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Valued Tournament Sponsors of the Hawaiian Billfish Series

The Hawaiian Billfish Series would like to personally thank all of our tournament sponsors for their support. It is through Kona tournament fishingall of our sponsors commitment that we are able to succeed with our charitable missions and conservation efforts. The following list represents some of the finest company’s in the marine industry and we would like to encourage you to get in touch with them to thank them for their quality products, high standard of business ethics and support of the Hawaiian Billfish Series. Only through the efforts of these esteemed tournament sponsors below can we accomplish our conservation efforts for the fisheries of Hawaii, as well as our charitable contributions to local communities.

Hawaiian Billfish Series- Major Tournament Donors

Grundens

The Hawaiian Billfish Series welcomes Grundens sport fishing wear as a major sponsor

Grundens has the passion for fishing

Our story started at the beginning of the 20th century, when Carl Grundén, the son of a fisherman, grew tired of the unforgiving weather on the west coast of Sweden.

He decided to make something for all the people with passion for fishing, and started manufacturing water repellent garments to withstand the forces of nature – keeping all men and women warm, dry and safe when doing what they love.

Fishing is so much more than putting food on the table. It’s about the respect for nature and its elements, the thrill of the catch, as well as the greater journey and the stories you bring back. Today, we enable fishermen, both professional as well as recreational, to face any given condition on waters across the globe.

We all share the love for fishing and tales from the untamable sea. That’s why we carry on the tradition to develop products you can trust.

We are fishing Grundens

Spencer Yachts-World Class High Performance Sport Fishing Yachts.

Join our family. Build your dream.

At Spencer Yachts, your ideas can become a reality in sport fishing yacht unequaled in style, performance, and value. spencer yachtsSpencer Yachts has taken the Carolina style and tradition of boat building with a unique look and transformed it into a world class and high performance Sport Fishing Yacht. The Spencer Yachts style also draws influence from other areas and has evolved into something truly unique. The result of Paul Spencer’s efforts has been a series of progressively innovative, masterfully crafted sports fishing yachts that Spencer Yachts are known for today.

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Paul Spencer

Raised on the waters of the Atlantic, Captain Paul Spencer began working as an offshore summer mate at the early age of 12 years. Seven years later, he acquired a Captain’s License and earned a living fishing charters and tournaments, where he proved to be a very gifted captain and angler by excelling in tournament circuits.

In 1996, Captain Paul decided to try his hand at boat building. Drawing on his years of charter boat experience, Paul’s boats married function and performance with elegant “Carolina Style” craftsmanship. The Spencer Yachts style also draws influence from other areas and has evolved into something truly unique. The result of his efforts has been a series of progressively innovative, masterfully crafted sports fishing yachts that Spencer Yachts is known for today. He has been happily married to his high school sweetheart, Shelly, for 39 years. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren (to date).

Spencer Yachts Win Tournaments, don’t be with the rest- be with the Best!!

Spencer Yachts

 Spencer yachts

 At Spencer Yachts, your ideas can become a reality in a Sport Fishing Yacht unequaled in style, performance, and value. Spencer Yachts has taken the Carolina style and tradition of boat building with a unique look and transformed it into a World Class and high performance Sport Fishing Yacht.

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Release Marine

Release Marine

Release Marine was founded on the concepts of quality, innovation,

Release Marine

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passion, integrity and a commitment to the finest in customer satisfaction over three decades ago and those commitments run just as deep today. Release Marine offers the preferred chair for many of the custom and production boat builders around the world, If it’s cool and functional we probably came up with it first. From concepts like our No-Bolt Chair Pedestal and No-Bolt Rod Holders that attach from below to eliminate the bolt heads to our Trillion Series of contoured fighting chairs and revolutionary new Battle Saddle, Release has always been on the forefront of the industry.

Northern Lights Generators

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Northern Lights manufactures a complete line of 50 and 60 Hz marine generator sets from 4.5 to 500 kW. Powered by rugged Lugger diesels and proven in commercial fishing boats, high-performance yachts and passenger  vessels,Norther lights Gen Northern Lights generators provide unmatched quality and reliability. Maintenance is quick and easy. Most service points are arranged on a common side to put regular maintenance points right at your fingertips. All the small things  add up to the most reliable, durable and simple to use power solutions on the market. Don’t trust your power needs to anything else but Northern Lights.

Engine Block

• Four cycle, 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, naturally aspirated, overhead valve diesel.

• Swirl combustion chambers improve fuel efficiency and reduce smoke.

• Glow plugs for quick cold starting.

Cooling System

• Freshwater cooling system in heat exchanger or keel cooled configuration.

• One-piece heat exchanger, expansion tank and liquid cooled exhaust manifold. Fewer troublesome hoses and gaskets. Cast iron to resist corrosion and electrolysis.

• Heat exchanger cooling is standard. Cupro-nickel tube-type heat exchanger has removable ends for easy cleaning. Rubber impeller seawater pump of bronze and stainless steel is gear driven; no belt.

Fuel System

• Fuel system is self-venting.

• Injection pump with 5% mechanical governor for close AC frequency control.

• Pintle injectors with replaceable tips.

• Mechanical lift pump with hand primer. No electric pump to fail.

• Large spin-on fuel filter.

• Flexible fuel lines routed to fuel manifold.

• Stop solenoid controls the fuel rack, not the throttle, to eliminate speed variances and linkage problems.

Intake and Exhaust

• Meets US EPA Tier III emission standards at date of manufacture.

• Washable air cleaner in cast intake manifold reduces intake noise.

• Cast iron, wet exhaust elbow for safety.

Lubrication System

• Full flow, spin-on oil filter with bypass.

• 8.6 qt (8.2 ltr) oil capacity for better lubrication. 200 hour oil change intervals.

• Oil drain for quick, clean oil changes.

• Closed crankcase vent system traps oil vapor and keeps engine room clean.

DC Electrical System

• DC system uses reliable relays instead of an unrepairable printed circuit board.

• 12 volt starter motor and battery charging alternator with regulator and belt guard.

• Standard panel: Remote mount S-1B has hour meter, stop-start switch with run light and preheat switch.

• Expandable to six panels up to 110 feet from the set.

• 20 foot (6m) plug-in panel harness lets you mount your panel anywhere onboard. Better than inaccessible unit mount panels that are prone to vibration problems.

• Low oil pressure, high coolant temp and high exhaust temp safety shutdowns standard.

Northern Light Gen

 

ALEXSEAL Yacht Coatings

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Alexseal HelmThe Hawaiian Billfish Series is proud to bring back ALEXSEAL Yacht Coatings as an event donor to the 2017 partys, don’t miss out on seeing some the finest sportfishing yachts in the world in Kona Hawaii showing ALEXSEAL coatings.

ALEXSEAL Yacht Coatings offers a complete system of premium paint products comprised of the highest quality pigments, solvents, aliphatic urethane resins, ultraviolet resistors and agents to create the most advanced marine topcoats available. Backed by our professional technical and sales support programs, an ALEXSEAL® Yacht Coatings represents the industry’s best combination of appearance, durability and repairability.

The saltwater environment is a harsh one. But it’s far from the only situation where a paint finish can be pushed to its limits. Industrial machinery is tested by heat and friction on a daily basis. Automobile interiors must withstand scorching UV rays and owner negligence, and still return to showroom condition after years of use. Passenger airplanes must retain their exterior integrity and luster despite abrupt changes in atmospheric pressure, and temperature swings of up to 100 degrees with each takeoff and landing.

paint samplesFor over 100 years, German paint pioneer Mankiewicz has led the development of technologically advanced products to protect and beautify machinery, automobile interiors and wide-body commercial airliners. Within the past several years, Mankiewicz has applied this advanced technology to a new set of products specifically designed for fiberglass, steel and aluminum yachts. This combined with the knowledge that a team of industry professionals with over 150 years of combined experience is there for you, providing for ideal paint solutions and more time on the water.

The result of this research and development effort is ALEXSEAL®, a complete set of premium paint products that combines the highest quality pigments, solvents, resins, ultraviolet resistors and agents with the most advanced aliphatic topcoats available on the market today. With laboratories in both Germany and the United States working to adapt today’s breakthrough research to the yacht market, expect to see even more innovative products from ALEXSEAL®.

Alexseal and Spencer Yachts

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Hawaiian Billfish Series- Event Donors

Papa Pilar’s Rum

Possibly The World’s Greatest Adventurer

Hemingway’s writing didn’t dictate his life; rather, his life dictated his writing. He lived by the words “Il faut d’abord durer,” meaning “First one must endure,” forging a courage that led to some of the world’s finest storytelling. He was an author, a free thinker, an adventurer, a sportsman, and a bon vivant. But he was never a spectator.

He spent time in Paris with the era’s greatest minds, broke records during fishing expeditions in the Caribbean, hunted game on the African plains, and wrote poignant stories that transformed American literature. From his excursions on land to his adventures at sea, Hemingway pursued a vibrant life each and every day.

Pilar, Hemingway’s muse and one true constant, is the vessel that allowed America’s literary giant to reach beyond the shoreline, feast on life and later recount his tales of adventure as he sat at his typewriter.

Hemingway lived an epic life in perpetual motion. And rum bore witness to it all.

Pilar, Hemingway’s muse and one true constant, is the vessel that allowed America’s literary giant to reach beyond the shoreline, feast on life and later recount his tales of adventure as he sat at his typewriter.

Hemingway lived an epic life in perpetual motion. And rum bore witness to it all.

Yeti is bringing cool to the HBS

Yeti is cooling the Hawaiian Billfish Series this year, Yeti was founded on quality and as such was a perfect fit for a sponsor of the 2017 Hawaiian Billfish Series.

Yeti has a great story

GROWING UP, MY BROTHER AND I

Always had a passion for the outdoors. Hunting. Fishing. Traveling to outdoor industry trade shows with our teacher-turned-entrepreneur father. We were raised with an appreciation for wild game, unfamiliar territory, and high-quality gear.

But the coolers that were out there just weren’t up to our outdoor adventures — the handles would break, the latches would snap off, and the lids would cave in. Not only was it a hassle to replace our coolers after each season, but also these cheaply built, ordinary ice chests were limiting our good times. And that frustration led us to a solution.

In 2006 we founded YETI® Coolers with a simple mission: build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass-discount retailers. One that could take the abuse we knew we’d put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn’t break. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and firsthand experience — not from market research and data analysis. And we’d never sacrifice quality for a few extra bucks. Because having your cooler’s lid cave in when using it as a casting platform should never be part of anyone’s fishing trip.

We’re so glad that we weren’t the only ones looking for a YETI. Today it is the cooler of choice for outdoor enthusiasts, pros, tailgaters, and backyard barbecue kings. And that still gets us fired up. Ultimately, life is about having a good time doing what you love. And for us, that’s being outdoors hunting whitetail, catching a tarpon on the fly, and spending time with our families and buddies. We’re wild at heart. So our coolers couldn’t be anything less.

Whether you’re taking it off the map or all the way to your backyard, every YETI product is built for the wild.

 

Welcome to the HBS Yeti!!

 

Hawaii Forest and Trails

BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII – Rob Pacheco has a passion for the natural world of Hawaii. It is a passion that began almost as soon as he stepped off the plane here in 1990 and quickly realized that these islands contain diverse and unique ecosystems rivaling any place on earth.

Because of its isolation in the middle of the Pacific and its volcanic geology, Rob realized that Hawaii is a place unparalled for studying evolutionary biology, extinction, endangered species and conservation. It is a place where the fundamental lessons of creation and earth sciences could be seen, experienced and understood.

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At the same time Pacheco, who had worked as a naturalist on the mainland, concluded most residents and visitors were only seeing Hawaii’s beautiful scenery and had little knowledge of Hawaii’s natural history. Pacheco decided to combine his passion with a vision: to share his passion for natural history with others and to help conserve Hawaii’s endangered environment by educating them about it. It was a vision that fit well with the growing worldwide interest in eco-tourism. Soon thereafter, and with the help of his wife Cindy whom he had met in Kona, the idea for Hawaii Forest & Trail was born.

One of the integral ideas the Pachecos instituted was to establish partnerships with private landowners that would allow tours to places with wild and remote native ecosystems that had been previously inaccessible. Hawaii Forest & Trail is one of the few tour companies allowed access to private lands and controlled-access wildlife refuges.

Another important element Pacheco built into Hawaii Forest & Trail was the practice of having knowledgeable and qualified guides. In 1994, when Hawaii Forest & Trail began offering its first adventures, Pacheco was “the only guide” for every trip.

Since then he has slowly built up a handpicked cadre of guides with strong academic backgrounds in biology, geology, Hawaiian culture and history, and extensive natural history field experience. It’s not enough for the guides to simply “know things”, they must also have a real passion for Hawaii’s natural world and enthusiasm for sharing it. Pacheco has patiently built the best ecotour staff in Hawaii.

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Hawaii Forest & Trail is committed to keeping their tour groups small, well-outfitted and comfortable for a pleasurable day of exploration. From their initial rainforest bird walk, the Pachecos have expanded their eco-adventure offerings to include exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stargazing from Maunakea, a waterfall walk and specialized birding tours.

All adventures combine a journey to a special or endangered natural setting with fascinating information about the natural and cultural resources of Hawaii, including its biology, geology, history, and Native Hawaiian culture
Hawaii Forest & Trail’s adventure tours have attracted attention from major national and international media and have been featured in Town & Country, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Islands magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Register, E-Entertainment, the New York Times, the Robb Report, CNN’s “Travel Guide,” NBC’s “Evening Magazine,” Fox TV’s “No Boundaries” and The Travel Channel.

Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Hawaii Island, the company continues to work for conservation with students in the schools, sponsoring free field trips, participating in tree planting and other community service projects and practicing their credo that “conservation begins with education.”
Today, Hawaii Forest & Trail is housed in its headquarters in Kailua, Kona, with offices in Hilo and North Kohala, employs nearly 100 people, operates and maintains a fleet of customized vehicles, and sells outdoor adventure gear and branded merchandise at its retail stores. Even with this success, Pacheco remains quietly unassuming, his original vision and passion as strong as ever.

Geoffrey Smith Sculptures

 

Come to the Hawaiian Billfish Series for you chance to win a custom sculptor by Geoffrey Camp Smith’s earliest memories are those of the outdoor adventures he shared with his father and his two brothers. Smith’s first bronze was cast in 1984, opening a new world of artistic possibility.

Smith’s style can be described as “loose”, with fingerprints tracing and suggesting feathers and fur on its subjects. A constant challenge to him is to impart the impression of motion or incipient motion to his work. Faithfulness to the spirit of the animal in its natural surroundings is very important. Geoffrey seeks to draw the observer to the animal for what it is, rather than trying to grant the animal human characteristics or expressions to draw one in.

A perfectionist at the foundry, Geoffrey has opted for a traditional chemical patina on his bronze sculptures. All bronzes are cast using the age-old lost wax process, whereby a clay original of his creation is transformed at the foundry into an enduring bronze, of limited issue. He prefers smaller limited editions, proofing each work personally before signing and numbering.

Weather Routing and Fish Tournament planner

The Hawaiian Billfish Series will be introducing the global company Weather Routing Inc which provides forecasting for fishing tournaments worldwide. They will be providing daily forecasting, and provide access to our Fishing Planner, an interactive fishing chart program for the tournament committee and the anglers of this event. Which will include high resolution fishing charts are of: Sea Surface Temperature, Current Maps, Chlorophyll, Altimetry, Mixed Layer, Salinity, and Bathymetry are created, and the Fishing Planner which highlights Hot Spots on these charts.

Here is a list of benefits for using WRI

    • Daily forecasts prepared by a certified Meteorologists leading up to and including the day of the tournament. These forecast can be emailed, and/or uploaded to the tournament’s website to be viewed.
    • One-month subscription to our supplemental online weather service, SeaWeather at www.seaweather.net
      • We will create specialized forecast maps tailored to the tournament’s vicinity.
  • *NEW Fishing Planner Access – Interactive Fishing Tool for Anglers to locate “Hot Spots”. .

 

    • They will create a SeaWeather account specifically for your marina, which will include daily 72 hour forecasts for the marina, as well as real-time and forecast (out to 120 hour) text and graphical information, as well as our Marina Locator, a directory where yacht captains who subscribe to SeaWeather can get information on your marina (location, contact information, amenities, etc.)
  • Access to our *NEW SeaWeather Mobile App to view the Fishing Planner on smartphones!

 

  • Provide links to the tournament’s website, where the participants can view our prepared reports.
  • Map products specifically designed for fishing tournaments that are customized for your area of interest.

Meteograms with hour by hour expected weather conditions for the local waters

Maui Jim Sunglasses

The Hawaiian Billfish Series and Maui Jim are bringing big game fishing style to you this summer. Don’t miss your shot to win some filtered sunshine through Maui Jims at the Hawaiian Billfish Series this summer.

Maui Jim has been selected by industry experts as the Best Sunglass Company for the second successive year in the Vision Monday and 20/20 magazines’ seventh annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice awards. The premium sunglasses supplier also took the award for Best Sport Sunglass Brand (Women) which for our lady anglers it does not get any better, whereby they are commitment to superior lens technology, product quality and retail partnerships has helped make the brand a leader in premium, polarised sunglasses.

Created on the Hawaiian Islands, Maui Jim sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology for brilliant colour so every detail is crisper, cleaner and without glare or harmful UV.

Premium sunglasses supplier Maui Jim will launch three new frames in its superlight collection in April .

Pohaku, Nahiku and Road Trip are said to feature some of the brand’s lightest frame and lens combinations. The MauiPure lenses combine the optics of SuperThin glass with lightweight comfort and scratch and impact resistance, Maui Jim stated.

Pohaku takes its name from the Hawaiian word for stone and combines the high-performance lenses with a light yet strong magnesium frame with injected nylon temples. According to Maui Jim, it is the first in the brand’s range and claimed to be unique in the market. The unisex style is available in three colours schemes – Matte Blue with MauiRose lenses, Matte Black with Neutral Grey and Matte Brown with HCL Bronze.

Road Trip is new to the Maui Jim PureAir series of frames made from an ultra-thin and light injected nylon known for its durability and ability to retain shape. With a rectangular shape to suit both men and women, the style comes in a range of colour schemes including classic Tortoise nylon frames with HCL Bronze lenses, Olive Tortoise with Maui HT, Blue/black Tortoise with Neutral Grey and Grey/black Tortoise with MauiRose lenses.

The feminine Nahiku, also new to PureAir, offers an oversized round shape in lightweight nylon and a range of colours including Purple Fade or White Pearl with Neutral Grey lenses, Chocolate Fade with HCL Bronze or Gloss Black with Maui HT lenses.

All Maui Jim sunglasses, featuring patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology which claims to cut 100% of UV rays and eliminate glare while enhancing colour and definition, have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

Fair Wind Cruises

Fair Wind Cruises– is offering a 20% discount of their regular rates for all Hawaiian Billfish Series participants/family/guests and sponsors.

The promo code “Billfish” can be used for a 20% discount off our Fair Wind Afternoon Cruise or Hula Kai Morning Cruise.   This can be entered right into the Promotional Code field on our website.  These special rates will be available June 2nd to 5th, 2016 and August 7th to 10th, 2016.  please make your reservations early to ensure availability

Hawaii boasts some of the finest snorkel and diving locations in the world. In fact, more than a quarter of the marine life in Hawaii cannot be FW_aerial_bay_626_350_c1found anywhere else on earth.We hope you will enjoy a Fair Wind experience during your time on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.

While at the Hawaiian Billfish Series go on the Best Snorkeling Cruise on the Big Island with FAIR WIND cruises

The Travel Channel calls the manta ray snorkel “ONE OF THE TOP-TEN THINGS TO DO IN YOUR LIFETIME”. Experiencing the beauty of the manta ray up close and personal is an experience you will always cherish.

Fair Wind CruiseOur snorkel adventure is at night for the best viewing of the manta rays. Although you can view manta rays during daylight hours, they feed most actively at night when many plankton rise towards the surface providing one of the favorite foods on which mantas feed. Using lights that are safe for the manta, we are able to attract these plankton which attracts the mantas.

Manta rays do not have stingers like the Sting Rays, mantas are completely safe to be around. Learn more about manta rays here. We invite you to the ultimate manta ray snorkeling experience!

Make your Reservation to snorkel with manta rays now!

UFO Parasailing

The Hawaiian Billfish Series and the Big Island UFO Parasailing

 Some lucky participants will be given free parasail rides during the Hawaiian Billfish Series, so bring your family to enjoy all the big island has to offer all of our participants/family members and guests.

We are pleased to extend a 10% Discount to Hawaiian Billfish Series participants and their families on Kona parasail rides booked directly with UFO Parasail.

Discounts valid June 5th to 7th, 2016 & August 7th to 10th, 2016 only.

Discount code for June 2016 is HBS-HO & Discount code for August, 2016 is HBS-KS.

Discounts will be applied on direct phone bookings only.
PLEASE CALL

Big Island: 800.359.4836

Parasail alone, in pairs or triple

UFO Parasailing is easy, fun and an experience few will ever forget!

Slowly you’ll rise into the air, above and behind the boat. The silence is breathtaking. The view, awe inspiring!

Parasailors are on the boat for approximately one hour with a maximum of 6-12 passengers per boat (flying and non-flying).  Our parasail boats are USCG certified to carry 12 passengers; however, we limit our trips to 8 passengers for more time in the air and less time on the water unless larger groups request to be together.

OPERATION HOURS & DATES:
Parasailing is conducted year round in Kona. We offer flights throughout the day, between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.We occasionally add more trips during busy periods. Please phone us for additional times not displayed on our website. Call toll free: 1-800-359-4836. We also provide parasailing on Maui.

Deluxe 800′ Flight
 Singles, Tandems, Triples
Out of this World 1200′ Flight
 Singles, Tandems, Triples

Vanmark Nautical Jewelry Lady’s Division

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The Hawaiian Billfish Series is excited to announce that Vanmark Nautical Jewelry has been appointed to the official jeweler of the 2015 Hawaiian Open in May and the Kona Shootout in August 2015. With this news and our announcement of a new lady’s division in both tournaments, the prizes will be spectacular!!

This is a high end designer line of unique marine jewelry found in the better jewelry stores through out the U.S. east coast that cater sportfishing and sea jewelry themes. The Marlin, Sailfish, Bonefish, and other precious stone nautical gold jewelry consists of earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings individually designed so as to appeal to lovers of sea life jewelry.

MarlinsHooksBraceletimage1465147436Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mark Steven Lloyd grew up in and around the ocean. And, growing up in a family of talented jewelry designers, he learned the skills and craftsmanship necessary to become one of the most talented jewelry designers in the world.

In 1989, Mark opened Vanmark, Inc. Jewelry Designers in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale’s Marine district and began designing and creating beautiful works of art. His passion for the ocean lead him to create what is known today as The Marine Collection, a unique and vibrant array of jewelry reflecting his love of sport fishing.

Aside from viewing this collections at his showroom, his designs can be seen at some of the world’s top fishing tournaments like the Hawaiian Billfish Series, Bermuda Big Game Classic, Bermuda Triple Crown, Los Cabos, Los Suenos, Pirates Cove, Ft. Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, Miami’s Billfish Tournament, Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo as well as numerous high-end jewelry stores around the United States and Bermuda.

Vanmark Inc, is proud to bring to life this Marine Collection on the web offering only the finest in precious metals and gemstones and crafted to the highest of standards. Please feel free to return anytime to view our weekly updated designs and monthly special offerings.

DONT MISS THE FUN AT THE HAWAIIAN BILLFISH SERIES

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Koya Lures

Koya lures are a throw back to the old school, hand made lure maker’s of old like Joe Yee, Henry Chee, and Chester Kita. It’s not how many you can make, it’s how well you can make them says, “Eric “Koya” Koyangi…I was taught to try to make the best lure I can make, one at a time. His lures are in use by the top pros in Kona and word is spreading worldwide…Koya Lures are for real. Custom, hand crafted lures, old school style. Hand polished and tuned. Lures that are in demand worldwide now- Contact Eric Koyanagi on his Facebook page to order your custom lures here

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Steve Goione Marine Artist

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We are pleased to announce that Steve Goione will be the official famed artist for the Hawaiian Billfish Series and will be making a special guest appearance in Kona, Hawaii for the Kona Shootout Aug 3rd to Aug 6th, 2015 . Steve Goione original commission illustrations of sport fishing boats have become a hallmark in the industry and are often featured at the exclusive sport fishing tournaments around the world.  A regular on the tournament circuit,  Steve is the featured artist at exclusive sportfishing contests in places as  varied as Venezuela, the Bahamas, Catalina Island, Bermuda, North Carolina and  Marthas Vineyard and now Hawaii.

Influenced by a lifetime of childhood summers fishing along the Jersey Shore, Steve’s talents led him to an art degree from the Ringling School of Art and a graphic design career that evolved serendipitously into a flourishing marine art business combining Steve’s life passions.

Steve GoioneHis simple, yet beautiful pen and inks evolve into a wonderful blend of mediums that include watercolors, always augmented by his use of stippling with pen & ink to bring out the subtleties of shape and shading. Steve’s ability allows him to portray sportfishing boats, gamefish and a variety of other shoreline scenes with complete accuracy, while also capturing the “intangibles” that convert simple illustration into fine art.

A regular on the tournament circuit, Steve is the featured artist at exclusive sportfishing contests in places as varied as Venezuela, the Bahamas, Catalina Island, Bermuda, North Carolina and Marthas Vineyard. His original commission illustrations of sportfishing boats have become a hallmark in the industry. He offers over 50 limited editon prints on subjects ranging from tarpon to tallships to billfish. Steve’s original illustrations are regularly featured at fund raising events for various conservation groups and have raised several hundred thousands dollars in the past few years for private charities.Kona Shootout

While visiting this website, click on the category that interests you. You’ll find Steve’s work available as limited edition prints, glicee’s, posters and various other products. Steve’s original illustrations are also featured on this site and available for purchase or commission.

Please visit his website at stevegoione.com for more spectacular art.

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Discount USA Car Rental

We are pleased to announce that the official car rental agency of the Hawaiian Billfish Series will be Discount USA Car Rental,  a Hawaiian Island wide rental agency with years of experience in providing a smooth effortless rental option at lower rates then available on most of the big name rental car companies. Discount USA Car rental in addition to standard car rentals also offers Exotic and motorcycles rentals on most islands.

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Immediate Confirmation Discount Links Page Request a Search for the Lowest Rates Here

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  • GUARANTEED RESERVATIONS
  • NO BOOKING FEES
  • NO DEPOSIT
  • CANCEL ANYTIME
  • NATIONAL RENTAL COMPANIES
  • UNLIMITED MILES

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Aloha,

WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL DISCOUNT USA CAR RENTAL

We set out to promote tourism in Hawaii in 2000. Our goal was to offer affordable accommodations and car rentals for Hawaiian visitors on our sister site Condo in Hawaii.

http://www.discountusacarrental.com/ducr/? was established in response to visitor .feedback. Some Condo in Hawaii visitors had already rented vehicles at much higher rates through other agencies and were unable to cancel and rebook at our lower rates. A few years later we established HawaiiInfoGuide.com, a Hawaii visitor guide and directory of links to more Hawaii accommodations and attractions.

Our mission is to offer the most personalized service and the LOWEST RATES for your Hawaii car rental in true Aloha Spirit.

Customer Service Representatives are available 18 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions or assist with any problems you may .encounter whether it concerns your car rental, accommodations or general information. You can contact us through the live chat at the top of this website, contact or phone toll free 1-800-292-1930.

We have become the largest authorized broker of discounted Hawaii car rental rates and that has enabled us to negotiate rates that are now lower than when we started in 2000.

Our success is evident by the number of imitators; Google now shows over 11,700,000 results when searching for “Discount Hawaii Car Rental”

Mahalo nui loa for your visit