JIB VII, Captree, NY – 1996  Captain Joseph Vandervelt's "JIB VII" from Captree, NY circa 1996.   Yank Boatworks built the "JIB VII" in 1980 at Tuckahoe, NJ.   She later sailed as Captain Willie Garris' "SUSAN ANN" from Captree, NY and is currently sailing from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY as the "SEA QUEEN VII".  LITTLE HAWK and SEA FOX, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1996  Captain Joe Occhipinti's "LITTLE HAWK" and Captain Don Hager's "SEA FOX" are preparing for the spring at Tottenville, Staten Island in 1996.  MISS BELMAR PRINCESS, Belmar, NJ – 1996  The "MISS BELMAR PRINCESS" from Belmar, NJ circa 1996.   This aluminum vessel was built in 1994 at Yank Marine, Tuckahoe, NJ.   She is now named the "ATLANTIS PRINCESS" and sails from Great Kills, Staten Island, NY.  MISS CAPE MAY, Cape May, NJ – 1996  Built in 1958 by the Price Boat Yard at Deltaville, VA, this wood boat first sailed as the "PETREL II" from Barnegat Light, NJ.   Before  her tour as the "MISS CAPE MAY", she sailed as the "MISS HIGHLANDS" and as the "SEVEN SEAS".   She has been remodeled and is currently sailing as the "FISH FINDER" from Captree, NY.  OCEAN EAGLE II, Brooklyn, NY – 1996  Captain Greg Nardiello's "OCEAN EAGLE II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1996.   Built in 1962 by Gillikin Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC as the "BLUE HERON", she was later sold and renamed as the "SOUTHWIND" and sailed from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.   She later relocated to Atlantic Highlands, NJ and sailed as Captain Tom Buban's half-day party boat "HAPPY".  After sailing as the "OCEAN EAGLE II", she was sold and relocated to Virginia where she now sails as the "OCEAN EAGLE". 
SEA PIGEON IV, Perth Amboy, NJ – 1996  The "SEA PIGEON IV" from Perth Amboy, NJ on her way Flounder fishing in March, 1996.   She looked sharp in her new coat of paint when this photo was taken from the NJ Route 36 bridge over the Shrewsbury River.  SEEKER, Brielle, NJ – 1996  Built 1981 by Rose Craft at Harkers Island, North Carolina, the "SEEKER" operated as a charter dive vessel from Brielle, New Jersey.   She was sold in 2004 to Captain Michael Jensen who relocated her to Newport, Rhode Island and continues to operate as a charter dive vessel.  BARVIC, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1997  Captain Bill Burge's "BARVIC" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ is shown here drifting for Fluke off Manasquan, NJ during the summer of 1997.   Built in 1975 at Deltaville, VA, Captain Burge purchased the boat from Captain Vic Florio in 1980.   The boat was Captain Florio's third "BARVIC" its name is a combination of his and his wife, Barbara's names.   The two met while fishing on the "PALACE" from Hoboken, NJ and started their charter business in the 1960s.   Captain Vic later operated a bait & tackle shop and the commercial fishing boat "BARBARA-SUE" from Point Pleasant Beach.   Sadly, Captain Vic passed away in August 2006.  BLUE SEA V, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 1997  Captain Nick Cannisi's "BLUE SEA V" is shown here Flounder fishing off Mount Loretto, Staten Island, NY in 1997.   Built in 1971 by Swiftships, Inc. at Morgan City, LA and operated as a crew boat in the Gulf of Mexico.   This aluminum boat joined the Sheesphead Bay fleet in 1995 and was later renovated (her wheelhouse was relocated topside).   She is presently sailing as Captain Larry Horowitz's "SUPER VOYAGER III" from North Myrtle Beach, SC.  CAPT. GILLEN III, Captree, NY – 1997  The "CAPT. GILLEN III" from Captree, NY circa 1997.   This wooden vessel was built in 1978 at Yank Boat Works, Tuckahoe, NJ as the "TRAVELER".   She was the "ATOMIC III" and the "BETTY W" (both from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY) before becoming the "CAPT. GILLEN III".   She is now sailing as the "CAPTREE STAR II" from Captree, NY. 
CAPT. SLAUGHTER, Belmar – 1997  Captain Ray Burke's "CAPT. SLAUGHTER" from Belmar, New Jersey circa 1997.   She was built in 1956 by Price Boat Yard, Deltaville, VA as the "FLYING FISH" from Point Pleasant, NJ.   She previously sailed as Captain Al Hilliard's "PROWLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ and as the "SAND SHARK II" from Brielle, NJ and Belmar, NJ.   A topside wheelhouse was added when she became the "CAPT. SLAUGHTER".   She last sailed as Captain Scotty Gould's "BANDIT" from Belmar, NJ and was later lost to a fire at her dock.  MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1997  The aluminum catamaran "MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT" circa 1997.   She sails from Barnegat Light, NJ and is skippered by Captain John Larson.   Affectionately known as the 'Red Sled', she does an honest 26 Knots and is arguably one of the best canyon tuna boats in New Jersey.   She was built in 1974 at Breaux’s Bay Craft, Loreauville, LA.  PRINCESS MARIE, Point lookout, NY – 1997  The "PRINCESS MARIE" is shown here drifting for fluke all the way into Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey.   She was built in 1976 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL and continues to sail from Point Lookout, NY.  YANKEE III, Captree, NY – 1997  Built in 1965 by Gillikin Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as Captain Ted Bower's "BLUE SEA I" from Riviera Beach, FL, she later sailed as the "CAPT. SANDY II" and then as the "STARLIGHT" from Wildwood, NJ.   Afterwards, she was sold to Captain Fred Roberts who remodeled her (the wheelhouse was moved from the forward deck to topside) and renamed her "YANKEE III".  ELAINE–B II, Highlands, NJ – 1998  The "ELAINE-B II" from Highlands, NJ and skippered by Captains Stan Zagleski Sr. and Jr. circa 1998.   This Price-built boat was launched in 1965 as Captain Al Gable’s "DELMAR" and later became Captain Clem Esposito's "COMMODORE" from Island Park, NY.   In 1986, she was sold again and became the "ELAINE-B II". 
LADY J V, Point Lookout, NY – 1998  The party boat "LADY J V" from Point Lookout, NY and skippered by Captain Pat Focazio circa 1998.   She was built in 1989 by Panhandle Custom Marine, Panama City, FL.  MISS NEL, Brooklyn, NY – 1998  The "MISS NEL" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1998.   Built in 1963 by Stowman Shipyard at Dorchester, NJ, she first sailed as the "CAPTAIN JOHN II" from Plymouth, MA.   Later sold, she became Captain George Richford's "PASTIME II" from Sheepshead Bay before sailing as the "MISS NEL".   After that, she sailed as the "WHITE EAGLE III" also from Sheepshead Bay.  MISS POINT LOOKOUT III, Point Lookout, NY – 1998  The "MISS POINT LOOKOUT III" from Point Lookout, NY and skippered by Captain Walter Specht circa 1998.   She is shown here on one of her weekly "Jersey Shore Fluke Special" trips.   She was built in 1984 by Lydia Yachts as the "HURRICANE" and sailed from Captree, NY as the "SPEEDY EXPRESS".   She later became the "SUPER SPORT" and is currently sailing as the "MISS AVALON" from Avalon, NJ.  PASTIME PRINCESS, Brooklyn, NY – 1998  Captain George Richford's "PASTIME PRINCESS" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 1998.   Camcraft, Inc. built this vessel as a crew boat in 1972 at Crown Point, LA.   She later sailed as the whale watching vessel "DIXIE" from Wildwood, NJ before Captain Richford purchased and relocated her to Sheepshead Bay.  RIPTIDE III, City Island, NY – 1998  The "RIPTIDE III" from City Island, NY circa 1998.   This photo was taken while she was on one of her weekly 'Jersey Shore Fluke Special' trips.   She was built in 1985. 
TEAL, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1998  The "TEAL" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 1998 and skippered by Captains Jeff Gutman, Dan Seich, George Bachert and Richie Moore.   She was built in 1995 by Lydia Boats, Fort Pierce, FL and is now sailing as Captain James Palladino's "CAPT. JIM III" from Freeport, NY.  WHITE STAR IV, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1998  The "WHITE STAR IV" from Barnegat Light, NJ circa 1998.   She was operated by Captain Ray Ettel.  Lydia Yachts, Stuart, FL built her in 1982 as Captain Mike Scarpati’s "RANGER VII" and she was sold to Captain Ettel in 1987.   She is currently sailing as Capt. 'Speedy' Hubert's "SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS".   Photo Courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.  CAROLYN ANN III, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1999  The "CAROLYN ANN III" was built and operated by Captain William Hammarstrom in 1972.   She has been owned and operated by the Hammarstrom Family ever since and continues to sail from Barnegat Light, NJ.   Rack card courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.  EMERALD TIDE, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 1999  The "EMERALD TIDE" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 1999.   She is shown here heading along the beach during a summer fluke fishing trip.   Captain Bob Semkewyc purchased the boat in the spring of 2005 and she is now sailing as his "SEA HUNTER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.  APPLEJACK, Atlantic City, NJ – 2000  Captain Andrew Applegate III "APPLEJACK" from Atlantic City, NJ circa 2000.   Built in 1975 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA, she was formerly the "CAPT. STARN VI".   She has since been relocated to Gloucester, MA and is presently sailing as Captain Bill Cunningham's whale watch vessel, the "MISS CAPE ANN". 
DOROTHY B VIII, Brooklyn, NY – 2000  Captain Kevin Bradshaw's "DOROTHY B VIII" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 2000.   She was built in 1977 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA and previously sailed as Captain Bob Sapanara's "BROOKLYN V" also from Sheepshead Bay.  The boat is presently sailing as the "DOLPHIN EXPRESS" from Port Aransas, TX.  LAURA LEE, Captree, NY – 2000  Captain Neil Delanoy’s very well maintained "LAURA LEE" from Captree, NY circa 2000.   The boat was built in 1970 by James Gillikin's Machine & Supply Co., Beaufort, NC as Captain Bert Blum's "JIB V" and sailed from Captree, NY.   She then operated from Montauk, NY as the whale watch boat "FINBACK I" before returning to Captree, NY as the "LAURA LEE".   Photo courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.  ROSIE R, Belmar, NJ – 2000  Captain Jim Hull's charter boat "ROSIE R" from Belmar, NJ circa 2000.   Yank Marine at Tuckahoe, NJ, built her in 1985.   Photo postcard courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.  SEA PIGEON IV, Perth Amboy, NJ – 2000  Captain Marty Haines' newly refurbished "SEA PIGEON IV" from Perth Amboy, NJ circa 2000.  ATLANTIS PRINCESS, Staten Island, NY – 2001  The "ATLANTIS PRINCESS" was built in 1994 by Yank Marine at Tuckahoe, NJ and originally sailed as the "MISS BELMAR PRINCESS".   She presently sails from Great Kills Harbor and specializes in Fluke fishing in Raritan Bay during the summer months and offshore tuna trips in the fall.