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tflyer posted 02-17-2002 01:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for tflyer   Send Email to tflyer  
I,m a fairly new member to this site and so happy to have found it!
I,m also a fairly new B/W owner and have lotz of questions re my new "love",I think.
Two and a half years ago I flew to the northern most San Jaun Island to look at a boat that was for sale. I live in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. To make a very long story short, This is what I bought:
1981 B/W Frontier 25, the model with the small, forward leaning pilot house.
As I'm in the heavy equip. business and have a full shop and some knowledge of wrenching,I begain the project.
This boat is powered by a Volvo 260-a 8-v w/ a new 290-A2 duo-prop.It has been re-wired,plumbed,upholstred,etc,etc.
I would love to talk with other Frontier owners.....Anybodyoutthere????
Tom W Clark posted 02-17-2002 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I remember seeing that boat for sale in the Boat Trader. As I recall it was in East Sound on Orcas Island and the asking price struck me as very low, like 12 or 13 thousand. I damn near went up there to see it. Is this the same boat? I assumed there was something wrong with it.

I'm curious as to how fast it goes. Do you have any photos of it?

tflyer posted 02-17-2002 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for tflyer  Send Email to tflyer     
Tom: I knew damn well someone would remember that boat, indeed it,s the same one. I guess we were thinking along the same line. When I first saw the ad and the price ( you have good memory), I said somethings wrong. I let the ad sit on my desk for 3or 4 days, finally I had to call on it. After the seller told me all about it, I said "whats the bad news?" His response was: " Do you have any idea where Eastsound Wa. is?" I didn't, but soon found out. He told me that he'd had several calls from the bay area but when the boats location was disclosed, end of discustion. So he priced the boat acordingly and I fell for it!
It has been a huge job and $$$. But is nearing completion. Ive had it out 3 times in the bay working the bugs out and it still has several kinks yet to be ironed out. But basicially a fine boat. In answer to your question re: top speed, with the new duo-prop, at app.4000 rpm, flat water and trimed properly about 42 to 43 mph. Sure suprised me. I hope to have it ready for the up-coming Salmon season and I'll fish out of Bodega Bay Again Thanks for the shout....Tom
tflyer posted 02-17-2002 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for tflyer  Send Email to tflyer     
Ps: Ton I do have several photo's and I'll be happy to send them to you, I just have to figure out how to do it. I,m kinds green on the computer , any hints..Tom
Reliant posted 02-17-2002 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Reliant  Send Email to Reliant     
Please Oh Pretty please send a copy of the photos to jimh at the website. I would love to see pictures of her. Congratulations on your boat.
Tom Byrum posted 02-17-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
Hi tflyer. I live within 20 miles of you and am currently looking at a Frontier to purchase. When you email those pics could you copy them to me also?
watersports500 posted 09-24-2007 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for watersports500  Send Email to watersports500     
I have a 25' Boston Whaler Frontier with A Volvo D41 200hp. Diesel. It has GPS with 34 mile Radar and a Brand new Pacific Trailer. Im thinking abort selling. If any one is interested drop me and email.
pglein posted 09-25-2007 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
The Frontier is about as perfect of a boat as I could imagine for use as a commuter/salmon fisher/crabbing platform in the San Juan Islands. I'm amazed anyone would sell it.
southernsailor posted 09-17-2008 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for southernsailor  Send Email to southernsailor     
[Gave notice of a boat for sale.]
themclos posted 09-18-2008 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     

If you have a boat for sail, I would suggest you create a new posting in the marketplace, along with the details of your Frontier, and an asking price. A link to pictures will also be useful.


O2fsh posted 10-09-2008 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for O2fsh  Send Email to O2fsh     
I too have an older, 1984 Frontier. I just trailered her from Los Angeles to Connecticut. I am thinking about selling her now. Stupid of me to drag her here, but she had to see the East coast. I love her!!! Great design, hardy boat. Reliable Volvo engine. I maintain her original name: LAST FRONTIER----Mike
Tom MacAusland posted 04-22-2009 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom MacAusland  Send Email to Tom MacAusland     
I have a Frontier with twin yhamaha 225's on it that I 'd like to sell, It's in excelent shape. Contact me if your interested
unsinkable_2000 posted 04-22-2009 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for unsinkable_2000  Send Email to unsinkable_2000     
Hi, I had the pleasure owning and refurbishing a Frontier 25 that I bought for around $7 or $8k from a defunct East Texas Oil and Gas. I had the boat shipped to upstate NY where I went through a 6 month restoration. I ended up putting on twin Merc Optis (150s) on cmc jack plates. It was a fantastic boat here on the mercurial waters of Lake Ontario. I have a full photo album of restorations done to the boat. I ended up selling to a commercial fisherman in San Fransisco in fall of 2004. I hated selling it but I needed money for a downpayment on a house(new wife too). It is a great boat and is floating tank, rugged yet performed fabulous for the 3 or 4 years I owned it. Good luck and if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask.
David Pendleton posted 04-23-2009 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I'd like to see pictures too!

The Frontier is one of my favorite models, and I also own an IO-equipped Whaler.

towboater posted 04-24-2009 04:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
I was eye-ballin that boat as well. 42 @ 4k is pretty impressive, nice to have when you need it. Keep us posted.


MKodama posted 07-19-2009 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for MKodama  Send Email to MKodama     
I too would like to have pictures of your Frontier. I am in partners with my son any pictures you have would be greatly appreciated. Please sen to


Phil T posted 07-19-2009 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Tom -

If you have a boat to sell, navigate to the MARKETPLACE forum and place an ad.

O2fsh posted 04-11-2011 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for O2fsh  Send Email to O2fsh     
I have a Frontier here in CT. Towed it from Los Angeles. I am looking to sell it. Anyone interested in pics, details and asking price?
CJ posted 04-16-2011 07:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for CJ  Send Email to CJ     
Pretty impressive performance. We only get 36kts or so out of ours with a 225 Suzuki on it. Great boats.

If anyone is serious about selling a Frontier email me prices and pics.

where2 posted 04-24-2011 01:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
My employer owns a 1989 25' Frontier that started life as a Florida Sheriff's boat. It's a full transom, whaler drive equipped model. It came to us with no engines, but is rumored to have had twin 250hp. When it was acquired it was in need of a refurb. It's presently rigged with twin Yamaha 115hp 4-stroke engines, and will do ~35-38kts with the throttles to the dash and a single person on board.
It's been custom rigged for doing coastal hydrographic surveying work, which suit her well. I am thanful I managed to steer them away from the various other boats that they had consdered for the task prior to finding this Frontier.

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