Read what owners have to say about Duckworth Boats
My family is always happy when we're on the water in our "Scarlet”. We make great 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...
Pacific Navigator Sport
The size is great for me, it’s easy to handle, rides great and handles nice in what I would call rough weather. I got caught in surf this summer- it was foggy out so I couldn’t see, I was North of North Jetty at Winchester Oregon, and took water over bow. Even in this situation, the boat handled nice. We took 4 or 5 breakers and did not get beat up so of course, 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. A couple of days ago, I had a guy stop me to take a look while the boat was on the trailer. He was debating between a Hewes and a 18’ Duck Navigator, but is buying a Duck now. I fish lakes, rivers and oceans with my Duck. I was previously an assault boat engineer in the Navy and I feel pretty safe in this boat. 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 19’’ prop and I can still get to 29 or 30 depending on conditions. I can even tow my grandkids on the wake board. Funny thing is, my neighbor bought one just like it except one year newer and a different color.
I am not speaking from personal experience, for I have not used my Duck yet, but knowing how it was used before and after doing extensive research to what these boats can endure, I am pretty confident. The previous owner used it in Alaska to haul a 350-gallon water tank full of baitfish. If 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 features we are hoping 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 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, I am convinced that it can still perform.
This boat is the best I have seen or owned. It is built to outlast whatever is thrown in its path and its finish is top notch. Duckworth gives me the confidence to take on extreme conditions. It is one of the safest boats out there! You could not ask for a more comfortable boat to fish in. It is very versatile. Hats off to the engineers at Duckworth!
Quality construction and great ride! This is very important to my wife and I, who are both retired and have back problems. We get envious looks and endless compliments. 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.
Unique in the Midwest; we expect exceptional performance in this lake/river.
Stability and comfort on the water are the most notable features of this boat. My wife would not go out in my last boat, but after one ride in the Duckworth, she said she felt safe and would like to go out again.
Boat is great. Everything I asked for in a fishing boat.
I appreciate the quality of workmanship and reliability of my Duckworth boat(s). My Pacific Navigator gets fished in constantly, but has never let me down. The dealer service at Valley Marine has been outstanding both before and after the sale and the warranty work performed at the factory was excellent. There was 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 another Duckworth!
Great purchase experience! EBay auction and pick up all in a week. Cant wait to put it in the water!!!
I feel like a million bucks when I'm cruising in my Ultra Magnum! The "oooohs" and "aaaaahs" we get from the crowd as we're tearing up the intense white-water always gives my ego a nice boost.
It's depth and width provides lots of room to fish in.
Quality fit and finish. Outstanding engineering and construction standards.
It's just nice to get away from all the people. It is also a multiple use boat. It can go anywhere I dare to take it.