37' - Finest Kind
Finest Kind is a 37’ Merritt built in 1964 by Buddy Merritt himself. He called the 37 “THE PERFECT FISHING BOAT” and built her with one purpose in mind…to raise and catch fish. Since hull number 12 was launched she has been meticulously restored and repowered with twin 350 hp Yanmar Diesels giving her a 24 knot cruising speed.
Hosting up to six anglers, Finest Kind is the Queen of the fleet. Set up in the classic day boat style, that means plenty of comfortable seating in the shade but not out of the action. Finest Kind ’s open teak cockpit and clean wake make her truly a “World Class” fishing machine. Her ability to back down at high speeds and spin on a dime make catching doubles, triples and quads seem easy. The combination of it all makes her the ultimate marlin fishing boat!
The Finest Kind was the top boat in 2010 with six Ahi (tuna) over 100 pounds, totaling 790.4 pounds. It weighed the largest of the year at 164.3 pounds, along with a 158.3 (the third largest) with Co-Capt. Chad Leonillo and crewman Jimmy Francis.
|Address: Slip #7, Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii|
|Name:Finest Kind||Captain: Dave Hudson|
|Boat Launched: 1964||Staff on Board: 2|
|Length of Boat: 37 feet||Beam : 11"7 feet|
|Private Charters: yes||Shared Charters: yes|
|Tag and Release: yes||Keep Catch: Up to Captains discretion on what's caught. Generous with catch.|
|Fishing License Required: no||Fish Filleted: yes|
|Types of Rods: Shimano||Types of Reels: Shimano
|Bent/Straight Rods: yes/yes||Reel Sizes: 50-130's|
|Fighting Chair/Harness/: yes||Tackle Included: yes|
|Flybridge: yes||Bait Types: lures/live/dead|
|Engine: Yanmar Diesel
||Fish Finder/GPS: yes/yes|
|Tuna Tower: yes||Life jacket Adult/Child: yes/yes|
|Galley: yes||Cabins: 1|
|Food Provided: no||Alcohol Permitted: yes|
|Fridge/Cooler: yes||Refreshments Included: no|
|Air Conditioning: no||CD/TV/Microwave: no/no/no|
|Toilet/Head: yes||Shower: no|
|Swimming Policy: no||Transportation: no|
|Bottom Fishing: no||Spectator Fee: no|
|Minimum age: no||Maximum Passengers: 6|
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We recommend you to bring the following: Suntan Lotion, Hat, Rainjacket, Sunglasses, Camera, Sweater, Water, Food, Sea Sickness Pills, change of clothes, (especially for children) Towel, Book/Magazine
This boat offers private charters. You will be the only group on the boat and can ask the Captain to take you to certain locations. On a private charter if you want to bring the boat in early, you can do this. There are many advantages to booking the boat to yourselves.
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