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Alaskan Charter Sport Fishing Boat Powers Up with Volvo Penta and Pacific Power Group

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A new charter fishing boat built by ACI Boats and recently delivered to Puffin Fishing Charters will be taking fishermen on more thrilling fishing adventures with its new Volvo Penta engines from Pacific Power Group.

The aluminum 36’, 12-passenger Sorceress will take Puffin’s guests out on Resurrection Bay and the waters near Seward, Alaska for world-class salmon, halibut, rockfish and cod fishing.

With such expansive territory to cover on their trips, the Sorceress depends on its twin Volvo Penta D6-330 diesel Duoprop sterndrive propulsion system and their cruising speed of 28 knots to get to the fishing grounds faster – which leaves their guests more time to land big catches.

_DSC8012 ShrunkThe design of the Volvo Penta diesel engines and Duoprop propulsion system helps the Sorceress accelerate faster and make the boat quieter, as well as highly maneuverable and responsive, all critical features for fishing tours in Alaska’s fjords.

The system helps lower operating costs for Puffin Fishing Charters by lowering their fuel consumption by up to 30 percent. With the Volvo Penta system’s higher fuel efficiency, the vessel has a range of 300+ nautical miles. The engines are also environmentally friendly as they are certified to EPA Marine Tier 3 regulations.

You can see a video of the boat in action here.

“We designed a charter fishing boat for Puffin Charter Tours that provides rugged stability and strength. The fuel efficiency of its D6 Volvo Penta engines and their unbeatable uptime are a perfect match for the day-to-day needs of Puffin Charter Tours,” said Cory Armstrong at ACI Boats.

_DSC8013 shrunkACI Boats, a partner of Pacific Power Group, designed and built the boat at their Port Townsend, Wash., yard. The Sorceress is fully outfitted for fishing charter charters with fish lockers, bait locker, fish cleaning station and rod holders. Construction of the boat was completed in May and it was delivered to Puffin Marine in early June.

The vessel will be serviced by Seward Heavy Industrial power, the Volvo Penta authorized dealer in Seward, Alaska. The local support ensures Puffin Marine that parts and service support are readily available when needed.