Once again the Japanese builder has provided the engines to the Beneteau Barracuda Tour fishing competition, which took place recently at Port du Crouesty in France.
Organized by the big French boatbuilder, the Beneteau Barracuda Tour has become well known in Europe as a reference for no-kill fishing competitions. Now in its seventh year, the annual event has grown to include 60 boats and 150 participants from 19 different countries: big numbers indeed.
Among the keys to this success is the fact that contenders compete against each other on an equal standing, on boats equipped with similar gear, provided by the event’s partners. The festive and welcoming atmosphere, as should be at any tournament, instils enthusiasm and calls an increasing number of participants and public every year. Although bass remains the king of the event, all of the fish caught are now counted.
There’s a range of Suzuki outboards being used in Beneteau Barracuda Tour, from the new DF150A up to the powerful V6 DF250AP. What’s important in an ouboard for the participants? First of all, they will be able to get to the fishing areas quickly and efficiently. More, Suzuki’s trolling mode system also enables the boats to keep running at a set, low speed and low revs, and this further enhances the fishing experience and makes easier to catch as the boats move at the same pace of the swimming fish.
Not that this is possible only with Suzuki outboards, but sure the japanese manufacturer believes in this sort of events. Because, on the other hand, what Suzuki get is a big promotion among true boaters and an interesting media coverage. In the end, it’s a win-win. And being a no-kill event, it’s ok also for the fish.
Beneteau Barracuda 6, here’s our test of a small pêche promenade