The Boat and Captain

The Lucky B

is a 36 foot Yellowfin Offshore Center Console powered by fresh triple Mercury Verado supercharged engines.  With 900 horsepower, this is the ultimate “run ‘n gun” platform, capable of getting you on the school and providing more opportunities to capitalize on our unique fishery. This vessel features a completely flush deck, several large fish holds and great bait capacity with multiples live wells.  Yellowfin yachts are known for their speed, expansive fishing platforms and unrivaled ride in sloppy weather. Enjoy Southern California sportfishing like never before. With an average cruise speed in the mid 40 knot range and a top speed over 55 knots we will be one of the first boats in the zone and first one back to the dock at the end of the day. What that means to you is more fishing time, more opportunity, and most importantly…more fish.

The Lucky B is equipped with the finest fishing tackle available. All newer Shimano Trinidad and Talica reels paired with Calstar Grafighter rods. We are also the only Southern California Charter boat equipped with the new Hooker Electric Reels for an unmatched local swordfish experience. To further enhance our opportunities, we utilize Fraser Volpe Gyro stabilized binoculars, Simrad electronics, and the latest oceanic temperature software to help us locate the fish. All in, we try to leave very little to chance which means success more often than not.

The Captain

Captain Brandon Nelson is an accomplished tournament Captain, Commercial hook and line fisherman and overall Waterman that resides in Point Loma, California. He has spent the last 15 years immersing himself into the Southern California marine and fishing industry. At the age of 19, he obtained his USCG 100 Ton Captain’s license and USCG Towing and Radar Certifications which enabled him to work within the industry while studying business at Point Loma Nazarene University. While in school he had numerous jobs running Charter fishing boats, driving water taxis and large ferries along with working in local tackle shops. At a very young age, boating and fishing became his obsession.

After graduating Point Loma Nazarene with both an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Brandon accepted at job at Flagship Cruises and Events to further his maritime experience. While working at Flagship, he operated vessels exceeding 140 feet and 99 tons while carrying passenger loads as high as 300. Continuing his quest further into the industry, he obtained his Yacht and Ship Sales License while working with Crows Nest Yachts San Diego. His past experience also include managing the West Coast Demo boat program for Seakeeper Inc, along with Dealer representation in Southern California.  With close to 10,000 hours of sea time and an extensive knowledge of Southern California fishing and boating scene, you can feel confident that your experience will be a pleasurable one.

Our passion is our profession. We love every moment we spend on the water and want to our customers to experience that same thrill as well.

Feel the thrill.