sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Age is just a number for Bullet boats
Age is just a number for Bullet boats


'Bullet co'    Bob Wonders    Click Here to view large photo

The name is ‘Bullseye’ and with owner David Milton at the wheel and a 2.5-litre Mercury outboard at the transom, this sleek 1750 Bullet established a new Mod VP record of 104.007mph (167.378 kph) and a new Sports Mono record of 102.00mph (164.14 kph).

Not bad for an eight-year-old hull! ‘Bullseye’ and David Milton were contesting the Kilo runs at the Taree Powerboat Club’s big weekend recently and while going about their ‘business’ the pair also had a crack (unsuccessfully as it turned out) at the long-standing record set by Ken Evans and the legendary ‘Bullet One’ more than 25-years ago.

Bullseye -  Bob Wonders  


Ken Evans, who recently retired after a long and successful career at Mercury Marine, established the remarkable mark of 120.92 mph (194.609 kph) on the placid waters of Lake Munmorra.

He also established a Bridge to Bridge Powerboat Race record in 1986 in Unlimited Mono of 37’ 57' in the same boat with the same 2.4-litre Bendix-injected Mercury outboard, and that record still stands.

If any further proof was needed of the sheer efficiency of Bullet hull design, it must be rated highly doubtful if there’s another hull anywhere in the world still capable of performing to this level.

It should be noted that ‘Bullseye’ was no 'ordinary' Bullet – in fact, it was built by the late, great Don Cameron himself sometime in 2005 and the end result is a Kevlar hull, light and quick, very quick.

‘Bullseye’ and owner/driver David Milton can probably be counted on to give some other records something of a shake in the coming months.

Ken Evans -  Bob Wonders   Click Here to view large photo

Evans who describes himself as 'Bullet, through and through', is confident the Bullet Boat breed will live on successfully in its new Queensland home.

Acting on behalf of the estate of the late Don Cameron, founder of the Bullet Boat Co, Evans has placed the future of Bullet Boats with Paul Tuesley, a well-known industry identity who operates Runaway Bay Marine Covers and Marine Stainless Solutions.

The boat manufacturing arm will be known as Bullet Boats (the original was the Bullet Boat Co.) and the current aim is to produce up to 20 boats annually.

Bullet factory interior -  Bob Wonders   Click Here to view large photo

In addition to the 1750 Bullet, other models in the line-up include the 1800, 1850, 1950 and 2100 hulls.

Paul Tuesley has also purchased a bow rider production boat from the United States and this will be introduced to the local market under the name Auzsports Boats.

A specialist wakeboard boat is also planned.

Two dealers for the Bullet breed have been appointed by Paul in the form of noted high-performance Sydney firm TR Marine Services and in Queensland, the range will be marketed by the Broadwater Boating Centre.

Both dealers will display Bullet Boats at their respective premises and at major recreational boating exhibitions.

'We’ve been very fortunate in selecting Paul Tuesley, who has already shown his considerable expertise over the last couple of years and I am extremely confident that the Bullet Boat name will live on,' Ken Evans declared.

For further information contact Runaway Bay Marine Covers, Runaway Bay Marina, Queensland, telephone (07) 5529 6277.


by Bob Wonders

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=112168

8:03 PM Fri 19 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT