George Sutton Designs?

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  1. Paul.Bischoff
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    Has ANYONE heard of a boat designer named George Sutton? If so, where is/was he from? Is there a catalog of his work somewhere? There is a 48' Sutton designed steel ketch that I am interested in buying, but I can't seem to find any information on the designs or construction. It was purportedly built by "John Cook, Shipwright", another name I can't seem to track down anywhere. Can someone please help shed some light on these people?

    Thanks!

    -Paul
     
  2. Tad
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    Paul,

    George WM. Sutton was a steel boat builder and designer for many years pre interweb. As of 1986 I have an address in St. Augustine, Florida. He built many boats, and in later years mostly his own designs. A builder by the name of Dennis Schreiber (also in St Augustine) built stock round bottom steel Sutton sailing vessels.

    No info on Cook.

    Good luck, Tad
     
  3. Treworgy Yacht
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    Geo Sutton

    George Sutton built boats in Palm Coast, FL and lived in Flagler Beach. He died about 15 years ago. Do you have any more particulars on the 48'er? I have some of his drawings and may be able to able to help you.
    Mark
     
  4. Paul.Bischoff
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    I'm no longer looking at the boat. Actually, I WAS really interested in it, but the lack of info really had me concerned. Anyway, some guy from Wyoming bought the boat. Here's the broker's page... they listed the boat as a 44' Sutton, but it was actually 48 LOD. If you have info on the boat, I'm sure that Bob Brokaw would be happy to send it to the new owner.
    -Paul
     
  5. suttonscnr
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    Sutton designs

    I own a 62' Sutton steel schooner built in 1968. I am looking for any info on George W. Sutton who designed and built this vessel in Tarpon Springs, FL, especially any plans for this vessel. I recently sailed to Tarpon Springs in the vessel and was fortunate to meet Earnest Duckworth owner of Duckworth Steel Boatworks. Junior (as he is still known) was one of the builders of this vessel.
    Junior told me he didn't know of any plans in existence. but remembers building my boat because it has 3 portholes in the transom. Prior to my ownership the vessel suffered a fire in the galley area and most of the woodwork was lost in this area. I am rebuilding this vessel presently and hope to restore her to her original configuration. BTW anyone have a source for large opening portholes? 10"-24". I check local consignment shops in my area but restaurants seem to snap these things up faster than I can find them!
     
  6. Treworgy Yacht
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    Hi, I can research this for you and should have some drawings of the 62'er. Is there an easier way to get in touch with you?
    Mark
     
  7. suttonscnr
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    Sutton schooner

    If you have or are able to get info on the 62' Sutton schooner I would like to contact you. however, the internet being what it is today, I will not provide any personal info here. If you have a business address please provide it and I will write to you or any other alternate means.
     
  8. Treworgy Yacht
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    You can write to me at 2316 S Oceanshore Blvd. Flagler Beach, FL 32136. I have not gone through Sutton's files yet but would like to make sure that you are interested before I take the time.
    Mark
     
  9. suttonscnr
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    Sutton Designs

    Certainly am interested, I assume you are talking fees for service interested? Prior to you doing anything feeable it would be good to find out if you actually had any plans for the 62'
     
  10. Treworgy Yacht
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    I would only asking for the postage and the cost of copying whatever drawing I find. Are the ports in the transom set into a tombstone shaped frame?
    Mark
     
  11. suttonscnr
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    Sutton Designs

    Yes, exactly so. Vessel may have been originally been named Atlantean. This appears on the abstract of title I received from the Documentation Office. I am the 7th owner. When George sold the boat to a St. Louis lawyer it was renamed "Good Jump II". The new owner then sailed it to Spain and refitted it to his liking. According to this owner (I spoke to him) the boat was pretty basically fitted out, fuzzy carpet everywhere ala 1960's era. We just refitted the seachest with all new fittings, the originals were all of British Pipe Standard Threads, or to us Metric, quite a bit more work to it than we anticipated!
     
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    Sutton 55

    I'm in the process of buying a Sutton 55 (http://www.RYTEway.com/Sutton55) and would love to get some information/history on Sutton boats. Did anyone find anything worth sharing since the last post to this thread several years ago?
     

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    Hello I am currently looking at purchasing this boat, could you tell me more about what you have been doing on it since the last post and if you are still the owner?
     
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