Over the last ten years, we have been upgrading our fleet almost constantly. We have had five boats custom built over the last 10 years. Our fleet this year consists of the new Crackerjack Voyager, the original Crackerjack, and the Gray Light.
The Crackerjack Voyager built in 2005, is the measure of quality among sportfishing boats in Alaska and on the west coast. Built to the highest standards and Alaska tough by Modutech Marine, and is powered by over 800 turbocharged diesel horsepower. Built for comfort and speed this big boat jets across the water. The Voyager has comfortable over night accommodations and cruising speed of up to 25 knots. This speed and endurance opens up huge areas of seldom-fished waters. The Pilothouse is equipped with an unbelievable array of high tech navigation, communication and fish locating equipment. This includes differential GPS chart plotters, and two dual frequency sonar, interfaced to an advanced, Simrad CM60 bathometric mapping computer. The CM60 produces real-time three-dimensional bathometric maps of our fishing grounds, giving us a distinct advantage when searching for underwater structure.
We have spared no expense to bring you the best possible fishing experience. Unique features like a giant live bait tank, Satellite communications system with internet capability, onboard entertainment systems (Plasma TV, DVD, CD), full fish-around deck, sleeping accommodations for 8 fishermen, a giant insulated fish hold, and state of the art tackle will make your fishing trip one to remember. On day trips, we limit the number of passengers to 14 and on multiple day, long range trips we limit the load to 8 fishermen. This ensures you get the best possible fishing experience.
The Crackerjack is 31 foot Farallon high speed six-passenger boat. Powered by twin, 250 horsepower Yamaha four stroke outboards, the boat easily cruises at 30 knots. This boat is one of the safest and best maintained vessels in the Seward sportfishing fleet. She provides an excellent and safe platform for all types of fish and fishing conditions, along with a dry and heated cabin with a complete marine restroom. The Crackerjack has been thoroughly and completely maintained as evidenced by her immaculate appearance.
The Crackerjack is fast, safe and reliable. In addition to state of the art communication systems, the vessel is equipped with a full suite of Simrad navigation and fish finding electronics including a powerful surface radar and 1000 watt Simrad EQ40 fish locating sonar. All equipment carried on board meets or exceeds U.S. Coast Guard requirements. In order to provide the most enjoyable fishing trip possible the Crackerjack carries only the finest fishing tackle available.
The Gray Light is our newest and fastest boat. She is a 33 foot Don Radon Signature fiberglass sport fisher powered with twin electronically-controlled Yamaha 300 hp outboards. The boat cruises effortlessly at 30 knots with a classified top speed of well over 50 knots. This means that even distant fishing grounds can be reached very quickly. The boat is equipped with the very latest generation of Simrad Electronics including pulse compression Halo surface Radar, CHRIP fish location technology, side scanning sonar, satellite weather input, satellite telephone, bathymetric mapping computers, a cloaking device, warp drive and autopilot. Gray Light is equipped with Cannon tournament downriggers to be used when trolling is necessary and a dazzling array of new state of the art fishing tackle from Penn,AFTCO, Abu Garcia and Berkley. We have 6, 12 and 20 pound tackle on board to insure that our guests have many options to match tackle to the size of fish they are pursuing.