Ice Marine certainly has a great story to tell…
The company was founded in 1995 after Director Jeremy Watts won the 2 Litre Powerboat World Championship. Teaming up with Naval Architect and Designer, Lorne Campbell who already boasted an enviable 100 race wins and 20 World and National championships. Together, they set out to develop the Bladerunner series with a focus on improved efficiency, ride and handling.
Their first vessel, Bladerunner 34-R56 was launched in 1998 and went on to become the Cowes classic Champion and leaving the National Speed Record in its wake.
Since then, they have added the marque’s range of outstanding vessels including the Bladerunner 51 Bradstone Challenger which, in 2005 smashed the Round Britain World record by a huge 3.5hrs – and still holds the record to this day.
You may remember 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, the Bladerunner 35-RIB was the chosen vessel ‘piloted’ Bond style by David Beckham. The Olympic torch was taken down the Thames and under Tower Bridge then passed to Sir Steve Redgrave who took it into the stadium.