Farewell Roy

After a 30-year tenure aboard our vessel, Captain Roy Rose has made the decision to chart a new course in his journey. Today, with both affection and deepest respect, we announce his departure from the R.P. family.

To Captain Roy Rose, we offer our sincerest best wishes for the journey ahead. May every horizon hold new opportunities, abundant catches, and the continued fulfillment of his dreams. Your Royal Polaris family will always be cheering you on, with tight lines and good fishing ahead.


  1. Mark Costello on May 8, 2024 at 12:32 am

    Bloody Hell! I have a 5th of Screwball on my desk with a note to bait him into skippering the 8 Day Eve and I are doing in December. Now what do I do with it?!

    Of the more than a dozen long range trips we have done on various boats the most entertaining leader we ever had is Captain Roy. His efforts at putting us on fish, attitude, and mastery of the sport was outstanding, to put it mildly. On the 6 day we did on the RP the passengers drank the boat dry before turning uphill. Captain Roy arranged to have a couple cases dropped off by a boat coming down (floating blue bags never looked so good), allowing the party to continue for another night. Brilliant. And the language! The trash in the bait receiver to emphasize the violations with the little nets. Inspired!

    May many bun, and non-bun days, be in his (and our) future!!


  2. Mark May on May 8, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    Roy, Just promise me you won’t fish “Compton” (unless I’m there)

    Mark May

    I’ll definitely see you around…

  3. Ken Kunkel on May 9, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    I will miss you on the R/P you were a great Captain and fun the fish with. I have many fond memories of trips I fished with you. The best was when I was laying on the deck with a big yellowtail hook up and you were yelling wind Kunk.

    Ken Kunkel (Fib’ers)

  4. Jeffery (Jaywan) on May 11, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    Roy, You will be missed. I had my best fishing trip with as Captain. Good luck in whatever else you chose to do.

  5. Keith Brown on May 15, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Congratulations on your memorable career with RP. You have been a tremendous memory provider for many fishermen/women. Nobody did it better. Wish you the best with future endeavors and hopefully some well deserved R&R.

    “Coach” Keith Brown

  6. Ed Budney on May 19, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for all the great trips. We all became better fisherman with you shared knowledge. I never laughed so much! Thanks again and the best of luck.

    Ed Budney