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Kona Marlin Fishing with Sea Strike on Hawaii Island's Kona Coast

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Sea Strike Info and Facts

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Sea Strike is a 31' Bertram, widely regarded as one of the most famous sport fishing boats ever built. Designed by Ray Hunt and built by Richard Bertram, the 31 bertram was in production for 25 years. With its introduction in 1961, Bertram established itself as a leader in fiberglass boat building methods, and the Bertram 31 remained continuously in production for 25 years. With its proven sea worthiness and fish-catching capabilites, the 31 set a benchmark by which mid size sport fishing boats are measured.

Its low center of gravity with engines amidships make the Bertram 31 a very stable, smooth-riding boat, which is critical not only for comfort but also for fishing success. Fishing from a steady boat without pitching and rolling is better all around, and her real strength is sea kindliness at trolling speeds.

Sea Strike is outfitted with top-of-the-line Penn International Two-Speed reels and other premium equipment. Penn's exclusive two-speed system is virtually required equipment among billfish tournament competitors and avid tuna fishermen around the world. The push of a button switches between fast retrieve for gathering line quickly, or down-shifting to put pressure on the largest tuna, billfish and shark.

The Sea Strike has twin diesel engines, a flyingbridge, and tower. All tackle, coolers and ice are provided. Anglers need only to bring their luck, and whatever they like to eat and drink, but please leave the bananas at home.

Captain Dale Leverone brought the Sea Strike to Kona Hawaii from the Gulf Coast in the early 80's. The Sea Strike fishes out of Honokahou Harbor, and over the years has been involved in many Kona fishing tournaments, and has raised multiple world record fish.

Exclusive charters are available for 1/2, 3/4 and full days. Rates may vary from year to year, depending on current fuel costs, etc. Check out our Charter Rates and Reservations pages for additional information.

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