ANGLER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009  Captain Danny Seich adds some color to the new aluminum nameplate of the "ANGLER".  DOROTHY 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.  FISHERMEN, 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.  LITTLE 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.  LITTLE 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. 
LYDIA GIRLS, Staten Island, NY – 2009  Captain Ron Santee's "FISHERMEN" and Captain John Connell's "CAPTAIN JOHN" sit side-by-side at the Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY in anticipation of the upcoming fishing season.   They are nearly identical vessels built by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, Florida.  MARILYN JEAN IV, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 2009  The "MARILYN JEAN IV" hauled out at Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, New York in April of 2009.   She was built in 1975 by Lydia Yachts and after 40 years, is a testament of quality design and construction.  ROYAL MISS BELMAR, Belmar, NJ – 2009  Captains Alan and Dave Shinn's "ROYAL MISS BELMAR" from Belmar, NJ sports a fresh coat of bottom paint at the Brielle Marine Basin, Brielle, NJ as she gets ready for the 2009 season.   The "ROYAL MISS BELMAR" was built by Lydia Yachts in 1982 and has been renamed as the "TROPICAL ADVENTURE" and now sails from Fort Lauderdale during the winter months and Belmar, NJ during the summer.  ROYAL MISS BELMAR, Belmar, NJ – 2009  The "ROYAL MISS BELMAR" shows off her triple screws.   Varoom!  SEA HUNTER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2009  Captain Rob Semkewyc's "SEA HUNTER" joins the scrape, chip, sand, and paint crowd at the Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY.   She was built in 1996 by Aqua Bay Marine at Panama City, FL and sails from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 
CAPTREE STAR 3, Captree, NY – 2010  Captain Charlie Buser's "CAPTREE STAR 3" from Captree, NY.   Built in 1978 by Lydia Yachts, she first sailed as the Captain Pete Pearson's "KLONDIKE VII" from New Rochelle, NY.   She later moved to Florida where she sailed as the "MYSTERY" and later returned to the area when she sailed as the "MISS BELMAR II" from Belmar, NJ.   In 1991, she became the "FREDDY-C" from Leonardo, NJ and in 2009 she was purchased by Captain Charlie Buser.  HEL-CAT II, Groton, CT – 2010  Captain Brad Glas' "HEL-CAT II" from the Thames River at Groton, CT.   This well constructed 114-foot custom steel vessel was designed by Captain Brad and built by the Glas family in 1985, and is the largest party boat operating in New England.   Even though this photo was taken in the dead of winter after a long season, she is well maintained and looks as sharp as a tack.  ISLAND CURRENT III, City Island, NY – 2010  Captain Chris Cullen's "ISLAND CURRENT III" was built 2003 by Performance Marine (formerly DMR Yachts) and originally sailed as the "SEA OTTER V".   This speedy 76 foot vessel sails from Wakefield, RI during the winter months and she is seen here Cod fishing off Block Island in February 2010.  LADY FRANCES, Point Judith, RI – 2010  Captain Frank Blount's "LADY FRANCES" is seen here Cod fishing off Block Island, RI in February 2010.   She was built in 1991 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL.   At 105 feet in length, she is one of the longest boats built by Lydia Yachts.  NICE DAY TOO, New Bedford, MA – 2010  Captain Tommy Chen's "NICE DAY TOO" is shown Cod fishing off Block Island, RI in February 2010.   This 62 x 22 foot aluminum catamaran was built in 2007 by Geo Shipyard at New Iberia, LA. 
PECONIC STAR II, Greenport, NY – 2010  The "PECONIC STAR II" out for a day of fishing in 2010.   She was built in 1944 at Nyack, NY as the World War II Patrol Vessel "P-444".   She then sailed as the sightseeing vessel "BIG FLAMINGO" from Wildwood, NJ and after that as the novelty boat "PT-109".   She was later sold and began party boat fishing as Captain Jeff Stewart's "BUCCANEER" from Wildwood, NJ before becoming Captain Dave Brennan's "PECONIC STAR II".  PECONIC STAR EXPRESS, Greenport, NY – 2010  Captain Dave Brennan's "PECONIC STAR EXPRESS" at her dock in 2010.   This aluminum boat was built by Gulf Craft in 1974 as the "SUPER SPRAY II" from Belmar, NJ.   She later sailed from Freeport, NY and then sailed from Captree, NY as the "SUPER SPEEDY EXPRESS".  ROSIE, Center Moriches, NY – 2010  Captains James and Fred Russo's "ROSIE" from Center Moriches, NY.   She was built in 1960 by Stowman Shipyards at Dorchester, NJ as Captain Bill Wolff's "VIVIAN II" from Barnegat Light, NJ.   She later sailed as the "SEA QUEEN II" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY and then as the "HOLIDAY" also from Sheepshead Bay, before making her way to Center Moriches.  SUNBEAM EXPRESS, Waterford, CT – 2010  It's just before sunrise on a cold day in February 2010 and Captain Bob Wadsworth's "SUNBEAM EXPRESS" is Cod fishing off Montauk, NY.   This 100-foot aluminum boat was built in 1979 by Swiftships at Morgan City, LA.  TAILS OF THE SEA, Plymouth, MA – 2010  Built in 1994 specifically as a whale watch excursion vessel by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA, she first sailed as Captain Joe Miller's "WHALE WATCHER" from Barnstable Harbor, MA.   In 1999, Captain Miller upgraded to a bigger and faster Gulf Craft and sold this boat to the Capt. John Boats fleet.   Today, she sails to Stellwagen Bank from Plymouth, MA under the name "TAILS OF THE SEA". 
VIKING STAR, Montauk, NY – 2010  The 104-foot "VIKING STAR" under the command of Captain Steven Forsberg Sr. is seen here Cod fishing off Block Island, RI in February 2010.    This steel vessel was designed by Captain Paul Forsberg and built 1970 by Blount Marine at Warren, RI.   "You're in good hands with ALLSTEEL".  VIKING SUPERSTAR, Montauk, NY – 2010  Captain Paul Forsberg's "VIKING SUPERSTAR" Cod fishing off Block Island, RI in February 2010.   Built 1975 by Gulf Craft as a 120-foot crew boat, she was converted to a party fishing boat and sailed as Captain George Lockhart's "SUPER SQUIRREL II" from Point Judith, RI.   She then operated as the whale watch vessel "ACADIA WHALE WATCHER" from Barnstable, MA before becoming the dive vessel "WAVE DANCER", and finally joining the Viking Fleet in 2006.  BROOKLYN VI, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 2011  The "BROOKLYN VI" from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY circa 2011.   She was built by Gulf Craft Inc. in 1984 and originally sailed as Captain Al Avellar's "DOLPHIN V" of the Dolphin Whale Watch Fleet at Provincetown, MA.  SEA HORSE, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2012  Captain Ed Bunting's "SEA HORSE" in the slings of the travel lift at Yank Marine in Tuckahoe, New Jersey in the spring of 2012.  MARILYN JEAN IV, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY – 2013  Built in 1975 by Lydia Yachts as the "CAPT. BOB", she later sailed as the "VOYAGER" before becoming Captain Richie Moore's "TEAL" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.   She is presently sailing from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn as the "MARILYN JEAN IV". 
CAPT. ROBBINS, Ocean City, NJ – 2013  Captain Victor Hartley's "CAPT. ROBBINS" from Ocean City, New Jersey sports a fresh coat of paint and varnish in the spring of 2013.   She was built in 1973 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as Captain Neil Robbins' "CAPT. ROBBINS" from Sea Isle City, NJ.   Photo courtesy of Captain Victor Hartley.  CAPT. ROBBINS, Ocean City, New Jersey – 2013  Ahh!   Back in the water at last.   Captain Victor Hartley's "CAPT. ROBBINS" from Ocean City, New Jersey after its annual maintenance in the spring of 2013.   She was built in 1973 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as Captain Neil Robbins' "CAPT. ROBBINS" from Sea Isle City, NJ.  CAPTAIN AL, Point Lookout, NY – 2013  One of Captain Al Lindroth's litany of quotes is… "Wood is good, but steel is real".   The "CAPTAIN AL" is seen here getting ready to go back in the water in April 2013 after her annual spring maintenance at Shellfish Marine in West Sayville, NY.  MARINER, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – 2013  Captain Dannie Schade's "MARINER" gets hauled out for the winter in November of 2013 at Atlantic Highlands Harbor.   The "MARINER" was built in1978 by Alvin Shibley of Deltaville, VA for Captain Joseph Bucolo who sailed her from Fortescue, NJ.   She was later owned by Robert Layton of that same port before being sold in 2013 to Captain Dannie Shade who relocated her to Atlantic Highlands, NJ.   She soon underwent restoration work that returned her to "like-new" condition.   Captain Dannie and the "MARINER" specialize in cruises on Raritan Bay and along the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers.   Photo courtesy of Captain Dannie Schade.  OSPREY V, Port Jefferson, NY – 2013  The "OSPREY V" of Port Jefferson, New York has a fresh coat of paint at Shellfish Marine in West Sayville, NY and is ready to go back in the water in April 2013.   The "OSPREY V" sails from Port Jefferson, NY during the summer season and from Atlantic City, NJ during the fall and winter months.