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Gino

Morrelli

1957

Gino Morrelli has been instrumental in the development of many of the world’s top regarded production catamarans, including the Gunboat 48, 62 and 66; the Leopard 38, 44, 46 and 47 and the current Olympic selection – the Nacra 17 – to name but a few. He has been a major contributor on 20 Boat of the Year designs and has been generally instrumental in bringing innovation to yacht design and construction, worldwide.

Awards and Accomplishments

Year(s)

Event / Award / Accomplishment

2012

M&M’s Nacra 17 voted by the ISAF to be the next Olympic multihull for 2016

Leopard 44, Cruising World Magazine’s “2012 Best Cruising Multihull of the Year”

Leopard 44 named SAIL Magazine’s “2012 Best Cruising Multihull”

2011

Morrelli & Melvin named “Yacht Designers of the Year 2011” by Asia Boating

2010

Leopard 38 wins Cruising World “2010 Boat of the Year” in two categories

Leopard 38 / Sunsail 384 named SAIL Magazines “2010 Best Boat” Cruising Multihull

2009

Harborwing Technologies 1st place Security Network’s 6th annual Security Summit for the most innovative and timely product in the Communications, Disaster Preparedness and Maritime category

2008

F18 World Champions. 1st, 2nd , 5th, 7th, 9th places overall

2007

Stars and Stripes Wins Key West – Sailors, sets a record of 8 hours 31 min 4 sec

M&M A3 A-Class Catamaran takes 2nd and 3rd at 2007 Worlds

2006

Sailing World Magazine “Best Multihull” Award won by M&M designed “Reynolds 33” catamaran

2005

National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) presents their Innovation Award to M&M designed “Moorings 4000” cruising catamaran.

Sailing World Magazine “Best Performance Boat” award won by M&M designed and built “A2” A class catamaran.

Ensenada Race multihull division won by M&M designed “Reynolds 33” catamaran

Cruising World “Magazine Best Imported Cruising Boat” and “Best Multihull Under 40’” award won by M&M designed “Moorings 4000” cruising catamaran

A Class Catamaran World Championship won by M&M “A2” design. Built by Gino Morrelli at MM R&D and Performance Catamarans

A Class Catamaran North American Championship won by M&M designed and built A2 A Class catamaran. Built by Gino Morrelli at MM R&D and Performance Catamarans

2004

Round The World Sailing Record (non-stop) set by 125′ M&M designed racing catamaran Cheyenne (ex PlayStation) in 58 days 9 hours 32 mins 45 secs,

National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) presents their Innovation Award to M&M designed “Windsor Craft 240.”

Cruising World Magazine “Most Innovative Award” won by M&M designed “Gunboat 62” high performance cruising catamaran.

Boating World Magazine presents their “Boat Of The Month Award” to M&M designed “Windsor Craft 240”

A Class Catamaran North American Championship won by M&M designed “A2”. Built by Gino Morrelli at MM R&D

2003

PlayStation sets a new East-West Transatlantic Record (Cadiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas) in 9 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes.

Genmar Holdings, Inc. presents their coveted President’s Award to M&M for the design of their new Windsor Craft 240Champion,

2002

PlayStation sets new Round British Isles (RBI) Record. Gino Morrelli was part of the crew

PlayStation sets new Plymouth to La Rochelle Record

PlayStation sets new Cowes – Fastnet – Plymouth Record

2001

Transatlantic Record (W-E) smashed by M&M designed PlayStation in 4 days 17 hrs and 28 minutes. Gino Morrelli was part of the crew

PRIX DE L’ARCHITECTURE NAVALE Award presented to Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin as the designers of the current Transatlantic (New York – Lizard, England) record holding yacht (PlayStation)

PlayStation sets new Round Isle Of Wight Record

PlayStation sets new Outright 24 Hour Distance Record of 687.17 nautical miles during Transatlantic record. Gino Morrelli is part of crew

PlayStation sets new Miami to New York Record.

125′ Maxi Catamaran PlayStation sets Cowes (UK) to St Malo (Fr) Record of 6 hours, 21 minutes, 44 seconds

2000

PlayStation sets new Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda Record; Gino Morrelli is part of crew.

Marine News Magazine “Best 10 Boats Award” given to M&M designed “Maui Magic” excursion power catamaran

1999

105′ Maxi Catamaran PlayStation sets new Outright 24 hour Distance Record of 580.23 nautical miles. Gino Morrelli is part of crew.

1998

A Class Catamaran North American Championship won by M&M “Waterat” design

Stars & Stripes 60′ cat , owned by Steve Fossett, Newport-Ensenda Record 6 hours, 46 minutes, 32 seconds, Gino Morrelli is part of crew

Stars & Stripes 60′ cat , owned by Steve Fossett, Chicago – Mackinac Record 18 hours, 50 minutes, 32 seconds

M&M designed 105′ Maxi Catamaran PlayStation launched. World’s Largest and Fastest Racing Catamaran built to date

nternational 18 Formula European Championship won by M&M designed NACRA Inter 18. At the time, the Europeans regatta was the highest ranked regatta in the world. Since 2000, the class has had a ISAF recognized World Championship regatta

1997

Stars & Stripes 60′ cat , owned by Steve Fossett, Swiftsure Race Record, 14 hours, 35 minutes, 29 minutes, Gino Morrelli is part of crew

A Class Catamaran World Championship won by M&M “Waterat” design. Pete Melvin was skipper

1996

Bol D’or Regatta on Lake Geneva, Switzerland won by M&M designed radical 41′ carbon fiber racing trimaran Alinghi owned by Ernesto Bertarelli of Americas Cup fame

1994

National Marine Manufacturer’s Association Innovation Award presented to M&M designed “Hobie Wave” catamaran.

1992

Formula 20 European Championships won by M&M designed “Ventilo 20” design

1991

Little America’s Cup Challenger series won by M&M designed “Freedom’s Wing” C Class catamaran. M&M also helped build Freedom’s Wing and Pete Melvin was the skipper. This was M&M’s first project together.

Bol D’or regatta on Lake Geneva, Switzerland won by M&M designed radical 41′ carbon fiber racing trimaran Happycalopse built by Gino Morrelli and RD Boatworks

1989

ProSail Championship won by Morrelli Designed ProSail 40 Formula 40 catamaran

“Yanmar Endeavor” powered trimaran. First outboard powered boat to travel non-stop from San Fransisco to Hawaii and then from Hawaii to Sydney, Australia. built by Gino Morrelli and RD Boatworks

1988

ProSail Championship won by Morrelli Designed ProSail 40 Formula 40 catamaran

America’s Cup Winning Catamaran Stars and Stripes Gino Morrelli co-designer, built by Gino Morrelli , RD Boatworks, Scaled Composites

1986

Formula 40 World Championship, US144 Smyth Team, winning design by Gino Morrelli and built by Gino Morrelli and RD Boatworks. Gino Morrelli is part of crew

1984

Region de Picardie 60′ cat, Designed and built by Gino Morrelli

1st Mille Mille de Deauville 1984, Gino Morrelli is part of crew

48ft White Knuckler/Wind Warrior cat, Designed and built by Gino Morrelli

Transpac 1987 1st Gino Morrelli is part of crew.

1977-1980

Climax 18 sq cat West Coast Champion, 12 versions designed

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