Organizers of the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament and Marine Vocational Program unveiled a replica of a world-record blue marlin catch in the U.S. Virgin Islands Cyril E. King Airport.
The replica will celebrate the 1,282-pound U.S. Virgin Islands-record caught by late angler Larry Martin on Aug. 6, 1977. This was a world record catch until 1992, when a Brazilian angler boated a 1,402-pounder. My Brother’s Workshop constructed the mount for the replica, which was traditionally displayed at the Miami International Boat Show. With the show moving to a new location, the Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament donated the replica to the Virgin Islands Port Authority.
For more information about the event and history behind the marlin, visit the Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament website.