Reports say Iran bought high-tech boat


The boat that holds the record for the fastest circumnavigation of Britain has reportedly been acquired by Iran.

The Bradstone Challenger, a Bladerunner 51, shot to fame in 2005 by rounding Britain in just over 27 hours, at an average speed of 82 mph. Its hull was built to run at high speeds in rough water.

But U.S. authorities reportedly worry that it will serve a much more insidious purpose under its new owners and could even threaten shipping in the Persian Gulf by being fitted with torpedoes, rocket launchers and anti-ship missiles.

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