“Tethys”

29' Twin Gas

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29' Twin Gas
The “Tethys” was re-designed to allow full passenger carriage in boats of this size range after US Coast Guard passengers weights were changed to 185 lbs per passenger causing the reduction of passengers in many of existing boats.

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"Bruce"

32’ Triple Gasoline

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"Bruce"
The “Bruce” was Australian designed and Bentz built to offer high speed and “thrilling” turns in the San Diego harbor.

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"Big Mike"

32’ Twin Outboard

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"Big Mike"
The “Big Mike” is the latest in whale watching boats for Juneau, Alaska. The Honda 250 outboards offer a very quiet ride while still providing the speed required to quickly get the wildlife viewing areas.

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"Glacier Run"

29’ Twin Diesel

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"Glacier Run"
The “GlacierRun” was specifically designed for tourism and sight seeing in SE Alaska. Daily cruises from Petersburg to the surrounding areas and attractions are easily handled with the 29’ twin diesel powered by Yanmar 6LP, 315 hp and Hamilton 241 jets.

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"Raven’s Journey"

40’ Triple Diesel

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"Raven’s Journey"
“Raven’s Journey” is the 3rd vessel built for Dolphin Jet Boat Tours in Juneau, Alaska following Big Blue and Sommer Star. “Raven’s Journey” design incorporates not only the previous 2 vessels but current propulsion package, build standards and performance designs.

Dophin Tours Website
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"Wylie D"

35' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Wylie D"
The “Wylie D” was specifically designed for lodge passenger transport and sight seeing in SE Alaska. Transports from Petersburg to the lodge at Point Baker are now easily handled with the 35’ twin diesel powered by Cummins QSB5.9, 425hp and Hamilton 274 jets.

Calder Mountain Lodge Website
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"North Star"

46' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"North Star"
The “North Star” was designed for the open waters of Juneau, Alaska and built to ABS High Speed Aluminum Craft Standards and USCG certified for 48 passengers. Triple 503hp CAT C9 diesel engines and Hamilton 292 jet units provided a 30 knot cruise with full passenger weights.

Alaskan Travel Adventures Website
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"Carmen"

40' Triple Diesel Passenger, Freight Boat

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"Carmen"
The “Carmen” was developed for the West African nation of Sierra Leone to transport mining workers for the brackish waters of Freetown to Pepel and up several of the local freshwater rivers.
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"Hoonah Bound"

32' Twin Outboard

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"Hoonah Bound"
The “Hoohan Bound” was specifically designed for the open waters of Hoonah near Juneau, Alaska and the whale watching opportunities in the area. Twin 350hp Yamaha outboards produced a 25 knot cruise with full passenger weights and fuel at 3600 RPM’s.

Hoonah Whale Watching Website
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Building superior quality aluminum boats since 1972.

Our proud tradition started over 40 years ago and to this day Bentz Boats is family owned and operated.

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lower_maintenance_bentzOperators of all types have learned to rely on their Bentz Boats efficient hull designs coupled with ever improving engine packages to lower their maintenance needs and operations costs. Hull efficiency means less strain on engines and jet units decreasing maintenance costs and fuel consumption maximize profits. Bentz Boats uses welding techniques certified to US Coast Guard standards, a high strength bracing system developed for long hull life, and engine and pump matching to optimize performance and reduce fuel consumption. Discover how Bentz Boats can improve your bottom line.
explore_new_waterways_bentzBentz Boats has developed a reputation of running some of the worlds toughest water conditions. From the “Devils Canyon” on the Susitna River in Alaska, Hell’s Gate Section of the Frasure River in Canada, the Skeena River from New Hazelton to the mouth of the Sustut River in Canada or any other numerous rivers throughout the US, Canada and many international locations. Tour operators continually look for new areas and attractions to offer their customers giving them a competitive edge. Guides/Outfitters can access areas previously considered to be unnavigable providing unique client opportunities. Mining companies can access and develop new deposits. Contact Bentz Boats about their boat designs engineered specifically for turbulent, rocky and shallow water navigation.
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Dustin JantzA couple years back I met the guy that owns aluminum bentz #2 if memory serves me correctly. He knew the guy that owns #1. Very cool to see a historical river boat.

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85-90 degrees with an extreme amount of blue skies, white clouds and sunshine in July, really!?! Enjoy this perfect weather in Hells Canyon right now, come soak up some sun with us!

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Tethys off the Stikine River flats, headed back to port.

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