M.V.Independence, a 45ft Caribbean Bertram boat cruising at 18kts with a maximum of 25kts.New Zealand is recognized as having one of the best marlin & sport fisheries in the world! But a lot of people do not realize how professional & how attainable it is to charter & experience the beauty of our land & our hospitality. For best targeting our game fishing
is to stay overnight, anchoring off at different beautiful bays each night, incorporating other forms of fishing to complete the whole adventure package! MV Independence offers you this opportunity in complete comfort with accommodation of up to 4 guests. Your skipper Capt. Marc Noakes & his crew have over 20 years of experience fishing the coats of New Zealand, Kona Hawaii, Cairns Australia & the South Pacific Islands. Capt. Marc Noakes whose wealth of knowledge & talent is priceless. His consistent tournament results are a testament to this. This experience is then pasted onto you to make a very memorable & successful trip.
Gidday, I am Capt. Marc Noakes & I have fished the Northland & East Coasts of New Zealand for all of my working life, since leaving school in 1984.During that time I have experience in both commercial & charter boat operations, including three seasons in Kona Hawaii, Cairns Australia & the South Pacific Islands.Heaviest Yellow Fin Tuna 69.2kg 1995.“The Jack Brittain Trophy” Charter Skipper catching the heaviest Marlin on a Lure 1996.“Kohn Trophy” Launch with Heaviest Gamefish 1996.Bayleys Gamefish Tournament most Tagged & Released winner 2003, 2004, & 2006.B.O.I. Ladies Gamefish Tournament winner 2003 & 2006Bill Hall Marlin Classic most Tagged & Released winner 2005 & 2006.Rivieria Giltrap First Equal 2006.B.O.I. Small Boats Tournament winner of both Tuna & Marlin sections 2005.