About Us

Welcome aboard Heavy Hitter, a 57’ Viking Sport Fisher. We offer luxury fishing charter experiences, as well as custom excursions to celebrate an important life event or to simply relax and enjoy the views offered by the West Coast of Florida.


Top Yacht Charters is a family owned business. Lou Zimmermann and Marcia Ensley both grew up in the Midwest and longed for year-long sunshine and warm weather, ultimately leading them to relocate to Tampa. As fate and faith would have it, the two met and together dreamed of using their 30-plus years of boating and fishing experience to start an upscale fishing charter on Florida’s West Coast. Sean Ensley, Marcia’s son, an avid boater and sea-lover, joined the business as a certified Captain with the United States Coast Guard.