Jim Turner, the owner of ?Release? a 37? Merritt run by Captain Chris Sheeder in
Guatemala, has purchased the FINS ?n FEATHERS lodge and will be re-opening it for
the upcoming season.
A staff of dedicated FINS ?n FEATHERS employees have spent a summer cleaning and
renovating the inn. They are making many upgrades to the lodge, both interior and
exterior. The most apparent of these will be the addition of two new Grand Slam guest
rooms. These rooms will feature two queen beds and a luxurious bath. This brings the
total number of beds to twenty-five.
Another improvement will be noticed in the Fins ?N Feathers fleet of gameboats. All of
the boats are 37? and equipped with fast and efficient diesel power. The Release is a 1962
Merritt and holds the world record for the most sailfish caught in a day on fly tackle, 57.
Behind the helm will be Capt. Chris Sheeder. The Pelagian, a 1961 Rybovich and three
time record holder of most billfish caught in a year will be captained by Capt. Jason
Bryant. The Canaso, a 1967 Daytona run by Capt. Randal Gains. And finally, Intensity a
1993 Gamefisherman and Guatemala?s most famous Gameboat that will be run by Capt.
Michael Sheeder. Add to this the Fins ?N Feathers mates, some of the best in the world
and you have a fleet that can only be described as ?World Class.?
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