2008 Osprey Island Hopper Boat (12 1/2' beam)
The Osprey Island Hopper is known as one of the best boats on Lake Erie. It is a semi-custom boat built in Sebring, Florida. I had been looking at this boat for some time and bought it. This boat has lots of room! The boat has a 12 1/2 foot beam and 4 people can comfortably fish on the stern of the boat at one time (see pictures at bottom). Also there is room for everybody to sit down in the cabin while under way and be in an enclosed area out of the wind and spray. The boat has a private head, two VHF radios, three GPS mapping receivers, and three fish finders along with all the other safety equipment required. The boat and charter are fully insured.
The boat is inspected annually by the Coast Guard to make sure it is in first-class shape. While this inspection is not mandatory for six-pack boats, I make sure it is done. Many other boats do not do this and try to stay away from being inspected. I'm very particular about making sure everything is ship-shape on the boat. If something is not right, I will make sure it is properly repaired. This is my full-time profession and I take pride in my boat and the charter service I provide. This boat is my livelihood and I make sure it is right.