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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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