50′ Delta Tacklebuster-The 50 foot “Tacklebuster” was built in 1976 by Delta Marine Industries and is powered by Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 liter rated at 500 hp each. The vessel is US Coast Guard Certified and Offshore Rated out to 100 nautical miles. Recently refitted, the “Tacklebuster” is CLEAN, FAST and RELIABLE for its customers cruising at a comfortable 18-21 knots with a top speed of 27+ knots. Large deck space and comfortable cabin accommodations provide a safe and fun fishing platform for all ages to enjoy.
Jeurgen Turner-Captain Jeurgen “JT” Turner has been in the charter fishing industry 40 years. He worked his way up from a fish filleter in 1975 to a deckhand, and quickly to a Captain in March of 1980 at the age of 19. He has a well-known reputation for having a clean, well-equipped vessel and takes pride in providing the Tacklebuster for his customers to fish aboard. He and his wife Teri, have owned three charter boats dating back to 1980 all named “Tacklebuster.”
“I’ve wanted to be a charter boat Captain since my first time behind the wheel at age six. Taking passengers out for an ‘ocean adventure,’ whether it is fishing or whale watching, is a passion. The thrill of catching fish, BIG ONES; watching whales spouting, breaching and spy hopping, and the challenge of navigating the seas has always been thrilling! It’s a life style for my family not just a living—a way of life. I like to let passengers know they can ‘leave their worries on the beach’ as my mentor taught me 40 years ago. I love the sounds and smells of the roaring diesels as we sail outbound on the ocean. I love the sounds of the ‘whoops and hollers’ from the passengers as we make our way out the channel and into the vast pacific, and their first experience with the pitch and rolls of the sea. The most rewarding part of my job is hearing ‘Thank you Skipper we had a GREAT trip!’ With that, I know I have done my job.”