially like the comfortable seating, carpeted floors and sides and bullet proof foredeck. For a small boat it comes equipped with plenty of storage and cubbies for storage and equipment.
Posted by Hans, a proud owner of a 17' Duckworth Pro 3
Best boat I've ever fished out of period.
Posted by jerry, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth ??
Easily on plane, very fuel efficient. Lots of cockpit space, quality cover, 36' sides are nice in the ocean
Posted by Bob, a proud owner of a 23' 6" Duckworth Pacific Navigator 215
The fact that my family is always happy when we're on the water in our "Scarlet". Making 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.....
Posted by DJ, a proud owner of a 20 Duckworth pacific navigator sport
I really enjoy the ride of the boat with how it cuts through the waves out in the ocean! There is also a ton of deck space for guys to move around and harvest fish. I also really like the in floor rod holder that is built into the cab!
Posted by Larry, a proud owner of a 26 Duckworth offshore
My boat is currently on order.
I now have my boat and it is awesome...thanks Duckworth gang!
Posted by Brian, a proud owner of a 20' Duckworth 2014 Advantage
The size is great for me, easy to handle rides nice, handles nice in what I class rough weather. Got caught in surf this summer, foggy out and could not see and I was north of north jetty at Winchester Oregon, and even took water over bow but boat handled nice. We took either 4 or 5 breakers getting out and did not get beat up getting out and yes 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. Couple of days ago I had a guy stop me, while boat was on trailer, and wanted to look at it. He was in between a Hewes and a Duck 18 Navigator and he is buying a Duck now. I fish lakes, rivers and ocean with it. I am retired navy and was an assault boat engineer in the Navy and I feel pretty safe it this boat, Chances are 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 19inch prop and I can still get to 29 or 30 depending on conditions and I can tow my grandkids while the wake board. Funny thing is my neighbor bought one just like it excpet one year newer and different color.
Posted by Chuck, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Navigator
We like the offshore bracket, swim ladder, and stern door. These option played an important roll in saving the lives of 5 out of six folks who capsized their boat on the Columbia River Bar last June. We utilized those options to bring those five on board. The boat handled well given we ended up with 9 folks on the boat in ruff water. The boat.....she is a keeper!
Posted by Lonn, a proud owner of a 24 Duckworth Offshore
So far the service has been the best of any product I have ever purchased. Just getting used to it. All of my questions have been answered. I am putting equipment on it & I would like to hear from other owners what has worked for them.
Posted by John, a proud owner of a 25.5 Duckworth 235 Pacific Navigator
Posted by Bob, a proud owner of a 25'6 Duckworth pacific navigator 235
Perfectly designed and very well built.
Posted by Mike, a proud owner of a 20' Duckworth Advantage OB
Love it so far.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 215 Duckworth PAC NAV SE
This boat is tuff and sturdy on the water! Rides smooth in ruff water and is very versatile. Long lasting quality.
Posted by Tom, a proud owner of a 19ft Duckworth unknown
Build quality and features surpass all competitors. These boats are built for serious water and serious fishing!
Posted by Gregory, a proud owner of a 23.5 Duckworth Navigator 215SE
It's mine, I do not have to worry about putting a dent, or scratch. and when you are done for the day, I just float and drink a margarita. and watch the rest fight at the dock to get there boats on the trailer
Posted by Vern, a proud owner of a 24 foot Duckworth magnum
The lines of the boat, performance in seas to 5 ft (have not been in seas over 5ft yet), layout, storage, comfort, construction quality, etc. In short, we love our boat.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 26 Duckworth Offshore
........At 66, I have owned 13 other boats in my life and as a very young man (15-16) worked for a dealer rigging boats and I have raced boats. So, I know more than 'most' folks about boats. Crossing Lake Le Berge recently (Yukon Territory) by myself on a very rough day on a plane at about 30 mph I got a smile on my face at how tough the little boat was. It was just bam, bam, bam, bam from one big 3-5' wave to the next for near 40 miles and that little Duck did not groan, moan, creak, shudder or wince even once so I did not feel the need to let off the throttle even once (baby the boat) which left me with a strong gut feeling about how well put together and STRONG this 33 year old (looks new) boat was. To say I was glad I bought it (one week earlier) is an
Posted by Joe, a proud owner of a 20 feet Duckworth Silverwing
When or if you want to purchase a boat - Duckworth is the only boat to purchase.
From the design, options and performance is Extremely Impressive.
I just purchased the Pro 302 RedLine Marine V-8 351(W) 5.8L HO ,600 Holley Taylor whisper-drive 3" Mufflers
American Turbine AT-309
1999-Evinrude 9.9 Kicker 4-stroke Hi thrust, with Panther electro steer.
All the current electronics from Lowrance (Elite7, LMF-w/EP 60&65 Point-1 GPS, Link-8)
On Spec - Trailer - Unbelievable Quality
It only had 140 hours when I purchased I'm the 4th owner.
When I haul this boat anywhere, I get so many comments that it is mind blowing. Last time I took the boat out the USCG was at the boat ramp, 5 of the 6 crew members came over to go through the boat, because they were so impressed.
Oh yes it has all been USCG approved for the Ocean and all inland waters.
My wife (24yrs.) thinks I love my boat more than her. Not the case.
Posted by , a proud owner of a 19 Duckworth Pro 302 Limited Edition
It's depth and width. Lots of fishing room.
Posted by Gene, a proud owner of a 18'-7 Duckworth Advantage 18
Easy boat to have. We feel very safe with grandchildren on board. Great way to get them interested in fishing. It is a general all around boat. We have wake boarded, fished, slept on it, cruised the lakes for fun. Wonderful to get on shore for other activites.
Love the boat...
Posted by judy, a proud owner of a 23 Duckworth Magnum Inboard
Stability and features, it's so easy to fish 4 adults in the cockpit, no one tripping over each other or gear.
Posted by Brent, a proud owner of a 26 Duckworth Offshore
Beautiful boat! Fit & Finish is excellent.Previous owner took very good care of it. Although it is a 2008 model year it is essentially a new boat with only 55hrs on the main motor.
Posted by Kenneth, a proud owner of a 21'6" Duckworth Pacific Navigator 215
Light weight, durable, beautiful! This boat turns heads at the boat launch.
Posted by Pam & Chuck, a proud owner of a 19.5 Duckworth Navigator
Ride, safety, comfort and piece of mind.
Posted by Ed, a proud owner of a 18 Duckworth Advantage