History 2018-06-06T03:28:27+00:00

OUR HISTORY

The association’s founding members started the tournament because of their passion for fishing. The Saint Martin Billfish Tournament was created in 1997 on the island of Saint Martin.

Today, due to the large number of billfish released each year and the average size of the fish caught the Saint Martin Billfish Tournament is now recognized as one of the premier sport fishing tournaments in the Caribbean.

This tournament will be organized for the 5th time this year by the Saint Martin Sport-Fishing Association.

#SMBT PREVIOUS WINNERS

1998

1st “ARAWAK” (Saint-martin)

2nd “SPIRIT OF FREEDOM” (St-martin)

3rd “RAMPOOSIN” (England)

1999

1st “TI MAMZELL” (Guadeloupe)

2nd “ARAWAK” (Saint-martin)

3rd “SPIRIT OF SAINT BARTH” (St-Barth)

2000

1st “JALUPPHI” (Guadeloupe)

2nd “GREY GHOST” (Saint-Lucia)

3rd “POLE POSITION” (Saint-Barth)

2001

1st “ROI SOLEIL” (USA)

2nd “ARAWAK” (Saint-martin)

3rd “BISOUNOU” (Martinique)

2002

1st “ X ISLES” (Sint-maarten)

2nd “ANY MINUTE” (Sint-maarten)

3rd “FOLLOW ME” (Saint-martin)

NEW TOURNAMENT “RECORD“
781 lbs Blue Marlin
“La Reverende”

2003

1st “SPEEDY BANANA” (Martinique)

2nd “CRAZY LOVE” (Guadeloupe)

3rd “CORALIO” (Guadeloupe)

2004

1st “SOMOYA” (Sint-maarten)

2nd “ X ISLE” (Sint-maarten)

3rd “SEA WISH” (Puerto-Rico)

2005

1st “LIMITED EDITION” (Martinique)

2nd “YELLOW FIN” (Martinique)

3rd “EL PADRE” (Saint-martin)

2006

1st “LIMITED EDITION” (Martinique)

2nd “TI MANZEL” (Guadeloupe)

3rd “CHALLENGE” (Sint-Maarten)

2007

1st “PAPASAN” (Trinidad)

2nd “ROMPEOLO”

3rd “INCOGNITO”(Saint-Martin)

2008

1st “FOLLOW ME” (Saint-martin)

2nd “BIG TING” (BVI)

3rd “GAME ONE”

2009

1st “SPEEDY AVENTURE”

2nd “LADY EVELYN” (BVI)

3rd “ABIGAËL 3” (USVI)

2010

1st “RHUM AND COKE” (Antigua)

2nd “TI MAMZEL” (Guadeloupe)

3rd “ALIBAMBAM” (St. Barth)

NEW TOURNAMENT “RECORD”
809 lbs Blue Marlin
“CASSINOHA”

2011

1st “STREAM-X” (Guadeloupe)

2nd “ONE SHOT” (Saint-Martin)

3rd “FOLLOW ME” (Saint-Martin)

2012

1st “YELLOW WHIP” (Saint-Martin)

2nd “PAPA SAN” (Trinidad)

3rd “LADY EVELYN” (BVI)

2013

1st “FOLLOW ME V” (Saint-Martin)

2nd “STARS” (Saint-Martin)

3rd “Ti Donki La” (Saint-Barth)

2014

1st “OYSTER” (Sint-Maarten)

2nd “LIVING THE DREAM” (Saint-Croix)

3rd “Big Sailfish Too” (Saint-Martin)

2015

1st “STARS” (Saint-Martin)

2nd “HABALO & CO” (Saint-Martin)

3rd “BLUE OCEAN” (Saint-Martin)

2016

1st “STRIKER” (Sint-Maarten)

2nd “TAKE 7” (Saint-Martin)

3rd “RUM & COKE” (Antigua)

2017

1st “YELLOW WHIP” (Saint-Martin)

2nd “RUCKUS” (Scrub Island, BVI)

3rd “RUM & COKE” (Antigua)