This past December myself and a group from My Fishing Cape Cod traveled to Costa Rica, where we met Ryan for a week of fishing. During that week, we spent two days fishing by boat in the waters of the Golfo Dulce.
Our local guide Quincho chartered us in his panga-style boat the "Blackberry", named for his past penchant for drinking blackberry wine. Quincho built this boat himself, and it took him only a month to construct.
The Blackberry is a typical Tico boat, about 18 feet long, crafted mostly from fiberglass, with a shallow v-hull, low freeboard, and a blue roof supported by steel and wood framework.