Aluminum Boats from brands like Alumaweld, North River and Duckworth
Jay Golden was looking for a boat that would easily handle conditions within the confines of Puget Sound, but also wanted to grow in his ability to fish offshore with safety and comfort in mind. Spending time and discussing his needs with our team led him to choose the North River brand. Jay went with a 23′ Seahawk which is a known quantity on Puget Sound. The power package is perfect with a Yamaha F200 2.8L in-line four cylinder for the main motor and a Yamaha T9.9 High thrust kicker for effortless trolling. Jay wanted to make this boat his own, so we had the boat built with personal touches throughout. Custom hull paint, welded aluminum floors, and even custom graphics. In the end, this is a boat that will serve the Golden family for years to come.
All cockpit electronics are set for perfect viewing without obstructing the captain’s view.
Everyone needs a second fish finder by the kicker!
Custom tower, rigid light bar, radar, rear deck lights, and additional speakers for optimal sound quality on deck.
Fully rigged complete with multiple welded downrigger pads, Scotty downriggers, and custom graphics.
From design to delivery, the end result displayed on the faces of the Golden family. Come see the staff at 3 Rivers, and let them help you experience all that boating should be.
23’ Alumaweld 23’ Super Vee Pro Elite
Yamaha VF225LA VMAX SHO 4-Stroke
Yamaha T9.9XPHB 4-Stroke
Shandon’s sled buying decision was made after seeing the new Super Vee Pro Elite “SVPE” designed and rigged by 3 Rivers Marine. He mentioned that after years of thought and deliberation, all of the items he needed (and more) were laid out in the new Super Vee’s offered by 3 Rivers Marine. Shandon knew how he wanted his new boat to fish and perform, but that only came to reality after spending time with the sales team. In his mind, as you’ll see in the photos, no item was overlooked. This is one beautiful fishing machine!
The transom area of this SVPE is set up to fish with comfort and efficiency.
Custom features that 3 Rivers Marine is known for add a finishing touch to an already incredible boat.
The fish box area provides ample room for fish and the ability to keep the front of the boat clean with a washdown system.
This is the type of fishing machine that the crew at 3 Rivers Marine is known for putting together. If you’re into fishing, you would be well served by visiting with these guys that are as obsessed with fishing as you are.
Tim Powell found us like many 3 Rivers Marine customers. He’d been elsewhere for previous boat purchases, but wanted more in the way of service and expertise. Tim was not just looking for a boat salesman, but someone with the unique expertise with fishing boats.
Tim met Chad Beatty of 3 Rivers Marine at the Seattle Boat Show and shared his dream with Chad. The dream was to purchase a boat that would act as housing and a fishing platform on a tour he would take through SE Alaska. The boat needed to be big enough to accommodate the living arrangements, but maneuverable enough to act as a world-class fishing boat. When asked about why he chose 3 Rivers for his dream boat, Tim said, “I knew Chad was the right fit the minute I met him. He talked in a way that provided me with the confidence that he knew what he was talking about. There was never a question.”
Chad recommended a 26′ Duckworth Offshore as the solution for Tim’s dream. The Duckworth Offshore boasts legendary performance, offers plenty of space, and is one of the best built boats in the world. The boat would feature twin Yamaha 150’s and a Yamaha T9.9 trolling kicker. This power package would provide incredible speed for covering lots of water, but offer the torque necessary when the big water requires it. Although many troll on the big powered Yamaha 4 strokes, Tim wanted the precision and efficiency of a dedicated troller.
With the hull and power selected, it was now time to put the personal touches that any boat of this caliber deserves:
Tim went with a Raymarine electronics package that included a radar, chart plotter and fish finder with two navigation/fish finder stations. Tim wanted one for the cabin and one in the rear deck control area to make navigation and fish locating a breeze.
Tim wanted a diamond plate roof installed to provide wear resistance and usability. In Alaska this was the storage area for the dingy.
Custom cabinetry? You bet! There’s plenty of storage in the cabin of this 26.
While living aboard, an abundance of fresh and hot water is definitely a bonus. The hot water tank even serves the back deck to make cleaning a snap.
This boat is served up with some great features. What about this transom mount fish box? It is convenient and acts as a great work station as well.
Tim’s trip from the Puget Sound to SE Alaska was such a success that he plans on doing it again. “It was just too much fun,” said Tim, when asked about the possibilities. “The boat performed flawlessly and we had the time of our life.”