Maggie Joe Sport Fishing

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Maggie Joe: 53′ Custom sport fisher. The boat was designed by Eddie and John De Rego. It was built for long range charters as well as daily charters. When designing the boat, the two most important concerns of the boat was the fishing deck and the engine room. Dad and Uncle Eddie wanted a boat that had lots of room on the fishing deck so all could enjoy the activities and not feel cramped. The result is the largest fishing cockpit of any charter boat on Oahu, that is set up with a live well, tuna tubes, a huge brine box for the daily catch and a very large ice hold. With all this, there is still plenty of room for a full size Murray Brothers fighting chair.
The other priority was the engine room. We can walk around both engines and have full access to all the equipment. For our safety, the boat has five water tight bulkheads. Maggie Joe also has the largest fly bridge of any sport fisher on Oahu.

Since being launched in 1980, we have rebuilt the boat twice; first in 1993 and then in 2003. In 2003 we added a tuna tower.
Maggie Joe was one of the first sport fishers to transit the Pacific Ocean on her own bottom. After 9 days and almost 2300 gallons fuel, she arrived in Honolulu.

Equipment: Maggie Joe is equipped with 3 GPS chart plotters, a Furuno fish finder, Koden Fish finder and SSB and VHF radios.
Fishing Equipment: All custom built Fenwick poles. We have both Shimano and Penn reels. Our gear is as small as 10lb test to 130 lb test.
Maggie Joe is powered by twin 3306TA Cat diesels. We also have a 15kw Generator, two 16,000 BTU air conditioners, a full galley, and two showers.


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Sea Hawk: 40′ Tollycraft built in Kelso Washington. The boat was completely remodeled in 2001 with bew Ct 3116 diesels. Sea Hawk is also air conditioned. In 2008 we replaced the engines and Sea Hawk will cruise comfortably at 16 knots and top off at 22 knots. She has a large Release fighting chair. Her fishing gear starts at 20lb test equipment and goes to 130 lb test gear. Sea Hawk is also equipped with Penn and Shimano gear.


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Ruckus: is a 38′ Bertram. We completely rebuilt the boat and finished in 2005. The Ruckus has been re-powered with 3116 Cats. Ruckus is also air conditioned. Her gear is also Penn and Shimano and has everything from 20 lb test to 130 lb test gear.