Connor Marine Engineering Inc
John Connor
3293 Tannery Terrace
The Villages, Fl 32163
954 895 4129



 3293 Tannery Terrace

The Villages, FL 32163


Over forty five years in the marine industry with   experience in yacht construction, high speed offshore powerboats, commercial   vessels, including engine and powertrain design and application, hull design,   project management, consulting and business management in the marine   industry.

Captain U.S.C.G. Master 100 Ton





  •   1985 - Present - Connor   Marine Engineering - Costa Mesa,     Calif,  -  Fort Lauderdale, Fl
  •   President and Founder
  •   Manufacturer of marine hardware, specializing in stainless steel

  metal fabrication, rigging and preparation   of high speed powerboats

  •   Consulting, Design and Engineering services of related projects
  •   Consultant and member Gentry Racing Team since 1986.
  •   Project Manager and Chief Engineer to Gentry Transatlantic Challenge   which included the design, engineering and installation of turbine engines   and surface drive systems in the 112 foot Gentry Eagle which went on to break   the speed records from Miami - Nassau; Miami - New York and New York -   England breaking the Transatlantic speed record in 1989
  •   Played major role in National Marine Manufacturers safety film which   was distributed to all buyers of new high performance boats.
  •   Chief instructor for Wellcraft    High Performance    Driving School   - a four day boat driving course which teaches performance boat driving   skills
  •   Design services provided for vessels up to 150'. Design and   engineering for high speed catamaran in excess of 180 mph, with full in house   hydrodynamic testing.
  •   Contractor to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. NAVY in the   development of systems for military operations.  Includes research and development  for offshore systems using the Cape Canaveral, NASA   military base facilities.
  •   Marina management for 200 slip   marina in Fort Lauderdale   including design and new construction for replacement of docks.
  •   Shipyard management  for New   River Marina, Ft Lauderdale, full service shipyard operations for yachts up   to 100’.
  •  Harbor and Ocean Services, Marine Surveyor.



  •   1973 - 1985 Kaama Marine   Engineering Inc. Costa Mesa, Calif

President          1982 - 1985

Engineer           1973 - 1985

Crew Chief - Kaama Racing   Team 1975 - 1985

  •   Participated in the engineering and development of  the surface drive system with Arneson   Marine
  •   Responsible for the engineering and development of the Kaama surface   drive system.
  •   Holder of three patents related to surface drive propulsion and   marine systems.
  •   As President of Kaama Marine Inc.    Oversaw the company's manufacturing operations in California   and Florida.
  •   Crew chief and Throttleman for Paul and Betty Cook throughout their   racing careers.


  •   1967 - 1973 Orange Coast   Marine, Newport Beach, Calif
  •   Owner 1967 - 1973
  •   Engine building, boat rigging and small boat manufacturing






  •   Holder of eight world and U.S. Championships
  •   As Co-Driver of the Gentry Racing Team broke the World Offshore Speed   Record and won the World Championship - 1987
  •   Over 40 first place finishes in offshore races
  •   Set twelve significant offshore speed records including New York to England   transatlantic record and Miami to New York record.
  •   Eight time recipient of American Power Boat Association Crew Chief,   Throttleman and Sportsman of the Year Award



  •   Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
  •   Society of Naval Architects and Marine   Engineers
  •   American Power Boat Association
  •   Offshore Professional Tour
  •   National Marine Manufacturing Association
  •   Boat broker State of Florida