Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf
The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL

Sometimes things come together at the right place and right time to create something truly unique. The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is a result of one such magic combination.

The right team.
With the tournament experience and knowledge to create a hybrid tournament scoring system emphasizing released Billfish.

The right venue.
Unlike any other on the Gulf Coast. The magnificent Wharf Entertainment Complex under the leadership of Art Favre.

These ingredients, and many others, led to the creation of the Billfish tournament which has become known as the Greatest Show In Sportfishing.

Well thought-out and carefully executed tournament parties and events centered around the marina and its upland amenities. A weigh-in arena and spectacular experience unlike anywhere in the world.

The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is not only the finale of the acclaimed Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series — but a tournament experience you simply don't want to miss.

We'll even throw in a little Southern glamour for good measure.

It happens each July at the Wharf.









"A Can't-Miss Tournament"
"A Rock-Star Weigh-In"
"A Sight to Behold"


Even if you don't fish, you simply can't miss this one.






Over $140,000 raised to date for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Premier Level Sponsors:

Click here for a complete list of sponsors.

Galati Yacht Sales / Viking Yachts

"Get Your Game On" Breakfast Sponsor
Hancock / Whitney Bank

Official Bank and Kick Off Party Sponsor
Saunders Yachtworks

Awards Ceremony Sponsor
Gulf Coast Yacht Group

Mobile Hangover Helper Bar Host
The Wharf

Presenting Sponsor & Tournament Host
Miller Beer/ Gulf Distributing

Official Beer
The Wharf Marina

Host Marina
Grander Marine

Gulf Coast Triple Crown Presenting Sponsor
Wharf Rental Management

Official Wharf Accommodations Sponsor
Release Marine

Official Fighting Chair
Viking Yachts
Florida Detroit Diesel - Allison

MTU