Below are some stories we've received from proud Parker boat owners. Please tell us your story. We'd love to hear from you!
In November 2010, my son and I purchased a Parker 2820 XLD- the third Parker boat owned by our family. We use this boat primarily for fishing and pleasure cruising in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay out of Niceville,Florida. The large cockpit fishing space, protected pilothouse, aluminum tower with controls, and twin 250 Yamaha 4-stroke engines combine to make this the absolute ideal boat for us. My son (an optometrist) aptly named this boat "See Doctor".
Considering our boating history, it is apparent that we are completely convinced on the quality and perfomance of Parker boats.
- Jon Jenkins
"I bought this 2510 XLD in March of '07 at Jacobsen's in Seattle. I spent a year rigging it and running it off Oregon for halibut, tuna and salmon, but my end goal was always to take this down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where I have a condo. I finally got it down there, we trailered it 2700 miles in 4 days. The boat made it in perfect condition, the trailer took a beating and we had to facilitate quite a few repairs enroute, lost the brakes, etc. We got in 4 days of fishing and boated a 400lb blue marlin, we had high hopes of releasing it, but it got tail-wrapped towards the end of the fight and died. It all went to good use and was given away to the local community.
"In short, this Parker is a beautiful boat for down there, and I am told it is the only Parker in PV..."
- Barnes Cooper
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
"My husband and myself are proud owners of a 2520XL. We purchased this past spring. I had the pleasure of meeting the Parkers at the Annapolis boat show. Took the tour of the new Mother Ship and boy is she pretty. Linwood and Wood made my day. What great people. Keep up the great work! We as Parker owners appreciate all it took to build a great boat."
- Ben and Debbie McCauley
"I bought my Parker 2120 in April 2007. I love this boat!!!! It handles like a dream, and it is fantastic in large waves. Wouldn't ever get any other boat except a Parker!"
- Brenda Horton
Brooklyn, New York
"Several years ago my neighbor purchased a Parker center console. It was then that I knew I would eventually have to own one. I am now the proud owner of a 23 Center Console powered by a 200 Yamaha 4-stroke. I could not be any happier with the performance and function of the Parker. We have caught everything in our area, including bay bass, halibut, rock cod, yellowtail, albacore, yellowfin tuna, dorado, marlin, and more. It is the ideal boat for inshore and offshore San Diego style fishing. The maintenance and clean-up are simple and inexpensive. The boat is very economical to operate and we are able to fish many excellent areas. We also use the boat for family pleasure boating trips. I would recommend a Parker boat to anyone who wants an awesome fishing boat that is easy, economical, and fun to maintain and operate. "
- Doug Kern - Co-Owner/Fisherman's Landing Tack
"The best boat I've ever owned (8 total). The Pilot House 2320 is sweet on those cold mornings crossing the Cat channel at 0430 nice and warm and most of all dry. We've owned Walk-Arounds and Center Consoles but none even come close to the ride and beauty of the simple, easy to clean and maintain style of a Parker. The backside of Catalina Island is known for its treacherous waters but my Parker 2320 just rolls right through it with confidence, not a wet seat in the boat. I chose to add the 50-gallon Pacific Edge bait tank in the cockpit. It fits perfect and still room for 4 men to fish and room to spare. What a sweet ride. I wish I would have bought this baby years ago instead of wasting time and lots of money on other so-called 'fishing boats.' I must mention the Sundance Marine team for making the sale a happy experience too. I LOVE THIS BOAT!"
- Buddy Richards
"I love going out with my Aunt Robin on her 21SE. We have such a great time. I get to swim and look at sea gulls. My Mom and Dad bring a picnic lunch for me and everyone plays with me in my float. It's so much fun. Next summer I'm going to try to doggie paddle!"
- Wood Parker V
"We really like the features of the 2008 2300 DVCC. My wife and I are comfortable in all conditions on the Parker and its solid ride. The entire front is deck space with the insert to cast or catch rays on and the head in the console is nice for my wife. I enjoy the ride. It's solid like a tank, but handles like a sports car.
"We purchased the boat in June and the weather has been less than ideal. We feel very safe in these conditions on this boat. We are now able to get out in sloppy weather, rather than stay at the dock. The first catch on the new boat was by my wife, 44". Striper!!! Can you believe it?!"
- Mark and Diana Remlinger
"We are a marine construction company working 3 miles out of Charleston Inlet on the Morris Island Lighthouse. The land around the lighthouse has eroded away over the years, and now it is about 600 yards into the ocean. We are putting a steel sheet pile wall around it, followed by rock rip rap. The sea conditions are sometimes pleasant, and sometimes bad (4 to 6 feet). We bought a 2520 XL Parker for this job, and she has served us well. She has a super tough bottom, incredibly strong cleats all around, and handles great in rough seas. Our 25 foot Parker is a GREAT boat and has kept our crew SAFE and dry."
- Julius M. Taylor III
Taylor Brothers Marine Construction Co. Inc.
"Purchased my Parker Sport 2120 last summer. Enjoyed the best Albacore tuna fishing of my life. This is my 8th boat and it seems to be the best boat I have ever owned. Lots of compliments at the boat dock."
- Michael Walker