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I have been fishing Rhode Island waters for over 40 years and have been a licensed captain for 15+ years. Having been raised on the shores of Ninigret Pond which is opposite Charlestown Breachway, a noted striped bass hotspot, it was easy for me to spend thousands of hours fishing the south shore beaches to the waters surrounding Block Island.

My early boats were wooden hulls with not so reliable outboard motors but they allowed me to hone my skills catching striped bass, bluefish, fluke, tautog and other inshore species. As time passed and the size of my boats increased, the offshore waters from Block Island to the northeast canyons came into my sights. The offshore experience of shark, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and marlin fishing over the years has helped my charters to have very successful offshore day trips.

My boat is set-up for the both the experienced fisherman or the family seeking instruction and an enjoyable day on the water. My Mate and I like nothing better than to see a youngster catch their 1st fish. It would be my pleasure to take you fishing aboard the "Cherry Pepper".

Capt. Lin Safford



Cherry Pepper is a 32 Brendan flybridge offshore sportfishermen built using local craftsmen in Bristol, R.I. by the Shannon Boat Company. She is 32'10" long, has a 12' beam and has the ability to maintain speed in tough offshore conditions. The Brendan 32 is often described as "a rugged offshore machine that didn't forget the comfort". 

She was recently re-powered with two 315 HP Yanmar diesels which gives her a cruising speed of 25 MPH and a top end over 30 MPH. With large fuel tanks and good fuel economy our range is over 400 miles. Besides having a large fishable cockpit there is an enclosed head, dinette area, and a protected comfortable deckhouse which easily accommodates 6 people. 

Other Features Include:

  • Radar

  • GPS Chart plotter (2)

  • Fish Finder

  • VHF Radios

  • Auto-pilot

  • 8 person U.S.Coast Guard approved life raft

  • Cat 1 EPIRB

  • All Coast Guard required safety equipment

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