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Porsche superboat auctioned

  A Porsche Kineo speedboat has been sold at auction in The Netherlands. One of only three prototypes built and believed to be the only one in unmodified form left in existence, the 28ft boat has been the subject of a two year professional restoration to return it to its…

Fairline luminary Sam Newington dies

Sam Newington, the man who built Fairline into one of Britain’s leading boat manufacturers, has died peacefully at home aged 82. The family’s involvement with the marine industry began in 1964 when Sam’s father Jack Newington converted a gravel pit in Oundle, digging a trench to link it to the…

Phantom race boat

Ben Fogle to attempt world powerboat record

TV personality Ben Fogle will attempt to break the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles this summer. The attempt will be made by SUNUS Ocean Racing (SOR) using a Spectre 32R, a production powerboat based on the proven 31ft Phantom hull. Two Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard…