Saturday Pants - a uniquely capable exploration vessel
Newly acquired for the 2018 season, our 26 foot Anderson Offshore is a true offshore aluminum workhorse. Custom built to commercial-spec by renowned Vancouver Island builder Lawrence Anderson (known for his work with Lifetimer Boats), Saturday Pants is a unique vessel designed for a diverse array of tasks, but especially thrives in the heavy-weather, offshore environment with it's agressive deep-vee hull, generous deadrise, and high freeboard. An ideal platform for all-weather fishing, it also functions well as a small crew boat/water taxi with its deep, spacious cuddy cabin, with seating for up to 6, and a head for longer trips. Top-of-the-line, brand-new radar, navigation, and electronics, plus a twin outboard configuration allow her to venture anywhere while maintaining safety as our number one priority. Our passenger capacity is 8, but we run with a maximum of 6 plus gear. For fishing trips, however, we limit passengers to 3. This vessel is insured and registered as a commercial passenger vessel with Transport Canada.
Simon Hayter has been driving boats his whole life in all kinds of seas, chasing all the species of the Pacific. He has his commercial 15-tonne Skipper's licence as well as other related marine-operator qualifications. He is also a Search and Rescue Technician with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and a Primary Care Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service.
Simon holds the RHIOT certification from the Canadian Coast Guard; an elite marine-operator qualification for advanced fast-boat pilotage in heavy weather.