Gene and Michele Gorham are avid saltwater anglers that hail from Anchorage, Alaska. Like many of our out-of-area customers, they searched for a Duckworth Offshore dealer they could trust that has the experience and capacity to build them the boat of their dreams. The road led to 3 Rivers Marine.
Ultimately their new boat would dock in Seward, Homer and Whittier, Alaska. They valued a boat that had the range for multi-day excursions in the remote reaches of Prince William Sound, the seaworthiness to handle the rugged offshore conditions in the Gulf of Alaska, and the creature comforts to enjoy time with their family when boat camping. The Duckworth Offshore 26’ with an extended cabin was the ultimate choice.
From the initial meetings with Andrew and Scott, the Gorham’s knew they had selected the right people to craft their ideas and needs into a boat that will serve them well for many years. They selected a 116” cabin that would give them the space for a full dinette (convertible to a sleeper), full stand up head, galley with a fridge, sink and cooking surface, and plenty of storage. A Lewmar Windlass anchor puller was a necessity for halibut fishing. An electronics package with sonar/chartplotter/radar displays at the helm and aft station, a high-powered trandsucer/sounder module, diesel heat and custom tackle storage also were big on the list.
The Gorham’s take a pit stop at the top of Turnagain Pass on their way to Seward, Alaska.
Solid reliability, fuel efficiency and the pure power of twin Yamaha 150 outboards for long hauls and rough seas, and a Yamaha high-thrust kicker for trolling up those hefty Alaskan Kings.
Comfy dinette with suspension seat on swivel base.
Raymarine ES Series 9″ sonar/chartplotter/radar display, sound system and L.E.D. lighting at the aft station. Everything needed to hunt fish and listen to tunes on the fishing grounds.
Duckworth’s clean dash design with all gauges and switches, plus a flush mounted Raymarine A series 12″ sonar/chartplotter/radar unit.
Full galley with freshwater sink, 12v fridge and cook top. Plenty of room for food prep as well. Plug in to shore power and fire up the vacuum packer at the end of the day! Too easy!
Shore power for lighting, sound system, fridge, plug-in appliances, vacuum packer and all the niceties while boat camping, without worrying about battery draw!
Professional, clean, organized electrical rigging installed by the rigging technicians at 3 Rivers Marine. Nobody is more thorough and precise when planning and rigging the electrical system in your boat.
Gene’s family has been hauling in the Halibut, Lingcod, Kings and Coho all summer in his 26′ Duckworth Offshore!
One final decision after the boat build was finished and all the outfitting rigged. What to name it? We feel that the Gorham’s couldn’t have picked a boat name that better describes how this boat has effected their fishing experience: The Game Changer.
The first summer with their new Duckworth was a huge success. We were through-the-roof excited to hear of the great fishing experiences the Gorham’s have had, their satisfaction with their boat, and the choice they made by building a Duckworth Offshore with 3 Rivers Marine.
Plan your new Duckworth Offshore today with the crew at 3 Rivers Marine. Email us today for information. We would love to help.