Party fishing boats attract a lot of people interested in heading out on the water for some rod-and-reel action. During peak seasons, it might not be challenging to pack the boats. When summer fades into fall, casual tourists or novices might not even know about a boat's continued presence on the sea. So ship captains must think about interesting ways to draw attention to the continuing adventures. Perhaps an outdoors catered BBQ could help the cause and also help to sell trip tickets. If the BBQ ties well into the fishing trip theme, it may turn into a successful promotional vehicle.
Fish: The Expected Selection
Sure, hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks belong on the menu of any catered summertime BBQ, even one supporting a fishing boat. That said, since the focus here is on selling fishing trips, the BBQ should include some fish on the menu. Highlighting fish choices helps keep the focus on the reason behind the BBQ. Perhaps BBQ tuna steaks would drive the point home. What kind of fish could go on the BBQ? Here are some ideas:
- The Steak Alternative: Who says T-bones and porterhouse represent the only choices for a BBQ'ed steak? Tuna steaks stand as an excellent option. Mako shark tails provide an intriguing possibility. Maybe someone may choose to "surf-n-turf" by mixing the fish steaks with beef ones.
- BBQing a "Full" Fish: Taking a "normal-looking" fish, such as sea bass or salmon, and BBQ'ing eliminates any guesses about what the chef is cooking. A sly marketing strategy fits in here, too. Since people see the entire fish and not only steaks or fillets, they won't miss the fishing boat theme present.
- Cooking What's in Season: If a particular fish is about to come into season, BBQ'ing that particular fish makes sense. The BBQ can hype-up the next charter trips to chase down the live version.
Of course, there are many more menu selections to pick. Work with the BBQ caterers to devise the perfect menu and, also, the ideal presentation.
Presenting the BBQ
Looks count when using the BBQ as a promotional event, which is why hiring a barbecue catering service seems advisable. The BBQ set up could also come with an outdoor setup that features sandwich boards promoting planned excursions. Layout and organization increase the number of eyes seeing such displays. Catering teams understand how to work such things out, so no promotional value should go to waste.