Here ia a few items and information I gathered a while back on endurance runs.
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.
Plus Bob (Bobthebuilder here) knocked Key West to Cancun down couple years back... http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...-jennifur.html
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;
Originally Posted by SHARKEY-IMAGES
Originally Posted by*SHARKEY-IMAGES*
From SBI's website:
Fabio Buzzi Sets new Super Boat International World Record Run from*Tampa*to*Miami*
MIAMI, FLORIDA – November 25, 2004 – Key West World Championship racer sets a new Super Boat International World Record run from*Tampa*to*Miami. After racing in a three race format World Championship Race in Key West and winning the title of World Champion in his class on November 21st, legendary racer Fabio Buzzi placed his FB Design vee bottom race boat on a trailer and headed for the*Tampa*Skyway Bridge. Fabio had one more feat for his boat before it headed back to Italy, which was to make a new record run.*
At 7:41:00am on Tuesday morning, the Sony boat was back in the water with a crew of three and heading for the marker at the entrance of*Miami’s Government Cut, it arrived at 11:28:30am. It took the crew 3hrs-47min-30sec to make the trip, beating the old record of 3hrs-57min-00sec. Fabio Buzzi accomplished this amazing triumph with his 47’ FB Design hu
Isotta Fraschini diesel engines with tri max drives.*
Super Boat International Productions, Inc. sanctioned this record run and owns the rights. The official timers were Bill Livingston from*Tampa*and Gary Ballough in*Miami.*
Congratulations to Fabio Buzzi’s crew Gianfranco Zanon, Monica Rapezzotti, and Binda Antonio all from Italy.