Our Boat

The Stormy Petrel II is 61 feet long overall, and she was built in Kennebunk, Maine by Dwight Raymond in 1996.  She has a USCG certificate of inspection for 44 passengers up to 100 nautical miles offshore from Cape May, NJ to Cape Lookout, NC.  For more elbow room, we limit our offshore trips to 25 or less passengers during the warmer months and even fewer during winter.  We have all of the necessary safety equipment and undergo annual inspections by the Coast Guard.  The hull of Stormy Petrel II is a solid fiberglass.  Her power comes from two Detroit Diesels (671 turbos- about 425 hp each)  with top speed of about 20 knots.  Our engines were recently overhauled after many years of trouble free operation.  Unlike most charter boats, our boat has a full walk-around deck, and our bathrooms (two) are at deck level with household toilets.  There is an incredible amount of deck space, especially up front, so in addition to fishing, she is ideal for cruises and wildlife viewing.  Her stability while drifting in big seas is exceptional, such that we are able to operate safely and comfortably in conditions which would be miserable on most other boats.