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From wreck to racer: The inside story of Thunderstreak's remarkable restoration

1 month ago   |   By Motor Boat & Yachting

Owner Hugo Peel details the painstaking, three-year restoration of the world's last remaining Bertram 31 Competition Special, Thunderstreak Photos: John Green / Peter Hewitt / Tristan Ormiston / Hugo Peel / Hamo Thornycroft / Jim Willcock / Ben Wood This is the story of Thunderstreak , the late Tommy Sopwith's 1963 Bertram 31 Competition Special, and its three-year restoration. It's also a story of dedicated powerboat people and skilled marine engineers with the determination to succeed against all the odds.
My tale, however, starts on August Bank Holiday 1963. To this then 13-year-old...
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