Gary Mull

1939 - 1994


Gary Mull was one of the most prolific and successful US sailboat designers working in the later half of the 20th century.
His credits include the Santana 22, 27, and 37; the Ranger 22, 23, 26, 29, 32, 33, and the SORC-winning Ranger 37; the Newport 30 and 33; the Kalik 44; the Freedom Independence, 28, 30, 36, 42, 45; a variety of winning raceboats from the Half-Tonner Hotflash, built by the Gougeon Brothers in 1976, to Two-Tonners like Carrot (1976), to the 12-Meter USA; the Capri 22, which he designed with Catalina's Frank Butler in 1983 (more than 800 sold); as well as many oher custom designs. He served as chairman of the International Technical Committee of the Offshore Racing Council, the group that administered the IOR (International Offshore Rule).
His firm employed a number of other designers who ultimately developed their own separate reputations including Carl Schumacher, Jim Antrim and Ron Holland.

Sailboats Designed By Gary Mull

Model LOA First Built
AERO 20 (CATALINA) 20.50 ft / 6.25 m 1999
BUCCANEER 220 22.50 ft / 6.86 m 1978
BUCCANEER 250 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1978
BUCCANEER 255 25.50 ft / 7.77 m 1978
CAPRI 22 (CATALINA) 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1984
CHICO 30 30.54 ft / 9.31 m 1970
CONCEPT 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1981
DIONE 98 31.99 ft / 9.75 m 1970
FREEDOM 28 (MULL) 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1986
FREEDOM 30 29.97 ft / 9.13 m 1986
FREEDOM 36 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1985
FREEDOM 36 CAT KETCH 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1985
FREEDOM 38 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1989
FREEDOM 42 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1987
FREEDOM 45 AC 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1987
FREEDOM 45 CC 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1987
HUMBOLDT 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1982
INDEPENDENCE 20 20.50 ft / 6.25 m 1999
KALIK 40 39.60 ft / 12.07 m 1979
KALIK 44 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1980
MICROSAIL (MULL) 18.04 ft / 5.50 m 1980
MOORE 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1985
NEW ZEALAND 45 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1984
NEWPORT 20 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1968
NEWPORT 30-1 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1968


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