Fishing & Boating News

South Florida Fishing Charter Captains Join Expedition Outfitters

by: John Bell,

(left to right) Captain Ray Rosher of Miami, Captain Randy Towe of Islamorada, Guy Harvey, Captain Billy Black and Bill Shedd.
Photo by John Bell
Capt. Randy Towe
Photo by John Bell
(Nov. 03, 2013 - FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH, FL)

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts officially welcomed the first three South Florida members to its newly announced Expedition Outfitters program at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Captains Ray Rosher of Miami, Billy Black of Stuart and Randy Towe of Islamorada.

Captain Anthony Mendillo of Mexico is the fourth member of this elite group of Expedition Outfitters. Captain Ned Stone, a sportfishing veteran of the offshore fishing circuit, will oversee the new effort as the company's Director of Development.

Created to complement its collection of Outpost Resort properties in Florida and the Caribbean, Expedition Outfitters is defined by great watersport experiences and services headed by the fishing captains and dive operators that make it possible.

The new program, which features two membership categoriesdive shops and charter boat fishing?was created to offer Outpost Resort customers with a "top of class experience, according to Bill Shedd, a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort partner and president of the big game fishing company, AFTCO. ?Shedd and Guy Harvey Outpost Resort president Mark Ellert along with renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey officially inducted the new South Florida members at the Bahia Mar location at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

About Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In keeping with the reputation of Guy Harvey as conservationist and explorer, the company's mission is to inspire travel to unique destinations, promote sustainability and engage guests in environmentally responsible and memorable recreational activities.

The company's lodging portfolio is organized into the Signature and Expedition Collections. Signature properties carry the Outpost brand name and operate in accordance with the company's brand standards. These include the Guy Harvey Outpost St. Pete Beach, the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost in Islamorada, Florida and the Guy Harvey Outpost, Galapagos Islands, a 30 unit eco lodge and research field station now approved for construction on the island of San Cristobal.

Properties in the Expedition Collection retain the identity and character of their independent owners, with Outpost providing sales, marketing and on-line reservations support. Expedition Collection members include Bahamas properties Blackfly Bonefish Lodge at Schooner Bay, Green Turtle Club and Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Club, West End. The company is now in Isla Mujeres, Mexico with its newest member, Hotel Playa Media Luna, located offshore of Cancun.

The company was founded in 2007 by Mark Ellert, a veteran hospitality developer, and is co-owned by Dr. Harvey, Bill Shedd and Charles Forman. Shedd is the owner of AFTCO, recognized worldwide for its big-game fishing tackle and merchandise. AFTCO is the official licensee of Guy Harvey sportswear. Forman is a practicing eminent domain lawyer and early partner of Dr. Harvey in the growth of his licensing and publishing activities.
Capt. Ray Rosher
Photo by John Bell
Capt. Bill Black
Photo by John Bell