The fastest boat in history on Lake Windermere has been donated to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.

The fastest boat in history on Lake Windermere has been donated to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. Miss Windermere VI broke its own Lake Windermere record in 2003 when driver Jim Noone achieved a speed of 155mph.

“At these speeds the safety margin is very small and any accident would have been catastrophic,” said owner John Lee, “no other team in the country was coming anywhere near that speed.” The propeller-driven hydroplane, which was developed by a team in Chorley, also holds the world water speed record for its class.

Speed limits introduced on Windermere do not rule out future record breaking attempts. Bylaws do not apply to any person undertaking an attempt on a British National and/or World Water Speed Record, officially approved by the Lake District Special Planning Board and by and held under the rules and supervision of the RYA and the Union Internationale Motonautique.