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Kimar's Charters has been a family-owned and operated business since 1945.  Captain Dave's father started the business and his son-in-law, Captain Ric, now leads the charters.

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Dave Kimar

Captain Dave learned how to fish as a young man from his father Al Kimar (founder) and the local fisherman.  Captain Dave took over the family business after his father passed away in the 1960s, and served as a charter boat captain for over 30 years. He is a true innovator - he was the first charter captain to venture regularly to Stannard Rock!   He still owns the family business, books the charters, and offers his expertise.

Eric Artress

Captain Eric joined Kimar's Charters in 2019. Eric is both a passionate fisherman and family man.  With two youngsters of his own at home, he is an expert with kids on the boat!  You and your family are sure to enjoy fishing with Captain Eric!

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Ric O'Neill
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Captain Ric is part of the third generation in the family business. He married Captain Dave's daughter Anne in 1985 and began his training in the charter business in 1990 after serving as Military Police in the US Air Force. Captain Ric is a passionate captain and is dedicated to giving you the satisfaction you deserve!  His knowledge and experience in fishing the area guarantee it!

Bill Weisenger

Captain Bill is an experienced fisherman who loves to fish.  With an engineering degree from Michigan Tech, you will see Bill's technical skills at work on the boat!  

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