2019 Hatteras Cup Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge Is Open
Get your lines in the water – the Hatteras Cup Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge is officially open!
This fun fishing competition, which runs from now through the end of the year, is open exclusively to anglers fishing onboard a Hatteras yacht, regardless of model or year, who register in advance at www.hatterasyachts.com/hatterascup.
The Hatteras Cup is easy to enter. Only the Atlantic Blue Marlin prize categories require you to submit fish caught during an official billfish tournament. For the rest of the categories, you can enter a fish you hook anywhere in the world – as long as you’re already registered for the competition, and it’s caught from a Hatteras yacht. Prize categories include Catch & Release (multi-species), Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Snapper and Grouper. And, there’s a cool $1.115 million in prize money at stake!
The $1 Million Grand Prize for Heaviest Atlantic Blue Marlin will be awarded to the angler or team that catches an Atlantic Blue Marlin from a Hatteras yacht during an official billfish tournament that exceeds the current IGFA All-Tackle World Record. If no registered Hatteras Cup participant wins the Million Dollar Grand Prize by Dec. 31, 2019, then $50,000 will be awarded for the Heaviest Atlantic Blue Marlin caught from a Hatteras during an official billfish tournament. Prizes totaling $65,000 also will be awarded to registered anglers in two other Divisions: Game Fish – Heaviest Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Snapper, Grouper – and Catch & Release (multi-species). Participants competing for prizes in these Divisions do not need to be fishing in an official tournament when they make their catch.
The Hatteras Cup awards will be presented at the Miami Yacht Show in Miami, Fla., in February 2020.
“Last year’s Inaugural Hatteras Cup was a great success with 245 anglers competing across the globe,” said Hatteras Yachts President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “We are looking forward to even more owners, anglers and teams to participate this year and compete for prize money, as well as bragging rights for themselves and their boats.”
Don’t let all those other Hatteras anglers out there beat you to the prize money. Visit www.hatterasyachts.com/hatterascup today to learn more about the categories, the official rules – and how you can score big from a Hatteras.