Come on Joe, Jon & Charlie have just won the "Around Long Island" deal and Tom gave a whack at beating the three hour and change time last weekend. The Brits seem to be gearing for there " Around Britain" race in 2011 (they did it in 2008, here is a 90 minute documentary about it; http://boatmad.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=21439 ), I just read stuff here about Britain to Monaco coming back to life...Charlie (TopBanana here)and HORBA are working on Miami - Key West deal, these Powerboat Mag guys should read more of what us "nitwits" online are posting on message boards.Originally Posted by Powerboat Magazine
Plus Bob (Bobthebuilder here) knocked Key West to Cancun down couple years back... OSO Bobthebuilder to go for Key West - Cancun - Key West record ( for Jennifur)
As for other long distance stuff here are a few I gathered a while back, those indeed have been left alone for a while;
I guess Miami to NY would be held by the Gentry Eagle;
CHAPMAN TROPHY 1988
Miami to New York
Boat: Gentry Eagle
Record time: 19 hours & 17 minutes
It refers to the "Charles F Chapman Trophy" apparently this gentlemen;
The trophy is apparently form "Motorboating Magazine";
Article June 1963...
"Anyone looking for a new trophy? Motorboating Magazine has placed the Charles F. Chapman Trophy into competition. It will be awarded to any motorboat owner who runs his boat from*Miami*to New York faster than Sam Griffith did with his Bertram rig last year.
Those who try, but fail to improve on Griffith's mark, will get certificates.
Chapman is the boatman who navigated for Gar Wood on the record-breaking 1921 Miami-New York trip. No one did it faster until Griffith came along 41 years later."
Holder as far as I can see of this trophy have been the following;
1962 Sam Griffith / Bertram
1964 Charles Johnson / 31h 32m same article as below
1974 August Dr. Bob Magoon / 22h 41min 15sec /40 Foot Cigarette... ref;
There is reference to a try in 1976 by Billy Martin in NJ no idea how it worked out, here;
I think this is the one that interests me however.... for now;
Fabio Buzzi Sets new World RecordOriginally Posted by SHARKEY-IMAGES