"The 31 has become a benchmark both in terms of sea keeping ability and rugged fiberglass construction. It has had a reputation from the start as a boat that will take you out and bring you back." (Soundings, May 1994).
Tamarindo’s most meticulously maintained vessel, manned by the most experienced crew and the finest tackle available.
Step aboard “The Bachata,” one of the finest examples of the iconic and highly sought after 31 Bertram. These boats have withstood the test of time and have become unquestionably one of the most prolific pieces of big game fishing legend and lore. Designed by Ray Hunt and Richard Bertram originally as an open-ocean race hull in the late 1960’s and later converted into the cruisers and sportfishing vessels you see today, these boats are consider to be incredibly ahead of their time and it is believed that almost 90% of the legendary “Moppies” still roam the world’s oceans today.
The “Bachata” received a complete refit by Rybovich, one of the most recognized boat yards in the world. She was highly customized, received new Cummins Power, interior,electronics, and a new Bausch/American tower.
This boat will impress the most discerning big game fisherman, as well as accommodate a family looking for an unforgettable day of blue-water action in the Tamarindo, Langosta, Flamingo and surrounding areas.
We believe that high-end tackle is not a luxury but a necessity. No rusty hooks or chafed cloudy leaders here! Our philosophy is simple… "we cannot control the fishing but we can control how and what we put in front of the fish".
Born and raised in South Carolina
Graduate of the University of South Carolina
Graduate of Chapman’s School of Seamanship (Florida)
US Coast Guard Licensed Captain (Only Licensed Captain in Tamarindo)
Red Cross CPR Certification / Commercial Towing Endorsement
Worked as a professional mate / captain throughout South Carolina, Florida, Bahamas, Galapagos Islands, Caribbean and Costa Rica
Commercial fishing experience (Alaska)
Bi-Lingual (English, Spanish)
Project Manager & Captain for first permitted diesel powered sportfishing operation in Galapagos Islands
Rotational Captain for other boats in Tamarindo, Flamingo and surrounding areas
Born and Raised in the local waters
Lifetime of commercial fishing experience, and over a decade of sportfishing experience
Longtime mate and friend of Capt. Lee
Costa Rica Red Cross certified
Costa Rica Maritime Information and Safety Certification