Building The Katelyn
The Katelyn is a 26 foot custom built Charter Boat. She was custom built
by Capt. Bubba Thorsen and his son Richard Thorsen. They spent one year
designing and 2 years building her. The Katelyn is Coast Guard Certified
for 15 passengers to 100 miles offshore. We keep our trips down to the
maximum of 10 passengers, 8 is a very comfortable trip. When a vessel
is built to carry more than 6 passengers a lot goes into it. The plans
are approved by the Coast Guard out of Washington D. C. The construction
is monitor by the Coast Guard. Every year the vessel is inspected by the
Coast Guard for safety, every 2 years her bottom is inspected.
The Katelyn is a fiberglass vessel built with fire retarding resin, she
had 10 layers of glass in her bottom and 5 layers in her sides. She is equipped
with over $20,000.00 worth of electronics, a restroom and two bunks forward.
She is strictly a fishing machine. Katelyn is powered by a Cummins 300 horsepower
turbo diesel, after cooled, she cruises at 17 mph. She has 2 watertight
bulkheads, emergency pumps, life rafts, and emergency position radio beacon.
This craft has been in service for over 8 years, and her Captain and his
family knows every inch of her because they rolled and laid every inch of
glass and built her for many years of service in the family.
Fishing & Diving
The most popular trips is our 6 hour and 8 hour fishing trips. We also do
dive trips, sightseeing, and beach combing trips. The Katelyn is a great
dive boat, we have a two tank dive and a three tank dive.
We are docked at beautiful Pensacola Beach, call for reservations.