Awards and Achievements

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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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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Paul Mann Custom Boats Receives Neptune Award For “Best Single Ad” from Marine Marketers of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Mann, ramann@paulmanncustomboats.com TEL: 252-473-1716 MIAMI, FL: Paul Mann Custom Boats and the company’s marketing partners, Adams & Longino Advertising and Igoe Creative, received the industry’s highest marketing and creative honor, the Neptune Award, in the category of “Best Single Ad,” from the Marine Marketers of America (MMA) during the awards breakfast held February 14 at the Miami International Boat Show. Altogether, 19 Neptune Awards and 14 honorable mentions were awarded for work done during 2018. More than 172 entries were submitted from across the marine industry, including entries from small accessory manufacturers, worldwide

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The Paul Mann 60-foot GRAND SLAM Wins 38th Annual Pelican Yacht Club Invitational Billfish Tournament in Fort Pierce, FL with a single day record breaking 38 sailfish releases! Team CHAMPAGNE LADY aboard 68-foot Paul Mann took Third with team LO QUE SEA, a 58-foot custom and LISA K, a 67-foot custom also with a strong showing!

Wow! What an unbelievable number of billfish releases at the Pelican Yacht Club Invitational Billfish Tournament held Jan 8-12 2019! GRAND SLAM’s Captain David Grubbs and team, all of New Smyrna Beach, caught and released a record number of 38 Sailfish! on the first day of the tournament setting a single day boat record for a Treasure Coast area sailfish tournament. This record helped GRAND SLAM with a First Place win with 7300 points! Captain John “JD” Chaney and the team of CHAMPAGNE LADY had a solid Third Place with 5800 points and team LO QUE SEA, a 58-foot custom

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Team LO QUE SEA Aboard 58′ Paul Mann Custom Takes Win with 21 Sailfish Releases in the Third Annual Billfish Bash Tournament Thanksgiving Week 2018.

South Florida may be crowned Sailfish Alley when the winter winds blow, but the Third Annual Billfish Bash saw big sailfish release numbers 100 miles north of Fort Pierce off New Smyrna Beach Thanksgiving week.  Capt. Garett Yarbrough and the LO QUE SEA have proven themselves champions time and again, and sure enough the team took first place with 22 releases.

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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 POOR GIRL Aboard 65-foot Paul Mann, Takes Third With 10 Billfish in 15th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament August 22-25, 2018.

[caption id="attachment_16767" align="alignright" width="600"] The POOR GIRL team consisted of: Dave Eason, Tim O'Donnell, Bob O'Donnell, Sean O'Donnell, Owner/Captain Jack O'Donnell, Phil Quam, Bill Webb, Jack Webb III Mate, Kevin Laxton, and Mate, Christian Del Campo Trejo.[/caption] Owner/captain Jack O’Donnell, fishing with his team aboard POOR GIRL, a 65-foot Paul Mann, won third place honors for releasing 10 white marlin (six on the 24th and four on the 25th worth 700 points altogether) in the recent and highly competitive Virginia Beach Tournament.  The POOR GIRL team pocketed $64,000 for placing in the Billfish and High Rollers Jackpot categories. Sean O’Donnell was

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