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Old 18-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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around britain in 27 hrs

watching, "ade at sea" last night , and he mentioned about a power boat going around Britain in 27 hrs, so I googled it, and it was a lorne Campbell design 51 ft blade runner, not sure if she was part of the crew also, heres pic of boat, bradstone challenger
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Old 19-04-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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Built by Ice Marine for the adventurer Neil McGrigor with 2,000 HP, after an initial aborted attempt, they hit something damaging one drive train, they eventually broke the RB record at times travelling at 80mph plus.

The boat then went up for sale and the Iranians purchased it via a South African and "splashed" it. They now have several fitted out as fast attack craft which the Americans are terrified of as they could easily Blitz a Destroyer when attacking in numbers - which of course is their intention!!

Don't anyone tell you that racing and record breaking doesn't improve the breed, thanks to people like Neil and British design.
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Built by Ice Marine for the adventurer Neil McGrigor with 2,000 HP, after an initial aborted attempt, they hit something damaging one drive train, they eventually broke the RB record at times travelling at 80mph plus.

The boat then went up for sale and the Iranians purchased it via a South African and "splashed" it. They now have several fitted out as fast attack craft which the Americans are terrified of as they could easily Blitz a Destroyer when attacking in numbers - which of course is their intention!!

Don't anyone tell you that racing and record breaking doesn't improve the breed, thanks to people like Neil and British design.
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Just did some reading on that subject, it's like something from an episode of NCIS!
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Just did some reading on that subject, it's like something from an episode of NCIS!
Better actually, they always say that truth can be stranger than fiction!
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there is a pleasure one for sale @ Hamble point marina......
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Not sure but, well yes I am, I think your find that the record boat was refitted by Osmotech, at Hamble Point Marina, for a private customer as a fast tender for a super yacht.Might be wrong, but I did work on this boat during the refit so prob not!!
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according to the sales spec it is the sister ship tot he record holder.....
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