About our Sport Fishing Charter Boat

Top Notch Sport fishing - The Charter Boat

The Top Notch is a 3 year old 53’ cold molded custom built Sport Fishing Boat designed with the waveform bottom from Applied Concepts. This state of the art sport fishing boat was built by RG Boatworks and Blue Devil Boatworks and powered with the new Cummins 6.7 system. This system is quiet and has no smoke.

The hull design follows the famous waveform bottom which is very stable while fishing and a smooth ride while running to the fishing grounds and back to the dock after a great day of fishing.

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About our Crew


Captain Gene Kostinas

Position: Captain
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Captain Gene Kostinas has been fishing for 38 years. He has had his Coast Guard Captain's license for 30 years. He has a BS degree from ODU and was trained on small engines by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

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Captain Russ Kostinas

Position: Captain
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Captain Russ Kostinas has been fishing for 35 years. He has a Masters 100 ton Coast Guard license. He has a BS and MBA degree from ODU. Russ worked as a mate for over 30 years before he received his captains license.

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Bobby Kostinas

Position: Mate
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Mate Bobby Kostinas has been fishing since he could walk. He grew up around some of the best captains in Virginia. Bobby graduated with a bachelor of science in Engineering at JMU and later recieved his Masters 50 ton Captains License.

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John Pearson

"June 10th my group went out Tuna fishing. The Top Notch was our boat. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Captain Russ communicated with me several times before our trip to make sure we were ready, what to bring and what to expect. And even coordinated an early departure time to get to the fish as soon as possible. The first Mate " Bobby " was first class also. His attentiveness and understanding of what was going on was obvious. His answering of the same questions by several people showed me he loved what he was doing! My son and I will return to these gentlemen again and we will recommend them to everyone! Plus he put us on some fish!"

Shawn Blythe

"Yesterday was great and Top Notch charters made the first time out a memory of a lifetime for the youngsters!! Highly recommend this charter"

Brian Dozier

"Real pleasure fishing with Russ and Bobby, cool cats that love fishing!!!"

Patrick Goad

"Thanks for the great trip we will be doing it again!"

Martha Isaacs

"I have wanted to go fishing for years. I am so thankful that my first time was with you guys. Gene was a great captain, and our first mate, Bob, was wonderful as well. Landing that cobia was so much fun! I can't say enough good things about my trip. We hope to make a return trip. Thanks, guys, for everything!"