Dream Fishing Destinations and Trips: Marlin Magazine

Q: What is your dream sport-fishing destination:

Four boatbuilders’ wish-list trips


Jim Turner

Release Boatworks

Egg Harbor, New Jersey

Courtesy Jim Turner

One of my favorite destinations has always been Guatemala. The sheer number of billfish there always made it an easy decision. Plus I love old boats, so it was a place we could fish on Merritts and Ryboviches in calm seas. I would have loved to fish Cabo Blanco, Peru, in the 1950s and ’60s when the giant black marlin were being caught. Papua New Guinea is another dream trip. I have a customer who bought a boat from us there who wants us to visit. It’s more than just the actual fishing: That trip would be an adventure.

Donnie Caison

Caison Yachts

Wilmington, North Carolina

Courtesy Donnie Caison

I’ve been fortunate to fish in a lot of great locations, but one of my favorites was Kona, Hawaii, fishing with Capt. Kevin Nakamaru on Northern Lights. It wasn’t because of the great fishing but rather the amazing camaraderie on the docks. It’s such a great community of fishermen there. His mate at the time, Matt Bowman, is now a captain in Madeira, which is one of the places on my list to fish soon. But I’d really like to get back to Kona at some point too. Every trip has dream potential if you plan ahead and then just let yourself get into it.

Dominick LaCombe

American Custom Yachts

Stuart, Florida

Courtesy Dominick LaCombe

When you’re young, you dream of building the ultimate fishing machine and hitting all the great hot spots. Working with the Chouest family, we started fishing on the East Coast and in the Caribbean on the 58- and 63-foot Freedom boats. Then we built a 65 and fished Bermuda, the Cape Verde Islands and Brazil. As the dreams continued to grow, we towed the 80-foot Patriot through the South Pacific, fishing places like Tonga, Bora Bora and Nuku Hiva. I’m blessed to be fishing and building boats with my family. My dream sport-fishing destination? Wherever the next adventuring sportsmen may find it; if we’re lucky, maybe it will be us.

Tim Winters

Winter Custom Yachts

Apex, North Carolina

Courtesy Tim Winters

My favorite has to be the seamounts off Costa Rica — the blue marlin fishing there is just incredible. When you’re seeing 15 or more blues a day, you’re able to fine-tune your approach and try different things rather than getting in a rut. When we’re blue marlin fishing in North Carolina, we’re using lures — plug and chug — but in Costa Rica, we’re ­pitch-baiting fish on the teasers, and it’s a whole lot more exciting. It’s interesting to see how long a fish will stay in the spread too. We’re building two boats for the Pacific, so I’m looking forward to spending more time there.

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Regulator Announces Mid-Year Model Upgrades

November 20, 2017 (EDENTON, NC) – Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, hosted its largest annual “Regulator Marine University” (RMU) to date November 13-15 in Edenton, NC. In addition to providing three days of interactive training sessions, seminars with Yamaha and Garmin, and keynote speeches from renowned sales experts, the company announced mid-model year upgrades and revealed plans for a phase two factory expansion, which, combined with the new Lean Manufacturing initiative, will ensure that the manufacturer keeps pace with rising demand.

This Regulator 28 shows the new Laguna Blue color, available on all models. It also boasts a SureShade ATF Automated Cockpit Boat Shade. This extends and retracts automatically with the touch of a button at the helm or with wireless fob – now available on the Regulator 28. Shown is the first Regulator 28 to feature this SureShade system.

RMU is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Regulator President Joan Maxwell. “Gathering our dealers and salespeople for learning, recognition, and collaborative feedback on where Regulator is headed is critical to our success. This year, it took on even greater meaning as we introduced the next phase of what we are doing to meet demand, and previewed the first Regulator with sun shade comfort and tow bar option!”

Here’s a look at the mid-model year option upgrades, available immediately:

• Removable Watersports Tow Bar – now available on all models ($995)

SureShade ATF Automated Cockpit Boat Shade extends and retracts automatically with the touch of a button at the helm or with wireless fob now available on the Regulator 28 ($9,395)

• Forward Sun Shade, engineered in all-weather canvas to be easily installed and removed manually, and stored under the gunwale – now available on the Regulator 28 ($2,195)

Garmin Offshore Package, including two 16” GPSMAP screens installed on black flushmount electronics face – now available on the Regulator 28

• Laguna Blue, a new gelcoat color – now available on all models

Of course, RMU left room for fun and recognition at the annual RMU Awards night, held on November 15, to close out the three-day event. The following awards were given:

Oyster Harbors Marine (Osterville, MA) accepted the “Dealership of the Year” Award

• Five-time winner Michael Hayes of Suffolk Marine Center (Babylon, NY) accepted the “Salesman of the Year” Award

• Paul Ochs of Catawba Moorings (Port Clinton, OH) accepted the “Northeast Salesman of the Year” Award

• Kevin Hunter of Bluewater Yacht Sales (Mobile, AL) accepted the “Southeast Salesman of the Year” Award

• Scott James of Bluewater Yacht Sales (Hampton, VA) accepted the “Mid-Atlantic Salesman of the Year”

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Born and built to last in Edenton, North Carolina since 1988, Regulator boats are tested against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks, and delivered to locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. As manufacturers of premiere sportfishing boats ranging from the Regulator 23 to the Regulator 41, as well as custom patrol boats and stand outs like the “Indestructible Queen Bee” – a 26-foot boat that survived a 3-year, 3,500-mile unmanned trans-Atlantic journey – Regulator delivers American-made craftsmanship like no other. www.regulatormarine.com

September New Powerboat Registrations Up 4.4 Percent

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM | Statistics

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through September.

Highlights from the report include:

• Nearly all segments were up through September (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: cruisers (up 9.1 percent), tow boats (up 7.7 percent), pontoons (up 7.1 percent) and personal watercraft (up 6.4 percent).

• Outboards boats, which represent 65 percent of total new powerboat sales, were up 4.2 percent in registrations.

• Larger boats 27’ and greater, were up 7.8 percent through September (R12M YOY).

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New to the Market: 2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console


New to the Market: 2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console $69,777.00 will make a Great Bay Boat

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2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
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2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console
2012 Bradley Custom Carolina 24 Center Console


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New to the Market: 2007 Shearwater Z2200 Bay Boat with Mercury 250 Optimax

New to the Market: 2007 Shearwater Z2200 Bay Boat with Mercury 250 Optimax for $39,777.00


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New to the Market: 2014 INVINCIBLE 42 Center Console Quad 300 Verados

2014 INVINCIBLE 42 Center Console Quad 300 Verados “KillBox” 

The Invincible 42′ Open Fisherman designed with Stepped Vee ventilation tunnel gives increased speed, better fuel economy and incredible soft dry ride. It offers a unobstructed flush deck from bow to stern with generous storage below. There is plenty of seating with a bench seat forward of console for three and two more three man bench seats located at the helm. Two additional flip down jump seats on the transom and additional seating facing aft. The deluxe console houses full size head and main electrical panel This low hour 2014 model is smartly equipped and ready to go without the wait.
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Jupiter Marine Awards Maryland Territory to Bluewater Yacht Sales

Bluewater Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the expansion of their Jupiter Marine territory to become the exclusive Jupiter boat dealer for all of Maryland. The market share expansions in these regions is sure to extend as Bluewater & Jupiter join efforts in Maryland.
JupiterBluewater Yacht Sales has been operating for nearly 50 years and is known for their commitment to the leading quality brands in the boating industry. Likewise, Jupiter Marine of Palmetto, Florida, has over 25 years of boatbuilding experience and holds a reputation for creating yacht-quality custom center console boats. “Working with Bluewater Yacht Sales is an absolute treat,” exclaims Mike Adams, Jupiter National Sales Manager. “They are pure professionals and very big-picture oriented. Their sales team is incredibly experienced and led by Jan Boone, who’s career has been built on customer relationships and building boats that fulfill their desires and dreams.”
Jupiter’s current portfolio features fishing boats ranging from 25′ to 41′, with the 38 HFS model set to be Bluewater’s first offering in Maryland. This boat will debut under the Bluewater flag during the Ocean City Tuna Tournament from July 14 – 16, before commencing on a tour throughout Bluewater’s Mid-Atlantic Jupiter territory. Bluewater proudly services Maryland customers from 3 world-class offices in Baltimore, Grasonville & Ocean City.
In addition to celebrating the territory expansion, Bluewater Yacht Sales will be touting Jupiter’s semi-custom production prowess with their heavily-customized 38 HFS powered by triple Yamaha F300 engines and boasting a Stone Gray Metallic hull with powder coated T-top frame. This offshore center console includes all the fishing amenities needed including a stand-up bait prep center with tackle storage and a generous 53-gallon livewell, plus two massive 104-gallon in-deck fish boxes and plenty of rod holders.
Bluewater President Jan Boone explains, “The partnership between these two great brands is sure to elevate both of our companies throughout the region, and give exciting new options to Maryland’s boaters.” Bluewater’s forthcoming stock inventory of multiple customized Jupiter models ranging from 25′ to 38′ will give Mid-Atlantic boaters yet another world-class brand selection to look to for a boating experience like no other.

Jupiter 38 HFS Tour Schedule

Ocean City, MD

Ocean City Tuna Tournament
July 14 – 16, 2017
Ocean City Fishing Center

Ocean City, MD

White Marlin Open
August 7 – 11, 2017
Harbour Island Marina

Manteo, NC

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament
August 14 – 18, 2017
Pirate’s Cove Marina

Virginia Beach, VA

VA Beach Billfish Tournament
August 23 – 26, 2017
Virginia Beach Fishing Center

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Boat Show
September 8 – 10, 2017
Port City Marina

Annapolis, MD

United States Powerboat Show
October 12 – 15, 2017
Annapolis City Docks

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About Bluewater Yacht Sales
Serving the marine industry since 1968, Bluewater Yacht Sales now represents a collection of the most esteemed new boat brands and brokerage listings on the Mid-Atlantic and Florida. Currently, with offices in 9 locations stretching from Baltimore to Palm Beach, Bluewater’s cadre of nearly 40 sales representatives strive to serve customers with unrivaled expertise and attentiveness. Believing that strong service capabilities are the backbone of any successful sales organization, Bluewater’s service network has grown to be comprised of some of the most highly regarded yards on the East Coast, including the Bluewater Yacht Yard and Yachting Center in Hampton, VA, the Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort NC, and the Bluewater Outer Banks Yacht Yard in Wanchese, NC.
About Jupiter Marine
With over 25 years of boat building experience, the Jupiter Team is committed to building the finest, most technologically advanced offshore sportfishing boats available today. Jupiter boats are specifically designed to run at high speeds in offshore sea conditions while, at the same time, providing passengers with a smooth, comfortable and amazingly dry ride under adverse conditions. Using only the highest quality materials and the finest craftsmen, Jupiter handcrafts each boat to the owner’s exact specifications. Customizing their products to each owner’s requirements is what sets Jupiter apart as a premium semi-custom boat builder and their customers as astute boat owners.