Former World-Record Catch Honored in U.S. Virgin Islands

Replica will be located in Cyril E. King Airport

world record blue marlin
The replica of the former world-record blue marlin caught in 1977 was on display at the Miami International Boat Show. It was moved to and honored at the Cyril E. King Airport in the U.S. Virgin Islands.Courtesy USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

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.