M-34, 54, MELIANA is shown here charging down the wind off of Sarasota, Fl in an early photo shoot for a brochure.
Aboard were Jennifer and Charley the first two of the three Morgan children the kids thought it was great fun to be in the pictures.
MELIANA went on to win many races in the Gulf off of Clearwater and along the coast and Tampa Bay. She visited the Dry Tortugas and other anchorages on many cruising occasions.
Charley Morgan and Bruce Bidwell, co-founders of MYC, were the whips on board RUTHLESS drawing the "first blood" ever for any production Morgan; She went on to win many more times in her first season.
|The M-34 shown blasting along in the Gulf Stream off Miami, Fl, was owned and campaigned by the fiercely competitive Howard Foght of Miami, Fl. His racing success generated many sales of Morgan’s in the South Florida area.
A hurricane blew Howard's M-34 high and dry up onto the seaplane ramp at Dinner Key.
Undismayed, Howard, with the help of a powerboat friend clapped a line on his boat and dragged her right back into the water virtually unscathed.