Palma.—Bought, or rather saved, by former merchant navy officer and master Dan Stevens for an estimated quarter of a million pounds earlier this year, project manager Jeremy Linford and his team of four have been working round the clock to refit and restore the historic speed boat inside the STP boatyard here in Palma.

Jeremy told the Bulletin this week that the project is on track and that a few local companies have come forward to help which has enabled the team to pick up the pace even more.

K&M Maritime are helping install the new electronic systems while Palma Refit has been helping with some welding. Undercover Solution were first on the scene covering the legendary boat for free.

Jeremy said that the hull is painted and needs just one more top coat, all the underwater work, such as anti fouling has been done, the famous red stripe is ready to go back on and bulk heads have been reinstalled. “She's starting to look really nice and we expect to have her back in the water and start sea trials in the Bay of Palma around the 24th of this month,” he said.