We have owned several Devlin boats over the last 20 years, 6 to be exact. We began with the Dipper 17, which we actually owned two times. It is now in Haines, last we heard. We also owned two Surf Scoter 22’s , an outboard version and an inboard/outboard diesel, and they now run out of Seldovia ("Skookum") and Seward ("Skookum II"), respectively. The converted Devlin fishing troller is now in Ketchikan and our current cruising boat is a 32’ Black Crown (“Mallard”), which we have had for a year and homeport in Seward. And that doesn’t even include the Devlin-designed Honker (Honker 20), that Joel built and is now under new ownership.


So, I think you can see that we are believers in Devlin designs and their use in Alaskan waters, from Southeast Alaska to Southcentral Alaska and points in between.  They make fine Alaskan boats with a traditional Northwest design style. They are well-built, sturdy vessels and perform well in our waters.


Below, you will find a Surf Scoter 26, “Zelda Belle”, built by Legendary Yachts under Sam’s supervision. It graced the cover of Passagemaker in  June, 2007  when it was the subject of a feature article. Sam is now brokering this boat. We both figured that she needed some Alaskan exposure, given how well these boats are so well-suited for Alaska. To get the full details on this boat, contact Sam directly at sam@devlinboat.com or call 360-866-0164. He will be more than happy to discuss its fine qualities with you.


Surf Scoter 26

Uniquely Hand Crafted &

Built for Only One Purpose!

“Your Boating Pleasure”

2006 model, fresh paint, triple axle galvanized trailer, full boat cover canvas and many extra’s.   $119,500 complete!


Length On Deck:      26’-7” 

Length Waterline:    24’-8”         

Maximum Beam:       8’-6”                         

Draft:                       1’-10”                      


Air Draft (height above waterline):   6’-4”(w/o radar mast); 9’-3" (with radar mast)

Overall Height (bottom of keel to top of  boat):  8’-1”(w/o radar mast)   10’-11"(with radar mast)

Overall Height on trailer:   8’-11”(w/o radar mast);  11’-9”, (with radar mast)l


Cabin Headroom in Pilothouse:   6’-4”

Cabin Headroom in Focsle:         4’-5”


Displacement: 5425 lbs.

Standard Power: Volvo D3- 160hp Diesel Sterndrive Duo-Prop

Maximum Speed: 23 knots 

Cruising Speed: 15-18 knots 

Fuel Consumption at Cruise:  3.2 gallons per hour

Range with Standard engine at cruise speed: 425 Nautical Miles

Standard Fuel Tankage: 90 gallons in (2) tanks


Freshwater Tankage: 34 gallons

Holding Tank Capacity: 25 Gallons


Hull Thickness Bottom: 1.2 inches

Hull Thickness at Sheer: .85 inches

Cabin Side Thickness: .75 inches

Deck Thickness: .85 inches


There are more pictures of Zelda Belle at www.devlinboat.com