Family Ties, a 45’ Custom Wilbur Sportfish


Fish Whistle Sportfishing Charters is a locally owned and operated partnership of highly respected, well known and fully licensed Captains. If you want to have a memorable day out on the  ocean sightseeing, snorkeling or fishing on a big spacious comfortable boat with a professional crew that treats you like family, we are your boat! If you are a Seasoned angler wanting to go for the majestic Blue Marlin or  other specific highly migratory species like Wahoo, Tuna and Dolphin, we’ve got your needs covered aboard “Family Ties” the 45′ Wilbur commercial/sportfishing custom yacht! Our captains have tournament winning experience both past and present, and we know the world famous fishing grounds surrounding the Virgin Islands extraordinarily well with over 35 years experience.

 FV ‘Family Ties’ was built by dedicated down-east craftsmen whose focus has been the production of high quality custom yachts. Its hull was designed for commercial fishing in the North Atlantic – but was custom built exclusively to charter fish in the US Virgin Islands. We utilize tournament-grade tackle and cast net our favorite types of live bait daily when its available.  On board there is a large 16′ x 25′ open air aft deck with padded seating and bean bags chairs with sun/salt spray protection under the extended hard top. There is a enclosed air-conditioned pilot house with a full-sized bathroom facility , a galley, and a raised settee inside. For your safety and enjoyment aboard, there is all the updated USCG-required offshore safety gear and the latest Garmin XSV Navionics package, which includes 25kw radar, chartplotter, sonar, autopilot and a 3-zone Fusion stereo system with bluetooth. She is powered by a single 1015hp C18 Caterpillar diesel engine and is the ONLY charter fishing boat on island certified to carry up to 12 passengers + 2 crew! To call this boat a fishing machine would be an understatement! 


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For more information & reservations, please call 340-774-9436 or 340-690-3411 – 9am-6pm, 7 days a week. Adrianne will be happy to assist you with your reservations.

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