"One man's passion changed the course of maritime history."
- Norman Gentry on his father's pursuit of excellence

Over the past three decades, the late Tom Gentry set nearly every powerboat speed record in existence. His passion to win power boating's most coveted honor, the Blue Riband for the fastest passage across the Atlantic, drove him to design and build the 112', 11,500 horsepower Gentry Eagle. In 1989, he and a crew of five including his son, Norman Gentry, shattered the transatlantic crossing record and brought the honor back to the United States. Gentry took the Blue Riband away from the British airline and music tycoon Richard Branson. His record setting time of 62 hours & 7 minutes bested Branson's record by an astonishing 23%.


Transatlantic crossing record
Ambrose Lighthouse at the entrance to New York Harbor to
Bishop Rock on England's Isles of Scilly.

Boat: Gentry Eagle
Record time: 62 hours & 7 minutes

Miami to New York
Boat: Gentry Eagle
Record time: 19 hours & 17 minutes

Miami - Nassau (Bahamas) - Miami
Boat: Gentry Eagle
Record time: 5 hours & 20 minutes