The supporters of 'Accomplish More'
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Blackburns Metals Ltd – www.blackburnsmetals.com
It’s not just that “Accomplish More” is being built
in the West Midlands – all the top quality marine-grade aluminium
plate (created from recycled drinks cans) needed to build her comes
from there as well. Blackburns Metals is one of Europe’s top
suppliers of metals and, while they deliver to all parts of the UK
within 24 hours as a matter of course, driving the materials four miles
down the road from Kingswinford to Dudley must have been one of their
more straightforward deliveries!
DuPont CoatingSolutions – www.dupont.com
There are paint jobs, and then there is the incredible Cromax finish
made by DuPont for all new Aston Martin Cars. DuPont are supplying
us with a specially formulated and environmentally friendly Cromax
mirror finish, guaranteed to make the boat look
spectacular, and ensuring she will turn heads wherever she goes.
The Express Gearbox Company Ltd – www.expressgearbox.co.uk
Alan Priddy's Express Gearbox Company is the UK's leading specialist
in the re-manufacture of automatic transmissions. There have been
huge changes in the technology of automatic gearboxes since the company
started over 40 years ago, and it’s that ability to look at
engineering problems with an open mind that Alan brings to his unique
design for the round the world superboat “Accomplish More”.
Gibraltar – www.visitgibraltar.gi
This little patch of British territory at the gateway to the Mediterranean
is the most important port of call for “Accomplish More”.
It’s the place where the circumnavigation record attempt starts
and finishes, and where we know we’ll get a send-off and welcome
back worthy of a boat which is going to sail into the history books.
Inchcape Shipping Services – www.iss-shipping.com
While we will have our Formula One-style road crews to prepare the
boat for each leg of the voyage, there is nothing so important as
having locally-based port agents who know how to deal with the bureaucracy
of customs, immigration and completion of port papers. ISS has offices
in every one of our ports of call and, what’s more, they are
used to working with our fuel supplier.
ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage – www.iss-shipping.com/ISS-Lighthouse-Relay-Voyage.aspx The voyage sees a baton containing a commemorative scroll touring all
the ports around the world where ISS operates. Local events at each
port will raise funds for designated charities, helping the sick,
the underprivileged and disadvantaged, and ISS will be matching whatever
funds each country raises.
Micklewrights Structures Ltd – www.micklewrights.com
Building a boat in a town that’s about as far from the sea as
you can get in England might seem odd enough, until you realise that
Micklewrights’ stock in trade is making large steel-framed buildings.
Alan Priddy chose them to build “Accomplish More” because
their engineering and welding capabilities are second to none, along
with their willingness to build a unique boat using unique manufacturing
Raymarine – www.raymarine.co.uk
Raymarine and Alan Priddy go back a long way. They have supported him
from his early expeditionary voyages in RIBs through to his 1997
transatlantic and 2002 round the world attempt. They were also title
sponsor of the 2006-8 Raymarine Lively Lady Project, in which Sir
Alec Rose’s historic yacht “Lively Lady” made her
second circumnavigation of the world. Raymarine’s contribution
to “Accomplish More” will be state-of-the-art navigation
electronics and autopilot control, along with night vision equipment
and CCTV cameras.
Castoldi SpA – www.castoldijet.it
Accomplish More” has a dry weight of around 12 tons, two tons
of which is the pair of Castoldi waterjets which not only propel the
boat, but provide steerage as well. Perhaps the most dramatic aspect
though will be the boat's stopping capability; each jet has a “bucket” just
like the reverse thrust devices used on jet aircraft, capable of doing
eyeballs-out crash stops if necessary!
Centa Transmissions Ltd – www.centa-uk.co.uk
Two 500hp diesel engines provide the power for “Accomplish More”,
and transferring that quietly and efficiently to each jet are the lightweight
drive shafts and couplings provided by Centa Transmissions. Better
still, the built-in reduction mechanism eliminates the need for gearboxes,
saving weight, and increasing the power transfer efficiency of the
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If you enjoy a little bit of a flutter, you can contribute to “Accomplish
More” at the same time. We've teamed up with leading live online
gaming provider Dublinbet.com so, whether you prefer blackjack, roulette
or baccarat, every game you enjoy – streamed live from Dublin’s
famous Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club – will also benefit the
global circumnavigation record attempt.
Henshaw Inflatables Ltd – www.henshaw.co.uk
The inflatable tubes are there to provide stability as the boat pierces
the waves. But, at 65’ long and up to 3’ wide, they’re
more than twice the size of your average RIB collar. The tubes are
not just a vital component of the boat’s sea-keeping, but significantly
enhance her looks as well.
Pennel & Flipo – www.pennel.fr
Supplying the Orca Hypalon fabric to make “Accomplish More’s” tubes
is the French company Pennel & Flipo. A sturdy base layer of polyamide
with Neoprene and Hypalon coatings provides a robust material which
is abrasion and chemical resistant, and able to stand off the effects
of the weather without losing its good looks.
Sportlite – www.sportlite.co.uk
It started out simply as a way for onboard journalist and cameraman
Clive Tully to get aerial video footage of the boat under way. Now
it’s become a spectacular record attempt in its own right during
the shakedown cruise – the first person ever to parasail in
mid-Atlantic! Supplying the equipment and training is world-leading
parasail company, Sportlite.
Whale Water Systems – www.whalepumps.com
They might not be as exotic as the big engines which will drive “Accomplish
More” through the waves, but the various electric pumps dotted
around the boat which deal with clean and waste water are certainly
no less important.
Clipper Oil – www.clipperoil.com
Having diesel of the correct quality delivered to the quayside is crucial
to a swift turnround and the success of the record attempt. Operating
in every one of our refuelling ports, San Diego-based Clipper Oil
will ensure a tanker is always ready and waiting to fill us up.
Coppercoat – www.coppercoat.com
Anti-fouling is an essential component of any boat. Coppercoat is a
non-absorbent epoxy coating which provides a smoother and more efficient
surface than a conventional anti-foul paint, and has been used successfully
by both racing yachts and record-breaking ocean rowing boats.
Fiat Powertrain / Hendy Ford – www.fptpowertrain.com
Accomplish More’s” engine room will be humming to the sound
of two Fiat PowerTrain C13 500hp diesel engines. Supplied by family-run
Hendy Ford in Portsmouth, the six-cylinder inline engines are remarkably
HRG Worldwide – www.hrgworldwide.com
Moving three separate road crews around the world so that “Accomplish
More” has a Formula One-style fast turnround in each port stop
will require logistics with military precision. HRG have a long history
of organising personnel travel arrangements for Alan Priddy’s
Marine Fire Safety – www.marinefiresafety.co.uk
We hope it never actually has to be used in anger, but Marine Fire
Safety’s automatic fire suppression system uses the most efficient
and environmentally friendly technology to protect the boat’s
McMurdo Ltd – www.mcmurdo.co.uk
McMurdo’s contribution to the project is definitely one we hope
never has to be used, but it’s reassuring to know it’s
there. McMurdo is the leading brand of marine safety equipment, and
we will be provided with various boat and personal emergency radio
TEK Seating Ltd – www.tekseating.co.uk
Time spent on watch will be a lot easier in the knowledge that the
helm and navigator’s positions are equipped with Tek Seating’s
shock-absorbing 500 series seats with manually adjusted bases and
Ace Gas & Heating Ltd – www.acegasheating.co.uk
Portsmouth-based supporter Ace Gas & Heating provides plumbing
and heating services throughout Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex, as well
as the M25 corridor.
Greenrock Ltd – www.greenrock.co.uk
With 20 years of organising adventure bicycle tours behind them, Greenrock
will be providing the logistics for our Formula One-style road crews.
Insurance, Risk & Claims Management Ltd – www.marineinsurance-ircm.co.uk
Insurance brokers IRCM will be making sure the boat is properly insured,
along with the crew members (onboard and ground).
Stratum Five Ltd / Marine Track – www.marinetrack.com
Marine Track’s GPS tracking system will allow us to display “Accomplish
More’s” position, course and speed online, taking our supporters
with us on a virtual journey around the world.
Marathon Leisure Ltd – www.marathonleisure.co.uk
Marathon Leisure will be supplying a variety of items for “Accomplish
More’s” internal fit-out.
Ski & Sports Ltd – www.skiandsports.co.uk
Belfast-based Ski & Sports are official clothing suppliers to the
project, amongst other things providing the beautifully embroidered
logo shirts worn by the crew and other team members.
Soltron IW Ltd – www.soltroniw.co.uk
Past experience has shown just how great a difference the enzyme-based
Soltron fuel additive makes; it helps keep fuel clean and improves
fuel economy, giving significantly extra mileage.
Tek Tanks – www.tek-tanks.com
A boat as big as “Accomplish More” needs to have tanks
for both fresh and waste water. Ours will be custom-built by Tek Tanks
in order to make the most of available space.
Business Phones Direct (Southampton) Ltd – www.allianceconsultants.co.uk
Handling all our requirements for terrestrial telecoms.
Justin Stevens – www.justin-stevens.co.uk
Partner of the St. James's Place Partnership, and “Accomplish
Electrical wiring installation for all the boat’s power and lighting
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