Oct 14, 2013
Work is almost complete on our brand new offshore sportfishing boat Bite Me II being built by BlueWater craft in Navua, Viti Levu. She will be a 28ft go-fast go-anywhere fishing machine designed to perfectly service the growing GT Popping and deep water jigging specialists as well as offer anglers the opportunity to go after pelagic gamefish such as marlin, Pacific Sailfish, yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo on stand-up tackle. Powered by the very latest Twin 150 Mercury 4-strokes she will cruise at 25 kts and be capable of reaching 35+ knots at WOT.
Our vessel will be based on the above design however we have added a number of modifications to suit our fishing around Kadavu Island.
The main hull is complete with the large centre console going on now.
With a 400L in-floor fuel tank she will be very stable for casting and jigging and have extensive range.
We have specified grab rails at the perfect height for safety and ease of casting poppers
There will be plenty of rod storage
and of course easy access transom door for hauling in a big Dogtooth Tuna or sliding in the big GTs for release !
I will be personally supervising the finishing touches and loading all the required brand new safety equipment in a few weeks and we hope to have her in Marine Survey and in service by the beginning of December. We are now taking GT Popping & Jigging bookings for the summer season starting 1st January 2014.
I can’t wait to barrel out to the Kadavu Seamount and drop some jigs !