James and Christie
Squamish, B.C. is at the north end of Howe Sound. While protected from open water, southern inflows/northern outflows can make the Sound a challenging body of water. When planning for a new boat we wanted tough 4 season durability, safety & reliability, and economy of usage. After research and experience from local waters, we decided a 3025 Offshore was the only way to go.
Jes at Parksville Boathouse helped us decice on a Simrad electronics package with dual NSS 12” screens, powered by dual Yamaha F200’s and a 9.9 auxiliary. The Kingfisher 3025 is easily towable on a 3 axle trailer and F350, which gives us great flexibility for a boat of this length. Communication and post-sale support from Parksville Boathouse has been strong, confirming that we selected a quality dealer and boat manufacturer.
‘Two Ply III’ was launched in early December 2017. The first winter chinook season in Howe Sound has been a success. The Espar furnace has made travelling pleasant and comfortable, and the aurora all-weather package makes overnighting in January trouble free. The welded aluminum hull has performed above expectations in the foul and rough weather. Economy has been strong, with a burn rate of 16-17 GPH at 30 mph, a number that isn’t possible in a fibreglass boat of similar size.
The fit, finish and durability of the Kingfisher 3025 has been above expectations through the winter of 2018. We have had safe and exciting trips, and cleanup of the painted aluminum is a snap. We cant wait to travel through the BC west coast in the coming years. Thank you Jes at Parksville Boathouse and Kingfisher for building and rigging a world class 3025!