Our Vessels

El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite
El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite
El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite




2009 Bellingham Wa.


Surf Side Marine Charter 30

Uniflite 30 ft hull 

32 ft overall


Twin Volkswagen Marine Diesel


225 HP  Enhanced 

Mercruiser Bravo 1 X Drives

610 HP total


300 gallons fuel  500 km range

50 gal fresh water

50 gal holding

10 passengers 2 crew


TOP Speed 42 mph

Cruise 35 mph

Home port

Deer Harbor Marina, Orcas Island San Juan’s Washington State


The El Jefe was custom built from the keel up by surf side marine in Bellingham.  This vessel was built using the 30 ft. Uniflite hull design that was made famous as the US Navy's river patrol boat during Viet Nam, known as the PBR, River Rat or Riverine.  Uniflite continued to build them as yachts until the late 80's, and again in the mid 90's as the Norstar Yacht.

With it's long history and un-equaled performance, I believe it to be the best plaining hulled boat ever designed.  The El Jefe is powered by twin Volkswagen Marine Diesel 225 hp TDI's.  They are, by far, the quietest, cleanest burning and most efficient diesels on the planet.  The boat is outfitted with the latest in Navigation Technology, using Boeing's Nobeltec software.  It is equipped with sonar, interactive GPS chart plotter, 36 mile radar and 3D bathymetric bottom view capability.

El Jefe has a private marine head and seating for 9 plus the captain, with plenty of outside space for wildlife viewing or fishing, and wide doorways for those with special needs.

:: Pet friendly


The El Jefe

El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite kayaking at sucia
El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite kayaking at sucia
El Jefe 30 ft custom Uniflite kayaking at sucia

I tend to get very nervous on boats and was very apprehensive about our tour, but the second I stepped onboard the El Jefe I knew we made the right decision. We went through some what seemed to me as enormous waves. It was amazing, I felt like we were in a floating hummer. I was actually scared for the people in the other boats. We will for sure be returning to the San Juan Islands and will be spending as much time with Captain Marty as possible.  

Carrie Rasmussen       Los Angeles CA.


Gus is a 30ft aluminum boat built in 1997 by Seawolf boats.

With a cruising speed of 26 knots she is swift stable and very seaworthy. Gus is also very roomy for those with kids. Gus is also pet friendly.