“The boat is a fishing machine and is also great to family adventures and weekend cruises. We fish commercially for bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine, once we venture down into the Northeast Canyons we fish for pleasure.”
Whiskey Business, Young Brothers 45′
Interview with the Captain — Martin Scanlan
About the Boat
Why did you choose to buy a Young Brothers?
We chose to buy a Young Brothers because Young Brother’s has been around Maine for years and years. They have a proven hull design, sleek seaworthy, stable, and one of the fastest down east hulls.
What other kinds of boats did you consider before buying this model?
Another hull we considered looking at was Calvin Beal, it was up there on the list. Speed was the deciding factor because we planed on taking the boat to fish the Northeast canyons for Yellowfin, big Eyes, and a chance at a sword or marlin.
How did you come to find/locate her before purchasing?
Before I started the build, I was always a fan of the Young Brothers hulls and knew Stew Workman with SW Boat Works, in Lamoine, Maine was building them. Found out he was going to be at a in the water boat show in Rockland, Maine and
decided it would be a good opportunity to step on board of one of their boats, then started the build of ours.
What boats have you previously owned?
I have previously owned center consoles and express models, like the 33 Grady White express and the 42
invincible, along with a smaller model, the 28 Seahunter and 28 Grady White.
What are the features you like most about your boat?
Some features that I like most about the boat is the greenstick and bandit reel, we have not used it as much as we would like to but we are definitely starting to use it more and more. Another great feature on the boat is the wench installed on the mast, this makes it very easy to pull those big fish in the boat. We also like some smaller features like defoggers on the windows, sliding windows looking back onto the deck, a large monitor looking back onto the deck linked with one of the screens inside, and a driving station on the back of the cabin as well as on the transom of the boat. Anther one of the features
we love about the boat is the easy access to the engine room and everything inside it.
What features/improvements have you added or do you plan to add?
We would like to add more tackle storage to the boat and maybe add a few more rod holders. But really not much more to add.
How do you typically use your boat over the summer, and where do you go?
During the summer we typically fish for bluefin tuna in the gulf of Maine, but have started venturing south to fish the Northeast Canyons off of Nantucket, Massachusetts for yellowfin and bigeye.
What is the biggest challenge you have in servicing your boat?
The engine room is so well put together, everything from the strainers to the fuel filters are easily accessed. The electrical was done by Kramp Electronics and it’s a work of art. We don’t really have any challenges with servicing the boat.
Do you have any advice for those looking to buy a Young Brothers like yours?
Some advice that I would have for someone looking to buy a young brothers is that they are a great boat, fast and sturdy. The boat is a fishing machine and is also great for family adventures and weekend cruises. Not only does the boat perform amazing, the boat itself also looks amazing.
Do you fish commercially or for pleasure?
We fish commercially for bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine, once we venture down into the Northeast Canyons we fish for pleasure.
Who first introduced you to boating/fishing?
I was first introduced to boating/fishing by my father, as I got older and had kids I started to get into it more and so did they.
What’s your favorite game fish (and/or season)?
My favorite gamefish and season would be a tie between bluefin tuna in the fall and wahoo down south in the winter.
What’s your most memorable catch (or story from a trip)?
Our most memorable trip with the boat would be our first trip to the Northeast Canyons, we had good weather on our run from Maine to Nantucket and good weather for both days of fishing in the canyons, we caught over 30 yellowfin tuna and released a bunch too, we were very happy with the results of the trip considering it was our first time fishing the canyons.
What’s your advice for less experienced anglers?
My advice for less experienced anglers is patience, you can’t catch fish if the line isn’t in the water. I would also recommend listening to podcasts, watching videos, and trying to learn the most you can, trial and error is another big piece of
advice id give.
Most under-rated piece of equipment of tackle?
The most under-rated piece of equipment of tackle would be the crimps, when using a crimp you are
required to use crimpers to crimp down the crimp to make it tight to the line, you use at least 2 crimps when rigging a bluefin tuna setup and they are really what is holding everything together.
Do you have any other notable resources you use (apps, devices, etc)?
For checking the weather we use an app called wind finder pro, this app is very accurate and is very useful.
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