Rack Cards

"Please take one"… Commonly known as Rack Cards, they replaced postcard & brochure advertising for Party Fishing Boats
THUNDERBIRD, Cape May, NJ – 1979  The "THUNDERBIRD" from Cape May, NJ circa 1979.   Owned and operated by Captain Bob Hitchner, she sailed from Cape Island Marina.   Built in 1978 by Yank Marine at Tuckahoe, NJ, she later sailed as the "YANKEE PRIDE II" from Gloucester, MA and then as the "SPEEDY EXPRESS" from Captree, NY.   She is presently sailing as Captain James Schneider's "JAMES JOSEPH II" from Huntington, NY.   Rack card courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.  MISS BELMAR II Rack Card, Belmar, NJ – 1989  The "MISS BELMAR II" from Belmar, NJ circa 1989.   This speedy triple-screw vessel was built in 1978 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL as Captain Pete Pearson's "KLONDIKE VII" from New Rochelle, NY.   She is currently sailing as the "FREDDY C" from Leonardo, NJ.  CAPT. KERN Rack Card, Belmar, NJ – 1990  Captain Fred Kern's "CAPT. KERN" from Belmar, NJ circa 1990.   This aluminum vessel was built in 1987 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA.   She is presently sailing as the "SUPER HAWK" and from Point Lookout, NY.  CAPT. ROBBINS Rack Card, Sea Isle City, NJ – 1990  Captain Neil Robbins "CAPT. ROBBINS" from Sea Isle City, NJ circa 1990.   Built in 1973 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC, she offers year-round bottom fishing and specializes in drifting the artificial reefs off southern New Jersey during the summer season.  DAUNTLESS Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1990  The "DAUNTLESS" from Broadway Basin at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1990.   Skippered by Captains Bill Egerter Jr. and Bill Egerter III, she was built in 1974 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA.   Her specialty is bottom fishing and she sails year-round. 
KLONDIKE IX Rack Card, New Rochelle, NY – 1990  Captain Pete Pearson's "KLONDIKE IX" from New Rochelle, NY circa 1990.   Built in 1989, and at 110-feet in length, she is the biggest party boat built by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL.   At the time, she doubled as a dinner boat during the evenings, but she has been relived of her duties by Captain Pete's "full time" dinner and cruise vessel, the Lydia built "KLONDIKE PRINCESS".  STARLIGHT Rack Card, Cape May, NJ – 1990  A 1990 advertising rack card for the "STARLIGHT".   The "STARLIGHT" was built in 1984 for Captain Jim Cicchitti by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA.   She later sailed as the "ELEANOR R" from Cleveland, OH before returning to New Jersey as the "WHALEWATCHER II" from Cape May, NJ.   She is presently sailing as the "NORTH STAR EXPRESS" from Panama City, FL. : 2016, Mel Deak, Mike Daniewicz, Mike's Maritime Memorabilia, People  ROYAL FLUSH Rack Card, Wildwood, NJ – 1991  The "ROYAL FLUSH" was owned and operated by Captain Edward Royles.   She was built in 1982 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL. as the "NORTH EASTERNER".   Captain Royles later sold this vessel and she became the "GREAT GETAWAY II".   She is presently sailing as the "ROYAL MISS BELMAR" from Belmar, NJ.  SEA DEVIL Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1991  Captain Bob Pennington's "SEA DEVIL" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1991.   The "SEA DEVIL" was built in 1990 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL.   Captain Bob's meticulously maintained vessel continues to sail from Point Pleasant Beach.  SEA RAIDER Rack Card, Wildwood, NJ – 1991  Captain Ronald Bucsek's "SEA RAIDER" from Wildwood, NJ circa 1991.   Built in 1971 by Leslie Davis at Morehead City, NC as the "CAPT. STACY III", she is now sailing from Cape Canaveral FL as the "CANAVERAL STAR". 
ADVENTURER II Rack Card, Wildwood, NJ 1992  Built in 1971 by Machine & Supply Co. at Beaufort, NC as the "BLUE HERON V".   She later sailed as the "ROYAL FLUSH before becoming Captain Gary Sloan's "ADVENTURER II".   She has since relocated to Lewes, DE under the same name.  QUEEN MARY Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1992  The "QUEEN MARY" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1992.   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.  STARLIGHT Rack Card, Wildwood Crest, NJ – 1992  This vessel was built as the "DEEP BLUE" in 1972 by James Gillikin at Gillikin Craft Inc., Beaufort, NC.   Captain Harvey Brown purchased the boat in 1973 and renamed her as the "QUEEN MARY".   She sailed from Spike's Fishery Dock at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ until she was sold again and became the "STARLIGHT" from Wildwood Crest, NJ.   On May 5, 1992, she was returning to Wildwood, NJ after spending the winter in the Florida Keys.   She encountered very rough weather and sank off the Maryland coast.  TWILIGHT Rack Card, Wildwood Crest, NJ – 1992  The "TWILIGHT" from Wildwood Crest, NJ circa 1992.   Built in 1973 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as the "C-CRITTER", she later sailed as the "CAPT. DAN II" from Captree, NY and then as the "TWILIGHT".   She returned to Captree, NY for a second stint as the "CAPT. DAN II" and then became the "ORLANDO PRINCESS".   After a remodeling, the boat returned to Captree, NY as the "CAPT. BOB-O".  BIG MARIE-S II Rack Card, Belmar, NJ – 1993  Built in 1981 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL, she originally sailed as the "CAPTAINS LADY II".   In the spring of 2005, she became Captain Hal Hagaman's "SEA TIGER II" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ and she specializes in half-day fishing. 
CAPT. DOUG Rack Card, Freeport, NY – 1994  Captain Doug Aries' "CAPT. DOUG" from Freeport, NY circa 1994.   Built in 1971 by Outer Banks Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC as the "CAPT. JOSEPH V", she became Captain Tommy Paladino's "ELSIE K III" from Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, NY before becoming the "CAPT. DOUG".   Sold in 2004, she is now sailing as the "MISS FREEPORT V" from Freeport, NY.  DORIS MAE IV Rack Card, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1994  The "DORIS MAE IV" was built in 1975 Gulf Craft Inc. at Patterson, LA and is owned and operated by Captains Charles and Ron Eble.   The "DORIS MAE IV" sailed continuously from Barnegat Light, NJ from 1975 through 2014.   She was puchased in early 2015 by Captain Jeff Gutman and presently sails as the "VOYAGER" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.  NORMA-K III Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1994  Captain Ken Keller's "NORMA K III" from Ken's Landing, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1994.   She was built in 1975 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA and like many other Gulf Craft vessels, she is still operated by her original owner.  COCK ROBIN Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1996  The "COCK ROBIN" from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ circa 1996.   Built in 1975 by Lydia Yachts at Stuart, FL, she continues to sail from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.  DEEP ADVENTURES III Rack Card, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – 1996  Captain John Larsen's "DEEP ADVENTURES III" circa 1996.   The "DEEP ADVENTURES III" specialized in large fishing charters and diving trips. 
CAROLYN ANN III, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1999  The "CAROLYN ANN III" was built and operated by Captain William Hammarstrom in 1972.   She has been owned and operated by the Hammarstrom Family ever since and continues to sail from Barnegat Light, NJ.   Rack card courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.  STARSTREAM II, Freeport, NY – 1999  A 1999 rack card for Captain Richie Kessinger's "STARSTREAM II" from Freeport, NY.   The "STARSTREAM II" was built in 1974 by Gulf Craft at Patterson, LA.   She later became the "MISS BELMAR" from Belmar, NJ for one season and is now sailing as the "FLYING FISH" from Sarasota, FL.  MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT, Barnegat Light, NJ – 2000  Captain John Larson's "MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT" sails from Barnegat Light, NJ during the spring and summer and during the off-season, she sails from Fort Meyers Beach, FL.   Affectionately known as the 'Red Sled', she was built in 1974 by Breaux’s Bay Craft at Loreauville, LA.   She does an honest 26 Knots and is arguably one of the best offshore tuna boats in New Jersey.   Rack card courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.  TWILIGHT Rack Card, Cape May, NJ – 2004  A 2004 advertising rack card for Captain Jim Cicchitti's "TWILIGHT" from Wildwood, New Jersey.   She previously sailed as the "KEEN LADY III" from Lewes, DE. : 2016, Mel Deak, Mike Daniewicz, Mike's Maritime Memorabilia, People  JAMAICA, Brielle, NJ – 2005  Called the "BIG JAMAICA" by many anglers, this 125-foot aluminum vessel is the largest in the New Jersey party boat fleet.   The "JAMAICA" was built in 1977 by Derecktor Marine at Mamaroneck, NY and is owned and operated by Captains Howard Bogan Sr. and Jr.   Rack card courtesy of Captain Bob Moro.