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.  SEA 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".  SEA 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.  VIKING 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.  ANGLER, 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. 
ATLANTIS, 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".  CAPTREE 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".  DORIS 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.  GOLDEN 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.  GOLDEN 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.