Fishing & Boating News

Guy Harvey Outpost enrolls Captain Billy Black as an Expedition Outfitter

to Launch Sportfishing Charters at Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

by: John Bell,

(Apr 2, 2015 - GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND) Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts announced today that legendary sportfishing Captain Billy Black has joined the company's Expedition Outfitter program, and will operate sportfishing
charters out of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour on West End, a member of the company's Expedition Collection portfolio, starting April 15th.

Black, who has spent the last 40 years as a charter captain and operated a premier charter service out of Walker¹s Cay from 1977 to 2004, has held, at one time or another, many of the Bahamian record catches for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and Sailfish. The Duchess, his 50-foot Hatteras has just come out of the yard, having been fully updated and re-powered to offer exceptional comfort and safety.

"There's 110 miles of water between Walkers and Bimini, and Old Bahama Baybis almost dead center", commented Mark Ellert, President of Guy HarveybOutpost.  "Few know these fishing grounds as well as Billy and The Duchess, and we intend to make the Outpost at Old Bahama Bay the go-to fishing destination in the northern Bahamas." Sixty miles east of Palm Beach, Old
Bahama Bay has 70 luxury guestrooms, a 70 slip deep water marina with fuel and on-site customs, and a full array of resort amenities.

"I've been ŒDancing with the Duchess' for forty years", said Captain Black.  "These waters are our stage, and we know every square inch of it.  Customers of Old Bahama Bay now have an exceptional opportunity to join us on stage and catch all the action first hand."

This June, Guy Harvey Outpost brings its signature Bonfire Tournament Series back to Old Bahama Bay for the summertime marlin and dolphin fishing action. Each Bonfire event is a multi-day celebration featuring art shows, cooking competition and extreme sport demonstrations with nightly beach bonfires of monument sized metal fish sculptures by artist Bobby Little.

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, with properties in Florida and the Caribbean, offers customers carefully selected top-of-class fishing and dive Expedition Outfitters, who deliver a great experience and actively support Guy Harvey's conservation initiatives.

Black is part of an elite group of Expedition Fishing Outfitters including Miami Captain Ray Rosher, Islamorada Captain Randy Tow and Captain Anthony Mendillo with his Keen M Sportfishing Charters in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

The Guy Harvey Outposts'  "GHOFish" program promotes scientific angling expedition, sportfishing charters and tournaments.

About Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company's Signature Collection properties operate under the Guy Harvey Outpost brand name, with resorts currently in Florida's popular destinations of St. Pete Beach and Islamorada. The newest Guy Harvey Outpost Resort will open on St. Augustine Beach in September, 2015.  A 30-unit Signature Collection eco-lodge is planned for construction in the Galapagos Islands, on the island of San Cristobal.

Members of the company's Expedition Portfolio are independently operated and managed boutique sized hotels and lodges in remote destinations that offer superior service and amenities. Member hotels enjoy access to Outpost marketing and its reservation system and on-line booking engine. Expedition Properties include three in the Bahamas: Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour at West End and the Green Turtle Club and Blackfly Bonefish Lodge, both in the Abaco Islands and Hotel Playa Media Luna in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Through the company's GHOFish program, Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts promotes scientific angling expeditions, tournaments and charters. Expedition Outfitters an invitation-only collection of top-of-class dive shops and guided or charter boat fishing outfitters.

The company was founded in 2007 by Mark Ellert, a veteran hospitality professional, 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. Both Harvey and Shedd are trustees of the prestigious International Game Fishing Association, IGFA, cofounded by Ernest Hemingway during his days on Bimini. Forman is a practicing eminent domain lawyer and early partner of Dr. Harvey in the growth of his licensing and publishing activities.