Welcome to the website of the F/V Hard Merchandise! We are one of Gloucester’s traditional, old school, commercial fishing vessels, working year round to feed the nation.
We are proud to be featured as part of the National Geographic Channel’s show “Wicked Tuna.” We think we are the wickedest tuna boat out there.
Traditionally we have fished groundfish; cod, haddock and pollack, year round commercially, as well as Giant Bluefin Tuna during the late summer/fall seasons. During a few months of the summer we make the boat available for limited specialty charters for hire.
The F/V Hard Merchandise is a 38ft Danielshead solid fiberglass Novi boat which was completely rebuilt in winter of 2019-2020 . New engine, new deck, new cabin, and she’s now powered with a brand new FPT N67 evo ( same engines on falcon ) capable of 500 hp. Which means faster ride to fishing grounds along with a new comfortable cabin.
When the FV FAlcon or Fv Hard Merchandise are not available for charters, please check out our friends at Kelly Ann Charters, Kathryn Leigh Charters, Karen Lynn Charters, and the F/V Miss Meredith.
Joe recently graduated from college and passed his own Captain’s exam, and is going to give the world of fishing a run for its money. We wish him the best and TAILS UP!