Motorboat & Yachting: The owner was so taken by the golden silver colour scheme of his new Williams tender that he asked Sunseeker Spain to paint his Predator 57 to match.
We often hear of tenders being styled to match the mothership, but not the other way around. However, the owner of this 10th anniversary Williams Turbojet 325 (pictured above) was so smitten by the golden silver colour scheme that he has ordered a matching Sunseeker Predator 57.
The order was placed in January at the CWM FX London Boat Show and the golden silver Sunseeker is due completed in July and launched in time for the Barcelona Boat Show in October.
Miguel Angel Linares, managing director of Sunseeker Spain, who sold the Predator 57, said: “We get many interesting customisation requests, but I believe this is the first I have received to match a tender – they will certainly make for a very striking pair on the water.”
Based in Oxfordshire, Williams Performance Tenders was recently named as Sunseeker’s supplier of the year.
Practical Boat Owner: Four men were rescued from a 30ft sailing yacht when they got into difficulties in high winds and a heavy sea near Southend Pier. The crew of the 30ft cruiser were suffering from cold and sea sickness.
Sheerness all weather lifeboat ‘George and Ivy Swanson’ launched at 1.57pm yesterday following a report that the yacht ‘Mirrorcles II’ was unable to make way and its crew were experiencing cold and sea sickness.
Under the command of coxswain Robin Castle, the lifeboat located the casualty with four men on board, approximately half a mile south of Southend Pier, Thames Estuary.
Southend ‘Atlantic’ lifeboat was already on scene and had transferred one crewmember to the craft.
A Sheerness volunteer was also transferred on board and a tow was established for the journey across the Thames Estuary in force seven South Westerly winds and a heavy sea to Queenborough harbour.
After securing the craft on a mooring at Queenborough the four casualties were taken back to Sheerness lifeboat station for warmth and hot refreshments before being picked up by relatives.
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