The Boat

The newest version of LIBATION is a Harkers Island, North Carolina built 46 foot Sport Fishing Flybridge Boat. Originally commissioned as a Charter Boat in 2000, she spent half of her life fishing out of Charleston, South Carolina, and more recently as a private boat on the West Coast of Florida. The builder, Captain Buddy Harris is a second generation boat builder. The Harris Boat Works Co. is renowned for strong capable wooden boats. These boats are built based on local knowledge and generally shared principles of construction. She is framed on White Oak, and strip planked with local Juniper. After the wood is infused with Epoxy, the entire boat is fiberglassed for water integrity.

Her hull shape is easily recognized by her exaggerated Carolina Flair. While sporting a very sharp entry, the deadrise quickly flattens out as you move aft. This allows the seas that the bow has parted to slide under the hull. She provides the smooth, stable and economical ride that true Carolina boats are famous for. The flybridge allows an extra measure of visibility for the Captain, while providing creature comforts for her clients.

The house has Air Conditioning and Heat, a full head, and sleeping accommodations for 6 adults. So if you would like to catch a nap, as the crew steams out to the grounds, there will be plenty of room. Need to cool off a hot steamy August afternoon? We got you covered!

LIBATION is powered with twin 2006 Caterpillar C-12s. The turbocharged diesel engines turn up 1410 horsepower. This will provide us with an honest 25 knot cruise, for a quick trip out to the grounds. She is also equipped with a diesel generator to provide 110v power for galley equipment.

ELECTRONICS

The electronics are “State of the Art” Furuno Navnet with twin 18 inch displays. The Navnet system provides Color GPS Plotter, Color 12KW 72 Mile Radar capable of picking up birds well over the horizon, and Color Fish Finding Sonar. She is also equipped with a redundant Furuno GPS unit, Simrad AP 27 Autopilot, twin ICOM VHFs, and a Dytek 1000 temperature gauge. For client entertainment she also has a Fusion AM/FM/CD/XM Sirius radio. We also have an Unlimited Subscription to Offshore Satellite Services and Wilkens Weather Report to give us that extra edge when trolling or chunking offshore.

SAFETY

The boat has all the latest in Safety Equipment including a Brand New Viking 10 man Solas A Offshore Life Raft, ACR 406 EPIRB, Inmarsat Satellite Telephone, Offshore PFDs with strobe lights and whistles, Children Life Vests, Hand Held ICOM VHF, and all of the required safety gear to ensure your comfort and safe return.

TARGETED FISHERIES

She is set up to fish near shore waters for Striped Bass and Black Drum in the Spring. Shark Season starts in early Summer with a great bite for migrating Makos and Threshers. Summer means trolling Inshore for Blues, Bonita, False Albacore, and Spanish Mackerel, and Bottom Fishing for Sea Bass and Doormat Flounder. Summertime Offshore we will be pursuing Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Big Eye, and Albacore Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Fall and Winter Inshore we will be targeting migrating Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, and Tog. Winter Offshore will be targeting Jumbo Sea Bass.

LIBATION provides First Class Tackle from Penn and Shimano for all types of fishing, customers are always welcome to bring their own favorite gear.

MISSION STATEMENT

My Mission is to provide a first class education for those looking to sharpen their skills. We specialize in Charters focused on young enthusiastic anglers. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and learning from anglers of any age, but excel with children. With the Parent’s assistance, we can customize the right inshore or offshore experience to start them off on a highly rewarding lifetime of fishing. The Captain’s two teenage sons are proficient from plugging the beaches for bass to trolling the canyons for billfish. I would be thrilled to help ignite the desire in your children too.