David Beckham’s Speedboat from Olympics 2012 goes for sale
Which one is it? The 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.
Soccer hunk David Beckham officially ushered in London’s 2012 Olympic Games Friday evening by driving a speedboat to Olympic Stadium with the all-important flame on board. Traveling down the River Thames, Beckham, 37, joined by young soccer standout Jade Bailey, said of Friday’s festivities: “Today is going to be an amazing moment. The 2008 Bladerunner BR RIB 35 that powered the Olympic flame on the last leg of its journey to the Olympic Park will go under the hammer at the Bonhams sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on Monday 3rd December
Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a piece of British sporting history for its December sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands – the speedboat used during the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, which is expected to achieve in the region of £250,000. 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.