David Beckham's speed boat up for sale

David Beckham's speed boat up for sale

David Beckham on the boat at the Olympics opening ceremony

First published in News

THE Olympic boat that carried the torch on the last leg of its journey for London 2012 is to go under the hammer.

Designed by Hampshire boat firm ICE Marine the Bladerunner “Torchbearer”

was a major part of the opening ceremony and is expected to achieve £250,000 when it is auctioned at Bonhams on Monday December 3.

An estimated 900 million people watched footballer David Beckham pilot the boat, pictured – created by Winchester man Jeremy Watts’s, firm – as it went down the River Thames.

Tim Schofield, director of the Bonhams UK Motor Car department, said: “After a fantastic summer of British sporting success, Bonhams is proud to offer for sale the ultimate souvenir from the Olympic opening ceremony – what has been dubbed ‘the greatest show on earth’.

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12:09pm Fri 2 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

Misleading headline, as it was not his boat, but one that he happened to be on for a few minutes.
Misleading headline, as it was not his boat, but one that he happened to be on for a few minutes. hulla baloo
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6:54pm Fri 2 Nov 12

andysaints007 says...

boring
boring andysaints007
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10:19pm Fri 2 Nov 12

ben dover says...

maybe mr gormless will bid himself...
maybe mr gormless will bid himself... ben dover
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9:18pm Sat 3 Nov 12

wake up says...

if it was victoria;s little man in aboat i might have made a bid lol
if it was victoria;s little man in aboat i might have made a bid lol wake up
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