New 40’ Bay Weld boat

The Wilderness Explorer

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Destination Alaska Charters Inc. engaged premier boat builder Bay Welding Inc. to design and build a charter vessel rugged enough to handle Alaska’s coastal waters and yet refined for passenger comfort. The following is a partial list of our vessel's features:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Inspected vessel
  • 44’ total length - one of the largest 10-12 passenger welded aluminum charter vessels in Homer
  • 13’ wide - provide maximum stability and space for groups large and small
  • 15’ x 13’ open deck space – plenty of elbow room for fishing, photography, dining and more
  • Double side doors for easy access from dock-to-deck
  • Single stern door - access to large swim deck for easy netting of your trophy salmon
  • Full slide out bimini with clear role down sides – stay warm and dry on rainy days
  • Diamond plate aluminum floors with dual fish boxes to hold your days catch
  • Full galley kitchen with stainless cooktop stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and double sink
  • Custom solid surface countertops
  • Keurig coffee maker – all day hot beverages
  • Fully insulated and heated cabin via Espar D-5 forced air heater for comfortable quiet travel to and from the fishing grounds
  • Teak wood ceilings and cabinet trim – warm yacht-like feel
  • Dual heated co-captain chairs and table seating for 8
  • Large forward V-berth sleeping area
  • Large state room under main cabin
  • 150 gallons of fresh water storage – hot and cold running water
  • Full size marine head (bathroom) with sink and shower – comfort and privacy
  • Cannon Digi-Troll downriggers with auto-depth sensor and retrieve technology – 4 complete set-ups to troll for trophy salmon.
  • 800 lb. roof crane for easy deployment of kayaks and rafts
  • Commercial Pot puller for retrieving Tanner crab and shrimp pots (late season)
  • 500 gallons of fuel – long range trips with plenty of reserves
  • Sea Keeper 6 gyro stabilization system – eliminates 90% vessel roll (read – no sea sickness!)
  • Triple Suzuki 350 h.p. outboard motors – 1050 total h.p. to get you out there and back fast – more time to fish and take in the sights
  • Optimus 360 Control system - virtual anchor, autopilot, and joystick lateral control
  • 6 KW Northern Lights generator for full on-board AC power
  • Dual Garmin 1242xsv sonar depth and fishfinders – state-of-the-art technology to keep you on the fish
  • Aft steer station with full Garmin display and Optimus 360 controls
  • Oversized fish cleaning station at transom with wash down and insulated bait storage box
  • Extra-large cabin 360 degree windows – see waterfalls, whales, wildlife, and more from our comfortable cabin


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