A Power Boat Museum for Oulton Broad?

Thanks to the annual Oulton Broad power boat meetings, the town has become inextricably linked to this fast-paced, high-octane sport.

Now the town could be the home of a new museum devoted to the sport and its history, thanks to the efforts of three local enthusiasts, Rod Richardson, Roy Cooper, and Jason Mantripp.

The three set up the Fastonwater Foundation as a charity to help raise money for the museum, and are co-ordinating fundraising efforts from their new offices on the former Brooke Marine site.

If plans come together, the museum will display 14 powerboats along with a host of archive photographs, race programmes, vintage racewear and equipment. These fascinating sporting artefacts were originally housed in the National Motor Boat Museum in Basildon, before it was forced to close.

If you’re interested in helping or donating to the Fastwater Foundation, visit their website and see how you can get involved.

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