Below are some stories we've received from proud Parker boat owners. Please tell us your story. We'd love to hear from you!
"Bologna and cheese sandwhich: $2.00
6 pack of Coors Lite: $4.99
Box of Cigar minnows: $16.00
Out-fishing your father-in-law: priceless!
(Sorry Pop, I know this will drop me down on the favorite daughter-in-law ladder. Tee Hee!)"
"3 months ago I was faced with a moral dilemna: keep my small center console, or cowboy up and buy a REAL boat. For 11 years I have watched guys zip out of the river here in Newburyport, Ma., and their all geared up for tuna, in their cabin Parkers. Well, this year I stepped up to the plate. And I want to thank everyone who made this boat, from my sales staff to who ever designed this beauty. This is ONE ROCK solid boat. That's the first thing almost everyone says when they step on board, how rugged the whole boat is. It's amazing, you guys didn't skimp on ANYTHING. Thanks for a great boat. You have successfully marketed yourselves to a customer for LIFE. I will own a Parker forever. Have a great winter, i'll be counting the days!"
- Ryan Bessette
"New line: $25. Gas: $100. New leader: $6. Ice, sandwiches, soda: $18. New lures: $27. One lost rod and reel: $325.
"8 hours of relentless hunting: priceless!"
- Fred Sousa
"This photo is exactly why I love my Parker. 19 passengers, 20 knot winds with 2-3 ft chop and no spray near the bow or my passengers -- Priceless!!!!"
- Capt Keith Lincoln
"My wife and I want to thank the Parker family for designing and making one of the greatest boats that we have ever owned. We took delivery of our Parker 21SC from Cataumet Boat Works on Cape Cod after some customizing, which included a second station on the bulkhead and a full set of electronics. Special thanks to Robin Parker for helping us get the boat modified at the factory, and many thanks to Pete Way and his crew at Cataumet Boat Works on Cape Cod for doing excellent work in finishing the boat. Even though this Parker is only 21 feet, my wife and I have had it fishing with the big boats in 15 to 25 mph winds, and let me tell you, this boat is heavy, gives you a good smooth dry ride, and can be trimmed for any sea condition. Comparing size to size, the Parker is all quality and has more room than the others, and I would know. I'm now 61 and have had over 14 boats, one being a Nauset 35, as well as a Nauset 28 and many center consoles. If you want a good boat, check out the Parker line."
- Kenny & Ginny Dutra
Cape Cod Mass.
"Wanted to drop you a note that my wife Kay and I finally took delivery of our 2320 SL in late May and have been enjoying it very much. We did an overnight at Catalina Island here in California and get nothing but compliments on having a Parker. Johnson Marine did an excellent job of customizing it and Ron has taken very good care of us. I have attached a couple of photos of our West Coast customized fishing machine. Oh, by the way we have been doing pretty good on the fishing grounds. This boat really does attact fish! We were considering the Seaswirl 2603, Trophy 2503 and the Aquasport 25' models and are so glad we went with a Parker. Thanks for building a great boat."
- Louie Prieto and Kay Ramos
"We have had many other boats including one with the initials GW, but we love our 2510 Parker and have the fish to prove it!"
"With the comfort of the enclosed pilot house on our 2520 MVSC, our season has been extended by more than 2 months a year. The wide-beam, modified "V" hull configuration is a very stable design and extremely economical to operate which is perfect for the type of fishing we do here on the Delaware Bay off New Jersey. It's no surprise as to why Parker is such a popular rig in this area."
- Jim & Leon Gerard
"I still have my 23'CC Deep V Parker bought new in '97. It has fished from the coast of NC to the Florida Keys where it now resides permanently. I've repowered with a 225 Yamaha 4 stroke and added an extra long and wide Keys type T Top. The boat looks new and when compared to the "so called" 23's and 25's of your competitors, stands alone. Most people getting into my boat think it's a 27' or longer due to the space they have to move around in. Since I have owned this boat, I have had to fix nothing pertaining to the hull, fittings or factory installed wiring or mechanicals.This is truly a wonderful and bullet proof boat. I might add, this is my third Parker and I wish I could think of a reason to trade up but I can't."
- Capt. Tom Tucker
"Here are a couple of photos of my Parker 23 SE and clients on board. I run the boat as a charter boat off the rugged coastline of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard and trailer it to North Carolina for the false albacore season off Harkers Island. I love the boat and use it as a light tackle and fly fishing vessel. It is great whether we are running 75 miles for bluefin tuna or fishing the flats of Cape Cod Bay."
"The Parker delivers. The sharp entry lets me bust through chop and the 14 degree stern gives the boat stability and shallow water capabilities. I love the boat--it's like a pick-up truck on the water (a fast one). Thanks for making a great boat"
- Captain Curt Jessup