The Little Shell fishing vessel debuted in 2017 on Season 4 of National Geographic's Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks. Its 3-man crew of lifetime watermen consists of Captain Nick Gowitzka and mates Cliff Spencer and Brandon Brickhouse. Gowitzka is a veteran of the series, having previously appeared as a mate on the Fishing Frenzy. He plans to lead the Little Shell to glory as it returns for Season 5 come summer 2018.
The Little Shell, a 45’ West Mac, will keep you high and dry. She's powered by a 800 horsepower engine capable of cruising smoothly at 20 knots to and from the fishing grounds. Anglers can relax in the spacious cockpit complete with 4 comfortable chairs and a shade top for when you want to stay cool and out of the sun.
Powered by a generator, the Little Shell includes amenities like a climate-controlled cabin, full-sized bathroom, microwave, TV and stereo that is capable of Bluetooth for your iPad or cell phone. She offers the latest in electronics too, including radar and fish-finding equipment, as well as top of the line communications and safety equipment.