Capt. Skip Smith is a world renowned offshore captain who dedicated a large part of his life seeking record marlin in over 25 different countries. His incredible book, The Tales of A Hooker and Her Madam, documented his and boat owner Jerry Dunaway’s breathtaking 11 year adventure chasing the migrations of the oceans premier game fish. Their innovations and success was profound amassing a total of 49 IGFA World Records. For the past 25 years Skip has been the President of Smith-Merritt Insurance, Inc. in Pompano Beach, Florida, he continues to maintain the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar yacht insurance company while serving on several industry boards, including Chair of the IGFA’s along with the prestigious Tommy Gifford Award – which is presented to legendary captain and crew nominees who are selected by a committee of internationally-renowned captains and mates. With Smith’s tight connection to custom-built sport boats, he helped create the Custom Shootout in 2002 – presenting the industry an opportunity to give back and benefit many charitable organizations for the past 14 years. Captain Skip Smith was inducted into the Broward Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 as a fisherman. What career this man has had…Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
In this episode, Skip talks about his harrowing encounters at sea and on land, great wins, and the battle scars of being an offshore captain in the 70’s & 80’s.