Climb aboard an important piece of charter-boat history on this choice craft. Hailing from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Omie Tillet was considered far ahead of his time when he constructed his first sport-fisher. With softly sloped tumblehomes, broad broken sheers and splayed bows, the distinct creations of Omie Tillet have been turning heads since the boatbuilder’s heyday in the 1970s.
Given that the singular designs not only look stunning but perform amazingly in open water, these masterworks have been coveted and carefully maintained by boat aficionados through the years. To this day boatbuilders are guided by his original concepts and more-contemporary vessels still look strikingly similar to Tillet’s early efforts.
A single 800 horsepower Caterpillar diesel takes this Tillet to a cruising speed of 23 knots. Enjoy the view from bridge seating on either of the helm’s sides as you cut through the calm currents of the Gulf of Nicoya. Your able Captain Mitch Pierson has been fishing these waters and commanding charters in Costa Rica for more than 15 years. In the offseason, Captain Mitch heads out to compete (and win!) in fishing tournaments across the globe. Along with his bilingual crew that includes mates Sean O’Donnell and Will Bassett, this tried-and-tested seafarer can almost guarantee a day of bountiful catches.
Whether you’re trolling or deep dropping close to shore or going after big game farther out, you’ll have all the world-class gear you could desire for any task at hand. With Shimano reels, electric LP dredge reels and a full fighting chair (just to name some of the equipment), the fish don’t stand a chance against your angling.
While this boat may have some serious throwback flair, most of the major components have been updated and retrofitted. Enjoy brand new Furuno electronics with the NavNet VX2 radar system and twin 15-inch Garmin monitors.
There’s a new Phasor generator, premium Dolphin battery charger and Isinglass windows. From the bridge rail, gunnels and the new deck to the salon’s refurbished interior and all new wiring throughout, this Omie Tillet has been brought up to date in fine style.
It may be newly remodeled, but the spacious air-conditioned salon also maintains a vintage vibe with an abundance of polished teak and a luxurious leather couch. Sidle up to a hardwood bar and plant yourself on a stool to enjoy an ice-cold soda or beer, swiveling to gaze out to sea through wide windows. Enjoy a catered lunch made from local ingredients and served from a full galley that continues the retro theme with tile work that takes you to a simpler time. A full bathroom with a shower is also adorned with unique tiling not found on more-contemporary crafts. Down below you’ll find a spacious stateroom.
So set off with a classic fishing charter you’ll never forget on the trip to Costa Rica of a lifetime with this time-tested craft and its worthy crew.
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