While on board the Islander V, you can see that this 40-foot boat has all the same equipment that the bigger boat has. We have open antenna radar, the latest fish finders and all the equipment we need to bring you to the big fish, and CATCH the big fish.
Some of the women and children to come on board have caught some of the biggest fish. There's a myth behind women and children (fishing). I personally think they catch fish just as well as anyone, and sometimes even better than the professional fishermen that want to do it their way. They listen to our mates, they get in the chair, they turn their rods and their reels the correct way - because there's a coach right there teaching you. Look at the 58-pounder that was caught last year by a 12-year old! Some women have come on with 55 and 56 pound fish. They listen and do it right. We have groups of women that are chartering this boat because of the way we catch fish, the cleanliness of the boat - these are all important factors.