A few weeks after winning his second consecutive offshore racing world championship with the Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Team last November, Marc Granet went fishing. Seems like a good call, right? Cold one clasped tightly in one hand, rod and reel dangling from the other—a fitting reward, at the end of a long season of Super Boat International Unlimited-class racing, for a job well done.
Except that’s not the kind of angling Marc Granet did.
We’re talking about the anything-but-chill world of competitive South Florida billfishing, where big bucks—upward of $500,000 for a tournament—are at stake and no one is out there to relax. Granet is one of five anglers on the team manning Just Do It, a 64-foot Hatteras sportfishing machine with a captain, two deckhands and a cameraman. He’s been on the team for three years, and their 11-event season began shortly after the offshore racing season ended.