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Old 10-31-2002, 11:19 PM
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Anybody here familier with Banana boat Ltd?...24 ft 24 degree 7"10" beam...... made in the 80's in Rhode island..Port edgewood marine......lower hull supposedly made from mold of an old cigarette..anybody had one?....any pictures or info?.anybody ever seen the race boat they had? Team Banana ..B class i think? Thanks for any info.i have one with twin outboards..but not many people know about them....
 
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Old 10-31-2002, 11:58 PM
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I thought they were made in Point Pleasant NJ??? Sharkey or T2x would know better than me.
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Most Bananas are 24', very similar to 24 Superboat, Pantera Excalibre etc. etc....there were a few that ran in the Production Classes in the late 70's early 80's. They were out of Rhode Island.
A guy named Charlie McCarthy ran a "one off" 38', called "Top Banana" which won one race-due to attrition.
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Ron:

Actually they were made in Rhode Island for a while.

Other than that they were simply another in a long line of 24 Magnum "Pops".

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Too Slow,

Banana used to advertise in the Salty Dog and or Boat Trader.
A small personal type picture ad. I just threw away literature
which I got from them probably in 1998 or early 1999. At that time they were operating out of New Jersey, probably Point Pleasant or nearby as I recall. I'm sure that someone on this board will be able to provide more info.
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There was a guy brokering boats out of his lagoon front house in Point Pleasant-I dont think they were manufactured there.

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Hey Too Slow: would you post some pics of yours, I have probably seen you out in Boston Harbor, nice boats, I was looking for some info on them myself, how does yours run?...Matt
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had one with a v-8 went 64,great boat,loved it rough,my friend still has it, tripps
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they are made in R.I. at port edgewood. i have had two of my own. raced both of them. won 1993 us offshore worlds in one. work on many of them. what would you like to know.
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