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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Northcoast Boats...Coming to a Mooring Near You


First Stock Northcoast 20' Center Console

I am headed to Bristol, Rhode Island to C&C Fiberglass Components tomorrow to pick up our first Northcoast model, a 20' Center Console black beauty.

At Hamlin's Marina, we sell everything from pontoon boats, to guide boats, to wake surfing boats.  But the Northcoast line tugs at my heart strings.  Why?  Because these are the types of wave-stomping water rockets that can deliver you to the remote beauty of the Maine coast.  Whether you want to fish, camp, stargaze, or harbor hop...there is no substitute for a big bodied deep-v out here.

Look for Northcoast at the upcoming Portland, Augusta, and Bangor Shows.  Over the next month, we'll be fetching a 19' Center Console, a 21' Hardtop, and a 23' Hardtop.  One lucky soul will be taking delivery of a 20' Center Console with a custom davit for hauling traps; she's rolling off the line in Bristol next week.

Northcoast is built by C&C Fiberglass Components who also builds components for some of the finest yacht companies on the east coast.  They even build the bodies for Ford Cobra kit cars.  Needless to say, these guys are about one thing...building stuff with fiberglass.

Now that Hamlin's is building boats, I've grown to have a great appreciation for things made out of fiberglass.  It's weird stuff really...layers of cloth and resin infused together.  What comes out of a 55 gallon drum gives birth to fine forms including the hull of a Northcoast.  I've come to find that a lot of boat companies don't really do the whole fiberglass thing all that well.  It bothers me now when I look at boats with obvious imperfections and sloppy finish work.  Attention to detail and the highest finish quality is the #1 reason we chose to bring on Northcoast.  The care and consideration dedicated to each Northcoast is evident in the photos of several of our boats in production:










What I see throughout the build process is that Northcoast goes the extra mile with full cockpit liners, clean non-skid patterns, and over-sized hardware.  Amazingly, Northcoast is 100% composite which is common on the most pricey boats out there, yet Northcoast boats are much more affordable.


I can't wait to get Northcoast to our home turf, and we'll have one in Waterville this week!.  Hamlin's is proud to be a Northcoast's exclusive Maine dealer.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Deal of the Week...Rinker 186 Fish & Ski with Yamaha F115

Rarely, does a boat do everything well.  If you've got really comfortable seating, then you probably have a pretty lousy fishing boat.  Likewise, a great fishing rig generally is about as comfortable as sitting on a steel bench in yoga pants during a blizzard.

Enter the Rinker 186 Fish 'n Ski


I've heard the story too many times...  "My wife loves to rig up spinner baits all day and stalk lunkers...but I'm just a sun lover!  I like to sit back with my cosmo and read Jane Austen novels.  I just hate it when my wife messes up my sun lounge with stinky, slimy fish guts!"

The Rinker 186 is a couple's boat that does the unthinkable...it combines good old-fashioned relaxation and entertainment with a serious fishing platform.  It's truly a transformer, and I don't mean this kind:


No, the Rinker 186 Fish 'n Ski will not change from a big rig truck into a robot.  It will, however, change from a sport boat to a serious fishing boat by moving some seats and cushions around.  Check out these photos:



    


                                   

So, as you can see the Rinker 186 has all the modern features of comfortable bow rider including a fiberglass floor, snap in carpets, flip up bolster captain's chair, a quality stereo system, and super comfy seating.

And...it still manages to seamlessly integrate a Minnkota trolling motor, an in-dash fish finder, recirculating livewell, and pedestal seating.  The fishing seats are the bomb, too.   They have plenty of back support...no need for a silly bicycle seat.  If you want to ride a bike, stay off the water!

Here is a great video of the boat doing what it's supposed to be doing out on the water:

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Yes, the Rinker 186 goes fast too!  It's fast, powerful, and efficient with the king of outboard motors...the Yamaha F115.  See these performance specs for yourself:



So the boat is normally $29,125, but we have a Chili Red and a Navy 2013 model in stock at Hamlin's right now for only $20,495.  And yes, the price includes an Ezloader roller trailer, Coast Guard Safety Pack, and on water orientation at Hamlin's in the Spring.  Special low boat show financing rates are already in effect.  If you are in the market for a Fish 'n Ski, do not let this deal pass you by!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Deal of the Week...Polarkraft Sportman 2072 Center Console


This Polarkraft is a brand new 2012 20' Center Console.  It features a Modified V hull utilizing heavy gauge aluminum welded at the seams.  There is no wood in this boat, and the floors are aluminum for easy clean up and durability.

The Modified V design allows operation in rough conditions but also provides a very skinny draft for getting into tight, shallow areas.

The 2072 CC has a 25" extra long transom to prevent water from breaching the transom in a following sea.  We are featuring her with a Yamaha F90 and trailer, but the rating allows for up to a 150 HP Yamaha!


Use her for hunting, fishing, hauling, transport...even wakeboarding!  This boat is the stuff of legends with gator hunters. 

MSRP on this bad boy is $28,765!  Our price is a super low $18,478!  Most boat for the money...hands down.  

Last week's super deal is already gone, so give us a call to make this boat yours for Spring!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Deal of the Week: Carryover 2013 Polarkraft 189 Frontier



(Update...this listing has been sold)
Polarkraft 189 Frontier, Yamaha F115, & Ezloader trailer at Hamlin's

For the month of February, Hamlin's Marine is featuring exceptional deals on carry over boats.  This 2013 Polarkraft 189 Frontier is chock full of options including Sea Star Hydraulic steering ($1800 value), stereo system, full canvas set including enclosure and mooring cover, and even an upgraded steering wheel so the fish find you stylish.  Best of all it's powered by a super sweet Yamaha F115 fourstroke outboard that will run so quiet it will make you cry.  The trophy is displayed proudly on a double-dipped galvanized EZloader roller trailer with torsion axle springs and oil bath bearings.

Check out this interior video pan highlighting the massive rod storage locker:

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All Polarkraft boats are backed by a Lifetime Hull Warranty, and right now Yamaha is throwing in a couple extra years of coverage on the power plant.

Unfortunately, only one person will be able to secure this deal of a lifetime on this rig.  You'll find comparable setups approaching $40K.

Be the first to come in and beat the rush.   Take this baby home ready to go for spring for only $26,989 + tax!
More Square Footage than a McMansion

Signature Rod Locker only on the Frontier