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carry out debris, forming trash lines close inshore they like to lie under. Troll past a floating log and you’ll likely hook a dorado.
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Two oceans, beautiful lakes and hundreds of rivers all add up to some of the best fishing for more species at any time of the year than you’re likely to find in such a small and easily accessible area anywhere else in the world.
From the capital city of San José, fishermen are only 30 to 40 minutes flying time from the prime fishing regions on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, with two national airlines providing daily service. There is hardly anyplace in the country you can’t reach within three to six hours driving time. Costa Rica’s reputation for incredible fishing is well-justified, but like anyplace in the world, there are never any guarantees. Action will vary with the seasons and prevailing wind, weather, currents and other natural conditions at any given time, and the following breakdown should be considered only as a general guide. NORTHERN PACIFIC COAST
Wahoo: Caught in limited numbers throughout the year, the best showing begins about the time the rains start in May, peaking in July and August. Most are caught around rocky points and islands, but you may pick one up occasionally fishing offshore as well. Roosterfish: Available all year, but more are caught in the Papagayo Bay area and around the islands from October through March. CENTRAL PACIFIC REGION
Cabo Blanco to Drake Bay Quepos is the center of fishing on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, with 50 or more professionally equipped boats in the 27-feet-and-up range, and smaller boats well-suited to the excellent inshore angling in the area. Some sails are taken throughout the entire year. It’s seldom more than a 12- to 20-mile run to the blue water where most of the billfish action is found. Boats out of Quepos also offer multi-day trips to the Drake Bay and Caños Island area, over-nighting at one of the several lodges centered around Drake Bay and there are a few boats based at Drake Bay, also a top diving area. This region is best known for its wahoo, big cubera and roosterfish, but there are also tuna, dorado, sails and marlin. Marlin: October is normally the top month for marlin in this area, but action is also good in September and November. Occasional blues and a rare black are likely to be found anytime of year. Sailfish: Mid-December to the end of April is rated the best season, but the big schools often move in about October and stay longer. A few sails always show among the catch from June through September, mixed with the other species that are found inshore during those months. Tuna: Found throughout the year as they are all along the Pacific coast, but most abundant from about June through September. Most are the eight to 12 pounders, but a dozen or more over 200 pounds and maybe another two dozen in the 100- to 200-pound range are taken every year.
Cabo Blanco to the Gulf of Papagayo Flamingo Beach, with its full-service marina, and Wahoo: Pretty rare in the area around Quepos, but more abundant in the late sumnearby Tamarindo, Nosara, Samara and Playa Carrillo are the sport fishing centers in mer farther south, especially the Drake Bay and Caños Island area from late June to this area. early August. As previously emphasized, fishing will vary with prevailing conditions, but here’s how Dorado: Best action begins with the winter rains that start in late May and wash it generally runs for the more popular species. Look for winds north of Cabo Vela from debris from the river mouths, creating the inshore trash lines that the dolphin like to about December into mid-May. lie under. Marlin: Caught every month of the year, with mid-November to early March excepRoosterfish: Fishing for this hard-hitting inshore species is little short of incredtional, then slowing a bit from April into early June when it picks up again, peaking in ible with the best spots off the river mouths and the rocky drop-offs. Exceptional at August and September. the mouth of the Parrita River; Palo Seco between Parrita and Damas; just outside Sailfish: Caught throughout the year, with May through August normally the top Damas; off the mouth of the Naranjo River; around the points at Dominical Beach and season. They may begin to thin out in September, with the slowest months running throughout the Drake Bay area. Best fishing is during the summer months, from June through November. through early September. Tuna: Peak months are usually August through October, but when all else fails, there are always tuna, anytime of the year. Yellow fin and some bigeye tuna to over 350 pounds are sometimes found well inside the Catalina Islands, 30-minutes or less running time from the beach, while schools of 12 to 20 pounders can frequently be found under the birds and dolphin, spread for acres on the outside. Dorado: More properly known as dolphin, these colorful gamesters are most abundant from late May through October when the seasonal rains flood the rivers that
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SOUTHERN PACIFIC REGION Golfito and Playa Zancudo Golfito is the center of activity on Costa Rica’s southern coast. It’s a rare day during peak season that boats don’t raise a dozen sails and a marlin or two, along with plenty of jacks, runners, mackerel and perhaps an amberjack, roosterfish or big snapper inshore. Light-tackle fishing inside the bay off Golfito, with its profusion of small coves and rocky islets, as well as off the shoreline, is good for small barracuda and snapper, corbina and occasional snook to more than 40 pounds. Across the bay there are lodges on Playa Zancudo, a narrow peninsula with miles of beach on the ocean side and the confluence of three rivers on the other side. Operators offer day charters and three- to five-day packages with all meals, lodging and an open bar. One of the lodges there has posted more than 40 IGFA records on various species. Fishing the drop-off outside Matapalo produces sails, marlin, tuna and other blue-water species, and inshore there are roosters that average more than 30 pounds (a couple up to 100 pounds), grouper, jacks, barracuda, trophy-size Pacific cubera snapper and more. Zancudo operators also offer snook trips that have become increasingly popular during the past couple of years, working the river mouths and estuary at Zancudo, while some of the boats out of Golfito fish snook north of there, at the mouth of the Río Esquinas. Marlin: August through December is peak season, but an occasional blue or black may be taken most any month if the water temperature is up. This year, the marlin bite was incredible from February in March, with some to 750 pounds. Sailfish: A few taken off and on year-round with the exceptional fishing from December through March. Often slows from April into early June, then picks up again and begins to peak in August or September. Tuna: Best fishing for the bigger ones corresponds with marlin and sailfish season, but the schools of footballs can nearly always be found outside. Dorado: Best runs are traditionally from late May through October Wahoo: Not abundant, but an occasional wahoo may be taken most any time of the year while trolling offshore for billfish, or around the structure off Matapalo. Roosterfish: Region is famous for its big roosters and they can be caught virtually any month of the year, some to nearly 100 pounds. Snook: All year, but best from middle or late May through July and January and February. CARRIBBEAN COAST Fishing along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast can vary more from one day to another than from month to month. Historically, tarpon fishing is promoted by lodges on Costa Rica’s east coast from about December through mid-May, while snook peak from about September through November. But the fish are there year-round, and it’s mostly a matter of weather, which can change overnight. Rainy season starts about mid-May, and action slows for awhile as the dirty water sweeps out of the rivers. Facilities catering to anglers are located at Samay Lagoon, Parismina and Tortuguero, and there are three quality fishing lodges around the Río Colorado. The Rain Goddess luxury houseboat serves as a floating lodge based near the mouth of the San Juan River, in Nicaragua, and provides access to miles of jungle rivers and small hidden lakes that others rarely fish. Lodges offer full service, including transportation from San José, comfortable ac-
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commodations, meals, boats and guides. There are no roads to this area, and access is via the in-country airlines or charter flights, or by boat through the Tortuguero Canal system from Limón. Most operators on the Caribbean have 23-foot center consoles that are able to get out the river mouths more frequently for tarpon when the surf is up and often connect on barracuda, jacks, kingfish, sierra, tripletail, cubera, grouper, jewfish, wahoo, tuna to over 100 pounds and the occasional Atlantic sailfish and blue marlin. Light-tackle fishing up river in the backwaters and lagoons is unsurpassed, especially when the calba, or fat snook (Centropomus parallelus) are running. These are the small snook that swarm the Río Colorado area from about September through November, sometimes overlapping as much as a month either way. They average about five pounds, with eight and nine pounders fairly common. Rainbow bass (guapote), mojarra, vieja, machaca, catfish, drum, alligator gar and other light-tackle species also abound, so bring along that bass rod or a light spinning outfit. INLAND FISHING Lake Arenal, at the base of the active Arenal Volcano, is easily the most popular inland fishing destination. Located about a four-hour drive from San José, it’s 22-miles long and Costa Rica’s largest lake. Arenal is loaded with guapote, or rainbow bass, a member of the genus Parachromis, which displays the shadings of a rainbow trout and habits of a largemouth bass. Limit is five fish per day, and they often run seven to nine pounds, although the average is closer to three pounds. A number of lodges around the lake offer boats and guides. Rainbow bass are also found in the much smaller Lake Coto, just a few kilometers from the big lake, and at Lake Hule (also shown on some maps as Lake Echandi), near San Miguel—which you don’t even want to think about trying to get to without a fourwheel-drive (preferably two of them and one with a winch!). The low-elevation rivers that feed into the San Juan to the north and the Caribbean Sea on the east coast also have rainbow bass, although they generally don’t run as large as they do in the lakes. These rivers have a variety of other species including bobo (a type of mullet); the colorful mojarra; the machaca, often called sabalito, or little tarpon, because of its acrobatic jumps that make it a favorite of fly fishermen; and the roncador or drum, usually found in brackish lagoons near the river mouths. Light-bait casting or spinning tackle works fine, but for bobo bring a selection of spinners (large Mepps type), shallow runners, poppers and a can of worms. Bobo have also been known to take a chunk of banana. Another great trip is up the Río Frío from Los Chiles, working up to its junction with Caño Negro Lagoon and the San Juan River as it forms the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Caño Negro is an immense inland lake that is home to the largest tarpon you’re likely to find in the country. While none of the real giants have been weighed in to date, I’ve seen jumpers that would have pushed the 200-pound mark. Caño Negro also is loaded with snook, drum, guapote and other species. Boats and guides are available. Arrangements can be made to fish Lake Nicaragua out of Los Chiles. There’s even trout fishing in Costa Rica, but access to the more productive areas for natural fish is challenging, to say the least, with access to most waters generally requiring a guide and a horse. Rainbows average seven to nine inches, with the very occasional two to four pounders. There are exceptions, however, with some planted fish available on private ranches within a two-hour drive from San José. Keep in mind there are closed seasons in some waters that may vary from year to year, and a valid Costa Rican fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing in the country.
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Huge bluefin tuna fetches record price in Tokyo, but whale is left on the shelf At a market in central Tokyo this week, a bluefin tuna the size of five Japanese men fetched $736,000 at auction. It was partly a show of New Year ostentation but proof, too, that Japan has not lost its appetite for an endangered species. Whales, however, are no longer so popular. At refrigerated stores across the country, thousands of tons of whale meat lies unsold. The Japanese Dolphin and Whale Action Network said the country’s whalemeat stockpile exceeded 6,000 tons last August, a record high. It seems that just as Japan’s whaling fleet is beginning its annual “scientific” kill of just under 1,000 whales – mainly minke – the nation’s consumers are voting with their chopsticks. The attraction of bluefin tuna is still too great to resist, despite dangerously low global stocks; whale meat, by contrast, lost its allure long ago. It has been claimed that substandard freezing methods on whaling ships, combined with the high price of the meat, have led to the decline in popularity, and the days when whale meat formed a regular part of school lunches is long gone. Annual per capita consumption is now equivalent to just four thin slices a year. “There is no demand, and there is no consumption,” said Wakao Hanaoka, ocean campaigner for Greenpeace Japan. But tuna’s popularity in Japan, where about 600,000 tons is eaten annually – mainly raw as sushi or sashimi – shows no signs of abating. 20 I found it in The Coastal Mariner
Top-grade otoro, the fattiest cut, can sell for as much as $26 a piece at exclusive Tokyo restaurants. Japan consumes about 80% of Pacific and Atlantic bluefin tuna and has been accused of stifling global attempts to curtail fishing quotas or ban the trade altogether. The WWF has warned that if fishing continues at current rates, the Atlantic bluefin will be “functionally extinct” in three years. But this did not appear to be a concern at Tuesday’s auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo. The price paid for the 342kg (53 stone) tuna easily beat the previous record, set exactly a decade ago, when a 202kg fish fetched $237,584. Market officials are accustomed to seeing prices rise during the year’s opening auction at Tsukiji, the world’s biggest fish market, but the new record was still unexpected. “It was an exceptionally large fish,” said Tsukiji spokesman Yutaka Hasegawa. “But we were all surprised by the price.” The fish, one of more than 500 tuna shipped in from around the world for the first dawn auction of the year, will be divided between two sushi restaurants – one in Tokyo, the other in Hong Kong – which joined forces to bid. “The custom of eating raw fish is spreading throughout the world, so that it’s no longer an era where Japan is consuming all of the limited supply of tuna,” an auction manager said. In Japan, many consumers have yet to fully understand the consequences of overfishing. “They go to the supermarket and see tuna lined up alongside lots of other varieties of seafood, all similarly priced, and are fooled into thinking everything is available in abundance,” said Hanaoka. “But it is not possible for the Japanese to continue to eat tuna at this rate.” Last year Hideyuki Komatsu, a Japanese champion of sustainable fishing, suggested that if whale could be frozen better, it should replace tuna on the menu. He believes that certain species of whale, notably the minke, are abundant enough to be killed sustainably. He said: “While the minke whale has a green light above it, the fin whale has a yellow light. But a red light is flashing over the bluefin tuna.”
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Marine Fisheries Closures
The South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are home to some of the best and most popular
sportfishing in the country, such as snapper, grouper and black sea bass. However, recreational fisheries management by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in federal waters has historically lacked necessary scientific and catch data. Because of strict interpretations of the law governing federal marine fisheries, and a lack of understanding of many culturally and economically important stocks, many of these fisheries are now being unnecessarily closed, taking anglers off the water and harming businesses dependent on recreational fishing. KeepAmericaFishing’s™ Position When Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the primary law governing federal marine fisheries management, in 2006 it did so with the intention of ending overfishing – not ending fishing. However, NMFS is implementing the statute in a way that is unnecessarily shutting down sustainable recreational fisheries, primarily by: • Applying annual catch limits (ACLs) to each individual stock of fish, including many that do not have accurate, up-to-date stock assessments; and • Shutting down entire multispecies fisheries, including healthy and valuable recreational stocks, in order to rebuild weaker stocks. Given the looming statutory deadlines and the inability of NMFS to reasonably meet them, something must be done legislatively to resolve this looming fisheries management train wreck. In 2010, legislation was introduced in both the House and Senate to address the crisis in federal marine fisheries. While did not pass during the 111th Congress, KeepAmericaFishing and others in the recreational fishing community worked with Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) to introduce similar legislation in the 112th Congress – the Fishery Science Improvement Act (H.R. 2304). This legislation will guide federal fisheries management towards a more science-based approach and prevent NOAA Fisheries from setting arbitrary and overly-restrictive catch levels on numerous important recreational fisheries. H.R. 2304 provides a timely path for NOAA Fisheries to manage all of America’s marine fish stocks based on sound scientific data.
Background Important amendments made to the MSA during its 2006 reauthorization were intended to drive NMFS towards more effective marine fisheries management and stock rebuilding. The reauthorization of MSA included key provisions to end overfishing and to set ACLs and accountability measures (AMs) for all stocks by 2011. These requirements were predicated on two critical assumptions: • NMFS would invest in proper fisheries management, including up-to-date and accurate stock assessments. • NMFS would invest in a method to capture catch data on which to base management decisions and anticipate potential problems in the fishery. Neither of these assumptions was met. While regions across the country are laboring to meet the requirements of MSA before the end of 2011, this challenge is most acute in the Southeast. The South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are home to a multitude of complex fisheries and have historically received disproportionately low funding for science and data collection given the number of fish stocks and anglers in the region. With the deadline to end overfishing looming, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) are now resorting to drastic measures to ensure overfishing does not occur.
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Specific Fishery Issues Comprehensive Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) – Both the SAFMC and GMFMC recently approved ACL proposals for a multitude of important recreational fisheries, which could severely limit or possibly close these fisheries to recreational fishing, despite a lack of scientific data. Because MSA requires that ACLs be developed for all fisheries, the Councils’ regulations, which still require the Secretary of Commerce’s approval, were created and approved on species such as mahi mahi, wahoo and dozens of species in the snapper-grouper complex that have no upto-date stock assessments, and for which the only data to work off of is landings. The Councils’ decision-making process is being driven by a December 31, 2011 deadline for ACLs and accountability measures in the 2006 MSA reauthorization, which the sportfishing community believes requires Congressional action to amend. Red Snapper – Even though the fishery continues to rebuild and catch rates are the highest reported in decades, NMFS says that red snapper in the South Atlantic are being overfished and undergoing overfishing. While the same is occurring in the Gulf, that fishery is in better shape than in the South Atlantic and able to sustain limited recreational harvest. Because red snapper are considered severely overfished and are subject to bycatch when fishing the larger snappergrouper complex, Amendment 17A to the South Atlantic snapper-grouper fishery management plan was introduced in 2010 by the SAFMC. This amendment proposed a nearly 5,000 square mile area closure off the coast of southeastern Georgia and northern Florida where fishing for all species in the snapper-grouper management complex would be prohibited. Fortunately, a new assessment on South Atlantic red snapper was completed in December 2010 which indicated that the stock was healthier than originally projected and the bottom closure proposal was tabled. The directed red snapper fishery remains closed. Black Sea Bass - In February 2011, the SAFMC closed the recreational black sea bass fishery in the South Atlantic through June 1 based on data that says recreational anglers exceeded their quota. In order to reduce the potential for the season to be closed early again, the SAFMC has proposed to reduce the bag limit from 15 fish per person per day to 5 fish per person per day. The last full benchmark assessment for black sea bass was conducted in 2001 and was simply updated in 2005. Based on those reports, the SAFMC adopted a management plan in 2006 that used a constant ACL strategy, even though the fishery is rebuilding and black sea bass abundance is increasing. As the stock rebuilds, anglers are encountering black sea bass more often and therefore are over their quota by up to 30 percent. Black sea bass were scheduled to undergo another full benchmark assessment in 2010, but the uproar over red snapper delayed it until 2011. Deep Water Snapper-Grouper – In August, 2011, the SAFMC approved Regulatory Amendment 11 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan to eliminate a current restriction on possession or harvest of some deepwater snapper grouper species in waters greater than 240 feet in depth, which covers over half of the waters under management by the SAFMC. The closure was implemented in January, 2011, in an effort to address overfishing of speckled hind and warsaw grouper. The Council approved the amendment after considering public testimony on the economic impacts of the restriction along with new data indicating the closure may not effectively minimize bycatch. Gag Grouper – While the GMFMC continues to develop long-term management alternatives for gag grouper to address overfishing, interim federal rules are in effect that prohibit the recreational harvest of gag grouper in Gulf federal waters. This federal prohibition is in effect through the end of 2011, except for a Sept. 16 to Nov. 15 open recreational harvest season.
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February Fishing Report
Capt. Noah Lynk, www.noahsarkfishingcharters.com As the month of February is now upon us, the fishing in the Harkers Island and Cape Lookout areas is going to take on a different look and feel. We are now in the mid winter stage of our fishing season, and as such, the species that are catchable this time of year narrows way down. The best fishing at this time takes place along the near shore beaches off Shackleford Island and the eastern beaches of Cape Lookout with the best catches being Red Drum caught in the surf using scented soft plastics. The larger paddle tails and about 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jig head with at least a 7’ rod will add up to better casting distance from the beach. Also caught in the winter months are going to be some Speckled trout and Sea mullets. The bait of choice is shrimp or cut bait for the Sea Mullets. The most common baits for this time of year on the beaches are the Berkley Gulp, Deep Creek and Storm baits. They are easy to use and easily transportable in your chest wader pockets. For those who are going to hang fishing up for the winter, you need to think about Spring and be sure to run your motor from time to time and not just let your engine sit with fuel in it as you will most likely have starting problems come spring time. This is also a good time of year to break down your reels and clean and lube them up. I highly recommend Reel Butter and Quantum Hot Sauce. They are two of the best on the market and I personally use both of them on my fishing gear and have nothing but the best results.
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The boating and fishing shows are going to be heating up this time of year so for those of you looking to just get out of the house to beat the winter blues or hoping to upgrade your current fishing gear, these shows will have all the latest equipment from fishing gear and electronics to t-tops, leaning posts, engines etc... Anyone wanting information to see what’s biting, don’t hesitate to call or send me an e-mail as I will get back to you. I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and let’s look forward to an early spring.
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Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Swampmaster Alligator Show providing thrills, laughter and valuable information for all ages!
Twiggy the The Premier Waterskiing Squirrel Fishing Guides in the sharing the importance Coastal Georgia Region of water-safety to all her providing tips, tricks adoring fans. and techniques!
SavannahBoatAndOutdoorShow.com February 2012
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Have your boat or items seen by thousands monthly from Virginia to Florida for the low price of $14.95 per month or choose three months for $39.95. Your boat will be also listed on our website www.coastalmariner.com. Call 252-236-5533 for details or email email@example.com 2009 26’ Southport $97,500 w/ Twin 250 Yamahas. 182 hrs. Furuno electronics, 2 Marine Radios, Windless outriggers. Storage kept at Fort Macon Marina Atlantic Beach NC. Contact: (252) 955-0343
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1996 36’ Silverton Sedan Cruiser $79,900 Boasts a surprisingly spacious cabin that includes a private mid-cabin stateroom and a private forward stateroom. This vessel has been completly remodeled by her very concientious owner. FRESH WATER kept. Contact: Scott (919) 388-3938
2008 Chaparral 270 Signature Series $79,500 Bought new in 2009. Lots of extras. Only 90 hrs., 2 yr extended warranty. Boat slip paid through summer. Contact: Donnie (910) 262-5551
2005 28 XF Albermarle $99,000 Very lightly used 2005 280 XF Albemarle, D-4 Volvo’s 210HP/160hrs,1.4 NMPG. AC, genset,riggers. Will consider trades for 2005 or newer 30-33’Pursuit, Robalo, 4 strokes. Contact: Fred (910) 620 -5524 Located: Morehead City, NC
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2000 28’ Four Winns 268 Vista $27,000 Excellent condition. Single drive Inboard/outboard Volvo Penta engine with dual stainless steel prop. Boat kept in dry storage, 700 hours. A/C cabin in pristine. condition. Full Canvas. Contact: Joe Branton (843) 870-5144
1978 31’ Bertram $47,500 Twin Yanmar diesel 170hp 21 kt. cruise cabin with full head ready to fish or cruise. Contact: Ken (912) 429-3668 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Located: Savannah, Ga
1989 32’ Topaz Express $39,500 Twin Volvo diesel 306 hp 10 hours major rebuild cabin with full head, galley, sleeps 4-6. Contact: Ken (912) 429-3668. e-mail: email@example.com. Located: Savannah, Ga
1979 48’ Customized EggHarbort SF $169,000 892 Detroits, many recent upgrades, Rupps, chair, teak covering boards. New fuel tanks. Contact: Bill (910) 540-8364 or (910) 7938844 Located: Wrightsville Beach, NC
1997 Contender 35 $59,000 Side console twin 1998 250hp Yamahas Cabin, head, full canvas, downriggers, outriggers, excellent condition. Stored inside, serviced and detailed annually. Contact: (704) 906-0791
2008 21’3” Asis Ballistic Inflatable $29,900 w/ deep V fiberglass hull, twin 60hp Mercury 4-strokes w/ warranty to 2013, 80 hrs, 60 gal gas, 8.5 beam, 8 passenger, electronics, full boat cover, trailer. Contact: Ken (910) 846-5010
2005 28XF Albemarle Twin D4 210hp engines with 150 hrs, direct drive, new riggers, new rocket launcher,new 740S GPS, like new, fast, economical. Contact: Fred (910) 620 5524 Location: Morehead City, NC
1996 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer $39,900 Single 7.4 Mercruiser with Bravo III out drive. Good cruising boat with full camper canvas. Air condition and heat. CD player. Contact: Hubert (910) 409-0593 Location: Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
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1988 Carver 3807 ACMY $59,900 “Floating condo” - 2 staterooms, 2 private heads w/showers, full galley, roomy salon, large flybridge. Contact: Scott (919) 645-8419 Location: Hampstead, NC
1998 45 Cabo Expressfisherman $279,000 Well kept, 660HP Cats-2400 hrs, 10kw genset, tower, 25 kts cruise, Furuno radar and DF, Garmin GPS, 2 new 12k a/c helm deck, washer dryer,etc. See on Yachtworld. Contact: Fred (910) 620-5524 Located: Morehead City, NC
2006 17‘ Mako $14,000 w/ 2007 Mercury 135 optimax, easy load trailer, Hydraulic steering-duel battery- GPS Nav. System-30 total Hours on boat and motor. $26000 invested. Contact: (919) 6612697. Located: Thunderbolt, GA
2011 Ranger Tug 25SC $134,900 Like new 25 foot 8.6 Beam. 2.5 foot draft. Yanmar 4BY2 150 HP electronic diesel. “CAN” connection to Garmin 5212 touch screen. Bow and stern thruster. A/C, radar. Top speed 18 mph. Stored inside during off season on EZ loader 8500 lb trailer. 100 hours. Contact: Winston Olive (910) 489-1805 E-mail: email@example.com
38 ‘ Rampage Express $205,000 Yanmar’s 465 hp with 500 hrs. Twin 10” Furuno NavNet GPS,chartplotter,fishfinder and radar. Simrad AP ,Icom VHF radio. Marlin tower with 7” NavNet and Icom VHF. Well maintained ready to fish. Contact: (828) 2735557. Location: Charleston, SC
1987 44 DeFever $250,000 fuel polisher; 3 separate airconditioning units; 3300hrs on Twin Lehman 135’s; 2750hrs on Westerbeke 12.5kw. Contact: (215) 620-9453 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Located: Palm Coast, FL
1979 39’ Morgan Trawler w/ 300 Volvo six rebuilt. Low hours, 8kw generator and loaded with electronics. AC and heat. Asking price, BEST OFFER!! Contact: Dr. Charles (818) 642-6561 Located: Stuart, Fla
2005 34’ Mainship HT Pilot $178,000 Rum Runner II Yellow hull, S-370 Yanmar dsl 416 hrs, 3.5 gen, A/C, every extra, swim platform, integrated Ray electronics -radar, GPS, AP, digital color fishfinder, digital depth, TV, DVD/CD, stereo, fully maint’ed. Contact: Malcolm (912) 598-1592 or (912) 604-1643 Located: Savannah, GA
2000 Novatec 65’ Motoryacht $399,000 LOWEST PRICED 2000+, 60 FT+ IN THE WHOLE USA! This incredible 3 stateroom cockpit motoryacht has it all - speed, economy, space and goodies galore including even a hottub and jet skis! Contact: Jim (843) 997-9100. Located: Myrtle Beach, SC
1986 30’ Sea Ray Sundancer $20,000 11’ beam, air, heat, trailer. Boat is in great shape. Contact: (252) 943-5702
1998 Nordic Tug 32, NTK 32125 F98 $154,000
1976 38 ft. Bertram Widebody $159,000 (or trade for real-estate) Twin diesel, many upgrades, ready to fish …… beautiful boat! Contact: Don (803) 707-8345 Located: Charleston, SC
Cummins Diesel 220 w/900 hours, 6kW Northern Lights generator, IMTRA bow thruster, Ocean Marine air cond, Vacu-flush head, flybridge cover, blinds throughout, radar, sounder, GPS, and fully equipped electronics. Excellent condition. Contact: Frank Smith (910) 253-3570 E-mail: frankdsmith68@aol. com. Located: Southport, NC
1984 29’ Blackfin Combi $34,900 230 HP Volvo diesels, rebuilt w/approx. 650 hrs. Furuno GPS, radar and color sounder, plus more, full tuna tower, fighting chair, 6\’2\” head very good condition w/many more extras. Contact: Buddy Stewart (919) 496-2956. E-mail: email@example.com Located: Atlantic Beach, NC.
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Make Offer Complete Volvo REFIT, 240 hrs. Ray. depth/ chartplotter, VHF, Windlass. Pipewelders Hard top w Izenglass. Heat & A/C. Teak & holly sole. Private strm foward, Queen aft. New int. & ext.upholstery. Transom shwr. LED underwater lights. same owner 18 years. MAKE OFFER! Contact: Marc (910)-599-8707
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1988 36’ Carver Aft Cabin Motor Yacht $59,900 w/2 staterooms, 2 full baths w/ shrw&tub, full galley,7.5kw generator, twin gas, A/C & heat, vhf, radar,GPS. Great live aboard with recent upgrades. Must sell. Contact: (704) 577-2364. Located: Southport, N C
2000 Carver Voyager 450 Pilothouse $235,000 Loaded, twin 370 HP Cummins Diesels, Updated Raymarine Electronics, Bottom Paint and Prop Speed November 2010, Excellent condition. Call or email for specs and pix. Contact: Sonny (757) 818-5440. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Located: Fort Pierce, FL
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