1VIKING 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".
2VIKING 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.
3BROOKLYN 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.
4MARILYN 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".
5CAPT. 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.
6CAPT. GILLEN, Captree, NY – 2014 Captain Patrick Gillen's "CAPT. GILLEN" from Captree, NY circa 2014. The boat was built in 1988 by Lydia Yachts at Stewart, FL as Captain Tommy Paladino's "ELSIE-K PRINCESS" from Brooklyn, NY. She then sailed as Captain Ed Beneduci's "MARLIN VI PRINCESS" from Montauk, NY before becoming the "CAPT. GILLEN". Photo courtesy of Captain Patrick Gillin.
7SEA 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.
8CAPT. 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.
9CAPTAIN 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.
10MARINER, 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.
11OSPREY 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.
12SUZIE GIRL, Belmar, NJ – 2013 Captain Jim Hull's "SUZIE GIRL is seen here at her slip in Belmar, New Jersey in the fall of 2013. This sleek party and charter boat was built in 2002 by Yank Marine at Tuckahoe, New Jersey.
13CAPT. ROD, Captree, NY – 2014 Captain George Bartenback's "CAPT. ROD"with fresh paint and varnish at Shellfish Marine in West Sayville, NY in the spring of 2014. Built by Gillikin Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC in 1961, the "CAPT ROD" is one of the last Gillikin vessels to keep her fine varnished mahogany. Photo courtesy of Captain George Bartenback.
14LITTLE HAWK, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey – 2014 Captains Joe Occhipinti Sr. and Jr.'s Harkers Island built charter boat "LITTLE HAWK" waits to go back in the water at the Tottenville Marina, Staten Island, NY in April 2014.
15QUEEN MARY, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey – 2014 Captains Dave Riback and John Brackett's "QUEEN MARY" is seen on the blocks at Brielle Marine Basin in February of 2014. While at the boatyard, she was repowered and her GM 8V92 diesels were replaced with a pair of John Deere 6135 diesels. Zoom! She was built in 1979 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL as Captain Bob Pennington's "SEA DEVIL".
16VOYAGER, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey – 2014 Captain Jeff Gutman's "VOYAGER" is on the travel lift at Winter's Boatyard, Mantoloking, NJ and ready to go back in the water in April 2014. The "VOYAGER" was sold in January 2015 and relocated to Captree, New York where she is now sailing as Captain Rob Andresen's "CAPTREE PRINCESS".
17VOYAGER, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 2015 The new "VOYAGER" gets a high flying haul-out at Derector Shipyard in Mamaroneck, NY in March 2015. Captain Jeff Gutman purchased the boat in February 2015 and is getting her ready for a busy season of offshore fishing trips. The boat was built in 1975 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, Louisiana and previously sailed as Captains Charles and Ronald Eble's "DORIS MAE IV".