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.