About the Owners.
ROCKFISH is owned by FISHEYE, Inc., which is owned by the Rink family of Camano Island, WA. Phil and Nancy Rink are both mechanical engineers, and their children are in middle and high school. They have owned boats of varying sizes and comfort levels, but ROCKFISH is clearly the crown jewel of the fleet.
In 2001, the Rink family seized an opportunity and took a year cruising the Caribbean Sea. They bought a 40' sailboat in St. Maarten, named her Mermaid, and learned how to sail. They spent the next several months sailing as far south as Martinique, up and out through the Virgins, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas, and finally ended up in Ft. Lauderdale. In addition to some bodacious tans and fantastic memories, the trip also resulted in an easy-reading book and a great family video. Both are available at the Mermaid website www.caribmermaid.com.
When they returned to their home in the Pacific Northwest, they found they missed the spaciousness of a larger boat but didn't want to give up the roominess and warmth of a power boat. They found everything they were looking for in the classic beauty and timeless comfort ROCKFISH has to offer. Although they were used to faster, planing boats, they found ROCKFISH has more than enough speed to comfortably cover our local cruising grounds. Two hours at nine knots is much more relaxing than one hour at twenty knots, and you can make and eat breakfast while underway.
The Rinks have spent over a year preparing ROCKFISH for your charter. ROCKFISH is fitted out as the complete yacht for a cruise in the Puget Sound and Gulf Islands. The equipment, the finishes, and the yacht itself were all selected to enhance your ability to find bliss and magic.
Rockfish is owned and managed by FISHEYE, Inc. Originally, FISHEYE, Inc. was started to manufacture and sell FISHEYE Underwater Video Cameras. These small, coffee-mug-sized cable-hung cameras were used by boaters, fishers, and marine professionals throughout the world. FISHEYE, Inc. sold the camera line to a large company in 1998. The cameras soon disappeared from the market when the large company changed their management team.