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Charter team aboard Paul Mann 56-foot A-SALT WEAPON reels in 877-pound NC record Bluefin tuna

Captain Dennis Endee with a charter team aboard the A-SALT WEAPON, a 56-foot Paul Mann custom owned by Greg Russell and Andy Purgason, achieved a new North Carolina state record with an 877-pound Bluefin tuna on March 17, 2018. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the huge Bluefin after fighting with the fish for two-and-a-half hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead

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Paul Mann 56-foot A-SALT WEAPON Takes Top Boat and First Place at the 13th Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament August 25-27, 2016

The Paul Mann custom built 56-foot sportfish, A-SALT WEAPON held on to win the 13th  annual Virginia Beach BillfishTournament, August 24-27, sitting at the Rudee Inlet docks for their required lay day during the final day of fishing to see if the team's lead was good enough for victory. As it turned out the 23 billfish released by A-SALT WEAPON and crew the first two days were more than enough to comfortably capture the win in the prestigious Virginia Beach Tournament. A-SALT WEAPON, captained by Dennis Endee with mates Brian King and Rosi Morales working the cockpit, finished with 1,610 points and

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Paul Mann Boats Dominate 27th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Only Billfish Tournament August 14th 2016! LO QUO SEA takes first place!

The 56’ Paul Mann LO QUO SEA held the first place positon after a full day of action and tough competition from all 92 boats entered in the 27th Alice Kelly Ladies Only Tournament! LO QUO SEA, captained by Kevin Paul, racked up five sailfish releases, good for 500 points to win. Lora Whitehurst and Karen Kremser scored two sails apiece, while Amy McGurk added another. Andrew Brady and Lenny Schelin are LO QUO SEA’s excellent mates.

But that wasn’t all! 

Capt. Dennis Endee and boat owner Cheryl Russell and her family team aboard the 56’ Paul Mann A-SALT WEAPON captured

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56′ Paul Mann Custom QUALIFIER takes the win of the 2016 Carolina Boat Builders Tournament July 28-30, 2016!

The Paul Mann 56-foot QUALIFIER held the number one position throughout the 13th Annual Boat Builders Tournament, releasing a grand slam plus an additional billfish on both of their fishing days! The leaderboard also remained consistently outstanding throughout the event for all the Paul Mann boats! Out of the 21 boats participating, five were custom built by Paul Mann!
The tournament crew aboard the QUALIFIER received trophies and cash awards for First Place with an overall score totaling 800 points by releasing a grand slam on both fishing days with the addition of a white marlin on the first day and

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The 23rd Alice Kelly Ladies Memorial Billfish Tournament 

Congratulations and a huge shout out to the SNIPER Captain and owner Jimmy Bayne and crew for taking the TOP BOAT in the 23rd ALICE KELLY LADIES MEMORIAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT! Aboard SNIPER, Tina Balance released a blue marlin and Paula Boone, Theresa Poe and Jeanie Gordon all released white marlin for a total of 330 pts to win by a comfortable margin. 59 boats fished in the Alice Kelly Tournament Sunday August 11 and enjoyed calm seas and an excellent showing of billfish! Also, congratulations to the TOP JR ANGLER, Allyson Russell aboard the A-SALT WEAPON with a white marlin. 

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8th Annual Carolina Boat Builder’s Tournament (2011)

Team Paul Mann boats including Pelican, A Salt Weapon and Qualifier all finished among the top ten boats for a strong second place finish behind Team Ricky Scarborough for the Manufacturers Perpetual Trophy this year. This is a great tournament for a great cause, supporting culture, heritage and scholarships for kids.

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The 1st Annual Dare County Boat Builders Challenge- Pirate’s Cove 22 Boats competed

Top Boat - Pelican - Capt. Arch Bracher - 6 whites, 1 blue, 1 sail Third Place - Prime Time - Capt. Butch Cox - 1 blue - 2 whites Daily Day One - Qualifier - Capt. Finn Gaddy - 3 whites Daily Day Two - Pelican - Capt. Arch Bracher Top Dolphin - Pelican - Angler Brad Watkins (22.5 lbs.) Top Junior Angler - A-Salt Weapon - Angler Zack Endee (white marlin) Top Captain - Pelican - Capt. Arch Bracher Top Mate - Pelican - Jordan Blount Top Angler - Pelican - John Bailey And last but not least

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18th Annual Pirate’s Cove Big Game Tournament (2001)

126 boats competed 1st place: Outer Limits Owner/Capt.: Harvey Shiflet Mate: Dave Peck 2nd place: Sniper Owner/Capt.: Jimmy Bayne Mate: Johnny Savage 4th place: Pelican Owner/Capt.: Arch Bracher Mate: Pat Bracher Placed in the Top 20: Line Dancer Owner/Capt.: James Martin Janet Martin took Top Lady Angler HogWild Owner/Capt.: Jim Horning Prime Time Capt.: Butch Cox

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