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

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 email

Most recent update: 5 August 2014.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
Built by Gulf States R. & D.
502188 Commander Recreational 21 41 1966 Active
Dawn Breaker Recreational 41 1966
Sherri Carol Recreational 41 1966
509142 La Roca Recreational 21 41 1967 Now Sand Shark
12 509688 Native Dancer Recreational 21 41 1967 Active
Built by Corinthian Yacht Corp.
Flying Skate Recreational 41 1966
Great Eagle Recreational 41 1966
Yolo Recreational 41 1967
511726 Curmudgeon Recreational 21 41 1967 Later Rivka, Almost There
512893 Gypsy IV Passenger 14 41 1968 Now Tri Pleasure
514076 Roulette Recreational 21 41 1968 Active
516353 Blew-By-You Recreational 14 41 1968 Active
521118 Lily Pad Recreational 21 41 1968 Now Tri Tri Tri Again
Beautiful Horizons Recreational 41 1968
Manta Raya Recreational 41 1968
Flying Skate II Recreational 41 1969


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