Miami, FL - Celebrity angler Jose Wejebe has chosen Sea Vee's flagship 340 series for his new sport fishing boat. The 34'center console open fisherman will be featured on The Spanish Fly, the renowned fishing program that has been showing ESPN2 viewers some of the greatest adventures in sport fishing since 1995.
A light-tackle pioneer who is one of the most recognizable saltwater anglers in the world, Wejebe will use the 750 horsepower, triple-outboard boat during episodes on the cable television channel beginning in 2006 as he explores for hard-fighting fish that challenge the outer limits of gear design. His decision to use Sea Vee was based on multiple factors, including the products and the company's reputation for customer service that were reinforced during multiple sessions of dock talk with other users.
"Before I use and endorse equipment I always talk to other fisherman who have experience with it, and in the case of the Sea Vee 34' the layout was constantly mentioned because the tackle box, live well, rod holders, and everything you need is right in reach from the center console," says Wejebe. "I especially like the ride and the handling - it has a very stable hull so I don't have to read every wave and make constant adjustments, which means I get to focus on fishing after a couple of preliminary trim adjustments."
The abundance of equipment and capabilities of the 340 series boats can meet the needs of any offshore fisherman. Three leaning post designs including a tackle station and up to three bait wells, room for up to 42 rods, a hard top, and folding and removable seats provide all the ingredients needed for a satisfying trip. The 340 comes in five configurations with options for single or twin diesels, twin or triple outboards, and a cuddy cabin.
"When building a boat like the 340 you need to have a design team that loves to fish so that every detail is addressed," says Ariel Pared, president of Sea Vee Boats. "We made sure the 340 has a flawless design and capability, which has now been proven both in the marketplace and by this agreement with world-class fisherman Jose Wejebe. After being on the water for most of his life and on ESPN2 for more than a decade, Jose is certainly someone who would know a great boat when he sees it."
The Spanish Fly is filled with breathtaking underwater footage, spectacular cinematography, complimentary editing and Wejebe's signature on-screen style. The show shot to the top of the ratings at its debut, and each week he shows viewers a unique interactive style of fishing using techniques learned throughout his travels. The 2006 lineup will have 22 new episodes.
About Jose Wejebe and The Spanish Fly
Some the greatest adventures in sport fishing are highlighted each week on ESPN2's longest-running outdoor program, The Spanish Fly. Host Jose Wejebe is only too happy to share his journeys, whether on his home waters of the Florida Keys, or off in some exotic locale like Venezuela, Costa Rica or even Brazil.
But this is definitely not your standard fishing show. Captain Jose and The Spanish Fly bring a different feel to the craft. There is a rhythm and flow to the experience that is complimented, rather than compromised, by the production and editing style.
There is always the right blend of practical information, breathtaking scenery, underwater footage and, of course, heart-pounding action. But it is the unmistakable soundtrack of each episode that has created an enormous, loyal following and established The Spanish Fly with Jose Wejebe as the cornerstone of ESPN2's Outdoor programming.
About SeaVee Boats
Sea Vee Boats is a semi-custom boat manufacturer that specializes in building high performance, offshore center console style fishing boats from 29' to 34'. Most models are available in either outboard or true diesel inboard configurations. Located in Miami, Florida, Sea Vee boats are ordered factory direct and shipped world wide. For more information:
John Caballero (305) 759-6419