Century Boats renews tournament sponsorship

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Century Boat Company will once again be the presenting sponsor of the 2006 Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, the company said in a recent release.

Century Boats will provide first-place prizes for each event in the series. Winners will receive a Century 1902 Bay Boat powered by a F115 Yamaha four-stroke engine and Continental aluminum trailer. The winner of the Jim Beam Tarpon Cup Championship featuring the series’ top 25 teams based on points will receive a Century 2202 Bay Boat rigged with a Four Stroke 225 HP Yamaha engine.

The televised series is the largest live-release tarpon tournament in the state of Florida, with a sold out field of 50 teams competing in the five regular season events and one championship event in a live-release format held in Boca Grande Pass, Fla.

“We are very excited about the strong participation for the 2006 events,” said Joe Mercurio, vice president of the Tarpon Anglers Club. “PTTS television for two years has been one of the most viewed shows on Sun Sports the past two years. Now the show will have the potential to reach over 40 million homes around the U.S. through Sun Sports, the Water Channel and World Fishing Network.”

The PTTS will be filmed and broadcast on the Sun Sports Network, the Water Channel, and the World Fishing Network. The 13-week series will be available in over 40 million homes across the USA and begins airing June 29.

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