About Us

The Tornado has a long and interesting history that started in Marysville, WA in 1969. After the building process was finished at Westport Shipyard, she began making trips out of Westport under Ed Besel. She then fished out of Monterey, CA for a number of years before being brought back to her home port of Westport by her new owners. Since 2005, she has undergone extensive amounts of maintenance, repair and refitting to turn her into one of the most well equipped charterboats in her class.


  • Length: 54 feet
  • Width: 19 feet
  • Gross Tonnage: 26
  • Twin Cummins Diesel Power (QSL9 810hp)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Max Speed: 16 knots
  • 20kw Northern Lights generator
  • Furuno Electronics
  • iCom Radios
  • Globalstar Satellite Phone
  • Men’s & Women’s Restrooms
  • Microwave
  • Sleeps 10 Passengers (Overnight Trips)
  • 250 Gal Live Bait Well
  • 2.5 Ton RSW Refrigerated Fishhold
  • EPIRB Equipped
  • 30 Person Inflatable Zodiac Life Raft  
  • USCG Certified


Captain Dwight Sawin was born with an interest in fishing and an affinity for the ocean. He started out as a deckhand at the age of 12 and fell in love with sport fishing in Westport. He now is the proud owner and operator of the Tornado. He loves his boat so much he proposed to his now wife (Cassie Sawin) on it!


About Us

Dwight has been running trips for over 10 years out of Westport and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their charterfishing trips.

About Us
About Us