A boat used in the James Bond film From Russia With Love was rescued from engine trouble in the Solent

The 28ft Fairey Nuff was used in 1963's From Russia With Love

The 28ft Fairey Nuff was used in 1963's From Russia With Love

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A BOAT once used by James Bond was rescued after becoming stranded in the Solent.

The RNLI were on hand to rescue a cabin cruiser that was once used in 1963’s From Russia With Love, featuring Sean Connery as the secret agent.

Daily Echo:

Sean Connery as James Bond in From Russia With Love

But unlike its high-speed role in the blockbuster, the 28ft Fairey Nuff had engine trouble and was stranded in Osborne Bay.

Lifeboat crews from Cowes RNLI towed the boat, normally based at Shamrock Quay, Southampton, to Trinity Landing where a marine engineer was on hand to fix the trouble.

 

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2:42pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Brite Spark says...

This must have scared the living daylights out of the crew, never mind - you only live twice.
This must have scared the living daylights out of the crew, never mind - you only live twice. Brite Spark
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Jonny7oma says...

Who is Bond on the phone to in 1963 ?

"Hello...... I left some spare totty on that bloody boat..... yeah, the one that keeps breaking down..... screwed? what the boat or the totty?... "
Who is Bond on the phone to in 1963 ? "Hello...... I left some spare totty on that bloody boat..... yeah, the one that keeps breaking down..... screwed? what the boat or the totty?... " Jonny7oma
  • Score: -3

5:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Huey says...

Shaken, but not sunk.
Shaken, but not sunk. Huey
  • Score: -2

8:37pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Quentin Heslop says...

They will die another day.
They will die another day. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: -2

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