June 10, 2023

Tommy One Damages Propeller in Record Breaking Run


Renowned powerboat Tommy One and offshore racer Maurizio Schepici sustained damage to one of its propellers by hitting some sort of debris, while trying to make a new record for the Messina-Vulcano-Messina 65 nautical miles run, departing on 1700 hours of Friday ninth June.  The propeller damage was sustained just before the Vulcano island turn, with Tommy One slowing down in around twenty minutes into its run, which indicated that the previous 52 minutes record could have been reduced by about ten minutes.  The day after Tommy One was fitted with a new pair of propellers, albeit with a bit shorter pitch and made a new record to the Messina-Vulcano-Messina route at 45 minutes, a reduction of seven minutes to the previous time.
Tommy One is a Metamarine TNT 46 Corsa one of the most successful offshore powerboat machines, World Endurance champion in the no limit Evolution class in 2010, and 2004 in the speed limited SuperSport class. Based around a Fabio Buzzi hull and SeaTek diesel power, she has ever since evolved and modified and ultimately in 2011 was launched as a Metamarine TNT 48 Replica pleasure production version, and a limited 85 knots top speed possibility.

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