Going Full Circle
Alan Priddy has spent his life looking for his next adventure. Over the past four decades, they have got bigger and bigger. They don’t get bigger than the next one.
In 2015 Priddy confirmed that an attempt the world record again would be made after trials of the purpose-built £5.5m, 80 feet (24 m) powerboat in the summer.
In April 2015 Alan Priddy announced plans to offer places on the project to Blesma, a group of wounded service personnel who have formed one of the most powerful racing teams in history.
The project was placed in jeopardy in 2015 when one of the sponsors withdrew, but replacement funding is ongoing.
With Covid-19 slowly coming under control the team has been reassembled and is working in all directions and opportunities to secure the remaining funding to mount the challenge in late 2024.
Alan Priddy is known for not giving up and freely admits the last few years have been more than tough but is confident that the ongoing negotiations with global parties will enable the challenge to happen.