Missing Lynx is a 2016 Hewescraft 240 Alaskan with twin 115 Yamaha outboards. The boat is meticulously maintained with redundant backup and emergency gear. In fact, we go over and above the minimum required safety gear and are equipped with multiple radios, a satellite phone, 2 EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons), and a life raft. She is fully equipped with the latest sonar technology, multiple VHF radios, HD radar, and a chart plotter (GPS). We operate her as an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV), which means we can legally accommodate up to six guests at time.
Missing Lynx is equipped with a marine head (toilet), a diesel heater/stove (for your warmth!), pressurized fresh water, tons of interior storage, and ample, comfortable seating. Her simple seating arrangement and window layout allows for 360-degree unobstructed views from inside the warmth and protection of the cabin. Even on those blustery winter days or rainier summer days, one can enjoy the surroundings without venturing outside into the elements!
One of her most unique features is the fore and aft doors and decks for wildlife viewing, outdoor storage, and beach landings. Sometimes you just need to climb on the bow to get that great shot of an orca or to store an additional dive tank. While underway, the back deck is protected from wind and is a great place to hang out if you wish to stand outside while we transit to a new location.
The Missing Lynx is capable of cruising at up 40 knots, but we generally cruise about 20 knots for a more comfortable ride. However, our high max speed means we can get to the wildlife and scenery fast if time is an issue!
Captains Bixler and Krystin are very meticulous on maintenance, safety, and cleanliness of the Missing Lynx. We are her original owners and take pride in taking care of our boat and offering a safe and awesome experience on the water.
Why the name Missing Lynx?
While out riding his fat bike one day, Bixler broke the chain and used a "missing link" to fix it on the trail. While toying with the chain, he was thinking about our new boat we just purchased and our son that was on the way. Then he had an epiphany. It seemed that the two missing links in our life were finally forged: our boat and our boy. Since we named our son Lynx, we decided to incorporate his name into the name of the boat, hence the Missing Lynx.