Mr. Lucky is the popular fly bridge version of Norvelle 2696 Offshore and is described as a “Serous Fishing Machine with a View”. Norvelle boats builders are set apart from most aluminum boats builders not just because of the ridged manufacturing standards and controls but the craftsmanship and common sense features that go into each boat. (http://www.norvelleboats.com/2696-offshore.htm)
This 2007 is an extremely sought after version because she blends the benefits an endless view from her fly bridge, the beauty hand built interior in a well outfitted fishing machine.
When you step inside you are immediately struck by an airy 6’4” headroom and the beautiful craftsmanship of her optional Cherry wood interior trimmed with contrasting IPE trim. Using South American IPE wood, also known as Iron wood for trim is just one example of how Norvelle blends art and functionality. The IPE not only highlights the beautiful cherry but protects the corners against bumps that a rugged fishing machine is subject to.
The layout gracefully provides everything you need for either a short fishing trip or an extended weekend adventure. To port you find a nicely upholstered dinette where you can enjoy the view through the large tempered safety glass windows. A common sense feature you may not immediately notice is that the table support comes from the ceiling rather than the floor so you still have the safety of a convenient hand hold but your legs no longer get tangled up with the pole when sitting at the dinette.
To starboard just inside the cockpit door she features a stand up head with the top of the line Techma Lectrasan macerating toilet. Moving forward you find the compact galleys sink and refrigerator.
One step down from the helm lies a 6’6” long V-Berth that holds a 5” thick cushions for extra comfort. On cold nights you will be happy she is equipped with a Wallas 30 Diesel forced air heater.
When you are walking down the dock her sophisticated blue hull with white top side sets her apart from the mass of gray aluminum sport fishing boats at the marina. You will appreciate the convenience of a transom gate as you bring your gear aboard.
Looking forward you notice the welded hand holds and rugged railing that safely guides your way to the forward deck. Here you will find the ground tackle package consisting of a sparkling 2l lb stainless steel Bruce supported by 15’ chain and 250’ line.
A few steps up the ladder you find a twin seat fly bridge surrounded by more safety railing. Here the captain is awarded with an amazing view to help find the best active fish fields and potentially dangerous debris that can be missed from the lower helm stations on many other boats.
Her reliable Twin 225hp Honda 4 stroke engines with stainless steel props have just over 400 hours. The Bennet trim tabs help you find the perfect attack angle to meet sea conditions and to optimize the 160 gal of fuel she carries.
When you get back to the marina and other boaters are revving their engines, spinning about and clumsily bumping the dock you will be able to gracefully place her in her slip by gently bumping her bow and stern thrusters.
Mr. Lucky’s complete electronics package is built around an integrated Raymarine E system with, Raystar 125 GPS, 24” HD radar, connected to an E 120 chart plotter at the lower helm mirrored with an E-80 on the flybridge. All of this is supported by a Raymarine autopilot. She even comes with a chartplotter at the aft steering counsel.
Her 30 amp shore power comes equipped with an isolation transformer and a Magnum 2000 charger/inverter to keeps her batteries toped up and provide AC power when on the go. Her engines have a cross charging system that allows the alternator from one engine to charge the battery for the other.
For entertainment the Kenwood stereo is available and supported by clarion speakers in the cabin and on the deck.
She is beautiful with her sophisticated top side paint and striking interior. She is easy to handle with the view from her fly bridge, electronics, and bow/stern thruster package. She is a breeze to tow with her triple axle galvanized trailer and she is properly outfitted as a serious fishing machine. If you are serious about fishing and want to do it in a style not seen in most sport fishing vessels this may be the right one for you.
2207 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99503