Snoopy V

Snoopy V

The Snoopy V is a 39′ Force Sportfish Express built specifically for Hawaiian waters, manufactured in Hilo, Hawaii. She is USCG certified for up to 25 passengers, however she takes no more than 10 passengers fishing. On Oahu, she is one of few sport fishing vessels that are capable of taking more than 6 passengers deep sea fishing. Large parties are welcome, as she is accustomed to taking bachelor parties and other families out to enjoy sport fishing in Hawaii. The Snoopy V was created in 1998 by Jim Patterson, the owner of Force Marine to be his personal fishing boat and as such was named the Force Play. There is no other boat that matches her custom design. She is built with thick fiberglass and designed to handle the seas of Hawaii.

Her career moved to Oahu to serve as a scuba diving boat in 2001. She then was sold and moved to Maui, where her name was changed to the Iwa Lele. She still holds the Maui record set by Captain Fuzzy out of Lahaina for most mahi mahi caught in a day on a charter with 77. In 2004, she was sold and moved back to Oahu to serve as a dive boat again. This time her name was changed to the Honey Girl.

We were lucky enough to find her and purchase her to serve our Armed Forces in 2008 at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. We changed her name to the Snoopy V. Our grandfather named his first boat the Snoopy by the request of our Father and Uncle. Since then, there has been the Snoopy II (same make and model as the Renegade), Snoopy III, Snoopy IV and now the Snoopy V. In 2009, we moved the Snoopy V to Kewalo Basin Harbor where she serves dual purpose sport fishing and scuba diving off of the South Shore of Oahu.

Powered by twin Cummins Diesel engines, Snoopy V is equipped with six Penn Internatioal 130’s, three Penn International 80’s and two Shimano Tiagra 50’s in addition to a Garmin Chartplotter and sounder. We landed our largest fish with her on February 12, 2009 and she weighed in at 600lbs.