Boat for boat, the richest marlin and tuna tournament in the world is known for spreading the wealth among tournament winners and the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 features a cash purse of $500,000 based on a field of 125 boats. Cash prizes are awarded to the three heaviest white marlin, blue marlin and tuna and include $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 for each of the top three white marlin and blue marlin while the three heaviest tuna net $75,000, $35,000 and $20,000. Not to be overlooked is the cash prize for the single heaviest dolphin and wahoo, each worth $10,000. Calcutta proceeds add to the total cash purse and these tournament-sanctioned side bets are once again expected to push the pot to well over $1.5 million, which will significantly increase the payout opportunity to those winners who participate in these optional pools. Last year’s event saw no less than 16 cash winners including 10 receiving checks of five figures or more!