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History

Savage Force have been proud to produce the official merchandise of the Southern 80 since 1989. Check out our previous designs below:

Year

 Boat

Time

Team

Design

1989

Rolco VI 36:12:34

Driver: Murray Price
Observer: Gary Price
Skiers: Danny Cropper, Craig Brown

1990

Island Cooler 35:03 Driver: Dennis Rowbottom
Observer: Leo Welch
Skiers: Jamie Oliver, Mark Pickering

1991

Island Cooler 34:18 Driver: Dennis Rowbottom
Observer: Leo Welch
Skiers:  Jamie Oliver, Damien Matthews

1992

Mercury Bullet 34:27 Driver: Lindsay Beer
Observer: Barry McDermott
Skiers: Gavin Arnott, Scott Kelly

1993

Thundernuts 33:34 Driver: Michael Dominguez
Observer: Eugen Bonollo
Skiers: Brett Dominguez, Steve Morley

1994

Gotta Be Crazy 33:48 Driver: Noel Kelly
Observer: Peter Sharp
Skiers: Ray Brennan, Mark Pickering 

1995

Warlord 33:44 Driver: Steve Thompson
Observer: Dean Leigh
Skiers: Scott Kelly, Rory Brown 

1996

God's Gift 32:38 Driver: Graham Ritchie
Observer: Stuart Thomas
Skiers: Jamie Oliver, Nathan Glynn

1997

Gotta Be Crazy 32:33 Driver: Noel Kelly
Observer: Peter Petryszyn
Skiers: Adrian Pickering, Wayne Mawer

1998

Argo 33:42 Driver: Phil Kaal
Observer: Jo Kaal
Skiers: Danny Cropper, Brandon Calder

1999

God's Gift 32:02 Driver: Graham Ritchie
Observer: Stuart Thomas
Skiers: Jamie Oliver, Stephen Robertson

2000

Showdown 32:50 Driver: Ian Tricker
Observer: Steve Cotton
Skiers: Daniel Cotton, Dean Hanckel 

2001

Top Shot 31:23 Driver: Tony McLeod
Observer: Errol Thurger
Skiers: Jamie Graziano, Justin Cadden

2002

The Sting 31:57 Driver: Ken Broughton
Observer: Heath Broughton
Skiers: Stephen Robertson, Tim Galvin

2003

Hellrazor 32:33 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Greg James
Skiers: Justin Cadden, Steve Rowe

2004

Blown Budget 31:42 Driver: Michael Dominguez
Observer: Tim Dominguez
Skiers:  Steven Morley, Brett Dominguez

2005

The Axe 32:26 Driver: Kelvin Black
Observer: Darren Patterson
Skiers: James Buser, Grant Patterson

2006

Hellbent 32:46 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Daniel Campbell, Steve Rowe

2007

Hellbent 31:37 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Daniel Campbell, James Buser

2008

Stinga

19:27:43

*Shortened course

Driver: Greg Houston
Observer: Kevin Boylan
Skiers: Jason Walmsley, Chris Gelle

2009

Hellbent 30:43:88 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Jason Walmsley, Chris Gelle

2010

- N/A No winner was awarded due to the Black Saturday bushfires

2011

Hellrazor 30:32:28 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Jason Walmsley, Peter Proctor

2012

Hellrazor 30:58:52 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Jason Walmsley, Peter Proctor

2013

Hellrazor 30:37:54 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Peter Proctor, Michael Kelly

2014

Hellrazor 30:36:84 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Peter Proctor, Jason Walmsley

2015

Wild Thing 32:57:33 Driver: Andy Smith
Observer: Peter Thompson
Skiers: Jared Coey, Justin Cadden

2016

Hellrazor 29:43:22 Driver: Mark Cranny
Observer: Damien Matthews
Skiers: Peter Proctor, Jason Walmsley

2017

The Mistress 30:23:60 Driver: Leo Welch
Observer: Brian Griffin
Skiers: Zac Welch, Dylan Stevenson

2018

Merc Force 31:10:18 Driver: Don Gulley
Observer: Kevin Boylan
Skiers: Kristopher Knights, Jake Tegart

2019

Merc Force 30:08:56 Driver: Don Gulley
Observer: Kevin Boylan
Skiers: Kristopher Knights, Jake Tegart

2020

TR

29:22:28

*Record time

Driver: Ian Tricker
Observer: Nathan Miller
Skiers: Reece Simmonds, Raymond Ball

*Each year's design features the previous year's winner (with the exception of 2010)

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