Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expeditions, Texas’ premier outfitter in Brazil’s Amazon, is sailing into uncharted territory come 2016 with a series of improvements, major events, and “firsts.” The first of these is the launch of the brand-new Rio Negro Queen. This 145-foot custom-built yacht is more a floating hotel than a yacht and has been more than a decade in the making.
Measuring 145 by 32 foot wide, the new boat is 20 feet longer and 10 feet wider than the soon-to-be retired yacht. Guest rooms are 200 square feet in size, feature floor to ceiling heat and sun-resistant glass for an incredible panoramic view of the rainforest; a side-by-side full size bed (can be a king size bed); private bath with walk-in shower; and air conditioning. Featured throughout the remainder of the boat are an elevator, two handicap accessible rooms (another Amazon first), a full-size dining room that resembles a country club restaurant, and an open lounge featuring 180-degree view of the Amazon.
Yes, exclusive amenities and onboard executive chef, sommelier, and fantastic crew and fishing guides are to serve to enhance the fishing experience. Capt. Peacock is about sportfishing − first and foremost – and continues to put clients on the biggest peacock bass in the world.
Capt. Peacock owner Leonardo Leao explains, “For more than 12 years Capt. Peacock has prided itself on providing the best Amazônia has to offer be that by guiding anglers to the last IGFA All Tackle World Record Peacock Bass, 28 pounds in 2010, providing guests with the only Bass Tracker boats on the Amazon, and by offering TFO fishing rods and Shimano Reels designed specifically for the Amazon.
Is fishing is the only thing Capt. Peacock can help clients experience?
“Absolutely not,” Leao emphasizes. “We arrange side trips for most of our clients. Whether it’s swimming with pink dolphins, eco-tours, visiting indigenous tribes, or any host of other activities, we are here to serve our clients and do so with pride. Texas pride, as we’re a Texas entity. We can arrange pretty much anything!”
This coming season, 2016, is the best time to book with Capt. Peacock. With the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil in June 2016, “we’re very excited,” Leao says. “Last year, more than one million visitors descended on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, and none left without a new love and appreciation for all things Brazil. The country was named one of the best host countries in all of FIFA’s history. I know the same will be said by the more than a million visitors to attend the Olympics in June. And we can help you get there with the same care and comfort we put into our fishing trips.”
Given the forethought Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expeditions have put into the future, the company might not be sailing into uncharted territory after all.