Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has cast out the details for its 2015 sport fishing tournament season. Located at the heart of one of the top fishing destinations in the world, the resort has long played host to some of the most highly anticipated competitions in the region, and the upcoming season is no exception. Beginning with the Custom Shootout in May and concluding in June with the final leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship, each of these tournaments promises to deliver memorable events.
“Our tournament season is one of the reasons Abaco is known as a premier sports fishing destination,” said David Knowles, harbour master at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. “With a history of memorable catches, great entertainment and amazing prizes, I have no doubt that next year’s tournament season will capture the signature atmosphere that can only be found at Abaco.”
Abaco Beach Resort 2015 Fishing Tournament Schedule:
- The Custom Shoot-Out – May 13-16, 2015 – An exclusive invitation-only billfish tournament, The Custom Shoot-Out is limited to custom-built inboard sport fishing boats. Trophies and merchandise will be awarded for several categories including the tournament’s perpetual trophy that will be awarded to the top custom boat manufacturer and displayed year round at the IGFA. In the interest of fishing conservation the tournament will be an “all-release” billfish format.
- Viking vs. The World Shoot-Out – May 20-23, 2015
- Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational – June 3-6, 2015 – One of the Bahamas’ most exclusive and competitive sport fishing tournaments is back for a third year, and with some of the best marlin fishing in the world located within 10 miles of the resort, it’s no wonder the tournament is taking place at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina.
- The Bahamas Billfish Championship –June 10-13, 2015 – Once again, the Bahamas Billfish Championship will end its classic series in Marsh Harbour. Since 1973 this world-class tournament has brought together seasoned anglers from around the world for a series filled with record-setting catches and celebrations.
- Abaco Marlin Outboard Series – June 24–26, 2015 – Celebrating its second year, this series will feature a number of boat builders who have added versatile offshore center console models to their fleets as well as outboard motor manufacturers with new high-tech, lightweight, fuel efficient and quieter engines. Combined, these new machines are impressive and will make for a thrilling tournament series.
As home to one of the Bahamas’ largest marinas, Abaco Beach Resort is able to accommodate vessels up to 200 feet in length in 198 slips. The resort staff provides all the necessary amenities to assist anglers with preparations for a successful day on the water. Marina services include 24-hour security, Internet, TV, full detailing and cleaning, electricity and fueling services seven days a week, 365 days a year as well as on-site customs and immigration clearance.
For more information on the 2014 tournament schedule and registration, please visit http://www.abacobeachresort.com/marina/tournaments.html.
About Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is situated on 40 scenic acres of white sand beaches and lush tropical gardens in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, overlooking surrounding cays and the beautiful Sea of Abaco. The largest hotel in Abaco’s Marsh Harbour, the resort features 89 oceanfront guestrooms, suites and villas, 8,750 total square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and is home to one of the to the largest marinas in the Bahamas. Abaco Beach Resort offers a total vacation experience with endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Guests can island hop, fish and explore underwater marine life or enjoy the resort’s fitness center, tennis facilities, swimming pool or dining outlets. The resort is located just five miles from the Marsh Harbour Airport and is only a 50-minute plane ride from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa. The Residences at Abaco Beach Resort feature nine two- and three-bedrooms condominiums available for purchase or as part of the resort, offering guests spacious accommodations featuring a contemporary, sleek island décor. For resort or real estate information, visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 1-800-533-4799.