Alan Priddys world record global circumnavigation attempt is all systems go as Haylings ABC Marine is announced as being the builder of the craft. Costing 2.9m and measuring 80ft with enough space to accommodate 14 people Alan is confident he will bring the record in at 53 days knocking seven off the current figure.

Further good news for the project is 15 orders to date have been received for the new craft by overseas customers. The boat build has led to 150 new jobs being created with 25 positions already filled. Materials have been ordered and the first hull is underway with a June date set for it to be in the water.

The record attempt will commence in November with Gibraltar being the start and finish location. You can find out more about the superboat by visiting circumnavigationrecord.com