New Bentz Boat, Pro 23'

Kodiak 6.0L, CAT engine x Hamilton 212

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New Bentz Boat, Pro 23'
Bentz Boat’s Pro 23’ recreational single offers a standard Kodiak 6.0L CAT and Hamilton 212 with 3.4 Kw turbo impeller. Watch Video
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24’ Custom Sled

The latest in a series of open sled designs accentuating outdoor activities for boating, fishing and hunting.

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24’ Custom Sled
The “Semper Fidelis” is the latest in a series of open sled designs accentuating outdoor activities for boating, fishing and hunting.
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28’ Twin Diesel

Yanmar 6LP x Hamilton 241

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The “Lewiston” was specifically designed for the open waters of the Arctic in the Beaufort Sea and local rivers such as the Coppermine.
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25' Custom Single

Kodiak 6.2L LSA x Hamilton 241

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25' Custom Single
Elliot’s build incorporates the raw power of Kodiak’s 6.2L supercharged motor rated at 525 hp and coupled to Hamilton’s 241 jet unit with a turbo impeller capable of harnessing the available power.
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28’ Twin Gas

Kodiak 6.2L LSA x Hamilton 241

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28’ Twin Gas
Kelly’s boat is powered by Kodiak 383 gasoline engines and coupled to Hamilton 213’s with 3.4 turbo impellers.
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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.

Bentz Boats’ legendary hull design is available in all of our custom recreational models. The Bentz recreational models use the identical aluminum alloys, components and wiring standards of our commercial builds giving the same superior strength and durability Bentz Boats are known for. Over 40 years of building experience is integrated into each and every custom boat built with numerous options available to specifically tailor each boat to your exact needs. Bentz pioneered features include the sled shaped bow, short stroke mechanical stick steering and delta pad bottom. These features contribute to the boats’ superior handling, quick planing and shallow running capabilities.

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Bentz Boats - US Coast Guard Safety
Here is a brief video of some of the safety requirements for US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels. Any boat that carries more than 6 paying passengers is required to be built to USCG construction standards, certain safety equipment installed along with a stability test being performed.
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Kyle JeffreysSeeing a boat of that capacity is impressive and easy to see how the business has grown. Gives me pride in owning the original boat shop on Bryden and knowing some of the history from Rusty. Still finding things out there that make me wonder what they are and how they were used😃

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#211 - Plan a jet boat tour of Hells Canyon. The best way to see the rugged landscape of Hells Canyon is from a boat, where you can glimpse ancient petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and big horn sheep. Known as the 'jet-boat capital of the world', this area boasts the manufacturing of jet-boats and often 3rd generation tour guides to point out the sights. (Photo via ScenicWA) Visit Lewis Clark Valley

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This past weekend, 50 years ago in 1966, Darell & Rusty Bentz along with their friend Colin Rhoades found an engine and jet unit on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. By the next year a fiberglass/plywood jetboat was being constructed and a lifetime of memories with friends and family was born, not to mention the seed planting of an aluminum boat business...
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Effie MartinDennis & I remember the boat and the fun Darell, Rusty, & Dennis had.

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Joe GiehmSharing...I caught my first two steelhead on the Clearwater with Darrell in the early 80's..

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Dustin JantzI remember this story. Pretty amazing how things happen.

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Rita Henderson MundtI remember ❤

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Effie MartinStandard Equip. : Two tool boxes and a case of bath-tub caulking!!!!

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Deb Zeigler CooperHappy Anniversary! ;)

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Jeanene SmartAmazing!!!!!

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Bonnie BentzWould you believe, that Darell stood me up 50 years ago while we were still making wedding plans?. Not the first or last time his love for adventure and boating ran me aground. Loved that man, but was never silly enough to give him ultimatum either fishing or me. Like the song said, I am going to miss her when she is gone!!! Learned to capture his attention when he was at home!!!

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Jeff StegerKiller! We would have been good friends had we lived closer.

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Leslie Gregg AltenederSo cool...

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Leane EldredgeJuanita Austin this is a real jet boat company. Bentz. Family built, family participation, family fun.

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Marilyn JacobsonThank you for sharing this, Bonnie. I love the pic's and enjoy the history of how it began. I think of you often!

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Arron MacMenaminAgainst the torrents... great read, couldn't put it down!

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Robert AmanOne of the nicest men I have ever met.

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Karen GloverThat is great Jeanie Tolcacher. The Bentz's left and are still leaving mighty big tracks on the land and rivers of Idaho and the world. Jerry glover

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Troy MunstermannHe was an awesome individual and a good role model

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Brian ShinnGreat pictures of a great guy.

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Bentz Boats shared Filson's photo.

Great front catalog shot for Filson with Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch
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Experience the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in our August catalog. #FilsonLife

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Dustin BennettAwesome picture I had to share it

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