Below are some stories we've received from proud Parker boat owners. Please tell us your story. We'd love to hear from you!
"What a refreshing experience to be treated like a special customer by folks who obviously are proud of their work and enjoy it. On Friday morning, March 4th, my brother John and I were greeted by Valerie at the Parker reception desk. She introduced us to Farron Peffer who gave us the factory tour. Farron was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and above all enthusiastic and proud of the Parker-made boat. John has built a few small wooden boats from scratch so he was very interested in all the various elements of the construction. I on the other hand was interested in how strong my boat was going to be, where all the various support areas of the boat were located, and where I could attach various things to my boat without compromising the integrity of the vessel. Farron answered all our questions and never looked at his watch to indicate we were taking up too much of his time. When our tour was complete, Rachel, who then was at the front desk, offered us Parker caps and indulged us by taking our picture with Farron. She even told us, at our request, where we could get some good local food for lunch. Tell her lunch was great at Roses."
"Even the independent truck driver, doing long haul deliveries of Parker Boats, was complimentary and expressed a positive attitude."
"You can be proud of your employees who convey an attitude that is often missing in today's marketplace. I am looking forward to taking ownership of my 2520 XL Sport Cabin and assure you that I will tell others of my most pleasant experience."
- Ted Schultz
"I own an 1801, I like to think of it as a little big boat. I fish from shallow boulder fields, white water out in front of New Port, RI, and weather permitting upwards of 20 miles off Block Island.
"Thanks for making such a versatile boat."
- Eric Taylor
"After Hurricane Jeanne, my Dad and I were searching the Stuart News web site to try and get any info on his mobile home park and we came across this picture.
"He called me into the room saying, 'Figures a Parker would be strong enough to stand up to Jeanne.' We thought other Parker lovers like ourselves might get a chance for a little chuckle, like my dad, during such a trying time for so many."
- Capt. Keith Lincoln
"The only member of our household more anxious to get out on the water in the spring than I am is Pete, our 4 year old Dachshund. Even if I'm only working on the boat in the yard, he insists on sitting in it until I'm finished. He will go fishing with me for hours. He doesn't mind trolling, but he prefers fly fishing because we're usually close to land and he gets to watch things. Yep, Pete's a Parker fan for sure. Hope you all get as big a kick outta this picture as we did."
- Jim Magee
"My nephew, Jeff Curling of Gainesville, caught this on a Parker boat, shown in the picture, on his honeymoon that his wife set up to surprise him. 122.4 pound tarpon 2 miles off Key West, 5'3" long. No one has ever seen him more happy!"
- Jeff Curling
"Thank you for making a great boat. I have the 2500 Special Edition and run out of Nags Head. Here is a picture of an amberjack caught at the 102 tower by my wife, who never fished until I got the boat in Feb."
- Lance and Lisa Bradley