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Table of details and specifications of SUI-171
  Designers Warren Muir (Australia), Ben Lexcen (AUS)
  Builders Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)
  Material GRP
  1st certificate issued 1989
  Original boat name Odyssée Jr
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 171
  Current location Thun (TYC), Lake of Thun (SUI)


Boat built in 1989 - Original or Alias? - 19.12.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The boat was completed on 30th NOV 1989. The question was, if she was built for Swiss ownership, or if she was 5.5 US-94 originally and only then exported to Switzerland, to become Z-171? The first Swiss certificate was issued on 14th May 1990. The answer is no, as both boats raced against each other, during the World's 1990.
Name correction - 01.03.2009 by Jürg Menzi
"Marie-Françoise XVII" is correct for SUI-217, 2005-2008
"Marie-Françoise XVIII" is correct for SUI-222, 2009-
Current location: - 20.12.2008 by Marc Friderich
Thunersee Yachtclub, Lake of Thun, Switzerland
The "Marie-Françoise" 5.5's (status to date) - 01.05.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
There has been six 5.5 named "Marie-Françoise" until the mentionned date :
"Marie-Françoise IX" is SUI-171, Lexcen/Melges, 1994-1995,
"Marie-Françoise X" is SUI-194, Meier-Schmidt/Wilke, 1995-1998,
"Marie-Françoise XIV" is SUI-201, Schmidt/Wilke, 1999-2000,
"Marie-Françoise XV" is SUI-204, Schmidt/Wilke, 2001-2004,
"Marie-Françoise XVI" is SUI-217, Schmidt/Wilke, 2005-2007
"Marie-Françoise XVII" is SUI-222, Schmidt/Wilke, 2008-
Name correction - 01.05.2008 by Site Administrator
"Marie-Françoise IX" in place of XII, correction by Seb on 01.05.08.

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On the lake of Thun 2017

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-171
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-171 "Odyssée Jr" Dominique Lauener (1990-?)  
SUI-171 "Bissbi Jr" Gérard Varésio (?-?)  
SUI-171 "Marie-Françoise IX" Jürg Menzi (1994-1995)  
SUI-171 "??" Rudolf Rüfenacht (1995-2006)  
SUI-171 "Marcandreo III" Marc Friderich (2006-?)  

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