Sportfishers at Abaco, The Bahamas.

Abaco Beach Resort announces tournament dates and special dockage rates for the 2012 tournament season

Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announced the anticipated details for the 2012 fishing tournament season. A longtime destination for fishermen worldwide, the resort is once again gearing up to host competitive anglers in search of the perfect catch for the tournament season beginning in May and ending in June. Named one of the top five fishing destinations in the world, the crystal, clear blue waters of the Out Islands serve as the ideal setting for anglers in search of dolphin, tuna and sailfish resulting in some of the most lucrative prize purses in the sport.

As an added bonus for competitive anglers making the resort’s state-of-the-art marina their home base, Abaco Beach Resort is offering two special marina dockage rate programs throughout the season. Anglers that sign up for any three tournaments in 2012 (with one tournament being a Round Up Series event) and stay for 60 days or more between April 15 and July 15, will be afforded the new tournament dockage rate of $1.95 per foot per day, offering the flexibility of an outstanding rate and the opportunity to compete in the most exciting and competitive sport fishing tournaments in the Bahamas. Those anglers looking to dock 90 days or more are offered a tournament dockage rate and pay just $1.50 per foot per day, the best high season rate yet.

“It’s an exciting time to be in the Abacos during tournament season and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces and welcoming some newcomers into the tradition,” said Chris Higgs, the marina’s harbor master. “Preparations are underway and as always this season promises to deliver some memorable catches and great competition.”

Abaco Beach Resort boasts one of the largest marinas in the Bahamas, 198 slips able to accommodate vessels up to 200 feet in length, and provides all the necessary amenities to assist anglers with their catch and preparations for a successful and competitive day at sea. Marina services include 24-hour security, Internet, TV, full detailing and cleaning, electricity and fueling services seven days a week, 365 days a year and on-site customs and immigration clearance provided for those arriving by sea.

Abaco Beach Resort 2012 Fishing Tournament Schedule:

Bertram Hatteras Shootout, May 1-5
Hatteras yachts are pitted against Bertram yachts as two legendary manufacturers battle in the 31st anniversary of the event. Participants and guests can expect a big party on top of a bigger competition.

The Custom Shootout, May 16-19
An exclusive “invitation only” billfish tournament, The Custom Shootout is limited to custom-built inboard sport-fishing boats. The Custom Shootout contributes over $500,000 to Breast Cancer Research, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9/11 fallen heroes and other charities.

Boat Harbour Round Up – Leg I, May 29- June 2
The mini-series returns for its second year and promises to deliver just as much fun and excitement with a few surprises thrown in.

The Bahamas Billfish Championship, June 5-9
A fishing tournament that kicks off just weeks before the official start of summer, the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournament is a 35-year tradition that brings together seasoned anglers from around the globe.

Boat Harbour Round Up – Leg II, June 12-16
Round two of this fishing tournament kicks off with even bigger catches and more competitors.

About Abaco Beach Resort

Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour is situated on 40 scenic acres of white sand beaches and lush tropical gardens in the Bahamas Out Islands, overlooking surrounding cays and the beautiful Sea of Abaco. The largest hotel in Abaco’s Marsh Harbour, the resort features the 89 oceanfront guestrooms, suites and villas and is home to the to the largest marina in the Bahamas. Abaco Beach Resort offers a total vacation experience with endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Guests can island hop, fish and explore underwater marine life or enjoy the resort’s fitness center, tennis facilities, swimming pool or dining outlets. The resort is located just five miles from the Marsh Harbour Airport and is only a 50-minute plane ride from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Palm Beach and Miami. Alongside the marina, the Harbour Residences feature private verandas, Elbow Cay, the Sea of Abaco and Boat Harbour. Interiors range from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet and full ownership sale prices start at $1,142,000. For resort or real estate information, visit or call 1-800-468-4799.

Load Comments ( )

Don’t forget to sign up!

Get the Top Stories from Florida Sportsman Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week