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Florida & Texas Insider Fishing Reports Partner With Front Runner Boat

Miami, FL – Florida and Texas Insider Fishing Reports are proud to welcome Front Runner Boats to the shows. This new partnership represents a meeting of the minds between Capt. Rick Murphy and Front Runner Boats cofounders Phillip Mahn and Mark Lacovara about what makes a good boat GREAT.

Capt. Rick Murphy has fished offshore all over the world and in tournaments including the sailfish circuits in South Florida.  What makes Front Runner Boats unique is that they are built by fishermen for fishermen who understand the needs in an offshore boat. This collaboration combines Front Runner’s knowledge and Capt. Rick Murphy’s experience for boat performance, creating an exciting future for both brands.

“We’re looking forward to working with a state-of-the-art offshore boat brand that stands behind its product and concentrates on quality over quantity.”

  • Rick Murphy, CEO RM Media

“At Front Runner, we are constantly looking for opportunities to grow our brand. We are always wanting to partner up with other brands and individuals who we feel add true value to what it means to be a Front Runner. Our goal is to partner with people who have years and years of experience on these types of boats and to use that  experience to make our product better. That’s what we feel delivers a better experience to our customers. We are constantly learning and growing as a company, and I believe adding Rick Murphy and the whole RM media team will help us to do just that.”

  • Phillip Mahn, Cofounder, Front Runner Boats

About Front Runner Boats

Mark and Phil’s decision to launch Front Runner Boats grew out of their passion — and proficiency — for refurbishing boats. Every boat they worked on left them asking the same question: Why weren’t these boats built right the first time? As their reputation spread, customers began towing their boats from all over to St. Augustine, where Mark and Phil would turn ordinary center consoles into fishing machines.

They were so successful, they did what good fishing buddies do — they quit their day jobs and started Front Runner Boats in 2019.

“We launched Front Runner Boats because we wanted to build the kind of boat we’ve always wanted,” said Mark.

All avid fishermen, the Front Runner team sets high standards and takes pride in building boats that result in satisfied customers. So, if you take fishing seriously and are in the market for a new center console, don’t settle for just any boat — check out

About RM Media®

RM Media is the umbrella organization for Capt. Rick Murphy, Florida Insider Fishing Report, Texas Insider Fishing Report and Sportsmans Adventures with Captain Rick Murphy. With live televised fishing reports and inshore/offshore programs, promotional appearances, community and conservation outreach along with national recognition in every fishing category, Capt. Murphy and crew deliver the RM Advantage to millions of fishing enthusiasts year-round. For more information, visit our website at

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