Cable & Wireless Adventurer, holder of the record for the fastest powered voyage round the world, has started a new career in South Africa.

Cable & Wireless Adventurer, holder of the record for the fastest powered voyage round the world, has started a new career in South Africa. The 35m trimaran has been renamed Adventurer and will offer charter cruises from Cape Town in what can be some of the roughest waters in the world.

Speaking for her new owners, director David de Villiers said Adventurer’s ability to maintain high speeds in such conditions will open up routes that have previously been impractical. However if anyone should break the boat’s nine-year-old circumnavigation record of 74 days 20 hours 58 minute, Adventurer “might come back and set things straight again”, he said.