M/Y The Fun Ticket
The Fun Ticket is a 68-foot sports-fisher. Built for the owner of Bertram Yachts as a 58’ vessel in 1979 and a 10-foot cockpit extension with fighting chair was added before she left the yard in 1980. A tuna-tower was added in 1993 in Puerto Rico. The hull is solid fiberglass (when adding a through-hull some 10 feet from the bow, I measured one full inch of fiberglass at the waterline). She has three staterooms, three heads and showers, a fully-equipped galley, large salon/dining and laundry closet. She can be driven from four different locations including an enclosed bridge (fore and aft), fly-bridge, and tuna-tower. She's quite famous in Puerto Rico where she served as a charter fishing boat for the casinos for several years, and is rumored to have been a favorite fishing charter of John F. Kennedy, Jr. With the two outriggers extended, you can easily run seven lines behind the vessel. Down below, she has two 650hp turbo-diesels that will cruise at 17-18 knots with 20 knots as the approximate top speed. She has three different fuel tanks and can hold 2,100 gallons of fuel.
Captain James A. Carroll, Jr.
I worked in South America and Africa as a Construction Supervisor for Chevron/Gulf for 25 years before retiring in 1999. For my retirement celebration, I went to the US Virgin Islands to scuba dive and visit my daughter and son-in-law in Tortola, and found The Fun Ticket for sale (previously owned by the Chandler Boiler Company) lying at the Moorings Marina and visible from their balcony. We purchased her on my daughter's birthday, and my wife and I have lived aboard ever since.
Captain Darlene Carroll
After growing up in Texas, I have lived and maintained households and ran businesses all over the world from Ecuador, South America to Nigeria, West Africa. I am now happily retired aboard The Fun Ticket.