About the Boat
Weymouth charter boat
Snapper is a 12m Powerglide catamaran based in Weymouth harbour. She is licensed to carry 12 people and fitted with all of the latest safety equipment and fish finding technology. She boasts a 16ft beam and the largest deck of any commercial charter boat in the port. She is a stable platform, making her an excellent choice for fishing and sightseeing boat trips.
There is outdoor seating for all passengers, so you can sit back and take in the views as we steam. The island wheelhouse provides access to the bow of the boat when the weather is calm. This is especially useful on our sightseeing and wildlife trips.
The cabin has indoor seating as well as 240v electric sockets and a 6.5kva generator. There is an induction hob, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.
Fishing, sightseeing & commercial
Snapper is available to charter for small group trips as well as commercial work. We have worked within a number of industries over the years and participated in several survey and filming jobs.
We run a varied schedule of trips year round. Choose from fishing trips (half day, inshore & wrecking) and sightseeing boat trips along the Jurassic Coast to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Bill
About the Skipper
Luke, the owner and skipper of Snapper, has fished from a young age. He learned the ropes aboard the family boat and crewing for other charter boats and commercial fishing boats in the port. He bought the original Snapper, an Offshore 32 at the age of 18. After 2 years Luke purchased a larger Blyth catamaran, which he completely refitted before upgrading to the current Snapper, a 12m Powerglide.
Luke is an experienced and qualified skipper with a vast knowledge of the waters around Weymouth and Portland. He has worked in the commercial fishing industry, crab and rod and line bass fishing as well as on wind farm survey boats and tugs. During the quieter winter months Luke works as a freelance skipper on tug and work boats around the country.