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 email@example.com
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