43' - Sweet Sadie

43' - Sweet Sadie

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43' Merritt  Boat Based in Kona. Charter Prices are per boat (Maximum 6 people) and include rods, reels, tackle and bait.

Sweet Sadie is one of the most iconic sportfishing boats ever to grace the water – a custom 43-foot Merritt Sportfisher built by and for IGFA Hall of Fame Captain Alan Merritt. Indeed, Saltwater Sportsman ranked the 43′ Merritt the top sportfishing boat of all time! 
Meticulously maintained her entire life, Sweet Sadie has been extensively refit to include new clean running, odor free Cummins diesel engines, a state-of-the-art Release Marine fighting chair, new interior soft goods, paint and varnish, and an air-conditioning system that will keep you in comfort all day long. She is a fully restored classic, absolutely perfect for fishing the calm waters of Kona.
A first in class boat. A world-renowned fishery. A top-notch captain and crew. The best tackle and gear money can buy.

Catch Policy - Fish under 20 lbs can be kept, most Marlin are released. 


Boat Info

Address: Honokohau Harbor - Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96741
Name: Sweet Sadie Captain: Mathew Bowman                                                   
Boat Launched: 1968 Staff on Board: 1-2 mates
Length of Boat: 43 feet                                                                Beam :   12"6 feet                                                 
Private Charters: yes Shared Charters: no
Tag and Release: yes Keep Catch: Fish under 20lbs 
Fishing License Required: no Fish Filleted: yes
Types of Rods: 130's- 12's Melton Rods Types of Reels: Shimano
Bent/Straight Rods: yes/yes       Reel Sizes: 130 - 12's
Fighting Chair/Harness: yes/yes Tackle Included: yes
Flybridge:  yes Bait Types: lures/live
Engine: twin 485 cummins
Fish Finder/GPS: yes/yes
Tuna Tower: yes Life jacket Adult/Child: yes/yes
Galley: yes Cabins: 1
Food Provided: yes Alcohol Permitted: yes
Fridge/Cooler: yes Refreshments Included: yes
Air Conditioning: yes CD/TV/Microwave: microwave/bluetooth
Toilet/Head: yes Shower: no
Swimming Policy: no Transportation: no
Bottom Fishing: yes on request Spectator Fee: no
Minimum age: none 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.

On this boat, they do not offer shared charters.

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