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The Desperado is a 56' Taylor Made boat built in 1997 by Taylor Harrison, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. She has a large fishing platform with ample room in the cockpit and salon areas. Powered by a C-30 CAT rated at 1550HP, the Desperado cruises at an easy 26 knots, to get you to the fish quickly, and has a top end of 33 knots. She is outfitted with the latest electronics and fishing tackle.

The Desperado is based out of Pirates Cove Marina year round. Our goal is to provide our customers with the fishing experience of a lifetime. Our courteous and professional crew will insure that you have the time of your life while aboard this beauty.


Captain Gray Blount, owner of the Desperado, grew up in Eastern NC. He got his start fishing with his father and brother on their family boat, Barbara B.

Captain Gray has been either mating or running a boat since the late 80s – and is a graduate of East Carolina University. He has fished both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for the world’s most elusive fish. His favorite fish is the White Marlin, but Captain Gray loves fishing for all Billfish! And, when the Tuna are biting, he loves that too!

Captain Gray invites you to book an exciting off-shore fishing adventure with him this season on the Desperado.


Hi everyone my name is Lucas Jolly and I’m from Emerald Isle, NC. Growing up on the coast and the son of a commercial fisherman naturally I gravitated towards the industry. I was roughly 5 years old when I made my first offshore trip with my father, and ever since then I knew it was for me. At 16 I took my first job on the back of a charter boat and never looked back!

Since then I have spent my summers charter fishing in NC and winters traveling chasing Marlins and surf abroad in places like Mexico, Central America, and Hawaii. Living the dream in my own opinion! Look forward to meeting you all this season on the Desperado!