The Lady Diane is a custom built 24 foot Pacific plate alloy boat which Capt. George purchased in 2005 from Black Lab Marine of Yarmouth, Maine. Built on the west coast in Marysville, Washington, where metal boats are most commonly used, these boats are now becoming very popular here in the east due to their rugged design, low maintenance, shallow draft and safety. The hull is self bailing and below deck is filled with closed cell foam flotation making the Lady Diane unsinkable. Very stable on drift, high gunwales, and a rugged non skid deck surface make for a secure feeling while fishing aboard the Lady Diane. The three quarter hardtop and helm area has also been outfitted with custom made Strataglass® curtains which provide protection while underway.
The Lady Diane was rigged for fishing and has on board swivel rod holders, a tuna door, Taco outriggers, and live well, The tackle used on our charters is all top quality and made by manufacturers including Penn®, Shimano®, St. Croix® along with custom made tuna rods.
Powered by a quiet, smoke free Suzuki® 250 HP four stroke engine the Lady Diane cruises at 24 knots and has a top speed in excess of 50 knots which means our guests enjoy more time fishing and less time riding. In May of 2012, Capt George repowered the Lady Diane with a brand new DF250 ensuring many more years of trouble free running during our charters.
Capt. George has outfitted the Lady Diane with all premium electronics in including a Raymarine® E-120 series multi function display, chart plotter, GPS, 4Kw radar, DSM 300 digital fish finder, ST-1000 autopilot and two Icom® VHF marine radios.
Safety equipment includes Type I offshore life jackets equipped with rescue lights for everyone on board, a 6 man life raft, satellite phone, and a ACR® Globalfix Epirb (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) which in the event of an emergency will transmit our exact position to the U. S. Coast Guard. All of the Lady Diane’s life saving equipment meets or often times exceeds rigid U.S. Coast Guard standards.
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