Home Port Charts, located in Stuart, FL and Cape May, NJ began 30 years ago by Captain Bill Shuda, Sr., born October 14, 1921. He started the small business after numerous requests from fellow charter boat Captains for his hand made Loran Wreck and Reef Charts.
In 1955, Capt. Bill Sr. helped establish the Cape May Artificial Reef. He is also one of the founders and a proprietary member of the Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club, a member of the Cape May Party Boat Association, and the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.
Also in 1995, his son Capt. Bill Shuda, Jr. began making GPS charts for the Florida waters using his accumulated data logged after many years as a Captain fishing the East Coast Tournament Circuit, Sailfish Alley, and the Bahamas. He added bottom structure and local fishing grounds along with suggestions from local charter boat Captains, anglers, divers, and everyday boaters to provide Home Port Charts with information not found on any other charts.
Capt. Bill Shuda, Jr. is an IGFA Certified Observer, past tournament director, proprietary member of the Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club, a member of the West Palm Fishing Club, the Stuart Sailfish Club, the Martin County Anglers Club, the Ft. Pierce Sportfishing Club, the Jupiter Inlet Offshore Fishing Club, a licenced Captain and Committee Boat Reporter for the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Billfish Tournament, the South Jersey Shark Tournament, and the South Jersey White Marlin Open.
Today, Captain Bill, Sr. and Captain Bill, Jr. along with his wife Marjie, produce the most up to date, user friendly and GPS accurate Charts available from New York to Florida and the Bahamas.
Home Port Charts are sold in most marinas, marine supply stores and tackle shops.