Fishing Boats

Charter Fishing Boat: “No Bananaz”BOAT PIC SPANISH MACKS

Capt. Trev fishes off of one of the most versatile charter fishing boats in the NC fishing charter fleet.   We run a McKee Craft “Marathon Unsinkable” CC with a 2014 Suzuki 140 (Four Stroke) that will get you on the fishing grounds in no time! McKee Craft boats are made locally in North Carolina and are considered one of the most reputable and dependable NC Charter Boats ever produced. The Boat, named “No Bananaz” is from the McKee Craft’s “Unsinkable” line of boats and is uniquely designed to float under any and all unforeseen circumstances. This model McKee Craft is special because it excels in both Nearshore (within 20 miles from shore) and Inshore Fishing (Inlets, Creeks and Back-Water) unlike other North Carolina Charter Fishing Boats.

What our Fishing Charter Boat “No Bananaz” has to offer:

ProFishNC Charters Boat "No Banannaz"

ProFishNC Charters Boat “No Bananaz”

  • 19’6 (22’ bow to engine) McKee Craft Center Console
  • T-Top (A MUST for the shade on those super HOT Summer Days!!)
  • 2014 Suzuki 140hp 4 stroke engine (Very Quiet)
  • State of the art GPS Chart-Plotter/ Fish finder
  • PowerPole Anchor (Pro Series) quietly anchor in shallow waters
  • EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
  • Two Livewells
  • Two VHF Radios
  • Backup GPS
  • 80 Gallon Fuel TankBoat Pic 1
  • Large Fish-Box under the Bow
  • Lots of Top-Side Cooler Space
  • SeaTow (for a fast response in case of emergency)
  • Lots of room to fish

 

Why is there No Bananas on Boats?

– An explanation from Captain Trevor Smith:

“We get this question all the time and the answer goes back to to the first trade routes from the early merchant ships that brought goods and produce from the Tropics to the Americas and Europe.   The jungles that produce bananas also have many undesirable critters that inhabit them (spiders, snakes and rats just to name a few).  Well, when the bananas were harvested from the jungles and “crated”, the crates had openings so the bananas could “breathe” and not rot on the journey to their destination.  The problem with this is once collected and crated, the bananas were placed on the jungle floor until collection and stacking on the wooden merchant ships.  While the bananas were waiting for this transit, the various undesirable jungle critters would enter the crates where they were now “stow-aways”.    The crates of bananas were then transferred from the jungle floor to the awaiting ships where they were then transited to the Americas and Europe.  During this transit the “stow-away” snakes, spiders and critters left the crates and made their new home on the ship in the crew quarters and ballast of the boats where they bred and tormented the sailors for untold amounts of time until they were killed or escaped at port.   When this became a well known fact in the merchant sailing fleet, the captains collectively made a universal trade rule of absoultly No Bananas on boats. In honor of the old merchant sailor “law”, we do not allow bananas on our boats to this day. ”

-Capt Trevor Smith/ ProFishNC Charters