There are many unique features to Tropic Star, but from a boating standpoint, its fleet of fishing boats may be the most interesting. The Andrewses have assembled a fleet of 15 Bertram 31s. The 31 has earned an enviable and justifiable reputation as an offshore fishing workhorse, and the Tropic Star fleet runs 11 months of the year, rain or shine, a testament to the enduring practicality of this famous Bertram design. As you would expect, running a lodge in a remote jungle is like running a small city. When things break down out there, you also need to know how to fix it yourself. Toward that end, Andrews has built an impressive boatyard on site, complete with machine and carpentry shops, a marine railway and enough spare parts to rebuild an engine in a matter of hours.