The Calcutta is a 43-foot Torres, a proven fishing machine built in Key West, Florida to the highest craftsmanship and standards by locals who know what it takes to succeed in the waters of the Florida Keys. The Calcutta’s power plant boasts a pair of 6140 Lugger turbo-charged diesels with electronic controls, which at 610 horsepower each confer huge advantages whether charging offshore in search of mahi and marlin at the crack of dawn in summer, racing to capitalize on wintertime sailfish bait showers, or ranging widely and quickly offshore or up and down the reef edge to maximize fishing success on any given day.
State-of-the-art electronics allow Capt. Josh to do amazing things that catch fish for you—his radar acuity and power is so good, he can use it to locate flocks of surface-feeding birds invisible to the most powerful binoculars or very best eyes; he can actually use his color scope to mark individual sailfish, at depth, hovering around a baitball, position the boat accordingly, and direct live baits vertically right down in front of their noses; and so on, using plotting tricks and other capabilities and techniques that translate directly into more red-hot fishing action for you. It’s almost like cheating, and the bottom line is, instead of wandering around blindly, your drag is screaming and you’ve got a fish on.
Perhaps the most important value of fishing on such a spacious, meticulously maintained vessel might not be the most obvious. Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, it’s fresh and clean, it’s pretty, it’s pleasant, it’s comfortable, and it’s even air-conditioned. Your family can enjoy being offshore. They can lounge inside around the large table, or go up to the bridge and relax on the comfortable couch areas there in the fresh breeze, protected by the overhead shade. An inside refrigerator/freezer and an outside cooler full of fresh crushed ice keep drinks and food cold and easily accessible. Capt. Daniel treats his customers like family. The Calcutta is their home away from home, and he wants them to be completely at ease and loving every minute of their day. It’s no wonder so many clients book multiple days each time they visit the Florida Keys, and no wonder so many clients return year after year.