San Diego, CA (PressExposure) August 24, 2008 -- Setting the expectations bar high, the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club scoured the country for the first of its two planned game boats to be placed into service for Club Members this September.
The competition was tough but eventually a dark blue beauty surfaced to the top - a 2003 L & H 33 powered with Twin Cummins B330's. This L & H 33 has a storied past fishing the waters off Islamorada, Florida chasing everything from sailfish to swordfish. The Club has decided to keep the original name "Bodacious" as that certainly fits the atmosphere created by Eastern Pacific Yacht Club pressing forward as the first movable destination private fishing club in the world.
"We're really excited about the L & H." said Captain Rich Austin co-founder of the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club. "The hull is really aggressive forward giving a soft and smooth ride and almost flat in the back which allows her to fish and feel like a much larger yacht." No expense was spared in the original build of this custom gameboat that exceeded $600K during its completion at Merritt's Shipyard. It has a teak Palm Beach helm, a full Pipe Welders tower, Furuno electronics and electronic Mather controls in the tower. The fish box is fed by an Eskimo Ice Machine while the forward berth has a 16,000 BTU A/C system! "Bodacious is a real head turner," Says Austin. "The Membership is really going to dig this ride."
The Club officially opens for member use on September 1, 2008 in Santa Catalina, California just in time for the three biggest marlin tournaments on the west coast. After a few west coast additions, Bodacious will be primed and ready for an aggressive season chasing gamefish in remote regions as far south as Panama. Phase II membership will be completely sold out by our Grand Opening Day. Please check out our new pedigreed sportfishing weapon.