NEWPORT BEACH — One of Davey’s Locker Sportfishing’s most recognizable charter boats is up for sale. The asking price for this 65-foot, 47-passenger fishing vessel is $249,000.
Thunderbird heads out to sea daily with a boat full of anglers, all aboard in search of catching a big fish. The fishing vessel has generally been used for open party overnight expeditions out of Davey’s Locker in Newport Beach. Anglers have had their fair share of catches aboard Thunderbird, catching giant yellowtail (40+ pounds), white sea bass (60+ pounds), yellowfin, bluefin and albacore, among others.
An Oct. 6 fishing trip returned to Newport Beach with 32 yellowtails and 26 bluefin. Anglers aboard a two-day trip aboard Thunderbird in early September caught 41 yellowfin, 17 yellowtails and 17 bluefin (to 238 pounds).
Capt. Jeff Markland skippered Thunderbird on her many expeditions. Markland generally navigates to San Clemente or Catalina islands to find fish.