New Boats are Part of an Investment to Amplify the Best-in-Class, Self-Guided Fishing Experience at Chinook Shores Lodge
KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / February 19, 2016 – Chinook Shores Lodge, an Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced the addition of four 23′ Silver Streak boats to its unguided and bareboat fleet. The purchase decision is part of management’s desire to ensure that Chinook Shores Lodge remains a leading destination for Alaska sport fishing.
Silver Streak Boats has been building boats for nearly 30 years, and has earned a reputation as being one of the elite west coast boat builders. The custom-built sport fishing boats for Chinook Shores Lodge will feature:
- 23′ Hard Top with 8′ 5″ Beam
- Aluminum Self-Bailing Decks with Deck Wash Down Pump
- Bow Cockpit with High Profile Hand Rails
- Transom Hand Rails and Downrigger Mounts
- Fish Box in Transom with Cutting Board
- Fish Box w/ Removable Liner in Aft Deck Compartment
- Handrails – Cabin Top
- Rod Holders
- Scotty Downriggers
- Vinyl Upholsterd Swivel Seats on Shock Absorbing Back-Saver Pedestals
- Walk-Thru 3-Piece Windshield
“These custom-built, aluminum sport fishing boats promise our continued delivery of best-in-class sport fishing to anglers and guests while greatly enhancing the experience for our bare boat renters, unguided anglers, fishing guides and operational staff,” said Alaska fishing lodge owner and guide Jeff Wedekind.
Silver Streak Boats offer an array of benefits and upgraded safety features to anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to solid aluminum hard tops and fully welded aluminum self-bailing decks, the hull and gunnels are sprayed with closed cell polyurethane flotation foam. Chinook Shores custom-built Silver Streak Boats are equipped with Horizon VHF radios, Garmin GPSMAP 741 marine chart plotters with CHIRP sonar fish finders. These navigational instruments, electronics and added flotation give salt-water anglers the ability to fish in confidence with the highest level of safety in the industry.
“For years we have promoted sport fishing in the calm and protected waters of the Inside Passage in Southern Southeast Alaska while offering the best equipment and gear to our guests, and I am thrilled to add these rugged, virtually unsinkable boats to our fleet,” Wedekind added.
Entering its 11th fishing season, Chinook Shores Lodge is operates from June 1 through September 30. Chinook Shores first custom built Silver Streak entered into service June 2015. Boats two and three will go into service May 2016, the fourth will go into service June 2016.
About Chinook Shores Lodge
Located in Southeast Alaska, Chinook Shores Lodge is easily accessible via direct, non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington. Just 15 miles north of Ketchikan International Airport, accommodations include private waterfront beach houses with full amenities, private dock access, six self-guided fishing boats, Alaska charter fishing, quality controlled fish processing and fish packaging services. For more information, visit: www.chinookshores.com.
About Silver Streak Boats
Silver Streak Boats started from the grass-roots in Sooke, BC with its early stages in Andy’s shop after long hours working at the Victoria shipyard. Andy had a vision and quickly began drafting and carving out foam proto-types which would one day become one of Canada’s premier welded all-aluminum boats. For more information, visit: silverstreakboats.com.