|Whilst DESTRIERO succeeded in breaking the trans-Atlantic crossing record on August 09, 1992 with a 53,09 knots average speed, in 58 hours 34 minutes and 5 seconds. her right to the Blue Riband Hales Trophy was denied as she is classed as a private yacht and not as a commercial passenger ship. The Blue Riband is currently held by Incat 049 which currently carries the name MASTER CAT and operates between Hanstholm and Kristiansand. However, this fact does not appear to have sunk in with a number of Plymouth pleasure cruise operators whose commentaries often inform passengers that the vessel actually holds the Blue Riband!|
She has spent well over a decade at Devonport what the future holds is not known, but for what is basically a floating fuel tank powered by three General Electric gas turbines, this outsize power-boat is hardly the most saleable commodity in these oil price conscious times!