Even the US Navy Fishes on Ocean Master
Four Ocean Master 31' boats used by the Navy as charter boats, may very well be world record holders.
Operating in the treacherous waters of the Indian Ocean, much of the time in 8' to 10' close coupled waves, the Ocean Masters used by the US Navy at Diego Garcia have just surpassed 300,000 miles of use. This means that each boat has traveled the equivalent of 12 times around the world.
Master Chief Petty Officer Brian Limer, a serviceman in the Navy stationed at Diego Garcia, chartered one of the 31's up to three times a week for the year he was based at Diego Garcia. Said Brian "Until just recently, the Navy did not adhere to changing stages in weather. The captains were ordered to run the charters in all weather conditions."
The captain of the 31' Ocean Master that Brian fished from has been the captain of same boat for the last 9 years.
"Their seaworthiness has made them legendary."
Florida Sportfishing Magazine
"The Original is Often the Best"
"In many East Coast fishermen’s eyes, Ocean Masters are the ultimate fishing machines."
"Many industry professionals consider them to be among the best-riding fishing boats on the market"
"Well Known For Their Rugged Performance"
"Ocean Masters are known for their strength and durability."
Motor Boating Magazine
"It is, in a word, overbuilt."
"After running million-dollar-plus beauties, it’s my 1990 31-foot Ocean Master Walkaround Sportfisherman, that gives me the greatest thrill"
Power & Motoryacht
"Fishermen want a boat that’s built like a battleship and is easy to maintain. Ocean Master got its start in 1974 building that type of boat"
"No-nonsense Design and Legendary Construction"
"These boats have a well-known reputation for being seriously overbuilt"
"Its design was perfect, allowing it to remain in production to this day"
"Immense Strength and Inherent Seaworthiness"
Big Game Fishing Journal
"A Pioneer of Outboard Fishing Machines"
"A Truly Tough Son-of-the-Sea"
"A Boat for the Hardcore Fisherman"
"For years, Ocean Master has built tough-as-nails offshore fishing boats."
"You’ve probably heard of Ocean Master’s build-it-like-a-tank offshore line of boats"