Check out this video of Karen Wright record fishing.
Congratulations to Brad Wachowiak and the crew of the Katherine Anne, a 63′ Spencer, for winning the Island Time Tournament in Isla Mujeres. The Virginia Beach-based crew won the tournament by a minute. The Island Time Tournament raises much needed funds for the Little Yellow School House.
All of the proceeds from the Island Time Fishing Tournament go towards the Little Yellow School House, providing services, free of charge, to special needs children on Isla Mujeres. The Little Yellow School House began with one room and six students and a really big dream. Because of generous donations and the Island Time Fishing Tournament the school now has six classrooms, full-time teachers and over 50 students. The school has a 70% success rate at getting special needs children back into regular school.
Interesting things from the Miami Boat Show:
Electronics: New Axiom UAV integration by Raymarine –
This new technology allows boaters to connect to their UAV, where they can control and view images directly from the Axiom display. The unique features of the UAV integration now brings a hands-free, aerial view to the water, creating innovative video possibilities for anglers and boaters.
Hook–Eye is a sportfishing underwater camera designed to shoot full HD videos in extreme conditions. It’s advanced design allows the camera to swim like a teaser, staying on top during trolling. The camera is stable up to 10 knots speed and waterproof (case-free) up to 590 feet depth.Engine: New V-6 FourStroke Outboard Lineup by Mercury –
The new Mercury FourStroke and SeaPro outboards are constructed on Mercury’s new 3.4-liter V-6 platform. They’re built to be powerful, light, compact and fuel-efficient. The new engine group features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.
Artwork: Custom Fish Mounts by Artist, Kelly Reark –
Native Florida Marine Artist, Kelly Reark, showcased her hand-painted fiberglass fish mounts. These “tattooed” pieces feature detailed work of wildlife and landmarks. Each mount is a one-of-a-kind design, delicately crafted in sepia tones and timeless Floridian style.
Boat: Hatteras Yachts introduces its new GT45X with Flybridge –
The new boat features a state-of-the-art upper helm, full tower, battle-ready outriggers and top-end speed in the mid-40s. It’s quality specs include next-generation electronics, vast storage, and a relaxing and spacious cabin/galley.
MIAMI, FL (February 17, 2018) Yesterday Raymarine announced a marine electronics first at the Miami International Boat Show: UAV integration with Axiom/Axiom Pro MFDs. Here’s your chance to see the awesome technology in use!
This leading-edge technology now brings a hands-free, aerial view to the water, ushering in a new era of UAV control and video possibilities for anglers and boaters. Not only does it make capturing video footage of fish catches easier, it increases Axiom’s inherent fish-finding power to include aerial scouting capabilities.
Currently compatible with DJI Spark and Mavic UAV drones, features include single button launch/track/record functions, GPS link for various “follow” modes, and real-time video streaming on the Axiom MFD.
Axiom UAV integration will be available in the spring of 2018. To learn more about Raymarine Axiom/Axiom Pro, visit www.raymarine.com.
Private Aviation Firm
NEW BERN, NC – February 15, 2018 – Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC (“Hatteras Yachts”), a world leader in the construction of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 105 feet, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Wheels Up, a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that gives access to a private fleet of aircraft to individual, family and corporate members.
“Hatteras Yachts customers are active in both business and leisure activities that require frequent travel, and we know Wheels Up can provide them with an aviation solution that delivers the same level of privacy, safety and security as their Hatteras,” said Hatteras Yachts President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “We are happy to partner with a company like Wheels Up that shares our dedication to innovation and superior customer service.”
Wheels Up offers its members a private aviation solution that significantly reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety. For a modest initiation fee and low annual dues starting in the second year of membership, members gain access to a private fleet of new King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft. For more information, visit WheelsUp.com.
Through this new relationship, Hatteras Yachts will offer special limited-time incentives on selected Hatteras models during the Miami Yacht Show, February 15 – 19. These offers will be made available to new and existing Wheels Up members.* Hatteras Yachts will showcase multiple new yacht models in
its Miami Yacht Show display at Ramp 4, across from the Eden Roc Resort on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
The 2018 Buccaneer Cup provided great fishing for any brave souls who left the dock. The following is a gallery of tournament boats leaving Lake Worth Inlet. How many can you name?
Photos courtesy of Leonard Bryant Photography…
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24.
While activated, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the bridge, which will be under construction.
Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited. The temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels and construction crews by preventing vessel traffic on the Oregon Inlet navigation channel.
Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet will enforce the safety zone in two-hour intervals during this time frame. Construction is expected to take place on 33 separate days within the time frame, and the exact times of the safety zone will be announced via broadcast notice to mariners at least 48 hours prior to enforcement.
ALBEMARLE BOATS FOUNDER, JOSEPH SCOTT HARRELL, PASSES AWAY
January 25th, 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death this week of Albemarle Boats founder, Joseph Scott Harrell. Harrell’s vision for a high-quality, trailerable, offshore-capable fishing boat was born as the first Albemarle 24 in 1978. The 24’s soft, dry ride made her an immediate success, and the owners of these first boats quickly demanded larger ones. The ensuing years saw the introduction of several larger models, and the iconic sportfishing brand was born. Forty years later Albemarle, The Carolina Classic, continues to build on Harrell’s legacy as we strive to consistently exceed sportfishermen’s expectations in the areas of quality, value, innovation, service, and pure enjoyment.
Joseph Scott Harrell, 90, of Edenton, passed away January 23, 2018.
Scott was born on January 3, 1928 to the late Bessie Cecelia Leary and Rodney Tuttle Harrell. Raised on rich Rocky Hock dirt and his mom’s locally famous southern cooking, Scott and his three siblings enjoyed an idyllic childhood – or so we believe from the indelible tales we never tired of hearing. He grew up in Rocky Hock Baptist Church, and was baptized in the Chowan River. Scott married Beverly Ann Moore and joined Edenton Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. In 1951, Scott founded Edenton Tractor and Implement, the beginning of a lifelong love affair with tractors – and delighted in mowing and moving dirt until just last year. In the early 1950’s, he began carving out Edenton Marina from a run of Pembroke Creek. In 1978, Scott founded Albemarle Boats, and a legacy of fine offshore fishing boats lives on. He had a big time growing the Albemarle brand, and thoroughly enjoyed travels and friends made through the Albemarle network.
Scott’s greatest pleasures were lively gatherings with family and friends, working on his tractor, mastering the art of frying, NASCAR racing, good books, classic country music, and putting up enough Silver Queen corn to carry a half dozen families through winter, earning him a “King Corn” title. He was a keen business man with a quick wit, a load of charm, and an impish sense of humor, loving nothing more than a good practical joke. He was both a generous man and stubborn as a mule, and stood firm and proud of his role as “supervisor” of most everything. He was equally quick with a grin and an infamous cross of his arms. He was – without a doubt – the world’s greatest “Pop Pop,” and his children and grandchildren were his life’s greatest treasures. Pop Pop – as he was fondly called by many – always told us to send a little bit of his ashes up in fireworks.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, and his second wife, Shirley Williams Harrell, whom he married following Beverly’s death.
He is survived by his three children: daughters, Ann Harrell Perry and her husband Warner, Elizabeth Harrell Johnstone, and her husband Hall; son, Joseph Scott Harrell, Jr, and his wife Missie, all of Edenton; Grandchildren: Burch Perry and wife Julie, Mary Scott Perry Haigler, and husband Ted, Bess Harrell Little and husband George, Catie Harrell Salyer and husband Stephen, Francie Harrell Winslow and husband Wyatt, Cole Johnstone and wife Ashlea, and Lex Johnstone and wife Michelle; and 16 great grandchildren: Bryson and Warner Perry, Eloise, Bear and Cecelia Haigler, Ros and Scott Little, Cece and Averett Salyer, Wade, Marjorie, Abigail, Mary Frances, and Drew Winslow, Bennett Johnstone, and Addison Johnstone; three siblings: sister, Marion Cross Goodman and brothers, Rodney Tuttle Harrell and Robert Shirley Harrell, all of Edenton; and a host of nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by his wife Shirley’s children: Howard Glasgow and wife Eileen, Del Bilagody and husband Jim, and Mark Glasgow.
A memorial service will be held at Edenton Baptist Church on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am with Reverend David Brooks officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vidant Chowan Hospice, Edenton Baptist Church, or NAMI Albemarle Region. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Willie Drew for his lifelong friendship, companionship, and love in his final months; to Shirley O’Loughlin, for her loving care; and to Arlyn Jones for his kindness and compassion.
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Harry R. Hindmarsh