The El Gato Dos is a 1984 36' Hatteras Express. She was repowered in 2002 with twin John Deere diesel engines that bring her to a 14-knot cruise and 18 knot top speed. In 2009 she received a new 7-kilowatt generator and anchor winch. We can load up to 5 scoops of live bait in the bait tank which is located centrally in the cockpit. There is storage for 12 rods on the tank and more space for backup tackle in rocket launchers. The El Gato has a full tuna tower which aids in helping us locate kelp paddies, and schools of fish, such as yellowtail and tuna while fishing offshore. We also use a military grade pair of Fujinon Gyroscopic binoculars to spot birdlife and fish.
For seating there is freshly reupholstered bench seats on both sides of the upper deck, allowing passengers to rest out of the sun between fish stops. Inside the cabin, there is a stainless steel refrigerator/ freezer as well as a microwave and toaster oven. A dinette table makes the perfect space for a nap on the way offshore. A full-size head/bathroom lies on the port side of the boat.
With a fuel capacity of over 300 gallons, we are only limited by the amount of time in a day.