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Abaco Outboard Marlin Tournament Series Arrives in the Bahamas this Summer

Inaugural catch and release tournament welcomes outboard boats to Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina

June 18, 2014
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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, a longtime fishing destination for anglers from around the globe, is launching a new tournament series for outboard boats this summer. The Abaco Beach Outboard Marlin Tournament Series kicks off with Leg I scheduled for June 25-28, followed by and Leg II July 9-12. Skip Smith, director of the Custom Shootout and Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational, will serve as tournament director of yet another event that is positioned to be a classic.

“When I began talking to outboard owners I found that many of them would love the opportunity to go marlin fishing,” said Smith. “However, until now there has not been a tournament that caters specifically to them. Between the number of current outboard owners and the new buyers that have entered the marketplace I began to realize that the turnout for a tournament of this kind could be huge, and that’s exactly what we’ve found since announcing the tournament.”

The 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. Prizes will be awarded to the winner for both legs one and two, as well as the overall winner of both legs. Additionally, the winners will receive a trophy and have their name placed on a perpetual trophy in the resort’s lobby.

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As host to some of the Bahamas’ biggest fishing events, such as the Bahamas Billfish Championship, Abaco Beach Resort is home to one of the destination’s largest marinas with 198 slips able to accommodate vessels up to 200-feet in length. 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. Additionally, the resort offers guests oceanfront accommodations, a fitness center, tennis facilities, two swimming pools, private beach, a restaurant and bar and a total of 8,750 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Navigation to and from the U.S. is easy, as most people can travel the inside reefs from West End to Abaco. For those traveling by air, the resort is conveniently located just five miles from the Marsh Harbour Airport, approximately a 50-minute plane ride from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach or Tampa.

For more information or to register please visit www.skipstournaments.com.

About Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina

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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. Alongside the marina, the Harbour Residences feature private verandas overlooking Elbow Cay, the Sea of Abaco and Boat Harbour. Interiors range from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet and full ownership sale prices start at $1,142,000. For resort or real estate information, visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 1-800-533-4799.

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