Awards and Achievements

What a spectacular tournament for the 61-foot custom Paul Mann custom JICHI as the team brought in $120,000 during the Jimmy Johnson Sailfish Tournament held March 3-7, 2020.

Congratulations to the JICHI team for not only 8th place out of 98 boats but also the spectacular Day 2 win making a total of $120,000 with nine releases! Additionally, JICHI’s James David Jr. held 5th place in the Master Anglers division. The Jimmy Johnson Sailfish Tournament is held out of Key Largo, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (📸 photo credits: Jimmy Johnson’s Fishing Championship, @jjfishweek Facebook) [ngg src="galleries" ids="60" display="basic_thumbnail" number_of_columns="3"]

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The 61-foot Paul Mann Custom boat, JICHI, with Highest Winnings and Second Place at the 17th Annual Sailfish Challenge in leg two of the Quest for Crest Series held February 19-23, 2020

The 61-foot Paul Mann Custom boat, JICHI, with Highest Winnings and Second Place at the 17th Annual Sailfish Challenge in leg two of the Quest for Crest Series held February 19-23, 2020 Congratulations to the JICHI team for placing second amongst 55 tough competitors and taking home a grand total of $204,095, winning 8 divisions and having 6 total releases. - 2nd Place ($10,000) - Late Bite Saturday ($1,000) - 1st place Leaders Board ($18,450) - 2nd Tier 2 Daily/Day 1 ($19,440) - 2nd Tier 1 Daily/Day 2 ($6,345) - 1st Tier 2 Daily/Day 2 ($45,360) - High Rollers Club ($27,900) - 1st Place Big Easy ($75,600) JICHI is still

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The Paul Mann 60-foot custom GRAND SLAM hooked third place at the Pescadora Billfish Championship held February 20-22, 2020 in Quepos, Costa Rica

The ladies of GRAND SLAM received 28.6 points for the top catch of dorado, wrapping up the tournament with 17 sailfish (totaling 1700 points!). This bill fishing tournament, a mix of hook and hand/hook your own, gives female anglers from all nationalities and experience the opportunity to compete for the title of the World’s Top Lady Anglers! This two-day fishing tournament is held in Quepos, Costa Rica at the Marian Pez Vela with proceeds that are donated to the Seeds of Hope organization. (📸 photo credit: thePescadora Facebook )

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Receives Honorable Mention Neptune Award for “Single Ad” from Marine Marketers of America for Marine Marketing Excellence

MIAMI, FL – Release Date: February 13th, 2020 Paul Mann Custom Boats and the company’s marketing partner, Igoe Creative, received an honorable mention in the category of “Single Ad,” from Marine Marketers of America (MMA) for Marine Marketing Excellence, the most prestigious marketing awards in the marine industry, during the awards breakfast held February 13th at the Miami International Boat Show. “Winning a Neptune Award communicates the highest level of marketing achievement in the boating industry,” said MMA President Wanda Kenton Smith. “This year’s field of entries represents a stellar mix of outstanding marketing initiatives launched and executed by companies large and small.” More

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NAIRA and ALINA take the Leaderboard at the Nos Ku Nos Fishing Tournament held Jan 31st and Feb 1st

NAIRA, a 57-foot custom and ALINA, a 58-foot custom, both Paul Mann Custom boats from Aruba, had a grand showing at the Nos Ku Nos Fishing Tournament held January 31 and February 1st. ALINA took Second and NAIRA took home the Grand Prize. ALINA also took home the prize for best video! The tournament took place hosting 20 boats from Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao. This catch and release tournament saw 67 strikes in two days, with 7 Blue Marlin, 12 White Marlin and 24 sailfish being brought to the boat, photographed and released.  Photo and video credits:  (📸: ALINA SPORTFISHING Facebook / NAIRA SPORT

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RARE BREED takes second place for Outstanding Billfish Boat during the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament May 23-25

Marlin magazine featured RARE BREED, the 63-foot Paul Mann custom, in the highly competitive Boats of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series tournament circuit gallery of boats. Congratulations to Captain Bubba Simmons and the RARE BREED team for taking second place for Outstanding Billfish Boat earning 600 points and top honors for the heaviest dolphin fish weighed at the docks at (39.9 pounds!) by angler Mel Miles during the Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament held at Georgetown Landing Marina May 23-25. Caption: RARE BREED, 63-foot Paul Mann Custom (📸: marlinmag.com; Cameron Rhodes / South Carolina Governor’s Cup)

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ANN WARRICK, PELICAN and QUALIFIER on the Leader board and Title board at the 2019 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament held August 8-14, 2019

Congrats to ANN WARRICK who reeled in the heaviest tuna weighing in at 114.6 lbs and second largest wahoo at 28.3 lbs in the 2019 Pirate's Cove Big Game Billfish Tournament. PELICAN was 2nd in the Billfish Daily on Day 4 with 600 points (700 total for the tournament!) and also had the 3rd largest dolphin at 22.5 lbs. QUALIFIER’s Charles and Brown Gaddy, fishing with dad Captain Fin Gaddy, were awarded the Junior Angler title releasing at the same time for a double-header on Day 4!

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HOG WILD team
Team HOG WILD Aboard 54-foot Paul Mann Takes Second in 16th Annual Dare County Boat Builders Tournament July 24-27, 2019

[caption id="attachment_19000" align="alignright" width="410"] HOG WILD, 54-foot Paul Mann Custom, 2nd Place Winner!(photo credit: Courtney Hathaway Photography; dcbbf.org)[/caption] Congrats to Captain Jimmy Horning and the HOG WILD team placing second in the 2019 Dare County Boat Builders Tournament and charity event held at Pirate’s Cove Marina Tournament Pavilion in Manteo, NC. HOG WILD’s very own Bailey Petty took Top Lady Angler! The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation develops, encourages, and promotes public awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of boat building in Dare County and supports educational opportunities for students. Most of Dare County, NC’s finest custom boat builders–the very best sportfish

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