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Team ALINA Aboard 58′ Paul Mann Takes Second in 2018 Aruba Caribbean Cup with Two Blues, Four Whites and a Sail

The team aboard the 58-foot ALINA demonstrated, once again, their impressive billfishing skills in the ninth annual Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup, Oct. 18-21, 2018. In an epic, record-breaking Aruba tournament with 109 billfish caught and released throughout the weekend, ALINA prevailed over almost all the competition, capturing 2000 points and second place overall. Christian Mansur aboard ALINA also garnered second place angler in this, the first leg of the Presidential Challenge series. And the team aboard 57-foot Paul Mann NAIRA finished seventh with 1400 points. ALINA’s seasoned team led by captain Eric Mansur really know what they are doing in this

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Team NAIRA aboard 57′ Paul Mann Wins Oct 19-22 2017 Aruba Caribbean Cup for the 4th time in 5 years; Team ALINA aboard Paul Mann 58′ Takes Second! 

Huge congratulations to Team NAIRA and Captain Jimmy Marin aboard the 57’ Paul Mann for once again winning the Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup with 1900 points including a grand slam the final day! Team NAIRA has won the Aruba Caribbean Cup four of the last five tournaments - Top Boat! In spite of some of the roughest seas, it was an incredible tournament! Bincho Mansur is owner of NAIRA but was busy running a triathlon during the tournament! There was plenty of competition however in this Aruba leg of the Presidential Challenge as team ALINA with captain/Owner Eric Mansur

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Team NAIRA aboard 57′ Paul Mann Wins Oct 20-23, 2016 Aruba Caribbean Cup; Team ALINA aboard Paul Mann 58’Takes Third!

[caption id="attachment_1372" align="alignleft" width="393"] NAIRA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1370" align="alignright" width="409"] ALINA[/caption] Undoubtedly one of the best sportfishing teams in the Caribbean, the Paul Mann 57' NAIRA led from start to finish during the 2016 Aruba Caribbean Cup, scoring 4400 points including a grand slam to walk away with the big win. The NAIRA team included Captain/Owner Bincho Mansur, Bancho Mansur, Yilson Iriarte, Ricky Croes and, last but not least, Carlos Isaza–2016 Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler at thetournament!

In third place was the Paul Mann 58' ALINA, owned and captained by Eric Mansur, with 2000 points. ALINA’s team anglers include Captain/Owner Eric Mansur,

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58′ ALINA Construction to Completion

Take a look at this short video that provides a brief, start-to-finish overview of constructing the ALINA, a 58-foot Paul Mann custom sportfish that splashed in 2011 and is currently based in the Caribbean. She consistently shows up on the top of tournament leader boards all around the Caribbean. Take a look, and learn more about some of the things that make a Paul Mann sportfish different from all the rest!

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Varadero Aruba Caribbean Cup 

The NAIRA came into this year’s Varadero Aruba Caribbean Cup ready to cement their reputation as one of the top sportfishing teams in the world and by 10 a.m. they added another chapter to their incredible story. Day two was started early with the first fish, a sailfish for angler Yilson Iriarte. He then went on to release a white marlin at 9:30 and a blue marlin at 9:50 for a Grand Slam and 100 bonus points. They ended their day with 2,100 total points and the tournament lead going into the third and final day. Owner/Captain Bincho Mansur leads

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ALINA takes Top Team and Top Boat in 2015 Cap Cana International Billfish Shootout June 9-June 15, 2015 

The team from Aruba aboard the 58-foot Paul Mann ALINA took the early lead, releasing six white marlin including a triple-header, plus a blue, and held on till the final day to take Top Boat honors as well as Top Team in the Barceló Rum Division of the 2015 International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout, June 9-15, in the Dominican Republic. "Finally, after about fifteen years competing in the Shootout, we won the whole thing! We have finished second or third a few times before, but this time we made it!" said ALINA Captain/Owner Eric Mansur. ALINA and her team of

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NAIRA and ALINA dominate 49th Annual Orco Bank Blue Marlin Release Tournament 

Huge congratulations once again to the Paul Mann 57’ NAIRA and the Paul Mann 58’ ALINA for dominating the 49th Annual Orco Bank Blue Marlin Tournament which took place March 28-29 out of the Curaçao Yacht Club in Willemstad, Curaçao. The overall winning team was NAIRA. ALINA team took second place.Top captain of the tournament was Bincho Mansur of NAIRA. The winning angler was Izaira Mansur on ALINA who was also top female angler. ALINA also put icing on the cake with the biggest dorado! Way to go Paul Mann boats!! Both NAIRA and ALINA are based in Aruba. 

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NAIRA Owner/Captain Bincho Mansur and Team Win Fourth Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup! 

[caption id="attachment_1654" align="alignleft" width="300"] The winners! Team NAIRA. Bincho Mansur owner/captain of NAIRA in the red shirt and glasses (2nd from right)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1655" align="alignright" width="300"] The winners. Team NAIRA (l-r) Yilson Ikiate, owner/captain Bincho Mansur, Jose Guanipa, and Bancho Mansur.[/caption] Huge congratulations to the team aboard the 57-foot Paul Mann custom boat, NAIRA, owned and captained by Ruben "Bincho" Mansur, Jr., as they walked away with first place in the Fourth Annual Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. Bincho Mansur plus Bancho Mansur, Yilson Ikiate and Jose Guanipa had an incredible last day, with three blue marlin releases and one sailfish

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