Ben Fogle's Round British Isles Record Challenger

05 Jan 2017

This year's London Boat Show see's Spectre Boat's International display their 32R, raced by SUNUS Ocean Racing, their factory offshore powerboat team. 

The Spectre 32R is the UK's fastest production leisure craft, capable of 100mph. This race version by SOR has recently broken two national speed records on Coniston Water, being awarded Donald Campbell's Silver Star, fitting that the boat should be on show the week that marks 50 years since Campbell's passing. 

This year the boat will be used by TV personality and seasoned adventurer; Ben Fogle alongside powerboat racing veteran; Tom Montgomery-Swan as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles, a 2000 mile non-stop challenge with a team goal of finishing the circumnavigation in under 60 hours. 

This is also the same boat that Tom drove for Amazon Prime's hit TV show; The Grand Tour. The boat was involved in episode 3 of Jeremy Clarkson's show where with Richard Hammond onboard, the 800HP, 32ft race machine disturbed the peace of Venice, and, with its wake, purposefully threw Clarkson and May into the water. 

The team's activities are designed to create a platform to raise awareness for Stillbirth. Through marine motorsport the team work to raise funds and awareness to help offer a support network and better facilities to affected families. Both Ben Fogle and Tom Montgomery-Swan have suffered the death of their son's born still and hope to use their epic challenge later this year to draw national spotlight on their awareness campaign. 

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The SUNUS Ocean Racing 32R is based upon the Spectre range of powerboats, designed from the original British Phantom design. Powered by two supercharged Mercury Racing Verado 400hp engines, the 32R is the most powerful outboard race boat in the UK. Utilising the very latest in build technique's and engine technology, the Spectre range of craft are high-performance grand tourers, capable of 100mph whilst still having a full double bed and two sofas in the forward cabin. The boats come with the 3-year warranty and the development of over 500 hours by the in-house race team.


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