Equipment

Our boats, the Showstopper and the Little Lady are well-equipped, comfortable workhorses that offer protection from the elements. The boats receive routine safety inspections conducted by the law enforcement division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.


For convenience of all on board, both boats are equipped with a cuddy toilet, built-in drink cooler,  12V USB phone charging station and a wi-fi hot spot. 


Safety: It's our overriding priority at Thumbs Up Charter Services. The Showstopper and Little Lady are equipped with dual Raymarine chart plotters, depth sounder, digital radar, live satellite weather tracking, dual GPS receivers, dual VHF marine radios, EPIRB, reserve battery, reserve fuel tank, automatic fire suppression, bilge fume/water alarms, life raft and an outboard motor completely independent of all other on-board systems. 


All fishing tackle and equipment is provided. Equipment consists of Raymarine fish sonar and autopilot, Big Jon down riggers/rod trees, Church planer boards, Shakespeare rods, Penn reels, Moor Electronics depth-adjustable temp/speed sensors. In addition, a trolling plate allows for precise control of trolling speed.