Padrig Rees has spent his life on and around boats since before he can remember, initially helping his father out on fishing boats and passenger trips during the school holidays. Whilst studying engineering and vessel maintenance at Pembrokeshire College he also crewed on the passenger boats around Ramsey Island until he became a skipper at 22. After skippering around the Pembrokeshire islands for 7 years he moved into the offshore industry skippering dive support and survey vessels for the next 8 years. During his time off he continued running trips around the Pembrokeshire islands and purchased the Blue Shark in 2013 to run diving and fishing charters. He now runs the Blue shark on a full time basis around the area he grew up in, helping others experience the amazing fishing and diving opportunities that Pembrokeshire has to offer
Blue Shark is a 33ft Sport Fisher built to very high standards by Lochin Marine, who produce boats renowned their exceptional sea keeping qualities, even in bad weather. Blue Shark is powered by a 300hp Ford Mermaid Turbo plus engine, which enables a sprint speed of 16kts and a service speed of 12kts. She has a shortened wheelhouse giving extra deck space and making her the ideal platform for fishing or diving. There is also a large stern door for diver access and to help land the larger species caught such as sharks.
The vessel is fitted with state of the art Lowrance electronics, including 4G radar and the latest charts for safety of navigation. There is also CHIRP echo sounder and down scan sonar in order to help us find those fish holding structures and ultimately the fish.