BONANZA II, Fortesque, NJ – 2001  The father and son team of Captains Joseph Ronketty Sr. and Jr. operate the "BONANZA II" from Fortesque, NJ.   She is yet another boat built by the Gillikin family and was constructed in 1985 at East Bay Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC.   Photo courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.  MISS CHRIS II, Cape May, NJ – 2001  Captain Fred Ascoli's "MISS CHRIS II" from Cape May, NJ circa 2001.   Built in 1977 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC, she continues to sail under her original name.   Photo courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.  ORIENT STAR II, Orient, NY – 2001  Captain Bill Russo's "ORIENT STAR II" from Orient, NY circa 2001.   This 50-footer was built in 1955 by Price Boat Yard at Deltaville, VA as the "CAPT. GEO. ROMAN".   Later, Captain Wayne Westerlind purchased the boat and renamed her as the "CAPT. WAYNE" and operated her from Captree, NY until 1966.   She then became the "CAPT. SWANSON" from Captree, NY and after that, was Captain Bill Butler's "CAPT. WILLIE" from Montauk, NY.   From 1985 to 1997, she sailed as Captain Mike Vegessi's "LAZY BONES" from Montauk, NY.  SEA DEVIL, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2001  Captain Bob Pennington took his "SEA DEVIL" back to North Palm Beach, Florida on her 10th birthday for a fresh coat of paint.   Traveling to Florida was necessary to have the job 'done right' in the ideal climate.  AMERICAN EAGLE, Belmar, NJ – 2002  The "AMERICAN EAGLE" from Belmar, NJ circa 2002.   She was built by Deebold Boatworks, Atlantic City, NJ in 1965 as the "JO ANN IV" and sailed from Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ.   She was the "BIG-MARIE-S" from Belmar, NJ before becoming the "AMERICAN EAGLE".  On February 29, 2004, the "American Eagle" entered Manasquan Inlet and lost her steering.   She struck the jetty inside the inlet and began taking on water.   She was towed to shallow water where she later sank.   The vessel was dismantled a few days later. 
ATLANTIC STAR, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2002  The "ATLANTIC STAR" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 2002 and skippered by Captain Tom Buban.   Lydia Yachts of Stuart, FL built her in 1977 and she previously sailed as the "PRIVATEER II".   Photo courtesy of Captain Tom Buban.  CAPT. GILLEN II, Captree, NY – 2002  The "CAPT. GILLEN II" from Captree, NY and skippered by Captain Patrick Gillen circa 2002.   This 70' wooden vessel was built in 1976 by Gillikin Craft Inc., Beaufort, NC (another James Gillikin company) as the "MARLIN IV".   She later became the "CAPT. DAN II" before finally becoming the "CAPT. GILLEN II".   Picture courtesy of Captain Patrick Gillen.  MISS L.B.I., Barnegat Light, NJ – 2002  Captain Ken Nutt's "MISS L.B.I." from Barnegat Light, NJ circa 2002.   Built in 1986 by Lydia Yachts of Stuart, FL, she originally sailed as the "CAPTAINS LADY III".   Captain Nutt sold her in 2005 and she is now sailing as Captain John Connel's "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Keyport, NJ.   Flyer photo courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.  CAPT. DAVE, Brooklyn, NY – 2003  The "CAPT. DAVE" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 2003.   She was built in 1960 at Harkers Island, NC by Gillikin Boat Works and originally sailed as the "VIKING" from Barnegat Light, NJ.   She has changed owners and names many times; she later sailed as the "GAMBLER" from Point Pleasant, NJ (1966), the "SEA DEVIL" (1976), the "OASIS" (1979), the "TWILIGHT" (1992) and presently as the "CAPT. DAVE" (2000).  MISS MICHELE III, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2003  Captain Ron Braen's "MISS MICHELE III" sails from Spike's Fishery Dock at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.   Built in 1995 by Arro Yachts at Biddeford, ME the "MISS MICHELE" operates as a charter vessel. 
PROWLER V, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2003  The "PROWLER V" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 2003.   This speedy aluminum-hulled boat was built by Yank Shipyard, Tuckahoe, NJ in 2001 and is the latest in a long line of party boats owned and operated by Captain Al Hilliard and his sons Captain Scott Hilliard and Captain Glenn Hilliard.  ANGLER, Howard Beach, NY – 2004  Captains Ken Tokar and Anthony Negron operate the "ANGLER" from Howard Beach, Queens, NY.   During the summer season, the "ANGLER" specializes in half-day Fluke fishing and evening striper trips.   She was built in 1964 by Brownell Boat Works at Mattapoisett, MA and originally sailed as the "GAIL FRANCES" from Galilee, RI.   She later became the "SOCATEAN" and is now sailing as the "ANGLER".  CAPT. LOU VI, Freeport, NY – 2004  The "CAPT. LOU VI" sailed from Freeport, Long Island, NY and was owned and operated by Captain Mike Danon.   She specialized in Fluke and Flounder fishing and was one of the few boats from Long Island that regularly fished along the 'Jersey Shore'.   Built in 1986 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA, she is presently sailing as the cruise vessel "CRYSTAL COAST LADY" from Beaufort, NC.  MI-JO II, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2004  Captain Mike Scardigno's "MI-JO II" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 2004.   Yank Marine Inc. built the all aluminum "MI-JO II" in 2002 at Tuckahoe, NJ.   The "MI-JO II" offers both day and night charters for large groups during the summer season.  JIB VI, Captree, NY – 2004  Captain Joe Vanderveldt's "JIB VI" from Captree, NY circa 2004.   She was built in 1972 by Gillikin Craft Inc. at Beaufort, NC and is one of the few Gillikin-built party boats to maintain her original name and design.   Photo courtesy Ed Keefe Jr. 
SEA QUEEN IV, Brooklyn, NY – 2004  Captain George Aswad's "SEA QUEEN IV" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 2004.   She was built in 1976 by Blount Marine and previously sailed as the "SPEEDY VI" from Captree, NY and as the "BLACK WHALE II" from Beach Haven, NJ.   She was sold and relocated to Panama City, FL where she is presently sailing as the "CAPT. ANDERSON".  SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS, Captree, NY – 2004  Captain 'Speedy' Hubert's "SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS" from Captree, NY circa 2004.   In 1982, Lydia Yachts built her at Stuart, FL as Captain Mike Scarpati's "RANGER VII" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.   Purchased in 1987 by Captain Ray Ettel, she became his "WHITE STAR IV" from Barnegat Light, NJ.   She then became the "SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS" and then sailed as the "SUPER SPORT II" from Virginia.   She has since returned to Captree, NY and is again sailing as the "SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS".   Photo Courtesy of Ed Keefe Jr.  BROOKLYN VI, Brooklyn, NY – 2005  The "BROOKLYN VI" was built in 1984 by Gulf Craft Inc. and she originally sailed as the "DOLPHIN V".   The "BROOKLYN VI" is the longest tenured party fishing boat sailing from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY dating back to the original "BROOKLYN" in 1920.   Photo courtesy of Andrew Nazzaruolo.  CAPTAIN JOHN, Keyport, NJ – 2005  Captain John Connell's latest "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Keyport, NJ is shown drifting for Weakfish along the Raritan Reach shipping channel in September 2005.   She was built in 1986 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL as the "CAPTAINS LADY III" and later sailed as Captain Ken Nutt's "MISS L.B.I." from Barnegat Light, NJ.  CAPTAIN JOHN, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2005  Captain Jeff Gutman's "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.   Captain Jeff specializes in offshore deep-drop Tilefish fishing during the summer months, offshore canyon Tuna fishing during the late summer and fall months, and offshore Sea Bass trips during late fall.   This 85-foot aluminum vessel was built in 1974 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA as Captain Bill Van Wetering's "CAPT. BILL VAN" and originally sailed from Belmar, NJ.   She later sailed as Captain John Connell's "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Keyport, NJ, as Captain Arnold 'Speedy' Hubert's "SPEEDY EXPRESS" from Captree, NY, and as the "ZEPHYR VI" from Gloucester, MA.   In June 2006, Captain Jeff repowered the boat, replaced the gensets, and renamed her the "VOYAGER".   The boat was sold in 2015 and is presently sailing as Captain Robert Andresen's "CAPTREE PRINCESS" from Captree, NY. 
DAUNTLESS, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2005  The "DAUNTLESS" is shown returning to her slip at Broadway Basin, Point Pleasant, NJ in September 2005.   She is skippered by Captains Bill Egerter Jr. and Bill Egerter III and was built in 1974 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA.   She was recently re-powered with a pair of GM 60-series turbocharged diesel engines.  FIESTA and PORGY IV, Cape May, NJ – 2005  The "FIESTA" was built in 1981 by A-1 Marine and is owned by Captain Bob Schumann.   The "PORGY IV" was built in 1975 by Lydia Yachts as Captain Bobby Bogan's "GAMBLER" from Point Pleasant, NJ.   She was sold to Captain Paul Thompson in 2005 and became his "PORGY IV".  GAMBLER, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2005  Captain Bobby Bogan's brand new "GAMBLER" is shown 'flying along' during her sea trials in 2005.   She was built by Performance Marine at Arundel, ME and is powered by four GM 60-series turbocharged diesel engines that push her along at a top speed of 30 knots.   The "GAMBLER" sails from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and specializes in half-day Fluke fishing during the summer months and offshore canyon fishing in the fall.  JAMAICA II, Brielle, NJ – 2005  Captain Joe Bogan's "JAMIACA II" is shown her returning to Manasquan Inlet after a day of fluke fishing along the Jersey shore.   This steel vessel was built in 1962 by Blount Shipyard, Warren, RI and originally sailed as the "PARAMOUNT".   In the off-season, she specializes in bottom fishing.  LONE STAR, Cape May, NJ – 2005  Captains Bob Rush Sr. and Jr. own and operate the "LONE STAR" from the Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ.   She was built in 1977 at the R.W. Green Boat Yard, Deltaville, VA. 
MISS NORMA-K, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2005  The "MISS NORMA-K" is the newest addition to a long line of the NORMA-K vessels.   She was built in 1987 by Bonner Yachts at Wetumpka, AL and previously sailed as the "MISS GLOUCESTER" before joining the NORMA-K fleet in early 2005.  QUEEN MARY, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2005  The "QUEEN MARY" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.   She was built in 1979 at Stuart, FL by Lydia Yachts as Captain Bob Pennington's "SEA DEVIL".   She was briefly named the "LADY ELISE" (in honor of Captain Bob's daughter) before becoming the "QUEEN MARY" in 1992.  SEA FOX, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2005  Captain Don Hager's "SEA FOX" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.   This aluminum vessel was built in 1973 by Depend-A-Craft at Pierre Part, LA.   She was one of the first all-aluminum party boats ever built and at the time, many folks in the party boat industry thought her price tag of over $100,000 was incredibly expensive.   Her modern design still has that 'fresh appearance' and after 34 years of operation, she is one of the few party boats of this age that are still operated by her original owners.   Obviously, she was a good investment for the Hager family.  In 2009, Captain Jeff Gutman purchased the boat and it is now sailing as his "ANGLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.  SEA HUNTER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2005  Captain Rob Semkewyc's "SEA HUNTER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.   She was built in 1996 by Aqua Bay Marine at Panama City, FL and originally sailed from Atlantic Highlands as the "EMERALD TIDE".  Sea Pigeon IV, Perth Amboy, NJ – 2005  Captain Marty Haines' "SEA PIGEON IV" sits at her brand new slip at the Perth Amboy, NJ Municipal Marina in the spring of 2005.   Renovations to the marina resulted in a move to the north side of the marina.