Venezuela International Super Slam:
25 boats competed - Sniper took 1st place! by releasing two grand slams with 3 blue marlin, 2 white marlin, and 2 sailfish.
Sniper 56 foot - Capt. Mike Merritt - Jimmy Bayne - Owner
Venezuela Presidential Caribbean Cup by Riviera Venezuela:
20 boats with 72 anglers competed- Prime Time took 1st place! by releasing 24 Billfish & two grand slams! 13 white marlin, 8 sailfish, & 3 blue marlin for the win!
Prime Time 56 foot - Capt. Butch Cox - Gaylon Layfield - Owner
23rd Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament:
131 boats competed, 8 were Paul Mann Boats.
Pelican - Capt. Arch Bracher Jr. on the 56 foot Paul Mann
10 white Marlin, 1 sailfish, 770 points, $584,762.50
Along with mate Pat Bracher and Josh Howard, anglers aboard were Doug Hinson, Alan Huband, Bran Light, and Nick Morris.
In all the team took seven first place awards. Congratulations!
17th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament:
80 boats competed, 8 were Paul Mann Boats.
Top Boat - Pelican - 8 white marlin - 560 pts. - Capt. Arch Bracher Jr.
2nd place - True Grit - 6 white marlin - 420 pts. - Capt. Hank Beasley (on time)
3rd place - Qualifier - 6 white marlin - 420 pts. - Capt. Fin Gaddy
Congratulations to top Lady Anglers: Summer McCarver - 4 white marlin - Pelican
Missy Bracher - 3 white marlin - Pelican
Jan Watson - 1 white marlin - Hunter
The 3rd Annual Dare County Boat Builders Challenge- Pirate's Cove
20 boats competed, 6 were Paul Mann Boats (due to the weather, not all boats fished)
First Place - Prime Time - Capt. "Butch" Cox with 7 Billfish
540 points: 1 blue, 4 white, 2 sails
Top Manufacturer: Paul Mann Custom Boats - 15 Billfish, 1100 points
Many Thanks to all who participated! It is for a good cause and a good time!