Boat – Licensed and fully insured, the Gamefisher II is a 31′ custom-built Palm Beach day boat design sport fisher powered by twin Volvo turbocharged diesel engines. She was tailor made and is immaculately kept, for comfortable offshore day charters for up to 4 anglers.

Crew – The friendly, bilingual crew of Captain Richard Chellemi and alternate Captain, Junior Bustos Abarca, have been a team aboard the Gamefisher II since 1986. Along with them, First Mate Diego Lopez has had full command of the cockpit since 2007. Specializing in fly-fishing for Billfish, their in-depth knowledge of all methods of fishing provide a world-class angling experience. They are also excellent teachers to newcomers to the sport.


Boat Features:

  • Rybovich Marlin Fighting chair
  • Forward cabin with head
  • Marlin Tower
  • Rupp Single Spreader Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Livewell
  • Garmin GPS chart plotter
  • Garmin CHIRP sounder
  • VHS Radio

Safety Equipment:

  • 7 adult life jackets
  • 7 man life raft w/provisions
  • Fire extinguishers
  • E.P.I.R.B.
  • Flare kit
  • 2 anchors
  • 1 sea anchor
  • 2 children’s life jackets

Fishing Tackle:

  • 2 Penn 80 lb rod & reel combos
  • 5 Penn 50 lb rod & reel combos
  • 2 Shimano 30 lb rod & reel combos
  • 5 Shimano 20 lb rod & reel combos
  • 2 Fin-nor spinning outfits
  • 1 18 wt custom fly rod
  • 1 16 wt Fin-nor fly rod
  • 1 14 wt Sage fly rod
  • 2 Billy Pate marlin fly reels
  • 1 Able 4.5 fly reel
  • 1 Able 5.0 fly reel

All we have talked about since getting home is the hardest working crew in the Pacific! You and your guys put us on the fish and really showed us a great time. I especially enjoyed when Junior handed me a light rod and said, ” no bait, no fish”. What an experience, having a crew let us catch our own bait, instructing us the whole way. The girls appreciated the way the guys made them feel at ease and safe.

We will be back next summer to enjoy it all over again.
Please thank Junior, Diego, and Scooby for us one more time.

Alex and Julie Carabajal, Donnie and Mandy Long

Las Vegas, Nevada

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