Yes, this boat is a Parker. But it's not the Parker you and I know.
6th November 2013. By Lenny Rudow
Nope, this boat isn’t the Parker we see here in the US of A – it’s actually built in Poland. We found it while walking the docks (“pontoons,” in British-speak) at the Southampton Boat Show. Why shoot a First Look video of a boat that’s not even available in the states? Because giving this boat the once-over I noticed a lot of little things those European builders do, which we could learn from.
A lot of these details and tweaks – especially the use of a diesel in boats of this size – are just plain smart. Hopefully, builders on this side of “the pond” will pick up a thing or two from the Polish Parkers.
The Parker 770 weekender is built in Poland, and there are a few lessons aboard for US builders.
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including boats.com and YachtWorld. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.