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1974

Donzi GT 21

Donzi made 134 of these from 1968 through 1979. 99 are known to exist as of 2014.

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Mon, 1968-01-01 (All day) to Mon, 1979-12-31 (All day)
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1968-1979: 134 produced, 99 existing

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Pioneer 18' Sprint

Jet driven.

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229 Country Cookin

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Factory boat run by Steve Hall in Comp Jet. Engine built by Tim McCutcheon. The boat raced at the first NDBA race at Firebird in 1978. Greg Shoemaker held the record at 102 mph at the time. It set the new record at 108.28 at the NDBA Nationals in Oct of 1978.

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Pioneer 19' Jet

The boat was 18' 11" at the centerline with an 80" beam. Steve Hall purchased an 18' Southwind to use as a plug, extended it by a foot, reworked the bottom and the upper deck before building the mold. Lake Nacimiento was the primary testing area.

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Taylor 20' Stilletto Tunnel Jet

Biesemeyer 18' Flatbottom (Long Deck)

Rusty Biesemeyer, Julian Pettengil and Ron Ehde took a hull(maybe a Aqua Craft Shark) modified it, built a mold and the current (wide) Biesemeyer that has dominated flatbottom racing for about 40+ years was born. The upper deck was designed by Rusty. Julian built the wide boat with at least 3 different decks. The Standard race deck(which we see most of) a long deck and the Ski Deck.

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Biesemeyer 18' Flatbottom (Race Deck)

Rusty Biesemeyer, Julian Pettengil and Ron Ehde took a hull(maybe a Aqua Craft Shark) modified it, built a mold and the current (wide) Biesemeyer that has dominated flatbottom racing for about 40+ years was born. The upper deck was designed by Rusty. Julian built the wide boat with at least 3 different decks. The Standard race deck(which we see most of) a long deck and the Ski Deck.

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