FULL STEAM AHEAD for 'Team Britannia' round world speed record bid driven by Centa shafts

Centa Transmissions is a co-sponsor of a round the world speed record attempt by marine adventurer Alan Priddy and team Britannia. Set for the off later this year, the team is now well on with the build and making plans for testing.

As a key spoonsor, Centa has supplied two driveshafts that connect the engine directly to the waterjets, eliminating the need for a gearbox. Centa is an expert in providing practical solutions to complex drive problems and this is just one example that highlights their capability in the marine industry.

Here is the latest update from Team Britannia on their record-breaking bid: 

It has been a frustrating few months. Construction of Team Britannia’s round-the-world eco-boat is well under way, with all the frames and stringers in place, while a team of welders are busily fixing the hull plates into position.

There have been a number of times when construction work ground to halt on the project, as new drawings from our designers were presented, revisions took place and improvements made - necessitating additional metal to be cut.

What this means is that that the final phase of the build - kitting out the boat and wrapping the 80ft mono-hull has not yet started. And although all of the issues are now resolved, the chances of being at the opening of the Southampton Boat Show are looking remote.

The boat will however sail to Monaco in time of the start of the world famous boat show at the end of this month and will become a floating stand for our supporters from the marine sector - showcasing everything from the top of the range drive shafts to the latest navigational equipment.

In the meantime work on selecting the final crew, medicals, confirming provisions and the massive logistics operation continues and we be making some big announcements very soon.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line.