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.

The interior has a large salon with two big couches which enables the charter to ride in comfort to the fishing ground. The boat is cold molded but is glassed inside and out. The house, bridge, and decks are Nidacore sandwich construction with two or more layers of 17 oz glass. The boat is light and strong. This allows for a great cruise speed of 30 knots. You must ride on this boat to experience the great ride and maneuverability. It was brand new in 2014 with state of the art electronics and 2 air conditioners. There are many amenities including television, microwave, and a full-size bathroom.

Russ and Gene Kostinas have built five boats working with some of the best boat builders in the outer banks. These experiences lead them to design this boat from the bottom up with Applied Concepts. This boat was built with several different techniques from these great builders. They both fish and build boats, so the boats are always built to fish with an eye to future maintenance of equipment. The engine companies we have used in the past have always said, "You have the best engine room layout and everything has easy access." The boat is built to last with low maintenance since they do not want to miss a great bite due to a down boat.

The boat is built with epoxy resin and lightweight strong products including vacuum bagging some parts. You need to see this boat to believe the construction at a lower cost than production boats at the same length. The fuel consumption is outstanding at 25 knots at 30 GPH TOTAL.

The Cockpit is one of the largest ever built for this size of sport fishing boat. The layout of the boat allows the anglers to sit in the shade in raised mezzanine seats. Everyone is always welcome on the bridge, with seating for six people. Tackle ranges from ultra-light spinning tackle to 80ws based on the fish we are targeting and the electronics are the latest available.

The best part about fishing on the Top Notch will be the friendly fishing experience. The crew always goes the extra mile for their charter. They have tournament experience and have placed in Marlin tournaments and Rockfish tournaments. Come join us for a wonderful fishing experience.

Feel free to call us if you have any questions or just want to know what's biting.

Call Russ Kostinas at 757-681-8068 to book your trip today!