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Posted on Apr 04, 2013.

The One Point have joined a list of local Hull based companies to buy a BOAT!

Martin Lauer, Managing Director of The One Point said; "We love this type of initiative - someone just seeing a great opportunity and acting upon it.  Now we have a P1 Boat promoting our great City with our name on it - GREAT!"

On 1st and 2nd June 2013, the UK legs of the P1 Powerboat Championships start in Hull. Due to ‘logistical issues’ one of the powerboats literally missed the boat (to Dubai) leaving a spare boat in the UK. The lovely people at P1 announced at a Bondholder Breakfast Meeting that for £20,000, the spare boat could be ours... And there it began.

The outstanding business community in Hull, the Humber and East Yorkshire is now coming together to buy this boat. It’s not a big ask. We need 100 donations of £200. We’d also like a couple of the area’s larger businesses to make larger donations and become lead sponsors.

£20,000 will buy us a boat to compete in the five UK legs of the P1 Powerboat Championships. It will have our own unique brand, expertly designed by the clever people at H&H , and will promote our amazing story in every destination. Sky Sports will be broadcasting the races, and local media coverage is already taking off.

In 2010 VHEY reported that the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race brought approximately 70,000 extra visitors to Hull. Hull’s businesses benefited greatly, the local economy saw a truly positive benefit of hosting such a momentous event, and the media coverage went global. This is our opportunity to do it again.

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