Originally Posted by Bus Pass
Roger Bowley ran it out of Merlin for a while for corporate trips with two BBC petrols but then it disapeared.
Bowley seemed to supply parts and 'be involved', but the guy running it was Chris Vincent, who had a company called Highland Adventures or something, ran that, as well as tanks & off roaders etc on his farm land. he ran it all with his daughter.
Company went pop I think.
With the 502's (on TRS drives), it was horribly slow (like 35-40mph) and unreliable to the point of being funny. I helped him out a couple of times by taking his punters out on my pleasure boat to keep em happy, when it broke down.
It, and the other boats they had were looked after (mechanically) by a couple of guys known effectionately as the Wurzels, I think they were Lawn Mower engineers from the west country. Very nice guys, but a bit out of their depth with the boats.