Captain BC Angel and the Angel family are well traveled veterans of the sportfishing landscape. From Venezuela to Mag Bay to the Bahamas and Bermuda and Costa Rica, the Sea Angel team has done it. They now have a new platform from which to execute their operation – the newest, and last 72 Merritt ever made. “I like everything about it. It’s big and comfortable. The fit and finish is unbelievable – everything is top of the line stuff,” BC says, talking about the new ride.
“The build was amazing. Merritt is a first class operation. We had been looking for a new boat and they had this one going and we took it over.” “Merritt was first class all the way. They treated us like family and went out of their way to make any and all of our customizations happen.” The boat is specially crafted for extended travel and self-sufficiency in remote areas.
“We have tons of storage and lots of redundancy. The boat has three fresh water pumps, four A/C pumps – all valved so that the system keeps working if you lose one. We have the new 32 KW generator from Kohler – we really like it. We also have tons of freezer space and two 500-pound, per day ice makers. We kept all of the audio/visual stuff simple and straightforward. All of the electronics on the bridge are user friendly and customized for what we want. We knew what we wanted and kept it super simple.”
What would the Sea Angel team do with a boat that is made specifically for a wide-ranging international fishing campaign? Travel and fish of course. The team closed on the boat on a Friday and left for the Bahamas the following Tuesday. From there it will be off to Bermuda for the summer tournaments before shipping the boat to Cabo in September. From Cabo and Mag Bay, the Sea Angel plans to return to Costa Rica for the tournaments in 2020. “We chose Merritt because it’s custom and they’ve been doing it longer than most people,” BC concludes.