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Old 01-16-2010, 09:27 AM
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Hi Gang!

I am sure some of you are aware of Sutphen History; but this morning in my fathers extensive collection of interesting books, i once again came across information i found when i bought my 30' Sutphen race in early 2000s. I would like to share that info with you all.

In a book titled United States PT -Boats of World War II by frank D Johnson, i reread what inspired me to buy my boat.

The book goes into detail with regard to Henry Sutphen who was a member of the ELCO boat Co. ELCO constructed PT boats for the British and American Navy fleet which helped to win WWII. Along with a great description of Henry Sutphens’ involvement, was a congratulatory letter from the US Navy.

Along with the great owners my 30' 3 man race boat has had the privilege to serve, I appreciate the history of the Sutphen family and how their ideas, and hard work helped to WIN a war. I can proudly state that the Sutphen communities are a fine, classy, and unique bunch. In addition Sutphen owners seem to have a bit more individuality and intellect then the rest.

I would like to put together a registry of 1st the 30’ race boat hulls then move onto the larger boat hulls. If people can provide some info and pictures that would be greatly appreciated!

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Chris M. Del Collo
215.510.8007
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:23 AM
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Amen!

My old 1982 30 was raced in the POPBPA (?) in the eighties under the name All Risk. It was then sold to the owners I bought it from and eventually left for dead until I found her about five years ago. Unfortunately, I have found very little info about her racing career on the west coast. She is now in Boston but will hopefully soon be making her way back to Texas.
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Toasty, Add "INFERNO" to the list. I too am lucky to have such a great boat, with alot of history. 33 yrs. old & still crushin' waves!
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Cool Sutphen

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Old 01-16-2010, 12:44 PM
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ok so far this is what i have, i like the way the other gang did a count with race 41s. I would like to do something similar.
Thank you very much for your photos. Please help me with years and names if you know. All pictures are a great help and keep the interest alive. Also if you have any unique stories that surround your sutphen please share! I know lucky has some great pictures so please post and i will save them on a drive!!

List so far for 30 race Sutphen:
1. Inferno
2. Great Adventure
3. All Risk
4. Nick the Greek / Magical / Magic J / 911 / Toasty (all same boat)
5. Flap jack
6. Caliente
7. Execution Express
8. Magic Gems (all white)
9. Surface Grinder ( orange)
10. BUSH
11. Doller Bill

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Toasty,

Add " Endless Flight " M-711
Originally commissioned by Bobby Baberri
in Rochester Mass. He had selectively
ran her only a few times in the north east
division. I had purchased her in 1991 in
Noank ship yard in Ct. and brought her to
Florida in 1993, sold in1995.
Set up was a pair of 406" ,side exhaust,
long dash, 3rd. out of mold in 1977.
White deck and bottom with black sides,
name was hand painted in goldleaf with
red border trim.

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Here are a few pics of the boats listed that I have collected over the years. I took none of them so I hope they aren't copywrited.
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1. Inferno
2. Great Adventure
3. All Risk
4. Nick the Greek / Magical / Magic J / 911 / Toasty (all same boat)
5. Flap jack
6. Caliente
7. Execution Express
8. Magic Gems (all white)
9. Surface Grinder ( orange)
10. BUSH
11. Doller Bill
12. Endless Flight

Wow Crash box! That boat sounds wicked!!! please post some pictures, i would love to see the detail in that boat. Where is she now? amazing 12 boats so far, i know there has to be more. The most winning factory or production boat, Sutphen!!
hey why cant i view these additional pics. hmmm

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We are restoring the Great Adventure P-1, APBA US-1 77/78 I'll post pics soon.
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