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2016 Custom Shootout Billfish Release Tournament

2016 Custom Shootout Billfish Release Tournament

By HMY   April 13, 2016

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HMY Yacht Sales is proud to be a Diamond level sponsor of the 2016 Custom Shootout Billfish Release Tournament taking place in Abaco, Bahamas May 11 - 14. The gorgeous islands of the Abacos rank as one of the best places in the worlde for big game fishing. Tournament participants will stay at The Abaco Resort & Boat Harbour Marina. 

The Custom Shootout is an all-charity event that is limited to just 50 custom inboard boat teams - 32 feet or larger - chosen by invitation only to represent the U.S. custom boat manufacturers in an all-release format. It is the second leg of the Abaco Diamond Series.  In the interest of fishing conservation and to keep this a true release tournament, each team is required to show video evidence of billfish catch for verification. The vessles that comprise the fleet participating in the Custom Shootout are the most elite of sport boats assembled. 

Custom Shootout Billfish Release

Those who accept a coveted Custom Shootout invitation will compete to benefit organizations in need of immediate recuperative funds and on-going research. The Custom Shootout tournament is a 501(c)3 organization that relies on the generosity of its team members to aid in that dedication. Over the past 14 years, proceeds from the Custom Shootout have contributed over $800,000 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. 

 Custom Shootout Billfish Release

2016 Custom Shootout Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 10th
6pm Pre-Kickoff party!
Dinner and Cocktails
Sponsors will be there to display their products sponsored by Smith-Merritt Insurance

Wednesday May 11th
3pm-6pm Registration and boat bag pick up
7pm Kickoff Party!
8pm Dinner & Cocktails, Captain's Meeting
7-9pm Silent Auction

Thursday, May 12th
6am Breakfast Sandwiches delivered
8:30am-4:30pm 1st Day of Fishing
4:30pm Rum punch dock greeting
6-9pm Grill night!
Bring your meat, fish, chicken, etc. and our Chef will grill it for you.

Friday, May 13th
6am Breakfast Sandwiches delivered
8:30am-4:30pm 2nd Day of Fishing
4:30pm Rum punch dock greeting
7pm Honor the Custom Boat Builders with Dinner & Cocktails Sponsored by XL Insurance

Saturday, May 14th
6am Breakfast Sandwiches delivered
8:30am-4:30pm 3rd and final day of fishing
7pm Awards Dinner at the Boat Harbour Tent
7-9pm Silent Auctio

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