The "Top Gun"
Gun" is one of the finest 46' Bertrams on the water today. She received
major re-fit work on haul and interior and her engines were majored. She
receives a yearly dry dock including cleaning, polishing, waxing the haul
and outriggers, applying new bottom paint, grinding and cleaning props,
rudders and shafts, replace all zincs and bearings, as well as repair or
replace all items that require attention for safe operation.
Capt. Don Johnson has a genuine passion for sportfishing
and is extremely patient and personable with all of his charter clientele
and believes that enjoying the offshore fishing experience is paramount! If
you've ever thought about trying offshore marlin fishing then you've found
the right skipper. Don and his skilled crew will make you feel comfortable
when teaching you the techniques of landing your trophy fish.
Our repeat customers come to Maui every year to fish with
us, a testament to the customer-friendly attitude of the Top Gun's
Your captain and crew are very well versed in the various
types of fishing techniques used in offshore blue water fishing such as
light tackle and heavy tackle conventional style big game fishing.
As Capt. Johnson states, "It's all about the hunt!"
Various hunting tactics are employed during the day and typically scanning
the waters with high powered binoculars searching for birds, floating
debris, dolphins and bait fish are evident when fishing with Don. The
state-of-the-art marine electronics aboard the Top Gun
allows us to locate fish and bait and fish the underwater structures proven
to hold our targeted game fish. We always attempt to have fresh bait onboard
in the form of live tuna, mackerel or fresh ballyhoo and other cut bait.
Last haul out/dry dock was performed in Sept. of 2009 in
Kona, Hawaii. She is in beautiful condition, tournament equipped, fast and
comfortable. Her re-build started below the water line, with the haul
stripped, re-glassed and barrier coated. The haul was then fitted with new
fiberglass inserts for the front salon windows, and the boat was completely
repainted with Awl-grip (including the engine room).
New shafts and wheels were installed. A new
12kw Isuzu generator was fitted in the sound shield below the cockpit
deck. The teak cockpit and covering boards were removed and re-fitted with
new teak. Interior up-grades included new carpeting, headliners, wall
covering, counter tops, and new galley appliances. The fly bridge was fitted
with new weather curtains and electronics. New Rupp outriggers and new
Bertram logos on the house sides add the final touch of class. In October
2006 both engines were completely overhauled using high performance
GM 8V92TI turbocharged & inner-cooled
diesels, 650 HP each, both received major overhaul in October '06. Allison
MH 15 transmissions drive 2 ¼" shafts with drip less shaft logs, and 3 blade
propellers. She carries 720 gallons of fuel in two fiberglass tanks.
- Icom VHF radio
- Sitex CVS208 color recorder
- Northstar 951X GPS Navigator
- Robertson AP20 auto pilot
- Koden MD3642 Radar
- Sea 2250 single side band
- Hydraulic steering
- Single lever controls
- Heavy duty Lee fighting chair
- Rupp out-riggers with triple spreaders
- Complete tournament ready
Charter Fee Schedule
Full amount is due at the time of the booking (Top
Gun only) to reserve a private charter date.
The full amount will be refunded on all charters cancelled 72 or more
hours before the charter date.
Full Day Private
3/4 Day Private
| 1/2 Day Private
For more information and reservations
Click here for our online
reservation request form.
Be sure to mention the Top Gun in the "Preferred Boat" field.