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Charter Boat Bikini Girls Run out of Town

'Fort Pierce Bikini girls'   

For a few extra dollars they'll drop their tops once they get a few miles offshore, but as reported this week on WCTV, 'Smokin'em Charters' was a bit too bawdy for city officials in one U.S. town.

In Fort Pierce, Florida, Gil and Kathi Coombes have run charter boats for years. But it wasn't until this January their business really took off. That's when they added Bikini Girl Charters.

Proprietor Kathi Coombes says, 'They will serve drinks and food and sandwiches and run out the baits and lines and do everything a regular mate would do but they're just in a bikini.'

Fort Pierce City Marina - they’ve thrown the girls out! -  .. .  
Their company features bikini-clad deck mates who, for an extra fee, will drop their tops entirely once they get a few miles off shore. But there's a strict no-touch policy.

Gil and Kathi say adding bikinis has opened them up to bachelor parties and other group outings- keeping them booked solid 4 or 5 days a week.

Kathi Coombes says, 'Oh it's been great! We've got a lot of phone calls. A lot of phone calls.'

The boat moved to the Fort Pierce City Marina at the beginning of March, but it didn't last long. Not once these brochures advertising topless charters started showing up at the city's Tiki Bar Restaurant.

In less than a month, Marina Director Dean Kubichek kicked the business out of the city docks.

He said 'There's a lot of family events here. We can't have brochures with nudity or anything else having to do with it. We can't have it on city property.'

Gold Coast would love bikini girl charters - look at their Parking Attendants! (’Meter Maids’) -  .. .  
Kathi Coombes says, 'I don't know I don't think it's very fair it's not like we had full shot images or girls walking around nude on the dock. We didn't even have girls walking around in bikinis on the dock..so nothing was ever seen.'

The Coombes claim discrimination. They've moved to a private dock, where they say they don't get the same stream of business.

They've promised a fight to bring their Bikini Charter back to the city marina.

Maybe the girls would be better off with a different part of the world where the attitudes are different - the French Riviera where toplessness is a way of life, or Australia's Gold Coast where bikini-clad 'parking police' feed your parking meter in case you've forgotten.




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