Sunus Ocean Racing has come from a mould that was taken from a 1982 Steve Baker / 30′ Phantom hull ‘Warlord’ in 2007. With Baker overseeing the project, the hull was stretched by 2′.
Nick Gilley and Jon Fuller then successfully campaigned the 32′ Phantom hull ‘Swipewipes’ in the 2008 Round Britain Powerboat Race and 6 Cowes Torquay Cowes events.
Madness Marine Racing owned by Michał Galczewski and based in Poland purchased the moulds a couple of years ago and their first boat is in now in the final rigging stage.
The new 32′ hull proudly boasts a pair of Evinrude 300hp Outboards.
Testing will start on the Baltic Sea shortly to understand engine heights before fitting an ‘in-house’ designed ‘stand off bracket’ for the motors to sit on.
Galczewski will then team up with the British based food entrepreneur and powerboat racer, Tom Montgomery-Swan for a crack at the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in September.
To follow further developments on the teams progress – Twitter @SUNUSRacing
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.