Marine art and sport-fishing tournaments go hand in hand. Because of the quality of individual that big-game events attract, tournament directors often seek work from the sport’s top artists to use as trophies, auction items, and in a host of promotional and marketing materials.

During the past decade, few artists have captured the tournament scene more completely than Steve Goione. A regular at sport-fishing competitions from Martha’s Vineyard to the Outer Banks, from Florida to the Bahamas, Steve has served as the featured artists for a "who’s who" of prestigious events. In many cases, the tournament organizers invite Steve to attend the event to sign apparel and posters, and to present his commissioned originals as one-of-a-kind, personalized awards.

Whether you are a tournament director who needs awards for participants, an original to use as a first place trophy, or a complete marketing identity, Steve can help. Contact him directly to discuss your vision and marketing expectations.


"Steve has been great for us. The original illustration he provided for us captured the spirit of our event and the color of Bermuda so well that we plan on using it as a centerpiece for all our branding efforts- hats, shirts, awards, print marketing, the works."

Dan Jacobs
Director, BBGC

"Being involved from year one, Steve's professionalism and willingness to help, accelerated the Billfish Blast to quickly becoming the can't miss tournament of the Bahamas season. Steve's artwork is an important part each year of not only our marketing of the event but also used as awards which are greatly appreciated by our winners. Steve is a first class artist with a creative mind- both of which translate into a fine gentlemen , and friend."

P.R. Director,
HMY Billfish Blast

"Steve and I have worked together for over 15 years.  Steve has been an asset to the tournament in that his illustrations featured each year in the programs, posters, promotional materials and t-shirts have always stood out, and helped to make the Bacardi the unique event which it is. Having Steve present at the tournament is always one of the highlights of the event, and his original works of art in progress which we commission as first place awards, are trophies which are treasured by the recipients.

Raul Miranda
Director, Bacardi Billfish Tournament

"For over ten years Steve has joined the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament in our fight against breast cancer. His original illustration, uniquely beautiful and special to us each year, is featured on our tournament apparel and program book. Steve's creativity profundly captures "the catch", as well as, the success of the largest Ladies Bluefish Tournament on the East Coast. We are extremely fortunate to have Steve on-board and consider him a special friend and wonderful family man.

Barbara Gates
Director, LIBT 

" The Pirates Cove Big Game Tournaments wouldn't be the same without the input, advice and commitment, of our official Tournament Artist, Steve Goione. Steve's work has graced the cover of our tournament magazine every year since 1994, and his presence at the annuall Billfish Tournament is invaluable. Steve's illustrations for the tournament tells a story every year. His passion and artistic abilities are evidenced in the re-telling of the battles of our tournament winners."

PCBGT Marketing


"We were looking for an extremely unique and high class design to use for the 2008 Beaufort Billfish Classic. After a brief conversation about what we were looking for, Steve had a rough sketch drafted in a week. It was exactly what we were looking for, a beautiful dancing marlin with a CAT lure in the foreground. Steve is so professional to work with, he kept us updated on the status of our project the entire way through and even finished two weeks earlier then planned. The colors and details are amazing, we are so glad we chose Steve for our artwork, nobody else could of come close to capturing the realism that his paintings portray."

Gregory Poole Marine Power




"The idea of bringing Steve Goione on board as our "official artist" back in 2005, was very well received by the entire board of directors as a way to add that "class" to our tournament. His original illustrations haved raised over $50,000 during our auctions which is distributed among our many  local charities. We continue to be  truly excited to have the opportunity to work directly with someone that we consider to be a celebrity in the sport-fishing community year after year!"

Paula Owen
Director VBBT


"Ours is a relationship business. The owners who make up the Hatteras family are  discriminating individuals who appreciate a 'touch of class'. Steve's association with Hatteras and our owners has enhanced the distinction for which we're noted. His friendship and the Hatteras inspired art which he produces have become valued assets for all of us."

Bill Naumann
President/CEO Hatteras Collection

".....Steve Goione is now "the man" when it comes to marine art. He supplied our event with as original illustration which included our target species encircling me in my uniform. It is beautiful, it became our event logo, and the original now hangs proudly on my office wall. In addition to being a truly gifted artist, Steve is a wondeful guy, and a pleasure to work with."

Mike Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies, Hall of Fame 1995


"Steve Goione is filled with talent and professionalism. His reputation as a leader in marine-art creation is definitley reflected through his high quality work and commitment to each project . Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is proud to partner with Steve each year in the creation of the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic artwork. I am able to get my promotional materials produced in a timely manner-alleviating stress. In addition, he builds on each year's experience and applies it ot the following year, striving to give his best and never losing his enthusiasm and intrigue of the event. We look forward to another successful year with him and many more to follow."

Shawna Meisner
Director, ECBMC




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