Growing up on Nantucket fishing has always been part of Bob's life; he started working as a mate for his dad Ray on the Albacore when he was nine years old. By the time he was 18 he had obtained a Coast Guard Captains License and become an expert at fishing Nantucket's unique sets of shoals and rips. After spending three years in the US Army Bob returned to Nantucket working as a Mate or Captain on both private and commercial fishing boats. Fishing from Nantucket to the Bahamas Bob quickly received recognition as one of the Island top Captains. In 1994 Bob took over the Albacore after his Dad lost a short but fierce battle to cancer. Some of Capt. Bob accomplishments include captaining the boat that caught the first Blue Marlin in Nantucket Anglers Club History, being featured in Saltwater Sportsman twice and catching the first keeper Bass on the Island three years in a row. In 2007 Capt. Bob won the Boston Big Game Club Monster Shark Tournament on Martha’s Vineyard. This tournament is the largest shark tournament on the east coast and was televised on Spike TV. Capt Bob does a daily fish report on Plum TV local channel 22. Bob and Debra, his wife of 21 years have a son Raymond. (Named after his grandfather). Both Deb and Ray love to fish and will often be seen out on the boat with Bob when he doesn't have a charter. Ray is taking after his dad and grandfather and working on the Albacore as a mate from time to time.
CAPTAIN KEITH ALBRO
Keith Albro started as a mate on the Albacore seven years ago. Last year he got his captains licence and runs the boat along with Captain Bob. Over the years Keith has learned all of Captain Bob's tricks and knows how to catch the big ones!
The Albacore is a 35-foot custom Sport Fisherman built in 1998 By Cape Island Boats. A Duffy and Duffy hull powered by a 435hp Caterpillar Engine. The Albacore provides a comfortable ride in all types of sea conditions. There is a fully enclosed head (Bathroom) with hot and cold running water. There is a microwave for the heating of food. A large cockpit and walk-in cabin is divided by a set of curtains that can be rolled up or down depending on the weather. The cabin is also heated for those cool rides home. The Cockpit of the albacore is equipped with three fighting chairs for inshore trips. For offshore trips the side chairs are removed and the large center fighting chair is equipped with a footrest and rocket launcher for fighting big tuna or sharks. If you would prefer to stand up we provide top of the line stand up harness and fight belts. Two large cooler seats provide ample seating in the sun as well as keeping all your beverages cold.
Fully equipped with all electronics including - GPS, Radar, Two Color Fish Finder, Two Radios, Auto Pilot, Six Person Life Raft, Satellite Emergency EPIRB beacon, Cell Phone etc. We exceed all Coast Guard safety equipment requirements. There is a CD player with XM radio for you listening pleasure. We provide nothing but the finest fishing equipment. Custom built straight and bent butt fishing rods with Penn 50W’s, 80W’s and 130’s for our offshore fishing charters, custom jigging rods with Diawa Sea Lion reels for our trolling inshore trips. Cabo and Diawa spinning reels mounted on Diawa and Ugly Stick rods for light tackle trips.
Come See Us At Slip 1017 on Straight Wharf or contact us at:
Capt. Bob DeCosta * 22 Sesapana Road * Nantucket, MA 02554 *