Hannes Bohinc's Record has completed her round Britain bid in less than 31 hours, knocking eight hours off Dredge and Sanderson's record

Hannes Bohinc’s Record has completed her round Britain bid in less than 31 hours, knocking eight hours off Dredge and Sanderson’s record.

With designer and powerboat guru Fabio Buzzi onboard, Record started at 0712.30 yesterday morning, according to timekeeper Peter Dredge. Skipper Simon Powell and navigator Dag Pike planned just the one fuel stop, halfway round the track at Scrabstar on Scotland’s north coast, where Record! took on 22,000lts of diesel weighing 16 tonnes.

The 41-year-old Austrian casino magnate Hannes Bohinc and his team arrived back at Poole at 1400 today to claim the overall circumnavigation record. With their four 12-cylinder 1,500hp 2000-series MTU diesels running through ZF two-speed gearboxes to Trimax surface drives giving them an average speed of just under 48kts.

Dredge and Sanderson’s record still stands, having been set in the 30-50ft boat bracket, but Record has blown the previous record away and set a phenomenal benchmark that could stand for many years to come.

Bohinc Record! has already broken the Round Italy Record (Trieste – Monte Carlo) and the Monaco – London record. The latter, set at the beginning of August, was achieved in 64h 44m at an average of 33 knots.

Bohinc intends to take on the Miami – New York record (948nm) held by Gentry Eagle; the Round The World record (24,382nm) held by Cable & Wireless Adventurer. Next year, Bohinc Record! will attempt the Transat record (2,940nm) currently held by hi-speed ferry Cat-Link V.