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Table of details and specifications of SUI-181
  Designer Doug Peterson (USA)
  Builders Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)
  Material Glass fiber and polyester
  1st certificate issued 1993
  Original boat name ODYSSEE Jr.
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 181
  Current location Djursholm, Stockholm Skerries (SWE)


SUI 181 & her sisters - 10.06.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This Doug Peterson design proved to be the most successful of the 90's. Seven sisterboats were built by MELGES Boatworks, the boats shown here with their respective sailnumbers over the years:
Z-181 > NOR 61 > SWE 65
L-40 > SUI 200 > FRA 50
US-97 > AUS 82 > GER 82
NOR 57 > NED 21 > AHO 1 > AUS 64
K-39 > GER 39 > SUI 196
Z-189 > GER 84
Z-191 > GER 81 (Cannes 2016: CAN 78)
First boat out of the moulds - 01.02.2011 by Petter Fjeld
SUI 181 was the first boat out of the moulds and was ready for test sailing in Januray 1993 in Texas. Kristian Nergaard and Henrik Dahlmain was there to test the boat against Thunderbunny( Melges MkI). The test was succesful and Nergaard ordered build nr 2 and became Zenda Corn. They also build Dodotoo and My Shout before the Worlds at Hankø same year.
ownership of NOR 61 - 01.02.2011 by Petter Fjeld
The boat was bought by Petter Fjeld in 2004 and sold to Wilhelm Stang in 2009.
The Builder is MELGES BOAT WORKS! - 18.03.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
The builder was Melges Boat Works! Seven boats were built 1993-94: Odyssée Jr SUI-181, Zenda Corn NOR-57, My Shout USA-97, Dodotoo FIN-40, Alibaba SUI-189, Onyx Abraxsas 6 SUI-191, Candida 3 GBR-39. This Peterson one-design was the most succesfull of the 90s. 1993, 94, 95, 96, 97 & 1998 Worlds and Gold Cup. 1999 Gold Cup. 2000 Europeans.
First indications to be completed... - 12.02.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
I guess this boat was the initiators of the Peterson/Melges production line together with USA-097 "My Shout".
Boat's name is refering to the father Jean Lauener who ordered many 5.5 all named Odyssée, in which last one was SUI-153 the XI.

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5.5 SUI 181 "ODYSSEE Jr." - World's Crouesty 1994

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-181
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-181 "Odyssée Jr." Dominique Lauener (1993-1997)  
SUI-181 "Tegel X" Bernard Gay (1997-2004)  
NOR-061 "Office" Petter Fjeld (2004-2009)  
NOR-061 "Lois Lane" Wilhelm Stang (2009-?)  
SWE-065 "Odyssé" Bernhard Rost (2014-?)  

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