Casa Vieja Lodge is proud to announce the addition of two “Casa Vieja Lodge” style custom 35’ ST Contenders to our fleet this Fall 2014. Contender is respected as the leader in the center console market. These two 35’ ST Contenders will offer anglers the best in quality, reliability, fishability, performance, and comfort. Perfect for small groups (2-3 anglers) and ideal for single anglers, the 35’ ST Contender will give the hands-on feeling of being on an offshore pro team. The walk-around feature also gives anglers the edge over conventional sportfishers for those multiple fish hookups on fly or conventional tackle. Anglers will also have the performance ability to pick up and go to the fish at any time.
This 40-ft Gamefisherman was built in 1989. Originally called the Jolly Roger and most recently – Jungle Rules while operating in Costa Rica . The boat has a cruising speed of 24kts with dual Cummins Diamond series 450hp engines, can easily fish five anglers in comfort, and cool off in the AC.
Captain Chris Sheeder
This is a 40’ Whiticar and is one of Guatemala’s premier charter boats. This legendary sport fishing machine offers the finest tackle and a fast comfortable ride with it’s dual Cumminns Diamond series 450hp engines and climate controlled cabin.
This is a truly exceptional example of the Rybovich day boat, the company that invented the modern day sportfisherman. This 1961 classic has been fully restored including new Cat diesels in 2010. At 37-ft offers the same day boat style that the traditionalist demand.
Makaira has always been one of Fins ‘n Feathers best fish raisers and most requested boats. She has held the record for most billfish caught in a single season for two years. The Makaira fishes four anglers in comfort.
Captain Jason Brice
This is a 38-ft Stolper 380 Tournament Express custom built in ’98 out of Stuart, Florida. She is the essence of a no-compromise fishing machine! Powered by twin Cummins diesels, Spindrift has been engineered to have a low frequency hull signature said to attract fish. Cruising at 25 kts with comfortable bench seating for up to six, the Spindrift’s raised bridge deck gives anglers an excellent and unobstructed view of the baits.
A 37-ft Merritt built in 1961 by Buddy Merritt himself. He called the 37 “The Perfect Fishing Boat” and built her with one purpose in mind…to raise and catch fish. Since hull number 8 was launched she was kept as a private yacht in Stuart, Florida.
In 2008, she was meticulously restored and repowered with twin 450 hp Cummins Diesels giving her a 24 knot cruising speed.
Hosting up to five anglers, Release is the Queen of the fleet. Set up in the classic day boat style, that means plenty of comfortable seating in the shade but not out of the action. On March 11, 2006 the Release set the new one day record for sailfish caught fly fishing – 57.
Captain Chico Alvarenga
Launched in 1993 and immaculately maintained, the 37-ft DCN has 900 HP of diesel power and the capability of real speed to maximize your fishing time! Up to five anglers will enjoy an unforgettable day aboard Central America’s most famous game boat. A longtime member of the old Fins ‘n Feathers fleet, she’s an incredible fish raiser.
Captain Mike Sheeder