Raider Nation II
Our vessel Raider Nation 2 is a 28 ft BHM (Blue Hill Marine) downeast Maine built boat. A super soft riding and exceptionally stable boat, this Spencer Lincoln designed hull, built in Maine, will take you anywhere and back in comfort and security.
It is powered by an exceptionally efficient, quiet and powerful Yanmar 315 horsepower turbo diesel, giving cruising speeds of 16kts and topping out at 25kts. It is equipped with a transmission troll valve allowing us to troll as slow as .1 MPH!
It features a very large deck with a closed in transom that not only provides ample room for fishing, but makes it very safe, especially for children !
Our transom is also equipped with a full walk through transom/tuna door for boarding, scuba divers or landing large fish (giant tuna)
A fully enclosed pilot house provides a warm (heated) and dry place with seating to get out of foul weather.
The V-berth provides a private full stand up head, lots of storage for belongings, and a place for those who may want to law down and rest during the day.
Raider Nation 2 is fully insured and exceeds all of the safety equipment required by the US coast guard, including:
Cat 1 PFDs (Life jackets) for all passengers
4 childrens auto inflatable PFDs (very comfortable & safe for small children)
Emergency Positioning Beacon (EPIRB)
Offshore Solas Flares
3 ABC rated fire extinguishers
Cold water survival suits
Pilot house carbon monoxide detector
3 VHF radios
THIS VESSEL IS SAFETY EQUIPPED WELL IN EXCESS OF THE VAST MAJORITY OF FISHING CHARTERS FOR HIRE
The vessel is equipped with heavy duty Lee outriggers, allowing us to troll up to 8 lines at a time to increase hook ups when fishing live baits or many different types of lures, whether we are fishing for trophy striped bass, blue fish, school or giant blue fin tuna.
Fish deep with our pair of Cannon down riggers for controlled depth to get the baits down where the big fish hang out!!!
We have a high capacity live-well with a very high volume pump to keep our baits lively to increase hooks ups!
Raider Nation 2 is equipped with the most up to date state of the art electronics!
(2) Twelve-Inch SimRad screens
Garmin 10 inch chart plotter (back up)
Garmin Plotter (Tower)
4K Broadband radar
Side & Down Scan Sonar
Our high quality fishing gear includes:
Daiwa Reels with Custom Rods
Berkley line, terminal tackle and other products
Penn international 50 VSW 2 speed reels w/custom stand up rods (school & med tuna)
Shimano Tiagra 80 & 130 class reels w/custom rods (med & giant tuna) Plus other gear such as,