2 of Charles Burnett III’s boats were sold at auction yesterday, where Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, held a 100 lot, eclectic, ‘Into the Groove’ sale.
Burnett’s Skater catamaran, (above) that set the UIM Class 2 World Speed record on Lake Windermere in 1995, sold for £5,000.00, while his Phantom 23′, Gas, Gas, Gas, (below) fetched an impressive £12,500.00.
Sworders were unable to give me the names of the buyers due to client confidentiality.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.