The Rhino Charger is a 31-foot on the waterline (34-foot overall length) Island Hopper powered by a 450hp turbo diesel Cummings engine in pristine condition. With a top speed of 30 knots, the Rhino Charger Charter Boat can reach Costa Rica’s Continental Shelf in thirty minutes. Custom designed in 2005, the American built Rhino Charger sports a tremendous 12.5-foot beam, which translates into smooth dry rides. The huge open fishing cockpit provides plenty of room for everyone.
The Rhino Charger is the only boat in the Tamarindo fleet equipped with a fly bridge. The fly bridge and covered cockpit provide plenty of cool shade in which to relax. Below deck a V berth cabin and head (bathroom) ensure everyone is comfortable. Extremely stable and able to safely withstand anything the sea can dish out, the Rhino Charger is as tough as her name.
The Rhino Charger is maintained to an exacting standard based on Captain Rick’s vast experience with US Coast Guard standards. The boat is constantly maintained to provide guests with a safe and comfortable experience while at sea. Rods and tackle are always maintained and kept in top shape…you never know when you’re going to land the fish of a lifetime!
Island Hopper 30
The Island Hopper 30 was originally developed over 3-1/2 decades ago to fill the need for a small, versatile, commercial grade vessel with strength, durability and a long working life that could be bought for, and maintained at, a reasonable cost. Today it remains as true to those original goals as the day the first Island Hopper was built.
Individually built to order using quality commercial grade components, entirely hand-laid including a solid fiberglass hull with no coring, rugged durability and long life are the trademarks of Island Hoppers everywhere.
Over the years Island Hoppers have developed a devout following far beyond what the original developer foresaw. Fishing captains depend on Island Hoppers worldwide and The Rhino Charger is an excellent example of the quality, craftsmanship and durability that defines Island Hopper boats.
Gear and Equipment
- Shimano 30 lb. to 50 lb. stand up tackle.
- Shimano Tiagra 30’s, 50’s, and 80’s sit down rigs.
- Marlin Chair – Release Marine Fighting Chair.
- Down riggers and outriggers.
- Transom door for those big ones.
- Dive platform.
- Dual Faruno GPS and Dual Faruno fish finders.
- VHF radios.
- Enclosed tower with full electronics.
- Chart plotters, auto pilot, global positioning emergency locator, on board international and local telephones.