LUCKY 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.  MIMI 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.  MISS 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.  OCEAN 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.  SEA 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. 
VOYAGER, 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.  BANDIT 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.  BULLET 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.  CAPT. 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.  CAPT 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. 
FISHERMEN, 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.  JET, 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".  NORMA-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.  TEAL, 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.  MISS 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". 
MI-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.  JAMAICA, 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.  JAMAICA 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".  GOLDEN EAGLE, Belmar, NJ – 2007  Captain Greg Markert's "GOLDEN EAGLE" departs Shark River Inlet as she heads out for Bluefish in June of 2007.  OCEAN 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. 
FISHERMEN, 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.  TAMPA 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.  PROWLER 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.  MIMI 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.  SEA 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! 
CAPT. 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.  MARILYN 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.   The boat later sailed as Captain Edward Royles' "ROYAL FLUSH" from Wildwood, NJ and then as Captain Peter Guoba's "LADY SHERYL" from Freeport, NY before joining the Sheepshead Bay Fleet.   The boat caught fire at a boatyard in April 2009 and was destroyed.  ROYAL 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.  ANGLER, 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".  ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009  Captain Danny Seich puts on the final touches to the stern of the new "ANGLER".