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 …

Production Update: 46’ Release Boatworks “Showtime”

If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you know that there’s a highly anticipated boat that will be splashing very soon- 46’ Release Boatworks “Showtime”. As of today, the engineering is complete, the hull is freshly painted, the tower is beautifully welded and ready at Palm Beach Towers, and the teak helm pod, cabinetry, and trim are well …

IGFA World Record Requirements: Know Before You Go

As you may know, Release Boatworks is the founding member of the Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition which supports the International Gamefish Association (IGFA). In the sportfishing industry, it is an elite honor to have an IGFA World Record in the books, but it is definitely not easy. Not only is finding a world record fish a lifetime goal that takes …

IGFA Great Marlin Race

As you may know, Release Boatworks is the founding member of the Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition, and we strive to generate support for the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the world’s most extensive billfish satellite tagging program.   We believe in supporting the study of billfish populations and migration patterns to ensure a strong future in the sportfishing industry for years to …

Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition

In 2019, Release Boatworks partnered with The International Gamefish Association (IGFA) as the founding member of the Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition. The Boat Builders for Billfish Coalition is an industry-led alliance to generate support for the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the world’s most extensive billfish satellite tagging program.   The IGFA established the Boat Builders for Billfish Coalition to create a …

Production Begins on First Release Boatworks 42′ Flybridge

Production has officially begun for the first Release Boatworks 42′ Flybridge. 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 designed in true RBW fashion around a large cockpit equipped for serious sportfishing, but will …

Coronavirus Requirements for Boats Travelling to the Bahamas in 2020

The following order has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. For updated information, please visit The Bahamas website. COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30. THERE IS NO END DATE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME. Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We …

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 …