Boat is set up for strictly fishing. Not much comfort for cruising, but chase fin fish no problem.
The Pro-Line DC 23 has unparalleled deck space for landing those big Yellowtail and Tuna with room to move around. Made for fishing, this boat will get you out to the big fish with easy clean up after a long day. For the serious fisherman, and easy enough for a "semi-beginner" as well. Very maneuverable with reliable power. Will support 5 people maximum. 4 fixed seats are provided for offshore trips. Live well bait tank fully operational (40 gallon). With Lowrance Elite 7 Chirp GPS and fish finder to help locate your game fish. I can supply 120 quart cooler to hold fish if needed. 2 Gaffs on board.
** Does not include fuel (must be refilled)**
***PICKUP WILL BE FROM NEWPORT DUNES MARINA***
***full day from 6 am until 4 pm (10 hours)
***Cleaning is renter's responsibility***(Supplies on board)
This is the third time renting from Royal
Boat was in great condition, super clean and also the new GPS/Fish finder worked so effectively. Had a blast on the water and the gas consumption was super low.
This is a fishy boat and super easy to run.
Thanks again Royal!
Couldn't have asked for a nicer guy than Royal. The boat was in great condition, ran beautifully, and had a great time fishing for the day. Royal was very accommodating for our first run on his boat, and hope to do it again soon. Thanks again Royal.
The "Tail Hunter" is a beautiful boat that works amazing , took us to 14 mile then Catalina and back with $140 of fuel so not bad at all . Royal has great service and is on time . So I strongly recommend you rent this boat if you want to have a good time .
Awesome experience! Was surprised at the quality of the boat. Boat owner was very accommodating and extremity helpful. He made things very easy and comfortable for us. Great day on the water and looking forward to doing it again soon.
My experience renting Royal's dual console was everything plus more id hoped it would be. He arrived on time and was very helpful in getting us on the water quickly and well-equipped. The boat was clean and provided all the necessary rod holders and equipment needed for a day of fishing.
Our trip consisted of coastline, offshore, and Catalina fishing in a one day rental period. The boat has plenty of horsepower and easily broke through 2-3 ft. swells, helping us get back to the harbor on time.
In the future, i would definitely consider renting this boat again and would not hesitate to recommend it to another renter.
I want to start by saying Royal is a cool guy. Communication via text was great prior to departure, he answered any question I had really quick. He was 15 minutes early and was quick to get us up to speed on the boat and in the water. We fished with 4 guys and the boat was perfect with plenty of room for all of us. The boat ran great and got really good gas mileage. The 200hp engine is plenty of power for this boat. It planed out fast and cuts threw the swell really nice. We ended up fishing the 277, 209, 14 and trolled most of the day and only used 43 gallons of fuel. The bait tank works great and kept our sardines alive the whole day. We called about and hour before we would be in and Royal was there to meet us and pull the boat in. Over all it was a smooth and easy process and great price too.
Thanks again Royal!
Absolutely great experience. Royal was at the launch exactly on time, and ran through the rental list to make sure we were familiar with everything on the boat. Boat ran absolutely smoothly, no problems at all. We made the run from Newport to Catalina, stopping at a few kelp patties and managed to pick up an unlimited amount of rat yellowtail, as well as getting into a wide open bite of yellowtail, skipjack tuna, and dorado. Just an absolutely great day. We had to make the crossing back to Newport a little slowly due to higher winds, but the boat made the trip without any problems at all, and Royal was completely understanding about us being back a little late. He also helped with cleaning the boat, which was great and made the process much faster. Overall amazing experience, will definitely rent from Royal again as soon as possible!
Royal was great and very helpful. We had a great time and hooked a 30lb plus Dorado that I fought for 10 minutes and lost him! Our trip was from oil rigs to the back side of Catalina. Boat handles great for fishing and fast. Diffenently be renting from Royal again.
Second rental with Royal and had a blast again!
Catalina currents were not cooperating too well for fishing but water was flat. Cruising along at 30 mph cranking the tunes ... not much more you could ask for.
As usual, boat was spotless. Bait tank works likes a charm and used a very reasonable amount of gas considering we covered about 110 miles.
I will rent from Royal again for sure!
I will definantly be renting royals boat again! Royal is a great guy and knows what hes doing, very fast response to any questions i had pre rental and was right on time! Boat ran great no issues at all, we had 6 people fishing and we did ok with the alotted room, definantly a 4-5 person boat for fishing,! I will definantly be renting again soon!
Royal is a A+++ guy, made reservations and talked back and forth a few times and was very helpful, got to the dock at 5am and there he is waiting for you! Punctuational as all get up, had a blast. Roped in 3 nice grade yellowfin and made memories with my son, thanks Royal your a cool cat and I have already recommended you to 3 of my buddy's, we are talking about renting again really soon.
Had a great time working with Royal and using his very comfortable boat. Our group had a great time, the boat was amazing and ran perfectly. When we showed up, Royal had things down to a science and got us up to speed quickly and on our way to enjoy the day. When we got back in, it was just as efficient.
If you're on the fence about renting from Royal, do it! You wont regret it.
Looking forward to next time!
Royal was very easy to deal with. Fast emails back giving me the answers I needed to book his boat over the others on here. This is the nicest guy to deal with. He drives from Moreno Valley to bring the boat by 5 am. That is really far. As a boat owner you see the pride of ownership. You will not find a better deal on here. I told him that I did not want to post a good review in case I could not get this rental easily in the future.
HOWEVER, it is would totally unfair not to give this guy his due.
Boat was clean, well maintained. 30 gallon bait tank worked well and most importantly is situated perfectly, GPS/fish finder was easy to program after doing a little research beforehand.
Programmed the 150 spot/oil rigs and the 14 spot easily and left them on there. This boat got up and moved performing better than I could have imagined.
Boatbound has great customer service as well. Eddie was awesome to ask questions to.
I will be a loyal renter.
Royal was very helpful & friendly in every aspect of the boat rental. From the fist time i called him to ask about the boat and all the way to returning the boat. He always made sure everything went smooth. I would highly recommend to any fisherman who is experienced or beginner to rent Royal's boat for the day. You will have a blast. I did and I am planning to go out again very soon. Can't beat the price and service. Thanks Royal.
Very awesome experience. Had a blast fishing Catalina! Great fishing boat. The boat can handle anything and is easy to use. One memorable adventure! Setting up a second fishing trip again soon! Royal is a very humble and easy going owner.