These are the two boats operated by Fishing Shimoni are amongst the largest on the Kenya Coast, they are very comfortable, spacious, immaculately maintained and crewed by professionals. The Pemba Channel can be very rough especially during January and both of these boats handle these seas extremely comfortably.
If you are interested in purchasing either of these beautiful boats please check out the For Sale page - both boats are for sale but will remain available for hire until such time as a buyer is found. All confirmed and fully paid bookings will be honoured.
Generally considered to be one of the most beautiful boats in East Africa, a real classic, she was re-engined in 2005 with New Holland 235-hp marine turbo diesels giving her a top speed of around 17 knots. She has demonstrated time and again her incredible fish raising abilities and has been the #1 marlin boat on many occasions.
With a length overall of 46-ft (14m) she has a large cockpit, plenty of shade and a high gunwale as well as a very comfortable and practical cabin. She is equipped with a marine toilet and freezer amongst her other assets.
Broadbill has accounted for more than 1,500 marlin with more than 50 marlin in a season on no less than 9 occasions with a highest tally of 96 marlin during the incredible 1998/99 season.
Broadbill was custom built at K-Boats, Mombasa for her first owner Ted Holmes and launched in 1972. Ted fished Broadbill from Shimoni as part of the Pat Hemphill fleet until he sold her to Pat in 1976. Since 1990, Broadbill was skippered by Pat Hemphill About Us
Introduced into the Kenya sport fishing scene in 2002 she has consistently been the top boat in Shimoni up until 2013 following which we took a break from charter fishing. Having been built in Cape Town with the rough seas off the Cape in mind she is a wonderful sea boat and ever since she arrived in Shimoni has demonstrated a knack of raising marlin.
At 42-ft (12.5m) long and with a beam of 14-ft she has the largest cockpit of any sport fishing boat in East Africa. As with Broadbill she also has high gunwales, which provide great security for crew and anglers alike. The large fish box on the after-deck with its large double mattress provides a very comfortable place from which to watch the spread from..
With her two 350-hp Caterpillar diesels she has a top speed of 23 knots and a range of around 1,000 miles
Both boats are fully equipped with conventional big game trolling Shimano and Penn International reels with our 30lb - 80lb reels almost entirely Shimano Tiagra. They are fully stocked with a huge array of marlin lures including such well known brands as Black Bart, Legend, Moldcraft, Pakula and Pulsator lures to mention but a few.
Both boats are fitted with full electronics of GPS, depth sounder and VHF radio as well as all mandatory safety equipment that includes an 8-man life raft. .
Fishing Shimoni, P.O. Box 348, Ukunda - 80400 Kenya.