the boat Iou is a purpose built 36 ft. sports fisherman, she has full toilet facilities, a large sundeck, spacious cockpit with sun awning and plenty of seating both in the cockpit and up on the fly bridge. we encourage your participation by involving you in re-baiting the lines, steering the vessel and coming up to the bridge where the navigational instruments are explained to you. last sept / oct iou underwent a major refit - two new perkins / sabre 225 hp twin turbo diesel engines and gearboxes were fitted and her entire interior was refurbished. the ownersiou is owned by alan and nicola birkett and is captained and crewed by very experienced fishermen. alan has over thirty years experience fishing in barbados and in other islands of the caribbean. iou offers 4, 6 and 8 hour charters. the 4 hour charters include drinks and snacks and the 6 and 8 hour charters include freshly made sandwiches and a wide selection of drinks. all tackle and bait is provided. also available and very popular, is the 5 hour fish and swim charter which offers a few hours of fishing followed by swimming and snorkeling over wrecks or with turtles. iou is the only charter boat to offer this option.