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The Pirate Water Taxi in Tampa is expanding by adding vessels and routes leading up to Tampa hosting the Super Bowl next year. The largest of the new water taxis will be called Captain Jack II and 100 passengers will be able to travel on it. “This has been a great business,” said Troy Manthey, the owner of the water taxi’s parent company, Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises. Matheny continues, “It is economic development in its purest form. We bring customers at every (venue) we touch. They have to park. They have to dine. They have to visit somewhere. … They come down for the sole purpose of riding on the water taxi, spending the day, hopping on and hopping off all day.”