This beautiful American fisherman, a Daytona 43’ has a long story. Initially called “Double Header”, it was owned by Leo Cloostermans who had empowered the reverse speed to reach different marlin world records that he still holds. Incredible records like the one on 4lbs in 1996, with a blue marlin of 573 pound fought and gaffed in 18 minutes…all backwards.
In 2001 I have seen him exit Faial port; I was onboard the “Shanghai” boat to fish on the legendary Condor bank. I then met him again in 2006 in San Miguel, in the Azores islands, for a Big Game world championship. At that time, the name had changed to “Dois Peixes”, even though the new owner from Azores, Jorge Medeiros, was not so bold as to cancel the old name from the pilothouse. It would have been like erasing the story of the Big Game at the Atlantic marlin.
Content and photo by Alfio Elio Quattrocchi