Hi Patudo, I am very happy with my 53 Hatteras, we raise fish all the time. At the moment we are experiencing some crazy weather on the S.E Australian coast, 40 to 60 knot winds etc. which has meant very little fishing time this month, but when it clears I will be out there chasing the pelagics. I have caught plenty of blacks on my last boats and a nice sized blue (in fact my wife hooked it up) probably 100 kilo plus, but so far the most fun was a sailfish way back in 1998, it was about 80 kilo (170+ pound) and gave the most incredible fight. I know from some friends that there is a lot of BIG Blue marlin out far, a fishing area which is just beginning to get attention around Australia, so I hope to enjoy it in the years to come. Cheers.