YB Normal

Capt. Vinnie Sacks Fort Lauderdale, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
YB Normal-Person
5 out of 5 stars

Charter boat YB Normal is here to take you on a fishing trip you won’t soon forget. Docked in Fort Lauderdale, Captain Vinnie has access to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the east coast of Florida. On your trip with YB Normal you’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of fishing techniques. Whether you’re jigging for Snapper while anchored up over a reef, or high-speed trolling for the elusive gamefish of the Atlantic, you’re in for a thrilling day on the water.


YB Normal offers trips suited for anyone’s needs. We’re one of the few boats in the Fort Lauderdale area that offers budget friendly shared trips, where you reserve a seat on the boat, not the whole boat. So if you’re a party of 2 not looking to break the bank of a full day fishing trip, you’ll be able to purchase 2 seats with the other 4 seats being filled with other friendly anglers looking for a good time on the water. And of course, we offer private trips as well! These trips are perfect for families, groups of friends, or anyone looking for a private, custom tailored trip designed to suit YOUR needs. With a maximum capacity of 6, YB Normal has more than enough room for everyone to be comfortably fishing. 


Owned and Operated by Captain Vinnie Sacks, a Fort Lauderdale local with over 11 years of professional Captain experience. He’s been fishing and working on boats his whole life, needless to say he knows where the fish are. He’s great with first time anglers, kids, veteran anglers- you name it. He’ll work with you to make sure you’re comfortable with the techniques needed to land anything that bites your hook! 


If you decide to book a half day trip, to make the most of our time we’ll mainly be bottom fishing/drift fishing over the abundance of reefs of the coast of Fort Lauderdale. The full day trips allow us the time needed to get to the fishing grounds a little further off the coast where we’ll be chasing the fish found in deeper waters. Sailfish and Tilefish are the two most popular targets for the longer trips, but Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Barracuda also aren’t strangers. On the reef trips, we’ll be landing Grouper, Amberjack, and a variety of Snapper including Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Mutton Snapper. 


Charter boat YB Normal is a well kept 43ft Sportfish built in 1985. She’s received maintenance on a regular basis and she’s powered by a 400hp John Deere 9.5L Turbo engine. The vessel is fully equipped with all of the gear needed for a great day on the water. Air Conditioning is our most popular feature where you’ll be able to relax in the “Living room” of the boat in between bites or on your way to and from the fishing grounds. And of course, your trip price includes a First Mate, all Rods, Reels, and Tackle, Filleting the day’s catch, and a fishing license for everyone on board.


Make the most of your stay in Fort Lauderdale by booking a trip with YB Normal and Captain Vinnie! We’re looking forward to helping you create memories that will last a lifetime, and leave you wanting to come back for more! Nothing beats the taste of a fresh grouper on the grill after being caught only hours ago… Book your trip today, our availability fills up fast!  

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  Launch Location

1005 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

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Trips start at $600

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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1985 48' Sport Fisherman

400 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The boat is yours for the morning, so head out to the reef and grab yourself some tasty Snapper and Grouper. You will also be able to target Kingfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Bonito, and more

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Spend the afternoon out fishing for great local food fish like Snappers and Groupers, as well as trolling for Kingfish, Bonito, and maybe even some Mahi Mahi.

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

With a couple of extra hours, you can head to deeper water in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more, or hit deep reefs for Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish, and other great bottom-dwellers.

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 12:30pm to 6:30pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

With a couple of extra hours, you can head to deeper water in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more, or hit deep reefs for Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish, and other great bottom-dwellers.

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The boat is yours for the whole day and what you do is up to you. Drop lines way into the deep for huge Snappers and tasty Tilefish, or troll for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Black Grouper
    Blackfin Tuna
    Blue Marlin
    Cubera Snapper
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Lesser Amberjack
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    White Marlin

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Radar

    Boat Features

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooler
    • Multimedia System
    • Refrigerator


    • Bed
    • Flybridge
    • Kitchen
    • Shower
    • Salon
    • Toilet
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Boat Gear

    • Fighting Chair
    • First Mate
    • Casting Platform
    • Downriggers
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Handline
    • Jigging
    • Kite Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • No age limit, All Ages Welcome

    Fishing Location

    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Vinnie Sacks

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    48 foot

    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer

    John Deere 9.6L

    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    400 HP

    Customer Reviews

    YB Normal-Person
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Trip!

      Created S Sweeney

      Great day of fishing! Price was awesome! Vinnie you the man! Hard working individual. Love you guys. My freezer is empty so I'll definitely be back for more.

    • Had a blast!!

      Created Austin Graham

      Great fishing charter. Took us right to the fish and had a blast! Would recommend to anyone. The boat has plenty of space and is very comfortable. Crew is very knowledgeable.

    • Highly Recommended!

      Created Jeremy Olsen

      Highly recommend YB Normal fishing charters. My friends and I had a great time out on the water and under Vinnys and Wiley’s watch we caught some nice sized Tuna. They were also very accommodating and got us in on short notice. Messaged them through their Facebook profile and got back to me immediately. Thanks again.

    • Amazing Trip!

      Created timothy kirklin

      Super easy amazing tour. If you like catching fish I recommend these guys. They will keep you fishing the entire time, catching sharks snappers and much more. They were extremely helpful and nice, will recommend to anyone visiting the area. The more expensive the tour doesn't mean the better the fishing. Will use again if we visit ft Lauderdale !

    • Great Experience!

      Created Matthew Bartolozzi

      Great experience today on YBNormal. These guys work hard and love what they do. Look no further!

    • Great Guides!

      Created Peyton Mansell

      Was a great experience. Captain Vinnie and Cam did a great job of getting us on fish and keeping us there. Caught plenty of fish over 4 hours and had an amazing time. Definitely going to be going back next time we are in the area.

    • Wonderful Experience!

      Created Shannon Costin

      Wonderful experience today with Vinney and his first mate! Highly recommend this boat! Put us on fish immediately!

    • Fish On

      Created Christopher Rhodes

      Captain put us on fish and the mate was great. Highly recommend.

    • Enjoyable Trip

      Created Lewis Rhodes

      Crew on the boat have a sense of humor and we were on top of the fish majority of the trip.

    • 8 hour trip

      Created Pat O'Connor

      Capt Vinnie works hard to get you on the fish, has a great boat and his tackle is first class. Went on an 8 hour charter and caught fish on a day when most other boats weren't. Will use him again, highly recommend.