One speedboat piloted by the world’s most celebrated footballer David Beckham during its cruise down the River Thames, carrying the Olympic torch on the final leg of its journey to the Olympic Park was the 2008 ‘Torchbearer’ Bladerunner BR RIB 35. Now, that very same sleek, futuristic boat built by British yard Ice Marine, and used during the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will be up for grabs at the Bonhams sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3rd. This very piece of British sporting history, which comes complete with its original heavy customization appointments, is expected to garner a handsome price of $402,600.
Customized heavily to ensure the dignified transportation of the Olympic torch, this speedboat comes fitted with 4 dummy rockets with smoke canisters, a high-pressure waterjet bar and a number of special LED lights, which actually played an important role in the spectacular Olympic opening ceremony, regarded as ‘the greatest show on earth’.
The Beckham piloted Bladerunner BR RIB 35’s journey down London’s River Thames was impressively matched with spectacular pyrotechnic displays, which included a curtain of fire descending from the iconic Tower Bridge.
Also, we have seen that a London 2012 Olympics torchbearer sold her torch for a whopping $192,000