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Introducing the $1.115 Million Hatteras Cup

We are proud to announce that the inaugural Hatteras Cup, an elite fishing tournament, began June 1st. It is open exclusively to participants fishing on Hatteras sportfishing boats. At stake is $1.115 million in potential prizes.

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“At Hatteras, we want to feed the passion we share with our sportfishing customers for going after big game offshore. The Hatteras Cup is an opportunity for the brand that started it all to recognize the passionate anglers who fuel us – Hatteras owners,” said Hatteras Yachts President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “Our boats are built to break both waves and world records.

“While there are many highly competitive teams fishing from Hatteras sportfishing yachts in tournaments around the world today, we wanted to give Hatteras owners and their teams a chance to compete against each other for big prize money,” said Joe Cacopardo, Hatteras Yachts director of marketing.
“Hatteras Cup winners are going to have serious bragging rights.”

The Hatteras Cup officially began on June 1, 2018. The $1 million prize category, for the registered team that catches the Heaviest IGFA-Verified World Record Atlantic Blue Marlin from a Hatteras sportfish, ends on December 31, 2018. Competition for a total of $115,000 in purses for the Heaviest Blue (non-world record), Catch & Release and Game Fish Divisions ends on January 31st, 2019.

The awards will be presented during the Miami Yacht Show in February 2019.

The Contest Rules for the 2018/2019 Hatteras Cup are as follows: All participants must register on the Hatteras Cup website at at least 24 hours prior to submitting any catch, regardless of Division. All fish submitted for prize consideration must be caught while the angler is fishing on board a Hatteras yacht of any year or model with a verifiable HIN number. No other brand of boat is eligible for the Hatteras Cup. Entrants must submit images (video and/or still) of each fishing day including action shots of fishing, weigh-in (where applicable), Captain, crew, anglers, and boat. There are three Divisions and each has its own unique set of rules beyond the Contest Rules stated above. Please click here for a complete list of rules.

For more information and to register for the Hatteras Cup, please visit