1VOYAGER, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2006 Bon Voyage! Captain Jeff Gutman's "VOYAGER" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ goes back into the water at Brielle Marine Basin, Brielle, NJ in late June 2006. Captain Jeff had just finished installing new Lugger diesel engines and Northern Lights generators, and renamed the boat (it was previously the "CAPTAIN JOHN").
Gulf Craft Inc. built the boat in 1974 at their Patterson, LA facility and she first sailed as Captain Bill Van Wetering's "CAPT. BILL VAN" from Belmar, NJ. She later sailed as Captain Arnold 'Speedy' Hubert's "SPEEDY EXPRESS" from Captree, NY, then as the "ZEPHYR VI" from Gloucester, MA, then as Captain John Connell's "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Keyport, NJ, and then as Captain Jeff Gutman's "CAPTAIN JOHN" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. In early 2015, she was sold and is now sailing as Captain Robert Andresen's "CAPTREE PRINCESS" from Captree, NY.
2BANDIT IV, Belmar, NJ – 2007 Captain Scotty Gold's "BANDIT IV" from Belmar, NJ circa 2007. Performance Marine at Kennebunk, ME built this fiberglass boat in 2006. The "BANDIT IV" specializes in large group fishing charters during the summer months and sails from Indian River, Delaware for Blackfish during the off-season. Photo courtesy of Captain Scotty Gold.
3BULLET II, Brooklyn, NY – 2007 Captain Eddie Shaw's "BULLET II" rests on the 120 ton lift at A&D Shipyard in Brooklyn, NY as she prepares for the upcoming fishing season. The vessel was built in 1970 by Hammarstrom Boat Yard at Waretown, NJ.
4CAPT. CAL II, Belmar, NJ – 2007 The "CAPT. CAL II" is shown heading out from Shark River Inlet for a day of Fluke fishing in 2007. Gillikin Craft, Inc. of Beaufort, NC built the boat in 1973 as the "MARINER" sailing from Chrisfield, MD. During the early 1990s, she sailed as the "MARINER" from Ocean City, MD. Captain Brock Dalton purchased the boat in 1995, renamed her as the "CAPT. CAL II" and relocated her to Belmar, NJ where she now continues to sail under the command of Captain Ronald Kish.
5CAPT WAYNE, Captree, NY – 2007 After a hiatus of almost thirty years, a party boat named "CAPT WAYNE" is back at Captree. Brothers Lee and Wayne Westerlind purchased this vessel last winter and after some repairs and a coat of fresh paint, she joined the fleet this spring. Built in 1972, she was the first boat built by East Bay Boat Works (Gillikin). Originally sailing as the "CAPT. BOB", she later sailed as the "WHITE STAR", the "THUMPER", and the "LADY TRACEY ANN" before becoming the "CAPT WAYNE". The boat is presently sailing as Captain Walter Czekaj's "FISHFINDER II" from Captree, NY. Photo courtesy of Lee Westerlind.
6FISHERMEN, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2007 Captain Ron Santee's "FISHERMEN" is shown hauled out at Tottenville, Staten Island, NY in late 2007 for her annual maintenance and inspection. Lydia Yachts built the "FISHERMEN" in 1985 and she is owned and operated by Captains Ron Santee Sr. and Jr. The "FISHERMAN" sails from Atlantic Highlands, NJ and specializes in ¾-day bottom fishing. Photo courtesy of Chris Gjertsen.
7JET, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 2007 Captain Billy Doll's "JET" coming out of Catrell's shipyard in Gerritsen Beach in the Spring of 2007. The "JET" sailed from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn under the command of Captain Billy Doll until his retirement in November 2014. Built in 1965 by Price Boat Yard at Deltaville, VA as Captain Ed Bunting's "SEA HORSE II", she became Captain Wayne Westerlind's CAPT.WAYNE before sailing as the "JET". The boat was sold and relocated to Montauk, New York and continues to sail as the "JET".
8NORMA-K III, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2007 The sunset reflects its warm light off the stern of the "NORMA-K III" as she heads out from Manasquan Inlet for a night bluefish trip in July 2007.
9TEAL, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2007 Captain Richie Moore's "TEAL" drifts for Fluke during the opening of the New Jersey season in May 2007. Built in 1975 by Lydia Yachts as the "CAPT. BOB", she later sailed as the "VOYAGER" before becoming the "TEAL" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
10MISS BELMAR PRINCESS, Belmar, NJ – 2007 The "MISS BELMAR PRINCESS" passes through the Shark River drawbridge on her way out on an early summer morning in June 2007. Built in 1974 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA as the "TAMPA V", she later sailed as the "ATOMIC II", the "BIG FLAMINGO" and the "GULF STREAM" before becoming the "MISS BELMAR PRINCESS".
11MI-JO II, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2007 The "MI-JO II" returning to Atlantic Highlands Marina at the end of a charter fishing trip in May 2007. Captain Mike Scardigno's "MI-JO II" is the largest full-time charter boat in northern New Jersey.
12JAMAICA, Brielle, NJ – 2007 The "JAMIACA" leaves Manasquan Inlet on a night Bluefish trip in July 2007. The "JAMAICA" was built in 1977 by Derecktor Marine and is the largest party fishing boat in New Jersey.
13JAMAICA II, Brielle, NJ – 2007 The "JAMAICA II" returns to Manasquan Inlet after completing an afternoon fishing trip in May 2007. This steel vessel was built in 1962 by Blount Ship Yard at Warren, RI as the "PARAMOUNT".
14GOLDEN EAGLE, Belmar, NJ – 2007 Captain Greg Markert's "GOLDEN EAGLE" departs Shark River Inlet as she heads out for Bluefish in June of 2007.
15OCEAN EXPLORER, Belmar, NJ – 2007 The "OCEAN EXPLORER" leaves Shark River Inlet for a day of fishing in June 2007. Built in 1970 by Yank Boat Works at Tuckahoe, NJ as the "BIG JIM", she later sailed as the "SUNSHINE" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, and then as Captain Dom Vitolo's "SKIPPER" from Belmar, NJ.
16FISHERMEN, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2007 Captain Ron Santee's "FISHERMEN" is ready to leave her slip at Atlantic Highlands for a day of Striped Bass fishing. Sailing daily for Striped Bass was unheard of until a few years ago and the fishery remains one of the few 'bright spots' for recreational anglers.
17TAMPA VII, Belmar, NJ – 2007 Captain Gene Becker pushes up the throttles of his charter boat "TAMPA VII" as she heads out from Shark River Inlet. Built in 1994 by Alex Willis Boat Construction at Harkers Island, NC, she first sailed as the "WINDEE VI". In 2010, the boat was sold and is presently sailing as the as the "CAPT LEROY V" from New Bedford, MA.
18PROWLER V and SEA HORSE, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2007 Homeward bound... Captains Al, Scott and Glenn Hilliard's "PROWLER V" and Captains Ed Bunting Jr. and Ed Bunting III's "SEA HORSE" pass Sandy Hook, NJ in July 2007 after a day of Fluke fishing in the channels.
19MIMI VI, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2007 The crews of Captain Jeff Gutman's "VOYAGER" and Captain Kenny Namowitz's "MIMI VI" exchange some 'goodies' during a tuna trip at the Hudson Canyon in early September 2007.
20SEA HAWK, Perth Amboy, NJ – 2007 The summer of 2007 ended with a new addition to the local party boat fleet. Captain Michael Russo's "SEA HAWK" sits at her new berth at the Perth Amboy Marina in September 2007. Outer Banks Boat Works (Gillikin) built this sturdy vessel in 1970 as the "SEA ROBIN II"; she later sailed as the "SEA SPORT" and was most recently sailing as the "CAPT. HOOK". Welcome aboard!
21CAPT. WAYNE, Captree, NY – 2008 The hull of the "CAPT. WAYNE" awaits a fresh coat of paint (or three) prior to the beginning of her maiden season at Captree, NY. The boat was built in 1972 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC. The boat is presently sailing as Captain Walter Czekaj's "FISHFINDER II" from Captree, NY. Photo courtesy of Captains Lee and Wayne Westerlind.
22MARILYN JEAN II, Brooklyn, NY – 2008 Captains Tony Santella and Ryan Smith's "MARILYN JEAN II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY heads out for an evening of Striper fishing in early June 2008. Built in 1964 by A.C. Boat & Engine Works at Atlantic City, NJ, she originally sailed as the "MIJOY" from Waterford, Connecticut. She later operated as the "ROYAL FLUSH" from Wildwood, NJ and as the "LADY SHERYL" from Freeport, NY before joining the Sheepshead Bay Fleet. The boat was destroyed in 2009.
23ROYAL FLUSH, Wildwood, New Jersey – 2008 Captain John Royles' "ROYAL FLUSH" from Wildwood, NJ circa 2008. Built 1977 by Will's Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as the "CAROLINA PRINCESS", she is powered by two V-12 GM Detroit Diesel engines. She was purchased in 1987 by Captain Bob Sidorski and became his "SATELLITE" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. She later underwent a full restoration (the deckhouse was redesigned and the wheelhouse relocated topside.) She later became Captain Dom Vitolo's "SKIPPER" from Belmar, NJ. She is presently sailing as the "ISLAND LADY" from Port Canaveral, FL.
24ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captain Jeff Gutman's new "ANGLER" prepares for her debut as she sits 'high and dry' at Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY. Since her construction in 1973, this 75-foot aluminum vessel previously sailed from Atlantic Highlands, NJ as Captain Donald Hagar's "SEA FOX".
25ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captain Danny Seich puts on the final touches to the stern of the new "ANGLER".
26ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captain Danny Seich adds some color to the new aluminum nameplate of the "ANGLER".
27DOROTHY B, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captain Kevin Bradshaw standing in the bow of his "DOROTHY B" at Atlantic Highlands, NJ in August 2009. A long-time boatman from Sheepshead Bay, Captain Kevin enjoyed a short hiatus from the party fishing boat business after selling the "DOROTHY B VIII". He then purchased the "DOROTYHY B", the ninth vessel to bear this name in the long list of vessels owned by the Bradshaw family, and began sailing her from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
The "DOROTHY B" was built in 1990 by the Alex Willis Boat Yard at Harkers Island, NC and previously sailed as Captain Kevin Seldon's "NANCY ANNE" from Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA.
28FISHERMEN, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captain Ron Santee's "FISHERMEN" sits on blocks at the Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY as she undergoes her spring maintenance for the 2009 season.
29LITTLE HAWK, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 Captains Joe Occhipinti Sr and Jr's 52-foot Harker's Island charter boat "LITTLE HAWK" takes on a new black hull color for 2009. For the last several years, the hull was painted white or a pastel tint. The "LITTLE HAWK" sails from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
30LITTLE HAWK, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009 The "LITTLE HAWK" shows off the fine woodwork of her stern as she sits in the yard at Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY.