2004 Parker 2520: A California Fishing Machine

June 22, 2021


For many people, this 2004 Parker 25 is the embodiment of a southern California bluefin boat. With a captain perched in the tower that sits atop the pilot house, the image of the hard charging Parker navigating schools of tuna and kelp patties is synonymous with Southern California’s sportfishing scene.

Kusler Yachts’ newest listing is a 2004 Parker 2520 that has been there and caught that. Owned and operated by a leading San Diego sportfishing company, the boat’s systems and packages are specifically designed to catch bluefin, swordfish and yellowtail in the waters around Southern California.

Large, open cockpit punctuated by a high capacity bait tank. Let’s go tuna fishing. 

Powered by twin 150 Yamahas that are warrantied through 2023, this Parker 2520 is equipped Simrad electronics. If you are looking for a boat to fish the waters of Southern California and the northern Baja, this boat is a great opportunity. The boat even features an 85 gallon Blue Water bait tank in the cockpit.

This package is about as turnkey as it gets– the boat is even sold with a double axle trailer. The combination of fishing pedigree, readiness and price—listed at $119,900—mean that this boat will not be around long.

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Located in a slip in San Diego’s Harbor Island, the boat is available for showing in person or via Facetime.  What follows are some advantages to owning a Parker.

Open Cockpit, Space for Overnighting

Whether you plan an early season bluefin foray into northern Mexico or a white sea bass trip around the islands, many of Southern California’s fisheries involve the possibility of overnighting offshore or on the hook. The Parker 2520 is perfectly set up for this type of fishing.

Full Specs 

The boat’s pilot house has six-foot, four-inch head clearance. The forward twin berth is ideal for spending the night offshore—or storing the electric reels while not using the bunks.

The versatility of the Parker 25 is evident when considering its options. The boat features an open cockpit and ability to provide accommodation overnight—from a 25’ trailerable vessel.


The boat’s deep vee allows it to stand up to seas that are inaccessible to most 25’ center console bay boats. The tower is another feature that you are unlikely to find in many other 25’ options. Whether you are looking tuna schools, kelp patties, looking through gyros or with the naked eye, the view from the tower will help your fishing.

It’s easy to see why the Parker has earned its reputation as a hard charging, fish catching machine.

Personal Use or Charter: 2004 Parker 25

If you are looking to invest in your fishing program, the Parker is a great choice. It ticks all of the boxes.


The boat, however, opens another interesting opportunity. The Parker 2520 makes an ideal charter boat. The boat’s history proves this.

The boat’s layout is ideal to accommodate a one- or two-person crew to take guests fishing. With a captain in the tower and a mate in the cockpit, you are ready to go.

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The 2004 Parker 25 has everything you need for serious fishing—without many systems that you don’t. The boat’s straight forward, no-nonsense approach makes it incredibly fishable while also being easy to operate and maintain.

The boat provides options. The choices are yours to make. The prospect is exciting.

To schedule your viewing of this Parker 2025, contact Mike Alves.
619.831.8330 // [email protected]