When John Guille incorporated stepped ventilation to the bottom of a conventional Phantom 19 hull, few could have imagined just how successful the idea would be.
Guille used the 2014 UIM 3A World Championship in Guernsey as a testing ground for the new incarnation.
A few short days later, he was crowned World Champion.
Since then, the hull design has taken UIM Gold and Silver medals, the last of those was only yesterday when Anton Modin and Susanne Jansson became the 2017 UIM Class 3A European Champions in Tvedestrand, Norway.
Today, Errin Butterfield and Shaki Easton steered their new Phantom 19G, Motorvated Racing, to two A Class wins in the Bermuda Power Boat Association (BPBA) series (Race Report to follow).
It’s not unknown for the modest designer to enjoy a celebration, but surely not on a Sunday night?
Photo: Kim McCallan