Gulf States R. & D. Corp., Tarpon Springs FL

(later Corinthian Yacht Corp.)

Most recent update: August 5, 2014.

Gulf States R. & D. Corp. was formed in the early 1960s, for the development of a new design of fiberglass trimaran, called the Corinthian 41.  The company folded after building only a few boats but the work was carried on by a new company, called Corinthian Yacht Corporation and wholly owned by Carl Vossberg, Jr.  The yard's output is said to have consisted of 27 41-foot sailing trimarans, but the Coast Guard registry only shows eight.  The yard closed in the early 1970s and the site was essentially abandoned for about ten years, until Corinthian Yachts, Inc., now Corinthian Catamarans LLC, was formed.  See it from the air on Google here: it's the unlabelled facility between Duckworth Steel Boats and Quality T-Tops.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at

 Hull # O.N. Original Name  Original Owner Vessel Type Ft.  GT Delivery Disposition

Built by Gulf States R. & D.

  502188 Commander   Recreational 41 21 1966 Active
  Dawn Breaker   Recreational 41   1966  
  Sherri Carol   Recreational 41   1966  
  509142 La Roca   Recreational 41 21 1967 Now Sand Shark
12 509688 Native Dancer   Recreational 41 21 1967 Active

Built by Corinthian Yacht Corp.

  Flying Skate   Recreational 41   1966  
  Great Eagle   Recreational 41   1966  
  Yolo   Recreational 41   1967  
  511726 Curmudgeon   Recreational 41 21 1967 Later Rivka, Almost There
  512893 Gypsy IV   Passenger 41 14 1968 Now Tri Pleasure
  514076 Roulette   Recreational 41 21 1968 Active
  516353 Blew-By-You   Recreational 41 14 1968 Active
  521118 Lily Pad   Recreational 41 21 1968 Now Tri Tri Tri Again
  Beautiful Horizons   Recreational 41   1968  
  Manta Raya   Recreational 41   1968  
  Flying Skate II   Recreational 41   1969