Michael Jordan Catches 442-lb. Marlin
NBA Legend Michael Jordan’s 80’ (24.38 m) Viking convertible Catch23 reeled in a 442.3-lb. (200.67 kg) marlin in the annual Big Rock Fishing Tournament in Moorehead City, N.C., on Monday. This was the first time Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise, has entered the non-profit tournament that raises money for local charities. He also is the proud owner of a 230’ (70.1 m) superyacht. Jordan didn’t win the tournament, but the billionaire didn’t seem to mind.
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Jordan’s team brought in the fish on his 80’ (24.38 m) Viking Convertible, Catch23. After weigh-ins were completed, it was good enough for sixth place, according to ESPN.
Ever the competitor, Jordan said he wished he had brought in a bigger fish and said he plans to be back to compete again next year. “I’d love to be back with a little bit bigger fish,” he said.
Catch23 is an 80’ (24.38 m) Viking Convertible and is custom-painted to match Jordan’s private plane. It’s his “little” boat. He also owns a 230’ (70.10 m) yacht with an estimated value of $80 million. Jordan celebrated the new year on his 230-footer off St. Barts, according to TMZ. The superyacht has eight cabins, a formal dining room, a full gym, a jacuzzi, a high-tech audiovisual system and full satellite service. Of course, it also has a full-size basketball court on deck.