Gary Mull

1939 - 1994

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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
NEWPORT 30-1 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1968
NEWPORT 30-2 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1974
NEWPORT 30-3 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1984
NEWPORT 31 30.67 ft / 9.35 m 1987
NEWPORT 33 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1971
NEWPORT 33 PH 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1971
OCEAN 40 (MULL) 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1979
ORION 50 49.50 ft / 15.09 m 1983
POCKET ROCKET 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1983
RANGER 16 16.67 ft / 5.08 m 1987
RANGER 22 22.50 ft / 6.86 m 1977
RANGER 23 23.67 ft / 7.21 m 1971
RANGER 26 (MULL) 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1969
RANGER 26-2 (MULL) 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1980
RANGER 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1976
RANGER 29 (MULL) 28.58 ft / 8.71 m 1970
RANGER 32 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1973
RANGER 33 33.17 ft / 10.11 m 1969
RANGER 37 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1972
ROCKET 22 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 2002
SANTANA 22 22.25 ft / 6.78 m 1966
SANTANA 27 27.04 ft / 8.24 m 1967
SANTANA 37 37.67 ft / 11.48 m 1969
SANTANA 39 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1972
SONATA 26 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1980

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