Finest Kind


Finest Kind Charters                 

"Finest Kind"  is a Tournament Equipped Classic 37 foot Merritt, Fast and comfortable. Equipped with live bait wells. We fish with live bait, dead bait, strip bait and lures. Whatever will work in a given situation on a given day.

Finest Kind is Tournament equipped with Gold Shimano Tiagra 2 speed reels and Penn International reels, from the light, to the big 130's.

Finest Kind  is a 37’ Merritt built in 1964 by Buddy Merritt himself. He called the 37 “THE PERFECT FISHING BOAT” and built her with one purpose in mind…to raise and catch fish. Since hull number 12 was launched she has been meticulously restored and repowered with twin 350 hp Yanmar Diesels giving her a 24 knot cruising speed.

Hosting up to six anglers, Finest Kind  is the Queen of the fleet and Lahaina Harbor. Set up in the classic day boat style, that means plenty of comfortable seating in the shade but not out of the action.

Finest Kind ’s open teak cockpit and clean wake make her truly a “World Class” fishing machine. Her ability to back down at high speeds and spin on a dime make catching doubles, triples and quads seem easy. The combination of it all makes her the ultimate marlin fishing boat!

Merritt gained particular notoriety during the 1950s through the 1970s with its 37- and 43-foot custom sport fishing boats, which together with boats like those being built at the same time by Rybovich gave birth to a new category of fishing yachts and helped fuel the growth of big game sportfishing in the United States and around the world. 

Our bait will catch fish, or die trying...

2017 Finest Kind Sportfishing Rates

Full Day Private
(8 hours)
3/4 Day Private
(6 hours)
1/2 Day Private
(4 hours)
Full Day Share
(8 hours)
3/4 Day Share
(6 hours)

Private rates are for the whole boat (1-6 people.)
Share Boat Rates are per person

Extended Full Day Private Charters

Extreme/Hardcore Fishing at it's Finest!
Early AM Departures!

Extended Full Day Private
(10 hours)

Special Two hour Private Charters

1/4 Day Private

2 (hours)


Private rates are for the whole boat (1-6 people.)
Share Boat Rates are per person

We supply: Ice, cooler, bait & tackle. You bring: Food & Beverage.

*48 hour cancellation policy*.

For more information and reservations
click here for our online reservation request form.
Be sure to mention the Finest Kind in the "Preferred Boat" field.






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