About Us

The Captain

   Capt. David was born in the UK, but coming from a Madeiran family with a fisherman father and fisherman grandfather before, moved to Madeira in 1985 at the age of 9 years old. From this point he spent most of his time at his grandfather´s restaurant, located on a beach where at the time commercial fishing boats would port. This became his playground. Going out with commercial fishermen on their boats, fishing from the coast, free diving for octopus and spear gun fishing was all he did in his spare time. At the age of 18, he was offered a job on a big game charter boat. First day out they caught a 650 Lbs. Blue Marlin..from this point he was “hooked”! From local charter to American private boats, just fishing for world records, with some of the top crews in the world, giving him a wide knowledge in fishing and techniques acquired for over 2 decades of game fishing professionally.

The Boat

   The “Cabo São João” is a Bertram 31´ Custom Sport Fisher. Powered with twin 190 hp. Detroit Diesel V6 engines. The boat is equipped with toilet and live well and there is space to sit out on the deck or in the shade of the cabin that is open to the back, so you can still see your baits when trolling.

The Tackle

  • Penn International 130 lbs. & 80 lbs. reels.
  • Shimano Tiagra 80 lbs. reels.
  • Shimano Tyrnos 50 lbs. reels.
  • Custom Made American 130 lbs. & 80 lbs. rods.
  • Shimano TLD 80/50 lbs. rods.
  • Shimano Saragosa reels.
  • Shimano Spheros reels.
  • Daiwa Powermesh carbon rods.
  • Shimano Speedmaster rods and more…


   All new in mid. 2017, the state of the art, Simrad NSS12 EVO3 Fish Finder, GPS and G4 Radar. 2 x 1kw. transducers (1 B265 High & Low CHIRP & 1 B175 Wide-Beam CHIRP) , Simrad S5100 module that boost the performance of the whole network and VHF radio.