CLEARWATER, FL (February 20, 2012) – Despite less than hospitable weather, January 25-29, 2012 saw an influx of visitors, anglers and boats as they gathered at the Grenada Yacht Club in the southern Caribbean for the 43rd annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament (BMSIBT). The tourney included 50 boats and 256 anglers from as near as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and St. Lucia, and as far as Curacao in the south, the USA, Scotland and Australia. Ninety billfish were captured, and all were released.
This is the third year that Sea Hawk Paints participated as a sponsor for the Billfish Tournament. The Clearwater, Florida paint manufacturer awarded four gallons of antifouling paint to Gordon Dalgliesh of Abracadabra, the winning boat from Trinidad & Tobago, which released a sail, a white and then a blue (Grenada is recognized across the Caribbean for being the best place to catch three species of billfish in one day). For good measure, they later added another sail to end day two with 1700 points, winning the coveted Grand Slam prize of a dinghy and Tohatsu outboard, presented by Budget Marine, in addition to the Sea Hawk paint.
As one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean Windward Island chain, “Grenada is positively a hot spot for the worldwide yachting community,” reported Denis Laesker, International Representative of Sea Hawk Paints. Sea Hawk’s antifouling paint is not only a leading brand among the sailors here, but also among the Caribbean powerboat community,” he said. Sea Hawk Antifouling Paints are backed by a one-year warranty that makes Sea Hawk a top choice among the yachting community worldwide.
The BMSIBT continues to live up to its reputation of having the best sport-fishing tournament in the southern Caribbean. Overall, this Billfish Tournament was a huge success and continues to grow each year. Sea Hawk is honored to be an Official Sponsor for this event. Look for Sea Hawk as an “Official Sponsor” throughout the Caribbean participating in Fishing Tournaments, Sailing Regattas, and other special events.
A trendsetter of nautical bottom paints, New Nautical Coatings, Inc. was established in 1978 and is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products and customer satisfaction to today’s mariner. The company is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence. It offers an array of products that include antifouling systems, primers, gelcoat, resin, and other fiberglass products. Now offering innovative products globally, the Sea Hawk brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth and continues to grow as its products become more in demand worldwide.