Catch’N’Release, what happened to seafloor and coral reef saving device after the shark tank

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 What is Catch’N’Release

The catch and release anchor Retrieval System has the potential to put an end to trapped anchors once and for all. Does it seem too best to be true? It’s not the case.

Margaret and Peter Powell, a Cairns couple, came up with the concept after getting into problems on the reef. Margaret was almost thrown overboard when a jammed anchor broke the bowsprit. 

Catch’n’Release, what happened to the seafloor and coral reef saving device after the shark tank

Knowing that anchors were notorious for causing injuries and coral damage, they soon saw an issue they could solve. By removing the need for plastic zip ties on anchors, the simple, super-durable technique also helps to reduce plastic pollution in the water.

 An Australian-made anchor retrieval system called Catch’n’Release is here to help you get your anchor back, protect the reef, and have a safer and more fun day on the water.

It can see fishers squinting at the screen, wondering what kind of expensive gear it takes to work. But that’s the beauty. But Peter and Margaret haven’t discovered an anchor yet. So no expensive gear, just sailing!

It’s also 316 marine-grade stainless steel with a 3.6-ton breaking strength. This means you can take it out on your current boat or in your luxury rig if you win the lottery.

So now what? Simple. After hitting the Catch’N’Release mechanism, pull the sleeve out the same way it went in.

“One person stated he’d have to have it surgically removed before giving it up,” inventor Margaret Powell chuckles. “Some stated they couldn’t live without it,”

Catch’N’Release mechanism

Founder of Catch’N’Release

Peter and Margaret Powell persuaded fellow ‘boatie’ and Shark Tank’shark’ Glen Richards to join them on their entrepreneurial trip. Also, Peter and Margaret have been married for 30 years and spent 17 of them working on Catch N Release, a revolutionary tool intended to draw out jammed boat anchors.

Not just fishers are seizing on this fantastic concept. When the product was on Shark Tank Australia, Dr. Glen Richards endorsed it.

What Happened To Catch’N’Release At The Shark Tank 

She requested a $200,000 investment for 20% of the company from the five sharks that either support or “maul” businesses and innovators eager to take their ideas to the next level.

Boost Juice inventor Janine Allis, RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson, and investor Andrew Banks were all interested until they learned their patent only had three years left.

All the sharks save Richards, a North Queensland boating enthusiast, withdraw, and he gives Peter and Margaret $200,000 for the entire firm, allowing them to restart their retirement

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What Happened After The Shark Tank

Peter and Margaret Powell didn’t get the money they needed to make their Catch ‘n’ Release product, but businessman Dr. Glen Richards said he would keep supporting them.

As a result of what she went through, Mrs. Powell said it was “nerve-wracking and weird.”

“The exposure is significant.” We are surprised by how many people have been so kind to us. People: “We’re just normal people doing our own things,” said the woman.

People wrote about it in a blog post on their site.

Seeing all the kind words and congratulations has been truly humbling and amazing.

The comments and messages on our Facebook page have been pouring in for the last 24 hours. It’s been a crazy time!

On the website, too, we’ve had many people come by to see more about our products.

Because of the climate, Dr. Glen Richards offered to acquire the couple’s firm for $200,000 and give them a 5% royalty, which they accepted.

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The two wanted $200,000 for a 20% interest in the Catch’n’Release, valuing it $1,000,000. The Powells claimed they felt like “a lamb to the slaughter” entering the tank, but it was a tremendous learning experience. 

Catch’n’Release net worth in 2022

Catch’n’Release was valued at 1million USD at shark tank in 2021. By 2022 this company could be worth around $2 – $3 Million.