Boat & Crew
The Nauset is a new 27 foot Albemarle Sportfisherman. Families appreciate the below deck private walk in bathroom. Older folks are restful seated in the fully enclosed weatherproof salon. These important features make the Nauset the most comfortable charter boat departing from the Pamet Harbor, Truro. Fishermen have 180 degrees of deck space to fly fish, light tackle cast or jig. Our collapsible deck chairs round out the comfortable seating options when trolling for bass or tuna. The Nauset has the latest electronics, with the addition of side-scan sonar last season. Her new power plant is a Yanmar Turbo Diesel. This economical engine allows us to travel far and wide at a speed that nearly matches the smaller center console charter boats.
Your Captain, Joe Francis is a native Cape Codder. Joe takes great pride in the quality of your charter experience. Joe has one boat, the Nauset. And you may be assured that only Joe, will Captain every trip that is booked. He grew up helping his dad work the family’s oyster grant. As a teenager, Joe bought his first commercial boat and plied the waters of Cape Cod bay clamming. After serving our country proudly in the Navy, Joe returned to commercial fishing. He captained his own dragger from the port of New Bedford, where he plied the outer Cape waters for cod and flounder. After 40 years of commercial fishing, Joe has developed a keen 6th sense of where the fish might be. This experience sets him apart from most other charter captains. If there are fish around, Joe will find them!
Captain Joe’s commercial fishing experience taught him the importance of a competent crew. Joe strongly believes that the most enjoyable charter experience requires a skilled mate. This belief led him to Bob Gabriel, the mate since the company’s inception in 2007. Bob has been a Truro resident for 17 years and has fished the outer Cape for the last 33. Bob and Joe work seamlessly together; Joe at the helm, (which includes all electronics) Bob working the fishing deck. Bob is a High School teacher in the “off” season, and gets along easily with even the most novice or youngest in the party. Bob will set the lines, teach the novice and give helpful tips to the experienced. His general knowledge of the outer Cape, and keen interpersonal skills, keeps conversation flowing. He also enjoys writing the daily trip blog. At the end of the day, Bob will gladly fillet the catch. Bob works for tips, which customarily, are similar to what you would tip at a fine restaurant, 15~20%.