Finest Kind

Finest Kind

37-foot Merritt

In 2010, The Finest Kind took home the most tuna over 100lbs and also caught the largest Sailfish in Maui County.

Captain David Hudson brings over 35 years of experience fishing and navigating through the tropical waters between Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe. His knowledge and experience for this extreme sport is priceless.

Great Reputation

Are you ready to try your luck at a 1,000 lb. Blue Marlin?

Finest Kind has a reputation for bringing in some enormous fish! Captain David Hudson and his crew have performed this task year after year making them some of the most renowned fishermen in Maui. Finest Kind offers both shared and private Maui fishing charters. No fishing license is required in Maui.

Catch Library

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Boat Details

Built in 1964 by Buddy Merritt, this captivating 37-foot Tournament Classic lives up to its namesake as the “Perfect Fishing Boat.” Striking out on daily tours from Lahaina Harbor, guests are led out to the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean by 3rd generation Captain David Hudson. The 350-hp Yanmar Diesels combine power and stealth to maneuver the boat at a cruising speed of 24 knots.

The Finest Kind is engineered with all the qualities of a classic day boat. Shade, spacious seating and a finely crafted open teak cockpit offers guests the ability to be a part of the action, and if need be, the opportunity to relax and enjoy the tropical scenery. The Finest Kind offers a wide array of amenities which include:

  • Live bait wells
  • Dead bait, stripe bait and lures
  • Six Anglers
  • Gold Shimano Tiagra 2 speed Reels
  • Penn International Reels up to 130’s
  • An open teak cockpit
  • Depth finder
  • GPS
  • Large galley with a fridge
  • Supply of ice, coolers, bait and tackle

Charter Rates



Experience and Determination

For many years Captain David Hudson has been guiding anglers to battle giant Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and other game fish off the beautiful Maui coast. Combining steadfast determination and professionalism, David Hudson and his crew know where to find fish and what type of equipment to use in nearly any condition. For hours at a time the one thing on everyone’s mind is finding that next big catch. When that happens the boat and its crew strike into action! It can be pandemonium at times and the adrenaline rush is something that you will have never experienced. Don’t miss your opportunity to spend a day with one of the Finest Deep Sea Fishing Teams!

Call us at (808) 866-6013 to make reservations and for more information. Note:  There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.   7.166%  GET and Harbor Use Fee not included.