About the Boats
The RIPTIDE is a Contender 35 Tournament!!! Sportfishing Magazine named the RIPTIDE one of its TOP 25 DREAMBOATS! Whatever you have in mind for your charter, this boat can handle it. Knowledgeable anglers know how hard-core and fishing-oriented Contender boats are. Built on a brand-new high-performance hull, the 35T has a 9-foot, 8-inch beam and a 34-foot, 5-inch L.O.A. This commanding vessel easily handles the ultra-quiet twin 350 HP Supercharged 2017 Mercury Verado 4 Strokes.
When choosing your charter, consider what a larger and more capable boat can do for you. If the waters get rough on the day of your trip, a larger faster boat gives you many more safe options. This can often be the difference between a day of fishing and a day of catching. Safety and comfort are also factors to consider. During the summer the winds around Cape Cod pick up every afternoon. This makes the ride home in rough sea tedious in a smaller boat. Our Contender 35T quickly, comfortably and safely runs through these conditions.
The RIPTIDE features the most state of the art Raymarine Color electronics and NAVIONICS Platinum+ Charts available. The electronics include fully integrated 12Kw Super HD Color Open Array Radar, Multiple Color Screens, GPS Chart Plotter, A MASSIVE 3Kw CHIRP Sonar array, Imaging Sonar, Autopilot, High Definition SiriusXM Weather and FLIR technology. With safety being paramount, the most advanced safety equipment is featured, including an ACR EPIRB (Satellite Rescue Beacon), Revere 6 Man Life raft, Offshore First Aid Kit including an Automated External Defibrillator(AED), Offshore Pyrotechnics and Offshore Life Vests far exceeding what is required by the USCG. The huge flush decks of the Contender means there is plenty of room for offshore fly-fishing and fully padded gunnels means you can safely, securely and comfortably fight the big ones.
The RIPTIDE BAY
The RIPTIDE BAY is a Hydra Sports 22 LTS (Light Tackle Series). This awesome bay boat is ideal for inshore, shallow water, light tackle and fly charters. The RIPTIDE BAY is powered by an ultra-quiet 2016 Mercury 150 Four Stroke. In addition to the main engine, the RIPTIDE BAY is equipped with a Motorguide Xi5 electric trolling motor with built in GPS, Autopilot and 105# of thrust for stealthy shallow water fishing. The RIPTIDE BAY is rigged with state of the art Raymarine electronics including an eS128 12 inch Color Chartplotter, CHIRP sonar, Imaging Sonar,and NAVIONICS Platinum+ Charts. With safety being paramount, the most advanced safety equipment is featured, including an Offshore First Aid Kit, Offshore Pyrotechnics and Offshore Life Vests far exceeding what is required by the USCG. All of this equipment helps to get you on the fish quickly, comfortably and safely.
About The Gear
No matter which boat you choose for your day with Riptide Charters, we will provide you with top quality light tackle rods and reels from Shimano, as well as Fly Equipment by Tibor and G. Loomis.
Riptide Charters also features a full complement of Shimano stand-up offshore gear for tuna trolling and shark fishing. All of the Riptide Charters boats are outfitted with top quality tackle from Hogy Lures, Rapala, Williamson, and Sebile.
As always, there is plenty of room onboard for your own favorite rods and reels if you choose to bring them.