Miss Chris Fishing is a family-owned and operated fishing and cruising business. Captain Jeff Stewart and his wife Leeann purchased Miss Chris and Cape May Fisherman in 2015. At that time they only had the small, wooden Lady Chris which could only fit about 40 anglers. They then upgraded again to the all-new, modern, aluminum 80 foot Miss Chris which fishes today.
Miss Chris Fishing was founded in 1973 by Frank Speigel and his wife “Chris.” Captain Fred, Captain Butch, and Captain Mike Scanlan were the core crew of the Miss Chris through the 80s into the 2000s. Since the start, the captains and crews of the Miss Chris and Lady Chris have strived to provide the highest quality and most professional fishing trips to both experienced and novice anglers, while keeping it fun and friendly
The Miss Chris is 22 feet wide and 80 feet long with wide side decks, an upper sun deck, air conditioning, and a lovely heating system, along with men’s and ladies restrooms, and a snack bar serving sodas, waters, snacks, beer, and wine (when available).
The Miss Chris is reliably stable. The vessel was repowered in 2019 with twin John Deere Tier III EPA Clean Diesel Technology with 1300 horsepower which allows the boat to cruise comfortably at 16-18 knots. This in turn makes four-hour trips a breeze, and longer offshore excursions obtainable.