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Our History

Bladerunner History

The Bladerunner hull form was conceived by some of Britains’ most successful and experienced offshore racing professionals in both design, engineering and competition. Naval Architect Lorne Campbell heads up the hull design, a quietly spoken man with over 40 years experience in designing class winning high performance powerboats, with an enviable 100 race wins and 20 World and National championships to his credit. Together with 1995 2 litre World Champion, Founder and Director of ICE Marine Jeremy Watts, they set out to develop the Bladerunner series for multiple applications where improved efficiency, ride and handling were the primary objectives.

 

Our History

1975

Skean DHU

‘Skean DHU’ was designed and developed by Lorne Campbell Design.

1976-1980

Skean DHU

This exceptional boat was winner of the following: 1976 National 4 litre champion 1979 Class 2 World offshore record 1980 Outright World offshore record

1985

SGL JET 1

The ‘SGL Jet 1’ was designed and developed by Lorne Campbell Design.

1989

SGL JET 2

The ‘SGL Jet 2’ was designed and developed by Lorne Campbell Design.

1992

Mac tools

‘Mac Tools’ won the 4 litre World Championship in 1992’ Designed and developed by Lorne Campbell.

1995

Partnership

Jeremy Watts teams with Lorne Campbell Design to form ICE Marine & develop the Bladerunner Series.

1998

BR-34 RS6

The ‘BR-34-R56’ was launched and became a Cowes Classic Winner 2000, 01, 02 and captured the National Speed Record of 101.7mph.

1999

BR-34 GT & Sport

The first leisure model of the Bladerunner was launched with twin 225hp or twin 300hp Mercury outboards, 4 seats and a small aft cuddy cabin.

2005

BR-51 Bradstone Challenger

The BR51 smashed the Round Britain World Record by 3.5 hours and still holds the record to this day.

2006

BR-35, BR-35-R

This saw the launch of the BR-35 (65-90KTS) and BR-35-R

2007

BR-51 Leisure

Launch of the BR-51 leisure boat (60KTS) Also the NAVATEK BR-51 Tour Boat

2008

BR35 RIB

The BR35 RIB was introduced sharing the same unique AEM Bladerunner hull as the BR35.

2012

An Olympic Year

The BR-35-RIB featured in 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony, with David Beckham.

2016

BR45 Interceptor

The BR45 Interceptor was launched powered by triple Cummins 550 diesels achieving the target design speed of 70 knots.

2018

BR45 GT

The BR45 GT is introduced to the leisure market following extensive trials and refinements to the BR45 prototype.

Round Britain Record

With over 40 years of extensive development and technical expertise behind the company, combined with a comprehensive 20 year development program for the Bladerunner Air Entrapement Monohull’ design, the Bladerunner Series now ranges from 35’ to 51’ft, with a number of very credible World and national records under its belt, including the current holder of the outright Round Britain World Record in 27hrs & 10 minutes, smashing the previous record by more than 3 hours.

 

 

 

The original Bladerunner RS6 (001)

First launched and raced in the 1998, the RS6 ICE Raceboat (Blade 001) was an immediate hit on the demanding 6 litre circuit, winning the Cowes Classic Round the Island Race twice in succession and went on to secure the National 6 litre speed record of 101.7mph

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