Capt. Greg Mercurio leads the Yankee Capts crew in its commitment to quality service. As a dedicated fishermen (we don’t do this on the weekends as a second job), with a established reputation, nobody knows the areas we fish like Captain Greg Mercurio. Greg’s accomplished catch history and standards are maintained every day, every trip. The crew’s understanding of ocean conditions, bottom structure and behavior of the resident and migratory fish results in consistently superior catches. Whether you are a veteran offshore angler or a first timer to offshore fishing, the crew of the Yankee Capts has the expertise and, more importantly, the positive attitude to insure that your fishing trip will be the best trip possible.
The Yankee Capts is a total state of the art fishing machine. The Wheelhouse is loaded with new and modern electronics. The wheelhouse is equipped with:
(1) 36 Mile Furuno 1930 Radar
(1) 48 Mile Furuno 1932 Radar
(5) GPS (global positioning system using satellites to navigate)
(1) Hondex HE 1500 Video Fishfinder
(1) Koden 8842C Video Fishfinder
(1) Koden CVB 20 Video Fishfinder integrated with P Sea Windplot
(1) KVH Satellite telephone
(1) Globalstar Satellite telephone
(1) Single Side Band radio
(4) VHF Marine Radios
(1) Icom 2 Meter Radio
(1) AMEC Class B AIS
(1) Weather Worx Satellite Weather
(1) SI Tex Fish 12 plotter
(1) Digital water temperature gauge
(1) 12 Volt Hailer
(1) 120 Volt P.A. system
(1) Data Marine depth gauge
(1) Ocean PC Pentium 5 Processor Computer
(1) P-Sea Software Wind Plot Program
(1) Metro Media Weather Fax Software
(1) Wood Freeman Model 500 Autopilot
This equipment combined with Capt Greg’s 28 years of offshore experience, makes the Yankee Capts the best equipped and experienced Offshore overnight fishing boat on the east coast.
The Main Cabin
The Main cabin is an enclosed cabin with windows. Inside you will find comfort and protection from the elements, Two bathrooms (located by the stern door) Bench seats, Dining tables, galley and the access point to the berthing compartments.
The galley is open 15 hours a day with the exception of the ride out to the fishing grounds. Home style dinners, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, snacks, coffee, soda, beer and tackle may be purchased here.
The berthing compartments (sleeping quarters) are located below the main cabin. They are semi-private, berths with a foam mattress, bunks in 3 separate compartments. Two compartments have their own air conditioner and heaters for optimal climate control.
The Engine room
The engine room contains:
(2) Caterpillar 3412TAE which deliver 1500 horse power apiece.
(1) John Deere 40 Kilowatt generator
(1) Isuzu 20 Kilowatt generator supplying our A/C power.
Deck, firefighting and emergency pumps along with dual fresh water tanks
The Yankee Capts is a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Passenger Carrying Vesselas such she meets or exceeds the rigorous codes and regulations required by the U.S. Coast Guard. These include, but are not limited to:
2 Emergency Satellite Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons
Life Jackets for all
Life Floats for all
Ring Bouys located on upper deck
Fire Extinguishers in every compartment
(2) Firefighting stations
The Crew is trained to handle all types of emergencies from First Aid and Firefighting to Man overboard and other heavy weather emergencies. The crew perform and practice many Safety exercises and drills at regular intervals.