Duckworth Boats- Duckworth Offshore
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.
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.”