The first Cape Fishermen was launched in 1993 and was also our first Lite Tackle model. The 1910 LT had large pop-up cleats, strategically placed grab rails, fore and aft casting platforms, lots of dry storage, and the finest fly rod storage available on any boat of the time. It was the super clean interior that fly fishermen and other light tackle anglers wanted. A low console, large poling/sighting platform, and a unique rear platform bridge were also added. Trim tabs where also added to the tweaked 19’ 10’’ hull.
Soon some of the finest saltwater guides and anglers on the East Coast, including New Jersey’s Captain Dave Chouinard and Outer Banks’ Captains Sarah Gardner and Brian Horsley, were offering changes. Their input has made the Jones Brothers’ Cape Fishermen Series the boats by which all other big water light tackle boats are measured.
The 1910LT Cape Fisherman was our first Lite Tackle (LT) model. Not long after, LT editions were released for several of the Bateau series, as well as optional LT packages for other Cape Fisherman models. In 2020, after noticing that essentially all boats ordered from the factory were LT editions, we acknowledge our market. Currently, all Jones Brothers boats are configured with most fishing “options” as standard features.