Captains Jim and Kim would like to welcome you on board their 43-foot Tiara Open sport yacht, powered by two Detroit diesels and a 90 HP outboard trolling motor. The boat has a large enclosed head, multiple sinks, hot water, and fully-equipped galley. With open-air seating in the stern as well as enclosed seating near the helm, you'll fish in comfort, plus there's plenty of room to store all your belongings and walk around.
You don't have to worry about space. Plumber's Helper is the largest fishing charter boat in Northern Lake Michigan and can comfortably accommodate you and your group.
Plumber's Helper Charter Service provides top-of-the-line fishing equipment and tackle, as well as multiple fish finders, to make your trip a success. If you want to go on a boating excursion, we can arrange that for you as well. You can even bring your own food and beverage aboard.
Best Fishing Equipment
Our boat is loaded with radar, GPS navigation systems, depth finders, Coast Guard-approved life jackets and safety equipment, including an inflatable 8-man life raft. The captains are licensed by the United States Coast Guard, and the boat and equipment are inspected by the Michigan DNR so you can look forward to a safe and care free trip.
Call us at 231-357-3413 to learn more about our fishing boat.
Many people have asked us where the boat name "Plumber's Helper" came from. Good question!
Captain Jim is a licensed plumbing contractor (now retired) who previously owned and operated
Great Lakes Plumbing, Heating & AC in Petoskey and Indian River for
over 30 years.
When he first started up the company, he used a much smaller boat to run service calls back and forth to Mackinac Island and dubbed it "Plumber's Helper."
At that time, he was also involved in tournament fishing and was known around the tournament circuit by that same name.
By the time he started charter fishing, the name had stuck -- and now you know "the rest of the story."