Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament 2021

The Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament was launched in 1963 by members of the historic Buccaneer Yacht Club (BYC), and is running strong in its 58th year thanks to local supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and Tournament Director Courtney Bowden. Tonight, the captain’s meeting for the Buccaneer Cup kicks off at Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida at 5:30 p.m., …

Custom Sportfish Builder Release Boatworks Stronger Than Ever Post-Pandemic

When the pandemic first broke, there was mass hesitation by boat owners and those in the middle of a build. A number of “what ifs” arose and prospective buyers wondered if spending big on a recreational item was the right choice, some wondered what the market was going to do, some wondered how it would effect their own business and …

Dust’em Off Sailfish Warmup Kicks Off Sailfish Tournament Season

After being postponed in November due to extreme weather, the Dust’Em Off Sailfish Warmup kicks off sailfish season in South Florida this week. A much anticipated tournament known for its focus more on the experience of fishing with your crew, family, and friends, Dust’Em Off started off as “bar talk” between friends of Captain Ben Sharpe while venting about frustrations …

FLIBS 2020 Will Resume, With Modifications

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), a decades-old event that supports the city’s multibillion-dollar marine industry, got the green light from Broward County commissioners this week. Despite COVID-19, the Commissioner stated, “I believe the show is needed now more than ever. It is extremely vital.” The region’s marine industry, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida says, generates 111,000 …

IGFA 2020 Tommy Gifford Award

On October 29, 2020, the IGFA will bestow the prestigious Tommy Gifford Award upon five recipients in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of sport fishing through innovation, outstanding catches or noteworthy examples of leadership in their trade. The Tommy Gifford Award is named for one of the greatest saltwater charter skippers of all time and recipients are selected through …