Custom Shootout Billfish Release Tournament

The 2018 Custom Shootout Billfish Release Tournament will take place in Abaco, Bahamas May 2 - 5, 2018.

Location: The Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina - Abacos, Bahamas.

This all-charity event is limited to just 60 custom inboard boat teams - 32' or larger - chosen by invitation only to represent the custom boat manufacturers in an all-release format. Accept a coveted Custom Shootout invitation, and you compete to win one of the most prestigious tournaments, as you are competing against the best of the best! At the same time you will be giving back to other charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, IGFA, Joe DiMaggio's Children's Hospital and many other organizations in need.

Over the past 16 years, proceeds from the Custom Shootout have contributed over $900,000 to causes such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the 9/11 Fallen Heros and the Huricane Katrina Red Cross Relief Fund.

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2018 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 2nd
3pm - 5pm Registration and boat bag pickup
7pm Kickoff party
8pm Dinner and cocktails & Captain's meeting

Thursday, May 3rd
6:30am Breakfast sandwiches Delivered
Sponsored by your CAT Dealers
8:30am - 4:30pm 1st Day of Fishing
4:30pm Rum Punch Dock Greeting
6pm - 9pm Grill Night!
Sponsored by Sunset Marina
Bring your meat, fish, chicken, etc. and our chef will grill it for you. We will have side dishes available. Our burgers and hotdogs are available too. Special sponsor tables will be setup.

Friday, May 4th
6:30am Breakfast sandwiches Delivered
Sponsored by your CAT Dealers
8:30am - 4:30pm 2nd Day of Fishing
4:30pm Rum Punch Dock Greeting
7pm Honor the Custom Boat Builders with Dinner and Cocktails
Sponsored by HUK

Saturday, May 5th
6:30am Breakfast sandwiches Delivered
Sponsored by your CAT Dealers
8:30am - 4:30pm 3rd and Final Day of Fishing
7pm Awards Dinner at the Boat Harbour Tent
Sponsored by Dex Imaging