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What's the Brokerage Market for a Gamefisherman?

Gamefisherman 45Larger Gamefisherman Express boats are rarely for sale, but we found a few s

We spoke with three brokers who had listings for rare Gamefisherman boats to see what they had to say about these sturdy, pedigreed sportfishes. Read here for more

New Boats Notebook - September 2014

New Boats Notebook

Get ahead of the curve by finding out what your favorite builders are working on next. Read about builds and projects from Horizon, Jarrett Bay, Zeelander, Outer Reef, Rossinavi, and more...

So Long Vietnam (For The Second Time)

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Capt. Bill Pike has been keeping us abreast of his search through Vietnam for a Vietnam War-era U.S. patrol boat. Here, in his final blog post, he gives us some insight into that country’s culture, boating, and otherwise. It's a great read.

The Strange Interlocking Boat

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So we’ve come across two boats that are (or rather were) obviously American. The first we found along the Perfume River in Hue…it was certainly not a PBR but, on the other hand, it was decidedly Army-issue. From what we could tell, the darn thing had been raked with machine-gun fire—there were probably 40 or 50 holes in its riveted-aluminum hullsides.

The Trail Gets Warmer

Capt. Bill Pike in Vietnam

We used a sampan to make our way from the bridge at Dong Ha in Quang Tri, the northernmost province of what used to be South Vietnam, to Cua Viet, the spot where the U.S. Navy kept its PBRs and other watercraft back in the day. Of necessity, of course, we had to travel some water that I hadn’t traveled for 40-some years.

We used a sampan to make our way from the bridge at Dong Ha in Quang Tri, the northernmost province of what used to be South Vietnam, to Cua Viet, the spot where the U.S. Navy kept its PBRs and other watercraft back in the day. Of necessity, of course, we had to travel some water that I hadn’t traveled for 40-some years.

Cruising Down The Perfume River

Capt. Bill Pike in Vietnam