At 6:00pm on Friday, more than 30 people put their hand on a new pontoon boat from Hide-A-Way Harbor Marina and Boat Sales out front of University Mall. The last person to take their hand off the boat will win it!

We gave people a chance to pick who they thought would win and now we are going to keep you updated on the Boat-A-Thon as people drop off the boat. You can also follow our Twitter feed for live updates as well.

(The contest has now closed since the Boat-A-Thon has begun. We will announce the fan favorite soon.)



We reached our final 10 contestants at 5pm, 23 hours into the event!

We are down to the final 5 after passing noon on Sunday! Will all five make it to 48 hours?

At 6:30am on Monday, we have reached our final two!

Curt and Mark are still holding strong to begin the 68th hour at 2pm.

After 81 hours, Curt Anderson became the winner of the Hands On Boat-A-Thon. Also, congratulations to Dawn Hulsey for nearly predicting the winner and time exactly. She picked Curt Anderson to win in 80 hours! For her efforts, she'll receive a $50 gift certificate to University Mall.

  • 1

    Curt Anderson, 44, Cottondale (WINNER)

    As a professional magician and mentalist, I have learned many techniques to use my mind to control my circumstances and how my body responds. I am confident those skills will help me win.

  • 2

    Mark Jewell, 43, Reform (OUT)

  • 3

    Chip Wilkins, 28, Oneonta (OUT)

  • 4

    Lauren Acker, 22, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

    I wanted to see if I could win the pontoon boat. Mmmmmmmm..... Motorboatin'.

  • 5

    John Averett, 23, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 6

    Jon Battles, 27, Cottondale (OUT)

  • 7

    Alexander Clemons, 33, Vance (OUT)

  • 8

    Danielle Coleman, 29, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

    I'm a fun-loving mother of four beautiful children. My family and I do not get to enjoy as many family activities as I would like due to a lack of funds. Winning would lead to amazing adventures 4 us!

  • 9

    Yolanda Ellison, 53, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 10

    T.J. Faulkner, 29, Northport (OUT)

  • 11

    Randa Guthrie, 35, Cottondale (OUT)

  • 12

    Erica Holston, 30, Akron (OUT)

  • 13

    Brittany Jones, 24, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

    Who wouldn't want to win a boat? Winning would mean being able to make even more memories for me and my family.

  • 14

    Kellie Jones, 43, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 15

    Chad Lockridge, 38, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 16

    Bradley Marcum, 23, Buhl (OUT)

  • 17

    Scott Mills, 38, Cottondale (OUT)

  • 18

    Neva Morris, 54, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 19

    Deidre Owens, 38, Duncanville (OUT)

  • 20

    Chris Powell, 38, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 21

    James Powell, 31, Northport (OUT)

  • 22

    Rebekah Rouse, 25, Northport (OUT)

  • 23

    Matthew Salter, 21, Cottondale (OUT)

    I want to win this boat for my family!

  • 24

    Charlie Summerlin, 35, Empire (OUT)

    For my mother and father to be able to take out on the lake with their grand kids and great grand kids to show them how great the lake is a place to be.

  • 25

    Willie Thomas, 37, Ralph (OUT)

  • 26

    Carla Valentine, 48, Pleasant Grove (OUT)

  • 27

    Joey Ward, 31, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

    My love for the water and a nice pontoon boat thats paid in full for me and my family to enjoy for years to come

  • 28

    Chasidy White, 37, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

    This contest is so much fun! I want to win the boat because the thrill of the contest is exhilarating! It's such an incredible event, and I'm super-excited to be a part of it!

  • 29

    Alexis Wilkinson, 30, Tuscaloosa (OUT)

  • 30

    Jennifer Wood, 23, Lake View (OUT)