Boote & Flugzeuge

Marlin August/September 2019

For more than 35 years, Marlin has empowered big-game offshore fishing enthusiasts through an engaging mix of adventure, nostalgia and camaraderie. The thrill of the sport comes alive with engaging content on dynamic personalities, the finest sport-fishing vessels, latest equipment, techniques and hottest billfishing destinations.

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Bonnier Corporation
3,48 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
17,43 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
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3 Min.
going international

• While there’s no question I love fishing here in the United States, the allure of international travel runs as strong and deep as the Gulf Stream on a bluebird day. The anticipation of the unknown, combined with the fact that blue marlin seem to love those exotic tropical locales nearly as much as we do, is a powerful, nearly intoxicating combination. Think about it: How many times do you repack your gear prior to a trip, making sure not to overlook a critical piece of the puzzle, or lie awake at night in anticipation of what’s to come the next day. Happens to me all the time, and it’s part of the beauty of marlin fishing—the passion that fuels the fire. In this issue, we celebrate that spirit by highlighting…

5 Min.

IN MEMORY OF JAN BOONE IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE announce the death of Bluewater Yacht Sales president, Jan Boone, on May 29, after a courageous battle with cancer. This devastating loss to her family, friends and coworkers also has jolted the close-knit boating industry. Jan graduated with a degree in business from UNC-Greensboro, and in 1983 she embarked on a noteworthy career at Hatteras Yachts in High Point, North Carolina, moving with the company to its New Bern facility in the late 1990s. She worked her way through numerous aspects of the company’s operations, taking on roles in marketing, customer service, personnel management and a progression of sales-related positions. Jan’s tenacity and dedication to the company and its customers earned her an appointment as vice president of sales. In 2008,…

1 Min.
before the strike

Players BILL ROYSTER • In 1991, Bill Royster took a six-month sabbatical, which ended up stretching into three years. He fished his way down the Pacific coast to Costa Rica, where he released an 800-pound blue marlin off Herradura Bay, as well as hundreds of sailfish. During the trip, he fell in love with the natural beauty of the Central American nation as well as its friendly people. As the owner of general engineering and development companies in California, he turned his attention to building what would eventually become the Los Sueños Resort and Marina. Since the turn of the millennium, the resort has become one of the world’s top destinations for those with billfish on the brain. When he’s not at work, Royster enjoys spending time aboard his 80-foot Donzi, Numero…

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What’s your favorite kind of fishing? Marlin first, then sailfish. Both on dead bait. When did you catch your first billfish? I was fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 1974 and caught a striped marlin. I was down there with some friends, renting a boat. This was before the Cabo marina was even built. We had a great time and it was a wonderful week. I didn’t catch my first blue marlin until 1991 when I got to Costa Rica, though—plus we were releasing 10 to 15 sailfish a day, even back then. I thought I’d arrived in fishing heaven. How has Los Sueños impacted the worldwide fishing community? When I first came to Costa Rica, there was no infrastructure for boats. Fortunately, I had an 80-foot long-range boat that could be sustainable for…

4 Min.
stay cool in the sun

GRUNDÉNS The Deckhand long-sleeve fishing shirt is designed with warm weather in mind. It is constructed using CoolCore, a chemical-free cooling fabric that uses the body’s own moisture to cool the garment as you perspire, wicking away moisture. Other features include four-way stretch for comfort and a UPF 30 protection rating. HUK [a] The Huk Icon X Camo Hoodie is a state-of-the-art performance shirt with a built-in hood to shade the back of the head. It features Huk’s Internal Cooling Element technology, which is engineered at the fiber level to cause an endothermic reaction with moisture, causing your body temperature to drop in minutes. SALTLIFE [b] The Camo Fusion SLX UVapor performance shirt features three all-purpose pockets on the back with elastic openings to secure small items like gloves within easy reach, yet out of…

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viking key west challenge belongs to gypsea

• A record 475 participants converged on the southernmost point of the United States in mid-April to battle fellow Viking-devoted competitors in two days of great fishing. “The Key West Challenge has been a success every year,” Viking Yachts President and CEO Pat Healey says, “but this time around, the energy level, excitement and fishing were at an all-time high.” The weather was nothing short of beautiful on Day One of the event, and just seven minutes after lines in, Blue Angel was on the board with its first sailfish release. By noon, 22 sails had been released, and by day’s end, Gypsea and Mr. Grinch—the daily winners—were duking it out, separated by just one fish. The bite followed the same tide-turning trends on Day Two. Angler Sarah Hall released a sailfish…