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    Default Best built, Best price, Guarantee

    If your looking for river boat, bay boat, or ocean boat, stop by Alaska Frontier Fabrication. As the dealer for Phantom Sportjon boats and North River Boat we'll beat our competitors on any equally equipped vessel.

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    Default New North River Seahawk Hardtop.

    Here's a sneak peak of the all new redesigned Seahawk Hard Top. North River has incorporated the Seahawk OS cabin design on the standard Seahawk. Starting at $55K + engine options including delivery to Alaska. Available with outboards or inboard diesel. A diesel model should be in Alaska in August.
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    Gotta love that North River. Is there any loss of deck space with the inboard diesel? Looks like most of the engine is below deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F33shFr33k View Post
    Gotta love that North River. Is there any loss of deck space with the inboard diesel? Looks like most of the engine is below deck.
    This model will have a small doghouse and self bailing deck. We can also build the boat with a raised deck over the engine with railings. This would provide a completely open rear fish space.

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    Default All New Seahawk Hardtop

    Here's some fabrication shots of the all new standard Seahawk Hardtop. This particular model is a 26 footer.








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    Mel,
    When will you have one of these finished to see in person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    Mel,
    When will you have one of these finished to see in person?
    I have a 24' hardtop in production now that will be finished and hopefully delivered to Anc by September. It will include a recessed EzAnchor Puller and Electrodyne pot puller/davit built-in similar to the 32 footer. It will have the 250hp diesel for power. I'll post some pics shortly of the boat in production.

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    I'm very interested in seeing that 24 footer. Pics would be great.

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    Not trying to start a fight just want to hear your answers.

    "Best built, Best price, Guarantee" that's a bold statement! What are you comparing them to? What are some of the reasons that make them superior in design and quality? How well do the outdrives hold up compared to the volvo's? What is the warranty on both outdrives and engines? Who does the warranty/ service work on those engines in different areas of Alaska?


    Not trying to start a fight just want to hear your answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    I'm very interested in seeing that 24 footer. Pics would be great.
    Here's some initial pics of the 24 footer. They'll be sending more as it progress.






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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHFACE View Post
    Not trying to start a fight just want to hear your answers.

    "Best built, Best price, Guarantee" that's a bold statement! What are you comparing them to? What are some of the reasons that make them superior in design and quality? How well do the outdrives hold up compared to the volvo's? What is the warranty on both outdrives and engines? Who does the warranty/ service work on those engines in different areas of Alaska?


    Not trying to start a fight just want to hear your answers.
    Thanks

    Yeh, it's bold but I'm confindent in the statement. We see many boats in the shop from different manufactures for modifications or repairs and the quality of North River and Phantom stands out. I'm not saying the other aren't good so don't take me wrong. As far as price, I'm confident we can beat our competition in providing an equally equipped boat with the same features. Warranty on the FNM engine is 2yr/1000hrs. The drive's come with a 2 year warranty as well. AK Frontier Fabrication is the only authorized service center for the FNM diesels at this time. In the near future a mobile mechanic will be available to provide service but for now service is accomplished in Wasilla or in Valdez while I'm here. Other service centers will be available over time. The engines are relatively simple to work on so most any diesel mechanic could service the engine if in remote areas. I have over 3000hours on my bravo II drives since the boat was put in service in 2003. I've never had a drive failure and run 160 - 220 miles daily over the summer. During this time I've only replaced the clutch cones and top gear set. The clutches were slipping at idle requiring a little more throttle to engage so I replaced them. The bottom halves are still going strong. Most of the others in the charter fleet in Valdez run the Volvo duo props and they have had numerous problems and repair and parts are WAY more expensive. I have a customer in Juneau who runs the Bravo III and hasn't reported any problems on his 2nd year of running. Personally I like the Bravo II because it's one beefy drive, can swing a big prop, and so far has been VERY reliable.

    As far as the ride quality goes for North River/Almar, I can only tell you I have clients that have been on the other boats in the fleet and they all say that my Almar rides better then any. The caterman in town is the only one that has a similar ride. When the seas are rough I'm usually able to comfortably cruise 2-3kts faster than most boats to include those that are larger. The 55 degree bow entry really allows the boat to cut into the waves when the seas are rough when others are pounding through. One of the other benefits the 24/55 affords is it's stability when taking waves on the beam. Boats with a typical 18 degree deadrise tend to pitch and roll much hard when in the trough.

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    thanks for your answers.
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    That looks like its gunna be another badass ride Mel..."fishon"


    Quote Originally Posted by Halibutgrove View Post
    Here's some fabrication shots of the all new standard Seahawk Hardtop. This particular model is a 26 footer.








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    Price range on the 24 and 26? Can pm if you like

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    I'd also like to know that too. I realize there area several options to be had, but a base price for boat/motor/trailer would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_logan View Post
    Price range on the 24 and 26? Can pm if you like
    Base price for the boat with this style 24' hard top and trailer is $51,000. Numerous engine options are available. They come pretty well loaded with standard features.

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    2011 Almar by North River Seahawk Cuddy OB
    CENTER LENGTH: 24'
    DEADRISE: 18º / 42º
    CHINE BEAM: 7 Feet .250 (5086) bottom plate material
    BEAM: 8' 6" inside deck width of approx. 85"
    SIDE HEIGHT 38"
    FUEL CAPACITY: 80 Gallons


    Some of the standard features
    Forward Anchor locker in bow area w/ through-hull drain and Hinged lid.
    • Rear cowling fish box with 2 lids and center divider
    (3) three water tight bulkheads (.190 material) with welded aluminum PYHI inspection covers for visual inspection of each water tight void for water intrusion. (These are in additio to the "Crash Bulkhead")
    • .250 bottom, H116 – 5086 aluminum alloy
    • .160 Side material – 5086 aluminum alloy
    • Stainless steel bow eye and welded transom eyes
    • (8) Eight, Cast Aluminum 8" welded rope cleats with backing plates for added strength
    • Stainless steel fasteners throughout
    • Welded brushed Aluminum 60” long stern rails
    Raised Bow rails (1" OD welded aluminum rails)
    Welded / Integrated "swimdeck mounted" Trolling motor bracket on PORT side of bracket

    80 Gallon (.125" / 5086 Aluminum) w/ (2) two pickups, and (2) two vents. 12v Sending unit w/ analogue fuel gauge @ dash. Tank to be mounted on isolated brackets and on Dense "Tank Rubber"mounts at sides and each end) A soft patch will be located per ABYC over sending unit and fill plate. (Plastic fuel tanks are not Commercially acceptable by ABYC standards as well as having deterioration issues w/ the ethanol additives)


    2. (1) Blue Sea (8) switch panel to operate standard electronic items for boat
    3. 6 position fuse block for additional electronic accessories
    4. (2) additional circuit breakers for 12 volt power points
    5. Horn button with circuit breaker
    • 9" x 12" (minimum) Trim tabs (includes trim indicators and control switch @ dash)

    • 6' Long Hard Top / Cuddy Cabin with forward leaning 2-piece windshield (includes 2 slider windows-(1 per side), 2 interior, red/white dome lights, 2-welded rails Full length of cabin x 4” tall on roof top, welded trays on inside of hard top port and starboard, carpeted wood headliner, folding mast light, “top hat” style radar mount on roof, 2 antenna mounting pads on roof top, 2 additional welded rope cleats aft of Alaskan bulkhead on gunwales and Alaskan bulkhead, aft cabin with swinging hinged door with CO2 sensor inside cabin. Vee Berth windows to be Fixed. Storage in Cuddy to have hinged lid(s)


    Forward Seats to be H.O. Bostrom suspension seats on Aluminum Seat / Storage boxes
    Aft seating to be Storage bench seats with padded / hinged lids and bolt-on 4" back pads


    • Large locking glove box
    Zinc Anodes appropriately sized for vessel

    • (Qty. 2) 12 volt power points

    • USCG Approved (L.E.D. Light package) Navigation & anchor lights


    • Zolatone interior paint with clear coat
    • One color painted side stripe with vinyl pinstripe
    • Non-skid recessed bow, step and gunwales (brushed gunwales)

    2011EZ Loader TEZB 23-25/27 (6800# ) Tandem Axle Galvanized Trailer: Bunk Trailer w/ Hydraulic, Surge Disc Brakes. LED light package, Oil Bath hubs and trailer tongue jack (225/ 75R/15D Tire size)

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    What outboard motor option does NR suggest for this setup? Also, what would be an estimated price for the IB Diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    What outboard motor option does NR suggest for this setup? Also, what would be an estimated price for the IB Diesel?
    NR suggest a pair of 150s or a single 225 or 250 with a kicker. I''ll pm you on IB diesel pricing.

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    Got it. Thanks.

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    Here's some more pics of the new Seahawk Hardtop. I mistakenly called it a 26'er but its actually a 25'er.








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