Everglades Boats Donates $100,000 Boat To Help Kids

Boat raffle raises money in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

September 6, 2012

Everglades Boats and dealer White Water Marine helped raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters by donating a brand new 243 CC to the Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament.

On Sunday, August 19th, White Water Marine of Sayville, NY raffled off a brand new Everglades 243 Center Console as the grand finale to the Hamptons Offshore Invitational, a 9-day fishing event that is one of the Northeast’s most prestigious tournaments.

The boat was won by Brian Nydegger, of Hampton Bays, New York.


Platinum sponsor White Water Marine of Sayville, NY has been outfitting custom sport fishing boats for over 35 years. “We’ve raffled off boats for the tournament in the past, but this is the first Everglades and tickets sold like crazy,” says Anthony Vaccaro, co-owner of White Water. 750 tickets were offered to the public at $100 apiece. The boat is valued at over $100,000.

Event Chair and Long Island native Scott Horowitz says, “I created this event to give something back to the community.” In its 12th year, the tournament has raised over a million dollars for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. “This has always been a fishing community, so why not combine what we love doing to raise money for a good cause.”

Since 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island has matched at-risk children with adult mentors to help them avoid risky behaviors so they can succeed in life. It is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.


Bryan Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing of Everglades Boats says, “Our company has roots in the Northeast and we are happy to help support this cause. The 243cc is a great boat for Long Island fishing.”

About Everglades Boats
Based in Edgewater, Florida, Everglades Boats manufactures luxury family fishing boats from 21 to 35 feet. Founded in 1999, Bob and Stephen Dougherty revolutionized the boat building industry with the invention of the RAMCAP process for unsinkable hulls. Everglades Boats is renowned for their yacht-quality fit and finish and award-winning innovation in design.


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