JAMAICA II, Brielle, NJ – 1992  Captain Joe Bogan's "JAMAICA II" from Brielle, NJ on her way for a day of Fluke fishing in 1992.   This steel vessel was built by Blount Shipyard, Warren, RI in 1962 and was originally named the "PARAMOUNT".  KLONDIKE IX, New Rochelle, NY – 1992  Captain Pete Pearson's "KLONDIKE IX" from New Rochelle, NY circa 1992.   She was built in 1989, and at 110 feet, she is the biggest party boat built by Lydia Yachts, Stuart, FL.  MI-JO, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1992  The "MI-JO" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 1992.   Shown here on the blocks for the winter at the Belford Marine Railway, Belford, NJ.  MISS BABYLON, Captree, NY – 1992  The "MISS BABYLON" from Captree, NY and operated by Captain Ralph Green circa 1992.   Built in 1959 at Deltaville, VA as the "TREBOR V" from Miami, FL, she later sailed as Captains Carl and Paul Forsberg's "VIKING STARLITE" from Montauk, NY before becoming the "MISS BABYLON".   The "VIKING STARLITE" was the first vessel to bring recreational divers to the wreck of the passenger liner "ANDREA DORIA".  MISS TAKE II, Highlands, NJ – 1992  The "MISS TAKE II" from Highlands, NJ circa 1992.   She was operated by the father and son team of Captains Whitey and Jimmy Morenz and was built in 1962 by Price Boat Yard, Deltaville, VA.   The "MISS TAKE II" specialized in jigging Bluefish, Weakfish and Stripers.   Powered by a single GM 8-71 diesel, she spun an oversized five blade propeller, which created her trademark rooster-tail wake.   She later became the "CAPT. BOB IV" from Mattituck, NY. 
ATLANTIC STAR, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1993  Captain Tom Buban's "ATLANTIC STAR" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 1993.   She was built by Deebold Boatworks, Atlantic City, NJ in 1962 as Captain Jack Endean's "HOLIDAY" and originally sailed from Point Pleasant, NJ.  BIG FLAMINGO II, Wildwood, NJ – 1993  The "BIG FLAMINGO II" from Wildwood, NJ circa 1993.   Earlier in her fishing career, she was Captain Mike Scarpati's "RANGER III" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.  CAPT. BILL, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1993  The "CAPT. BILL" from Barnegat Light, NJ circa 1993.   She was built 1964 at Barnegat, NJ as the "OLE BARNEY".  CAPT. DOUG, Freeport, NY – 1993  The "CAPT. DOUG" from Freeport, NY circa 1993.   Built in 1971 by Outer Banks Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC as the "CAPT. JOSEPH V" and then became Captain Tommy Paladino's "ELSIE K III" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY before becoming the "CAPT. DOUG".   She was sold in 2004 and is now sailing as the "MISS FREEPORT V" from Freeport, NY.  CATHERINE II, Belmar, NJ – 1993  The "CATHERINE II" was built 1988 by Panhandle Custom Marine for Captain Bob Garafano.   During her tenure at Belmar, NJ, she was the largest charter boat in the fleet.   She was later sold and relocated to the state of Georgia where she is presently sailing as the ferry boat "CUMBERLAND LADY" and operates between St. Marys and Cumberland Island. 
COCK ROBIN, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1993  The "COCK ROBIN" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1993.   Built in 1975, she is another of the early party boats built by Lydia Yachts,  Stuart, FL.  ELIZABETH S, Brooklyn, NY – 1993  The "ELIZABETH S" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1993.   She was built in 1960 by AC Boatworks, Atlantic City, NJ as the "CAPTAIN APPLEGATE".   She was once Captain Kevin Black's "RELIABLE" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.  FISHTALE, Captree, NY – 1993  The "FISHTALE" from Captree, NY circa 1993.   She was built in 1969 by Stevenson Boat Works, Staten Island, NY as the "SEA MIST" from Sheepshead Bay.   She was renamed two times before becoming the "FISHTALE" (as Captain Jack Endean's "HOLIDAY" from Point Pleasant, NJ and as Captain Ron Santee's "FISHERMEN" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.)  LOIS ANN, Captree, NY – 1993  Captain Dennis Frederick's "LOIS ANN" sailing from Captree, NY circa 1993.   She was built in1956 by Fred Ericson at Dunedin, FL as the "YANKEE II".   She later sailed as the "CAPT. CLARK II" and the "PLAYIN HOOKY".   She last sailed as Captain Dennis Vilsmas' "ISLAND STAR" from Green Port, NY before sinking at her berth in 2005.   She was later dismantled.  MISS CAPTREE, Captree, NY – 1993  The party boat "MISS CAPTREE" from Captree, NY circa 1993.   She was owned and operated by Captain Carl Passero from 1983 through 1997.   Built in 1961 by Gillikin Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC as the "CAPT. BEN LITWIN", she later became the "JAMES JOSEPH" and then became Captain James Hubert's "JR. EXPRESS".   The boat is presently sailing as Captain Nick Manzari's "BAY PRINCESS" from Captree, NY. 
MISS ELIZABETH, Elizabeth, NJ – 1993  The "MISS ELIZABETH" from Elizabeth, NJ circa 1993.   She was built in 1958 by Rice Boatworks in Virginia as the "JIB IV" and first sailed from Captree, NY.   She later became the "GLORY II" from Sheepshead Bay, NY and eventually sank off Jones Inlet, NY.   She was salvaged by Captain Joseph Peplowski and rebuilt to sail as his "MISS ELIZABETH".   She finally lost her US Coast Guard certificate in 1998 and was dismantled.  NORMA K III, Point Pleasant, NJ – 1993  Captain Ken Keller's "NORMA K III" from Ken's Landing, Point Pleasant, NJ  circa 1993.   She was built in 1975 by Gulf Craft, Patterson, LA and is meticulously maintained.   This is one heck of a boat.  PORT JEFF ACE, Port Jefferson, NY – 1993  The "PORT JEFF ACE" from Port Jefferson, NY circa 1993.   Lydia Yachts, Stuart, FL built her in 1974 as Captain Jack Endean’s "HOLIDAY".   She later became Captain Bill Van Wetering’s "CAPT. BILL VAN" from Belmar, NJ.   She is shown here in Keyport, NJ shortly before becoming the "CAPTAIN JOHN".  PROWLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1993  Captain Al Hilliard's new, fiberglass-hulled "PROWLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 1993.  SEA FOX, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1993  Captain Don Hager's "SEA FOX" from Atlantic Highlands circa 1993.   This aluminum vessel was built for the Hager family  in 1973 by Depend-A-Craft at Pierre Part, LA.   In 2009, she changed hands and is now sailing as Captain Jeff Gutman's "ANGLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 
SEA HUNTER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1993  The "SEA HUNTER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ and skippered by Captain Bob Semkewyc circa 1993.   She was built in 1957 by Stowman Shipyards, Dorchester, NJ as the "BIG JIM II" from Cape May, NJ.   She later became the "MISS POINT LOOKOUT" from Point Lookout, NY; the "WHITE EAGLE III" from Sheepshead Bay, NY; and the "CAPT. MIKE" from Howard Beach, NY before becoming the "SEA HUNTER".   She was sold in 2005 and relocated to Delaware where she now sails in Delaware Bay as the "TRADEWINDS III" from Bowers Beach, DE.  SEA QUEEN, Brooklyn, NY – 1993  The "SEA QUEEN" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1993.   She was built in 1962 at Stevenson Boat Works, Great Kills, Staten Island, NY as the "COCK ROBIN" from Point Pleasant, NJ.   The boat was later renamed the "BIG–2" and then sailed as the "RANGER II" before becoming the "SEA QUEEN".   She is shown here sailing along Sandy Hook Channel in the summer of 1993.  SUPER SHY POKE, Belmar, NJ – 1993  The "SUPER SHY POKE" operated as a charter boat from Belmar, New Jersey.   She was built in 1979 by Robbins Boat Builders at Cambridge, MD.   Later sold and relocated to Wilmington, CA, she operated as a commercial fishing vessel until lost at sea in November 2007.  BIG MOHAWK III, Belmar, NJ – 1994  Captain Gary Fagan's  "BIG MOHAWK III" from Belmar, New Jersey.   She was built in 1977 by Yank Boat Works at Tucahoe, NJ as Captains Fred Ardolino and Jim Crispino's "ENTERPRISE" and sailed from Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, NY.   She later sailed as the "SUPER BLUE SEAS" before becoming Captain 'Speedy' Arnold's "SPEEDY VII".   She was purchased by Captain Gary Fagan in 1990 who then relocated the boat to Belmar, NJ and later sold her to Captain Chris Hueth.   She is presently sailing from Captree, NY as Captain Robert Andresen's "CAPTREE PRINCESS".  BLACK WHALE II, Beach Haven, NJ – 1994  Built in 1976 by Blount Marine for Captain Arnold "Speedy" Hubert who sailed her as the "SPEEDY VI" from Captree, NY, she was later sold and became the "BLACK WHALE II" and operated as a commuter vessel between Beach Haven and Atlantic City, New Jersey.   After that, she returned to party boat fishing as Captain George Aswad's "SEA QUEEN IV" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.   Sold once again and relocated to Panama City, FL, she is presently sailing as the "CAPT. ANDERSON". 
BLUE WATER, Highlands, NJ – 1994  The "BLUE WATER" hauled out at Belford Marine Railway, Belford, NJ in 1994.  The boatyard's slogan at the time was… "No Cash, No Splash".  CAPT. LEITCH IV, Captree, NY – 1994  The "CAPT. LEITCH IV" from Captree, NY circa 1994.   Yet another beautiful example of a Gillikin boat with woodwork comparable to fine furniture.   Machine & Supply Co. (James Gillikin) built the boat at Beaufort, NC in 1966 as the "MARLIN VI".   After that, it sailed as the "CAPT. LIETCH IV".   It then sailed as the "MISS GREENPORT" from Greenport, NY.   The boat was then remodeled and sailed as Captain Ed Beneduci's "MARLIN VI" from Montauk, NY.   After that, it sailed as Captain Jeff Gutman's "ANGLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.   Since 2009, the boat has been sailing as Captain Dave Paris' "CAPT. DAVE II" from Sheepshead Bay at Brooklyn, NY.  CAPT. ROD, Captree, NY – 1994  Captain George Bartenback's "CAPT. ROD" is seen drifting for Fluke along the Robert Moses Causeway circa 1994.   Built in 1968 by Harkers Island Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC, she was originally owned by Captain Rod Westerlind.  CAPT. RUDY, Captree, NY – 1994  The party boat "CAPT. RUDY" from Captree, NY circa 1994.   She was built in 1964 by Gillikin Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC as the "GULF STREAM II".   She was later renamed the "BLUE SEAS V" before becoming the "CAPT. RUDY" and is now sailing as the "CAPT. HOOK" from Hilton Head, SC.  CAPT. SCOTTY 3, Captree, NY – 1994  The "CAPT. SCOTTY 3" was built in1983 by Babylon Open Boats.   She has since been sold and joined the Frances Fleet at Point Judith, RI and now sails as the "ADMIRAL FRANCES".