is a 2006 38FT Northern Bay downeast sportfishing vessel. The hull and
top was built by Downeast Boats and Composites in
Penobscot Maine. The finishing of the boat was
done by Hustus Marine Services in St. George Maine.
The layout of the boat was fully designed by the owner / operator in the year
prior to construction. We changed a few things on the fly, but for the
most part the design and layout remained the same. The Billfish was
officially launched on a 7 degree morning on
2/2/2008. Sea-trails were completed in February and March and delivery to
NJ was on 4/4/2008.
plant is a powerful 700hp turbo-charged Caterpillar Marine diesel. She
will reach speeds upwards of 35kts and maintain a comfortable cruising speed of
25kts to and from the fishing grounds.
is built with only the finest boat building materials known to man. Her
structure and hull are hand laid fiberglass with a balsa core. The
secondary structures such as bulkheads & interior are all custom
fabricated NIDACORE fiberglass panels. This type of construction keeps
the boat lightweight without sacrificing any of its strength.
The BILLFISH is a state of the art downeast sportfishing vessel.
You will find
a huge 14ft x 12ft cockpit with plenty of rail space for all to enjoy.
The cockpit also is home to a large transom livewell
/ fishbox to keep your catch fresh and lively.
For those who wish to keep their catch on ice the BILLFISH is supplied with a
giant 450Qt. Bonar Fishbox! There is no
shortage of space for your catch!
wheelhouse you will find ample seating and storage. The Captains helm is
also located here with plenty of electronics for navigation as well as for fish
finding capability. Electronics include the following:
- Furuno FCV 1100 LCD Sounder with 2KW
- Northstar 6100 10" GPS / Chartplotter
- Northstar 6100 10" High Definition 6KW
- Icom M502 VHF marine Radio
- Simard AP 28 Marine Autopilot
- Furuno GP 33
- JBL Black box tuner AM/FM with Ipod hookup.
- Custom 12V DC solid state computer
- P-Sea Windplot
Down below in
the cabin you will find bunks the galley and a head. Features of the
cabin include the following:
- Hot and Cold water
- Electric Head
- Fresh Water Shower
- Vee –Berth
Your safety is
one of our main concerns. The BILFISH is equipped with only the
finest in safety equipment. We maintain all proper certifications and
licensing and also carry all types of life saving equipment such as:
- First Aid Kit
- Emergency Position Indicating
Radio Beacon (EPIRP)
- Coast Guard Approved 8 Man Life
- Cellular Telephone
- Iridium Satellite Telephone
- Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
- VHF Communication Equipment
Once you step
aboard the BILLFISH you will see all of her features mentioned. The
Captain will be glad to give you a tour and to show you how everything
works. Our goal is to have you enjoy your day on the water and to come