USCG Licensed & Inspected Charter Fishing Boat
USCG Licensed & Inspected Charter Fishing Boat, that means that our custom built 57′ Spellbound is licensed by the US Coast Guard for 23 passengers and up to three in crew. Not only was the boat custom built under the watchful eye of the USCG, we undergo annual inspections and crew training. The boat itself is built to a very high standard. Every built part and every system was blueprinted and submitted to the USCG before it could be built. Once approved by the USCG the past of the boat was built or rigged. After the job was completed a USCG inspector would check the work and no other work could be done until approved. Building the Spellbound was a lengthy and expensive project. In addition to all of that we are mandated to have the best and latest in lifesaving and emergency gear onboard.
How much room is there?
In order to be licensed by the Coast Guard for 23 people you must be able to provide seating and space for all of those people. Our number one question is “Is there really room for that many people?” The answer is YES. We have plenty of room on board. Our air conditioned interior has seating for at least 16, the cockpit fishing area has mezzanine seating for six people and we have room on top of the live wells for 4 more. We also have 3 fishing “fighting” chairs in the cockpit as well. Up on the fly bridge with the captain their is seating for another 16 people, including two more fishing chairs on our USCG Licensed & Inspected Charter Fishing Boat.
Can That many People All Get To Fish?
We have devised fishing systems that will give us the best opportunity to give all of our customers to get in on the action. We will typically start our trip Trolling. This setup is when we keep the boat moving forward and pull baits over fishy areas. We typically have six rods, eight baits and two teasers out in our “trolling” spread. With ten baits out behind the boat, we can usually get the action going. We look for schooling fish and hope for multiple hookups. While rotating our anglers through to hookups we strive to get a rod in everyone’s hands. We want everyone to get to feel that excitement as the rods bend over and line screams from the reel.
We will also fish for the larger trophy fish like Sharks and Sailfish. The battle with a big fish like a shark can go on for two hours or more. We will rotate our anglers in the big fighting chair and let everyone experience fighting a true Big Game Fish. Some groups will also be looking for quick action with smaller fish. For them we will turn to bottom fishing around the wrecks and deep reefs of Miami and Miami Beach. This type of fishing typically brings quick action, so everyone on board can get multiple chances to catch a fish