About our Weymouth Charter Boat
Snapper - Southcat
Snapper is a 11 meter Southboats 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 decks 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 cabin has indoor seating as well as 240v electric sockets. There is a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.
Snapper and Jurassic are 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, Portland Bill and Portland Harbour.
About the Skipper
About the Team
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 a 12m Powerglide. In 2023 Luke took the plunge to expand the business and now has 2 charter boats in the Fleet - a Lochin 38 and Aquastar 40
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.