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 …

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., …

Production Update: 42′ Dayboat Flybridge

The much anticipated 42’ Release Dayboat Flybridge hull is fresh out of the mold along with its deckhouse, and the engine room fairing process has begun! The design for this model has been engineered for years and highly anticipated, but hasn’t been finalized until recently. Another collaboration with renowned naval architect Erwin Gerards, the Release Boatworks 42’ Custom Sportfish was …

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 …

South Florida Sailfish Tournaments 2020/2021

Here’s a list of the upcoming South Florida Sailfish Tournaments, including some notable tournaments close by in the Bahamas. November 2020 Dust’em Off Sailfish WarmupDate: (rescheduled) Dec. 3-5, 2020Location: Palm Beach/Jupiter/Miami, Florida December 2020 Islamorada Sailfish TournamentDate: Dec. 4-6, 2020Location: Islamorada, Florida Hope Town United Sailfish TournamentDate: Dec. 10-12, 2020Location: Islamorada, Florida January 2021 Silver Sailfish DerbyDate: Jan. 6-9, 2021Location: West Palm Beach, FloridaMarlin Madness Qualifying Event Fish …

Now Hiring Boat Builders at Release Boatworks

Got boat building skills? Release Boatworks in conjunction with GameFisherman Yachts is hiring at our Egg Harbor City, New Jersey facility! • Patchers• Laminators• Woodworkers• Mechanical• Electricians Full Amerihealth silver benefits package (100% Paid) includes:• Health• Vision• Prescription• Dental 401k, Bonuses, PTO and other great benefits included – and a great work environment! PLUS – Bring us your current paystub …

IGFA Record Set for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

A new record has officially been set for Pacific bluefin tuna on 30 lb line by Robert Webster of Southern California. Webster’s first record, the IGFA Men’s 15-kg (30 lb) Line Class World Record Pacific bluefin tuna weighed in at 215 pounds. On July 26, 2020, he set out off Southern California on his 40’ sportfishing yacht, Magellan, in search of …

Why a Walkaround is Better Than a Center Console

In years past, fishing teams may have sacrificed creature comforts to opt for a center console over a traditional sportfish due to the 360 degrees of fishability and speed, but with advancements in design and materials, walkaround sportfish have become the most in-demand fishing platform on the market. These days, Release Boatworks is here to make sure you don’t have …