Strong Persuader

Strong Persuader, a 43-foot Merritt, is a first class, tournament-winning fishing vessel, extensively appointed for comfort and luxury. We offer the ultimate in Kona sport fishing and a first class experience for our fishing guests.

Strong Persuader is the perfect vessel for offshore, inshore, and bottom fishing; light tackle and fly fishing (tackle not provided); whale watching; night-time tuna, swordfish and shark fishing; and is available for half-day and full-day charters.


Air conditioned salon
Satellite TV, VCR, DVD and stereo
Refrigeration and microwave
Shaded bridge
Restroom and shower
New engines in 2010
Brand new tackle
Fighting chair
*Charter includes water, ice, fuel, bait and tackle

Safety Gear

10 life vests + childrens vests
Air horn
4 hand-held fire extinguishers (Fire Boy Halon)
2 Fire Boy automatic/manual engine room fire extinguishers E.P.I.R.B
Flare kit
Full set of required running lights
First aid kit

Fishing Equipment

Rupp double spreader outriggers
Four flush-mount rod holders
Covering boards and rocket launcher
Seven aluminum rod holders fly bridge railing and tower legs
Murray Brothers Fighting Chair & Rocket Launcher with bait prep.

6 Rods Ian Miller Hi Leverage Trolling Series Rods
5 Rods Ian Miller Hi Leverage Trolling Series Rods
6 Butts Aftco Storabutts
5 Butts Aftco Storabutts
6 Reels Accurate Platinum Twindrag Trolling Reels
5 Reels Accurate Platinum Twindrag Trolling Reels
1 Reels Shimano Tyrnos 2-speed Game Reels
4 Reels Accurate Magnum Boss Reels
4 Gaffs Back Bart Flying Gaff Poles
2 Gaffs Back Bart 8″ Gaff Heads
2 Gaffs Back Bart 10″ Gaff Heads
1 Gaffs Custom B.C. Stick Gaff
1 Gaffs 4 Inch Topshot Stick Gaff
1 Tag Stick 6 foot Billfish Found Tag Stick
1 Binoculars Frasier-Volpe Stedi Eye Binoculars
1 Downrigger UniTroll 10 TS Manual Downrigger w/12# Ball
2 Harnesses Grander Series Chair Harness

Contact Captain Shane: (808) 896‑3111

For more information about sport fishing aboard Strong Persuader, call or email Captain Shane O’Brien