Like Tree25Likes

Scorpion powerboats

Reply
Old 01-13-2015, 02:35 PM
  #21
Registered User
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
MidOcean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lake Norman/ Cornelius, NC
My Boats: 2001 Viking 61, 2002 45' Sonic
Posts: 1,632
Default

The last time I saw it she was on a lift in Tampa and the name was off her. Lost track after that,
MidOcean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 02:48 PM
  #22
Registered
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Delray Beach, Florida
My Boats: 400 Sea Ray Sundancer, 86 Wellcraft Scarab Panther ,38 Scorpion Competition,
Posts: 101
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MidOcean View Post
That was me and Bruce Kreimeir in the pic of Unleashed. I worked with Julio in the mid 80's and ended up with the molds for the 21's and the 24's(the old Carerra molds). the 32' molds ended up at Condor and the 37' Mold is at a body shop - for sale for a $ 1000. The active thunder 36/37 came from the Scorpion 37, not the 32.

Great pics! What was it like racing the amazing "Unleashed "
Scorpion boat?
xxxxxxx1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 02:55 PM
  #23
Registered User
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
MidOcean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lake Norman/ Cornelius, NC
My Boats: 2001 Viking 61, 2002 45' Sonic
Posts: 1,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxxxxx1 View Post
Great pics! What was it like racing the amazing "Unleashed "
Scorpion boat?
I loved that boat. My only complaint was that the drives never held up to the power. Bruce was a great guy to race with. Jeff Roberts also. Miss them both.
MidOcean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 06:19 PM
  #24
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
lucky strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
My Boats: Using LS JR. TG
Posts: 8,437
Default

Great photos!
__________________
www.mercedeshowroom.com
lucky strike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 07:53 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 172
Default

Julio, Randy Sosa and Rene were the crew on the New York run,if my memory is correct. Wow had not seen the Super Q boat since back in the day (Sundays on the bay) Key Biscayne.
salty dog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 07:57 PM
  #26
BUP
Registered
Trade Score: (6)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ft. Worth TX
My Boats: 2017 - 29 Laveycraft Custom Build & SHE's Going to be a Bad Boy. www.laveycraft.com
Posts: 6,710
Default

I remember that 24 Carrera and the 24 Scorpion. Carrera if I recall made very few 24's so how many 24's did Scorpion make ? Those 24 boats ran very well in rough water, it was hard to tell which was what manufacturer between the two at times running on the water.

Where are the Scorpion 24, 32 and 37 molds now ? What the difference between the 37 and the 38 Scorpion ? THX
BUP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:14 PM
  #27
Registered User
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
MidOcean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lake Norman/ Cornelius, NC
My Boats: 2001 Viking 61, 2002 45' Sonic
Posts: 1,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUP View Post
I remember that 24 Carrera and the 24 Scorpion. Carrera if I recall made very few 24's so how many 24's did Scorpion make ? Those 24 boats ran very well in rough water, it was hard to tell which was what manufacturer between the two at times running on the water.

Where are the Scorpion 24, 32 and 37 molds now ? What the difference between the 37 and the 38 Scorpion ? THX
I got the molds to the 24... sold them to some guys in Texas. The 32 went to Condor and the 37 is for sale in Miami at some body shop for a grand. The 38 Scorpion was the old 38 Pantera (Original El Boss) and the 37 was the newer, stretched 32 - the "Diablo"
MidOcean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:48 PM
  #28
BUP
Registered
Trade Score: (6)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ft. Worth TX
My Boats: 2017 - 29 Laveycraft Custom Build & SHE's Going to be a Bad Boy. www.laveycraft.com
Posts: 6,710
Default

Thanks for the reply. Condor is not in business - I remember they had the Invader molds (Rec Boats) from Texas as well. This was about 15 years ago. So the 32 mold are still at Condor ?

I have someone that might be interested in the 24 mold and I am in Texas to see if I can find it. He owns another boat company. Who would I get in touch with about the 32 mold in Florida and the 24 mold in Texas - thanks again.

I have not seen one boat nor heard of any 24's being built here in Texas.
BUP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 01:29 AM
  #29
Registered
 
dammmagnum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Danville, CA
My Boats: Magnum Sport -27 Sport
Posts: 796
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xxxxxxx1 View Post
Hi, not many around. I was given the actual production numbers a few days ago but I want to verify again to be sure and accurate with my response. I have a Scorpion 38 Competition. It is Supercharged with 525 Mercury Racing motors and SSM #4 Drives. Scorpion makes very tough boats that are an absolute thrill to operate! ! I had the pleasure of talking with Julio (the original boat builder of Scorpion ) over the Christmas holiday and he said he named the company Scorpion because of his daughter Astrological sign.! ..pretty cool ![ATTACH=CONFIG]535628[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]535629[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]535631[/ATTACH]
Do we know how many of each length was built and how many are still around?
Thank you
dammmagnum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 06:39 AM
  #30
Registered User
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
MidOcean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lake Norman/ Cornelius, NC
My Boats: 2001 Viking 61, 2002 45' Sonic
Posts: 1,632
Default

My estimate is 4 37's. the most popular boat was the 32.

BUP - The 24 molds were not in great shape. The guy who bought them was in the trailer business. He'd never built boats before. I doubt if any were ever constructed. If I remember he was over by Dallas.

Yes xxxx. Julito named the company Scorpion but he had partners as well including Randy Sosa and the guys from "Cuban Jewelers". His Dad, Julio Sr. also worked in the shop and was in charge of purchasing/ parts...etc.

Last edited by MidOcean; 01-14-2015 at 08:28 AM.
MidOcean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.