Kona Press Boat Update: 700-pound blue tagged

I got an email update from Jon Schwartz, the photographer who snapped a blue marlin as it rammed the press boat at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in Kona. He typed a short message: “Pete, the story gets better.” He and the other media types on the press boat took part in a battle to [...]

16th August 2010.
By Pete McDonald

photo © jon schwartz

I got an email update from Jon Schwartz, the photographer who snapped a blue marlin as it rammed the press boat at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in Kona.

He typed a short message: “Pete, the story gets better.”

He and the other media types on the press boat took part in a battle to tag and release a 700-pound blue marlin. I don’t know how the rest of the tournament went, but this has to rank as maybe the all-time most awesome press boat ever to be aboard.


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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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