Twenty-seven boats are registered to compete up from 20 last year. The roll call registered to fish reads like a 'Who's Who' of sports fishing. There's Best Boat defending champion, Revenge, with Sam and Jon Jennings of Juno Beach Florida, who released 11 blue marlin last year. Top Angler defending champion, Damon Chouest, who released 8 blue marlin in 2011 aboard the_ Monterey 58_, Chach, out of Louisiana, is also back. Other boats signed-up to fish include B_lack Gold, Freedom, Gulf Rascal, Marlin Prince, Peje, Reel Tight, Rum Bum, Therapy_ and Uno Mas.