Pictured on the Bass River before heading to her homeport, the stunning Flag Blue Andiamo (which means “Let’s Go” in Italian) was like a thoroughbred at the starting gate. “We bought the boat to be a serious tuna-fishing machine for the New Jersey mid-shore and offshore circuit but also really to be a family fishing boat at the same time,” says Sam. “My angler children are 12, 13, 14 and 15. We love the boat because it’s fast, stable and comfortable. For the run-and-gun style tuna fishing we do, it’s perfect. With the addition of the marlin tower, monitoring the spread while trolling is a game-changer.” It’s not a bad spot for a family photo either.