Moving Day

In the Bite - Moving Day: Getting Your Sportfisher From Here to There

by Dave Ferrell

Magazine articles, TV shows, and social media posts continually bombard your owner with the news of tremendous action, amazing catches and/or incredible numbers in some far-off place on the globe. Cape Verde, Madeira, Australia, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tahiti, Papeete, Canary Islands, Panama, Azores even the Mediterranean Sea; all locations with a mystical pull that goes beyond the quest for big fish or big numbers, targets that represent adventure pure and simple. Going to these places, chartering a local captain for a couple of days is a lot of fun—staying and fishing on your own rig an entire season, or several, is life-changing.

The challenge: how does the boat and crew get to these incredibly awesome, yet distant locations. The choice really comes down to two options; shipping the vessel on a yacht transport ship, or taking her there on her own bottom (unless of course you choose to go the mothership route but that’s a story for another day)! The extreme distance to some locations pretty much makes the choice for you, but other places are well within reach of both your boat’s and your crew’s capabilities. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and no one way is the best all the time.

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