1SEA STAR III, Cape May, NJ – 2005 Captain Bob Schumann's "SEA STAR III" from Cape May, NJ was built in 1973 by Miller's Marine in Deltaville, VA and originally sailed as the "STARFISH" from Sea Isle City, NJ. She later sailed as the "CAPT. CRAMER" and the "MISS CAPE MAY II" before becoming the "SEA STAR III".
2SEA TIGER II, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2005 It is February 2005 and Captain Hal Hagaman's newly acquired "SEA TIGER II" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ is being prepared for the season at Lockwood's Boatyard at Morgan, NJ. She was built in 1981 by Lydia Yachts, Stuart, FL as the "CAPTAINS LADY" and originally sailed from Bowers Beach, DE. She relocated to Belmar, New Jersey in 1991 and sailed as the "BIG MARIE-S II" before being sold to Captain Hagaman.
3VIKING STARSHIP, Montauk, NY – 2005 At 140 feet in length, the "VIKING STARSHIP" is the largest east coast party fishing boat. Built in 1977 by Blount Marine at Warren, RI during the heyday of super cruisers, she continues to sail from Viking Landing at Montauk, NY. Under the command of Captain Paul Forsberg, she has specialized in offshore codfishing for over thirty years.
4ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2006 Captain Jeff Gutman's "ANGLER" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 2006. She was built in 1966 by Machine & Supply Co., Beaufort, NC (another Gillikin-owned boatyard) as Captain Dick Rade's "MARLIN III" from Montauk, NY. She later became the "MISS GREENPORT" from Greenport, NY and then returned to Montauk as Captain Ed Beneduci's "MARLIN VI". Captain Gutman purchased the boat in 2006 and renamed her "ANGLER". She was operated daily by Captains George Bachert and Danny Seich.
In 2009,Captain Dave Paris purchased the boat and she is now sailing as his "CAPT. DAVE II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.
5ATLANTIS, Brielle, NJ – 2006 Captain Francis Bogan's "ATLANTIS" sails from Bogan's Basin at Brielle, NJ and is currently the largest charter fishing boat in New Jersey. She was built in 1970 by Blount Marine, Warren, RI and originally sailed as the "JAMAICA". She was later renamed the "PARAMOUNT II" before becoming the "ATLANTIS".
6CAPTREE PRINCESS, Captree, NY – 2006 Captain Rob Andresen's "CAPTREE PRINCESS" was built in 1977 by Yank Boat Works at Tuckahoe, NJ as the "SUPER BLUE SEAS". She later sailed as the "SPEEDY VII" from Captree, NY and the "BIG MOHAWK III" from Belmar, NJ before becoming the "CAPTREE PRINCESS".
7DORIS MAE IV, Barnegat Light, NJ – 2006 The "DORIS MAE IV" is shown here entering Barnegat Inlet during the summer of 2006. Captains Charles and Ron Eble have owned and operated the "DORIS MAE IV" from Barnegat Light, NJ since her construction by Gulf Craft Inc. in 1975 up through 2014. She was sold in early 2015 and is now sailing as Captain Jeff Gutman's "VOYAGER" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
8GOLDEN EAGLE, Belmar, NJ – 2006 Captain Hank Leonard's "GOLDEN EAGLE" was built in 1986 by Lydia Yachts of Stuart Florida. She specialized in day and night Bluefishing during the summer season and offshore tuna and wreck trips. Later purchased by Captain Greg Markert, he continues to sail the "GOLDEN EAGLE" from Belmar, NJ. Photo courtesy of Captain Greg Markert.
9GOLDEN SUNSHINE, Brooklyn, NY – 2006 The "GOLDEN SUNSHINE" was built in 2003 by Yank Marine and sailed from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. She was recently sold and is currently sailing as the "ROYAL EXPRESS IV" from Port Richey, FL.
10LUCKY CHARM, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2006 Captain John McGivney's "LUCKY CHARM" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ circa 2005. Built in 1981 by Yank Boatworks at Tuckahoe, NJ, she first sailed as Captain Marty Tave's "RENEGADE" from Belmar, NJ. She later sailed as the "PIONEER II" from Jersey City, NJ and then as the "LUCKY CHARM" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. The boat is presently sailing from Ridge, MD.
11MIMI VI, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2006 Captain Kenny Namowitz's "MIMI VI" sails from Spike's Fishery Dock at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. She was built in 1986 at Pascagoula, MS.
12MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT, Barnegat Light, NJ – 2006 The "MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT" is owned and operated by Captain John Larson. Breaux's Bay Craft of Loreauville, LA built this sturdy catamaran in 1974, and with a reported top speed of 26 knots, she is arguably the fastest party fishing vessel sailing in New Jersey.
13MISS BEACH HAVEN, Beach Haven, NJ – 2006 Captain Frank Camarda's "MISS BEACH HAVEN" from Beach Haven, NJ circa 2006. This 60-foot fiberglass boat was built in 2000 by Chesapeake Boats Inc. at Crisfield, MD. The boat then briefly sailed as the "STORMY PETREL". After that, the boat left the USA and is presently sailing as the "JOLLY ROGER" from King's Wharf, Bermuda. Photo courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.
14OCEAN EAGLE V, Brooklyn, NY – 2006 A 2006 photo of Captain Gregory Nardiello's "OCEAN EAGLE V" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. The boat was built in 1971 at Stuart, FL as the "B-LOVE III" and has since been remodeled. She sails daily on full-day trips, and specializes in year-round bottom fishing.
15SEA QUEEN VII, Brooklyn, NY – 2006 Built in 1980 by Yank Boat Works, Tuckahoe, NJ as the "JIB VII" from Captree, NY, she later sailed as the "SUSAN ANN" from that same port and then became Captain George Aswad's "SEA QUEEN VII" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. She was purchased in September 2006 by Captain Steven Ventura who along with Captains Jerry Nappi, Anthony Pazzani and Mike Mazza continues to sail her from Sheepshead Bay.
16VOYAGER, 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.
17BANDIT 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.
18BULLET 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.
19CAPT. 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.
20CAPT 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.
21FISHERMEN, 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.
22JET, 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".
23NORMA-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.
24TEAL, 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.
25MISS 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".
26MI-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.
27JAMAICA, 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.
28JAMAICA 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".
29GOLDEN EAGLE, Belmar, NJ – 2007 Captain Greg Markert's "GOLDEN EAGLE" departs Shark River Inlet as she heads out for Bluefish in June of 2007.
30OCEAN 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.