Sponsor Opportunities


If you’re looking for the best return on your marketing dollar, teaming up with the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is a smart business decision.

   According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreational, more than 40 million licensed anglers generate over $46 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for more than 828,000 people. —American Sportfishing Association

The ECBC Advantage

The ECBC offers marketing benefits that are unique in our industry, a few of which include:

  • Recognition as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world* and holding the record as the highest paying tournament on the Gulf Coast ensure the event is well attended and widely covered in print, internet and television media.
  • In addition to tournament participants and their families, you also have access to resort guests through both physical presence during the weigh-ins and Sandestin’s powerful marketing initiatives.
  • Thousands of local and visiting spectators interested in the marine and luxury lifestyle offered by both Sandestin® and the surrounding area, give you an opportunity to attract new customers.

Take Action

To learn more about becoming a business partner of the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin:

Saltwater Fishing Demographics

Information extracted from the 2014 Special Report on Fishing, a partnership project of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and the Outdoor Foundation.

*Ranked #5 by Marlin magazine, May 2009

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