Contender Sponsors InTheBite Captain of the Year
Popular South Florida Builder to Sponsor Florida Division
Riviera Beach, FL: They’re one of the most popular builders of high-performance center-console boats in the world, and now Contender has stepped up to sponsor the Florida Division of the InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup. It’s a move that further strengthens their position as a leader in a very competitive market.
Since 2003, the Captain of the Year has become the most prestigious award in sportfishing history for the professional sportfishing captain. In 2014, the award evolved into a format of five separate geographic divisions, with captains awarded points based on their finish in a series of sanctioned tournaments within each region (East Coast, Gulf Coast, Hawaii, International and Florida). The Captain of the Year Cup is set to continue its unprecedented worldwide growth based on this new geographic reach throughout the four corners of the sportfishing world.
Contender Boats built their reputation on tournament fishing. Founder Joe Neber designed and built boats that were based on what he needed to be “a contender” in sailfish tournaments in South Florida: extensive livewell capacity, a deep-vee hull design for rough-water performance, level decks with unobstructed gunwales to easily handle multiple hookups, and more. Now celebrating their 30th year, Contender still builds some of the world’s finest sportfishing boats, with models from 22 to 40 feet. And so whether you’re chasing redfish in the backcountry or a grander blue marlin in the Bahamas, Contender’s got you covered.
“Because we understand how important tournaments are to our customers, we’re proud to sponsor the Florida Division of the Captain of the Year Cup,” says Contender’s marketing director, Les Stewart. “It’s a salute to the top professional captains in the area and a great way to brand our name with this market. Fish a winner—fish a Contender.”
There are still a few events left so be sure to keep track of your favorite teams in the Contender Florida Division of the Captain of the Year Cup at www.inthebite.com.
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