40ft Capps - Captain “Kiwi” Chris van Leeuwen
The Allure II from Capps Boatworks, Virginia Beach, NC is a 40ft cold-molded sportfisher, repowered with 450HP Cummins C series, new gen-set, paint and teak. We also fitted aft polycarbonate enclosure’s along with 2 x 1600 BTU AC units. Built with the very popular open bulkhead style that provides more cockpit so everyone can be comfortable and cool while being a part of the fishing action. She is equipped with a CHIRP transducer, and with a 24-25knt cruise and a reputation as being a real fish raiser, she is the perfect set-up for Guatemala.
Captain Kiwi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Guatemala since 2002, initially with the Fins n Feathers Fleet and then later on the Allure. Kiwi has had success in local tournaments since he has been in Guatemala and is known to be an extremely professional and easy going captain who places an emphasis on client satisfaction, focusing on enabling anglers to hook their own fish.
Take a tour of the Allure II with Captain Kiwi
43ft Willis - Captain Eddie Bairez
The Captain Hook is a 43ft Willis made famous by Captain Ron Hamlin. The boat is powered by twin Cummins diesels, and was built in North Carolina by master boat builders. Its wooden hull produces a low rumbling sound notorious for raising billfish. The Captain Hook’s ability to raise fish is proven by the many records it has set for numbers of fish caught in one day and one year. Captain Eddie Bairez has been with the boat for 11 years, starting as a mate and protegee for the legendary Ron Hamlin, then taking the helm in 2004. Eddie is an outstanding captain that has learned well from the best. Eddie speaks perfect English and is a pleasure to fish with.
36ft Out Island Express - Captain Juanga Lopez
The Makina is a new addition to the fleet in Guatemala, she is a 2001, 36ft Out Island Express powered by Cummins 450HP C Series motors. With a 26knt cruise, top of the range tackle, cabin and common area AC, she is the perfect platform to fish on. With the very experienced and fun Captain Juanga at the wheel, you have a fine combination of captain and vessel for your fishing trip.
37ft Gamefisherman - Captain Mike Sheeder
The Intensity is a one of a kind 37ft Gamefisherman, designed and built specifically for billfishing in Central American waters. She has speed, maneuverability and comfort with a cruising speed of up to 30kts and is powered by twin Cummins motors, giving her 900hp. Her excellent maneuverability and space are unmatched by any other vessels of its size. She was built to catch high quantities of billfish and does her job well. The Intensity’s maneuverability is perfect for fly fisherman.