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Old 01-28-2005, 03:17 PM
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I am looking for photos and/or information about a boat which I have been told resides in Denmark. A very good friend of mine, Peter Stolper, designed and patented a style of boat called the SSPH, or Split Surface Planing Hull. They were built under the name System Powerboats both out of Rhode Island and Florida, the particular boat I am looking for is a 35' variant, and it was sold to a gentleman in Denmark, who apparently was stabbed and killed shortly after completing the boat. This 35' was the only hull and deck ever pulled from the mold and was sent overseas bare to be finished there.

System Powerboats also built 22', 38', 40', 45' and 48' variants, all based on the SSPH design. The SSPH combined the best of all worlds resulting in a super-efficient and well handling performance boat. In my opinion, Stolper was 20 years ahead of his time with this design.

What do you guys know about these? And for those of you in Denmark, where is the 35' I am looking for? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-20-2005, 12:24 AM
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If anyone remembers these, please get in touch with me.

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Old 10-20-2005, 08:31 AM
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I remember Peter walking into our Velocity plant in Pompano Beach back in about 1986 & attemping to sell Steve & myself on his new design, with the hopes that we would start building them for him. An unusual design, to say the least. Basically, we did'nt see a market for it at the time. And selling them is what makes the wheels go round & round. We passed on his experiment. Ed
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The SSPH design is highly unusal, but it is extrememly efficient and has incredible handling and speed capabilities. I met Peter about two years ago when I hired him and his company to completely refit my 40' Whiticar sportfisherman. We've been very close friends ever since. (At the time he was building custom Palm Beach style 38' Tournament Express boats and a 21' Flats/Bay boat that are two of the finest performing boats I've run, although the company has since been sold and decimated by the new owners) I am now in control of the orphaned but not forgotten System Powerboats molds and trying to figure out what to do with them. There is a 22' sportboat and a 45' express cruiser as well as a 35' model, which is the star of the lineup, and in my opinion would make an excellent Factory II boat, although I have no desire to go into the manufacturing business. The only 35' ever produced is the boat I mentioned that went to Denmark, and I'd love to see some pictures and get some information about it. It is a very small community we performance guys coexist in!

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Sorry to keep bothering you guys with this one, but I need to find the 35' System Powerboats boat that went to Denmark as a blank hull to be finished and rigged.

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Still looking for information and for the hull in Denmark . . . someone out there has to know where it is!

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This one fizzled out on me . . . ttt!
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have any pics of what it is supposed to look like... why not try the versions of OSO that are accross the big pond? I have a tennis coach that moved to denmark, but without a picture he wouldn't know what he was looking for.. I know he has some friends with boats, but he has no idea about them.

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Sorry Harry......I don't know anything about this boat at all.
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Sorry Harry......I don't know anything about this boat at all.

now there's a problem if Charlie has no 411 on a boat then in my 002 it's not worth it

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