“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.

Alaska Vistas Website
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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.

San Diego Jet Boat Tour Website
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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.

Alaska Vistas Website
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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.

Whale Song Cruises Website
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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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Another delivery of our US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels completed this spring is operating in Juneau, Alaska. The "Aurora Seas" is a 40' triple Yanmar diesel and Hamilton 274 powered build sistered to the previous "Raven's Journey". By design, they are roomy 30 passenger whale watching vessels offering an on board head and small galley area providing passengers airline style seating with small fold down serving trays. Dolphin Jet Boat Tours originally purchased their first Bentz Boat "Big Blue" in 1998, then "Sommer Star" and recently purchased the existing "Orca Odysea" in addition to "Raven's Journey" and "Auroa Seas" making a fine fleet of Bentz Boats safely providing thousands of Juneau visitors a chance to see the local marine wildlife.
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Yesterday's pictures of a 35' triple Kodiak 6.2L86 and Hamilton 241 in 2 of the toughest rapids in Hell's Canyon, Wild Sheep and Granite Creek. River Adventures, Inc.-- Riggins, IDAHO new boat is USCG certified for 40 passengers.
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Jaynelle Sage-NormanBeautiful!! Can't wait to be on that boat

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Brooke MinerWe saw this boat on the water and it looked great!! Nice job!!

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Rob PottengerFun day on an awesome boat!

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Destry OlsonBentz Boats often replicated. Never duplicated

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Destry OlsonBentz Boats often replicated. Never duplicated

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Bruce YoungMust have!

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Kara Nelson PardueGreat job on that boat! Eric loved driving it yesterday!

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Rob PottengerAnd Eric did a fantastic job as always!

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Keri L. BentzI'll let my brother know he has fans.

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Jim LeslieImpressive!

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Here are some photos of the 31' twin John Deere 6068AFM85 330 hp diesels and Hamilton 274 jets to coincide with video also available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivMJS3UhSC8.
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Rich SpoffordNice work boat. Attention to detail is off the hook.

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Cam StanykI saw this boat in late March when it was being wired. The attention to detail is off the charts, especially in all of the wiring and redundancies they had to build into it.

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Our first John Deere diesel installation in a 31' twin, power company crew boat. One of the most technologically advanced vessels we have produced electrically and at a top end speed of 41 knots impressive performance as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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Doug MattoonAwesome technology in a workboat!

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John SparksI heard this was being built. Never did hear what motors they where? As always great job guys!

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Jonathan ScottHamiltonJet Global

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Annie O'MalleyVery cool! Nice narration, John!

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Mitch ChenaultJohn Crawford...a river legend. Great guy.

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Michael GardinerThis looks like a very nicely laid out boat, typical of Bentz quality. We supplied HJ322 jets up in Canada for the first John Deere 500HP a side installation on a 37ft water taxi vessel, spectacular performance out of the boat. We were a little concerned with the block weight on the JD motors but once we did our engineering it all came together really well. I heard you are using the HJ274 jet on this one. Which JD motor are you using please?

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Barry N Robin Schultz Sr.outstanding !

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Dianna NorthernI will show E this, thanks Joe.

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Brandon SatherNice job john i really appreciate the great job you did on my boat years ago and still solid as new !

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