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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,

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

Paul Mann 68-foot JICHI captures first in Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational, Aug 13-17

Congratulations to Captain Gene LeBron named Top Captain and team JICHI for Top Boat and Luis Isaias, owner of JICHI and Top Angler for the tournament. JICHI took a commanding lead on day two catching six blue marlin. JICHI held the lead for a first place win with a final count of eight blue marlin totaling 4,000 points in the 2016 Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational. Gene LeBron named Top Captain.                    

LO QUE SEA earns fourth place in the 2016 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament, Aug 15-19

Congratulations to 58-foot Paul Mann LO QUE SEA, captained by Kevin Paul, for earning fourth place amongst 72 tough competitors, releasing 15 billfish, for a total of 1500 points in the 2016 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament! Tony Huerto, owner of LO QUE SEA, says this about the tournament, “We always (have a great time), competing against the best crews in the world.” Six of those best crews were members of the Paul Mann family. A shout out also goes to ANN WARRICK, HOG WILD, PELICAN, QUALIFIER, and RARE BREED for their hard work and success during the tournament! QUALIFIER was awarded

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

Paul Mann 67-foot LISA K Wins Billfish Release Category in Big Northeast Tournament, Tri-State Canyon Shoot Out in Block Island, RI, July 31-Aug 3

The Paul Mann 67-foot LISA K won the billfish release category by a big margin with a fantastic number of seven white marlin releases during one of the Northeast’s most competitive and popular tournaments, the Tri-State Canyon Shoot Out, July 31-August 3, 2016, in Block Island, RI. LISA K owner Ernest Audet was the angler on four of the marlin, and these fish put the Stuart, FL, team of Audet, Mark D’Andrea, Tyler Browel and Terry McCurdy though a lot of fast action on Tuesday, August 2. Nevertheless, the team took care of business and racked up an impressive 490

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

58′ Paul Mann Custom LO QUE SEA takes the win of the 2016 Custom Shootout May 12-14, 2016!

A huge shout out and congratulations to Owner Tony Huerta, with Captain Kevin Paul and crew aboard the 58' Paul Mann Custom LO QUE SEA for taking the win of the 2016 Custom Shootout! The boat’s two blue marlin, four white marlin and two sailfish came to a total of 1900 points and the win! Pretty work guys! Tony Huerta was also named top angler in the tournament! The Custom Shoot-Out takes place in the Bahamas each year is one of the most prestigious and competitive fishing tournaments anywhere. Entries are invitation-only and 48 of the finest custom sportfishers in

JICHI Wins Guana Cay, First Leg of Bahamas Billfish Championship 

With team anglers Albert Castro, Luis Isias and Anibal Moya fishing hard and seeing lots of action, the 68-foot Paul Mann JICHI captained by Gene Lebron took top honors and a commanding 1500 point lead in the first leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship in Guana Cay, April 22-25, 2015. Four blues, two whites and a sail! JICHI owner Luis Isias was top angler with three of the blues, a white and the sail. Next up in the BBC: Green Turtle Cay May 6-9. Keep it up JICHI! Bahamas Billfish Championship Leg 1: Guana Cay April 22-25 Leg 2:

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