Jimmy Johnson’s Quest For The Ring BillFish Championship is back and United Yacht Sales is proud to be a corporate sponsor of one of the most popular tournaments anywhere in the world. The kick-off party begins on Tuesday, March 7th, a pre-fish day on Wednesday, and then the main competition fishing days on Thursday and Friday. The closing awards party will be Saturday beginning with a gifting experience at 1pm and the party beginning at 7pm.
Teams will be fishing for a 7-figure prize that’s guaranteed and the largest in Florida tournament history. “In its 10 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $8,500,000 and 10 Championship Rings as the anglers join in the keys for this grueling competition,” a statement on the Quest For The Ring website said. There are a few new details for this year’s tournament including:
- There is an additional $100K going back into the various payouts as part of the guaranteed purse.
- The tournament has added the including of ONE Big Fish meat fish optional category with 3 payouts
- Fishing Zones include being able to fish from Palm Beach down to the Upper Keys
- The early entry bonus categories are back
Both the kick-off party and the awards ceremony will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock.
“United Yacht Sales is proud to sponsor Jimmy Johnson’s Quest For The Ring as it reinforces our commitment to the recreational fishing industry,” said Captain Jeff Palmer, President of UYS. “In 2022, we sold nearly 200 sportfishing boats and center-consoles ranging from a Boston Whaler 230 Outrage up to a Viking Yachts 92, and everything in between. We look forward to being a part of one of the best billfish tournaments around.”
United Yacht Sales broker Greg Graham will be fishing the Quest For The Ring tournament with his longtime client on PISCES V, a 45-foot F&S Yachts walk-around – one of only 2 made by the builder!
(Seen below: Greg Graham up on the tower controls as the team pulls in a sailfish. Photo Cred: Chris Rabil)
“I’ve always enjoyed fishing the Jimmy Johnson tournament and I was excited to hear that United Yacht Sales was going to be one of the sponsors this year,” said Greg. “There are a lot of great anglers and companies involved, all of who care a lot about the marine industry and conservation efforts. There are a lot of different ways to win in the money so the competition is fun.”
Greg is one of the most successful yacht brokers in the industry, and while he does sell motor yachts (like this 136′ Horizon MY), Greg specializes in selling both production boats and custom sportfish.
If you’re interested in fishing the tournament, there is still time to sign up. (Register Here). Below is a podcast with Bric Peebles, Tournament Director, where he goes through the changes in this year’s event in detail.
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