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Michael Jordan’s ₦3.1b Boat Catches Massive Blue Marlin During Fishing Tournament





NBA Legend Michael Jordan’s ₦3.1billion boat “Catch 23” catches 442-pound Blue Marlin during fishing tournament that boasts a $3.3 million overall purse.


NBA Legend Michael Jordan’s 80-foot, $8m (₦3.1billion) convertible Viking sportfishing boat named “Catch 23”.

Annual fishing tournament, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, is currently taking place at Morehead City, North Carolina.

The years event, which boasts a $3.3 million overall purse, attracts fisherman from across the world, including NBA Legend, Michael Jordan.

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, took his 80-foot, $8m (₦3.1billion) convertible Viking sportfishing yacht named “Catch 23” to Morehead City with the hope of catching the biggest fish.


On Tuesday, during the second day of tournament, Jordan and the crew hauled in a blue marlin weighing 442 pounds.

The massive fish is the sixth-largest blue marlin caught so far during the tournament.

To be eligible for prize money, Jordan and his crew must catch a bigger marlin that weighs enough for a top three.


NBA Legend Michael Jordan is the billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He is worth $1.9 billion.

Jordan, the billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets says he’s hoping to catch a “little bit bigger fish”.

In addition to the prized money, the first boat to catch a blue marlin that weighs over 500 pounds will go home with $552,500.

The crew with the largest blue marlin of the tournament gets $1.14 million.

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