Pat Ford’s Vigilance and Ron Hamlin’s Sternness Pay Off For a White Marlin Record on Fly

Photo Credit: Pat Ford Here’s the story behind one of many of Pat Ford’s IGFA fly-fishing records for white marlin, as told by Release Boatworks founder Jim Turner. Yesterday my friends Herb Rosell, Chris Sheeder and I were able to spend the day peacock bass fishing on the “world famous” E-Lake in Miami. We were hosted by our friend Pat …

FLIBS Breaks Billion Dollar Mark

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida, owners of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released an impressive report this past week. In 2019, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, also known as FLIBS, generated $1.3 billion in economic output throughout the state of Florida. This surpasses the $857 million reported from …

The Secret Ingredient to The Best Ceviche Recipes

If you’re a fresh seafood lover, there is nothing that compares to your favorite ceviche recipe. While this no-cook dish originated in the coastal region of Peru, there are numerous variations of ceviche in Mexico and Central America, as well as Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. In Costa Rica, for example, ceviche mostly consists of fish filet chunks curated …

New Jersey & Florida Fishing Charters Re-Open

In an executive order last week, Gov. Phil Murphy cleared fishing charters in New Jersey to resume while operating under strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including limiting vessel capacity to 10 people and requiring crew and passengers to wear masks. Social distancing, sanitation of heads after each use, and other requirements are in effect, including the …

PBIBS To Hold A Sounding of Horns May 14th

Because of COVID-19, the 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) was canceled by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Informa for the safety and well-being of staff, exhibitors, partners, attendees and members. PBIBS has announced that they will still be hosting a “virtual” boat show online on Thursday, May 14. To keep boat show tradition …

Florida Grouper Season Opens

Grouper season in Atlantic state waters in Florida is May 1st until December 31st. Grouper are managed differently in Gulf versus Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. Here are the regulations for Atlantic state waters, which are from shore to 3 nautical miles. Size Limits The minimum size limit for gag and black grouper is 24” total length, the …

2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show Goes Virtual

The marine industry is an important staple of the Florida economy, accountable for over $23.3 billion. The Palm Beach International Boat Show has a total state-wide economic impact of over $682.7 million in Florida. While the show will no longer take place in its original form, Palm Beach International Boat Show will be engaging with exhibitors and attendees via a …

2020 Big Rock Tournament: Coronavirus Update

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors is hopeful that coronavirus conditions improve in time for the 62nd annual event. The tournament will take place as scheduled June 8th-13th, but has determined an alternative tournament week as July 5th-12th, 2020. Their concern remains the health and safety of their staff, volunteers and participants and as a result, they …

Showtime Fishing Team’s 46’ Release Boatworks Walkaround

Release Boatworks is currently building Showtime Fishing Team’s next boat, a 46’ Walkaround. Well known for their South Florida sailfishing prowess and their commitment to success, Showtime began their plans for a custom sportfish through the representation of Rey Navarro of RNC Yacht Group in 2019. Among other accomplishments, Showtime Fishing Team earned 1st place in the Dust ‘Em Off …

Release Boatworks Introduces New 42’ Dayboat Flybridge

Drum Roll Please! Release Boatworks has introduced a new model, the 42’ Dayboat Flybridge! Another collaboration with renowned naval architect Erwin Gerards, the Release Boatworks 42’ Custom Sportfish was designed in true RBW fashion around a large cockpit equipped for serious sportfishing, but will offer lofty sleeping accommodations for three in a queen plus over/under bunk below deck. While the …