Michael Jordan’s boat is registered for White Marlin Open 2020 in Ocean City, Md.
The custom, sport fishing yacht, an 80-foot Viking, is named the Catch 23 and has a wrap that matches the pattern on his Air Jordan 3 sneakers.
The basketball star took part in the 2019 White Marlin Open, which promotes itself as the world’s largest billfish tournament. Jordan mostly remained elusive to onlookers until the final day of the five-day tournament, giving a wave as he left his boat for a waiting golf cart.
In June, Jordan and his crew landed a 442.3-pound blue marlin on the second day of the 62nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, The Sun Journal reported. The Catch 23 entered the Morehead City, N.C., scales with a 442.3-pound marlin, which put the boat in fifth place that day. The catch ended the tournament in ninth place.
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Ocean City has been abuzz with hopes of a return trip by the NBA star. Memes adding his image to local places have been shared since midweek. The boat’s name appeared on the tournament’s list of registered boats Saturday morning.
This year’s White Marlin Open will be held Aug. 3-9, an extended event due to possible poor conditions from Hurricane Isaias early in the week.
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The tournament awards millions in prize money to competitors who bring in catches like tuna, dolphins, blue marlins, wahoos, sharks and white marlins. The 2019 event drew over 400 boats and paid out over $6.5 million in prizes; the top individual award was just under $1.5 million.
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