ABC have given us two iPod Touches for onboard entertainment, plus a waterproof camera and a waterproof video camera for capturing our voyage.
Aquapac are the manufacturers of the best waterproof pouches in the world. They’re kindly supplying waterproof bags for our iPods, sat phone and other delicate electronics, along with waterproof headphones.
The lovely people at the Barbados Tourism Authority are providing accommodation for Mark and Mike on arrival in Barbados. We can’t wait!
Buck & Hickman have donated the entire tool kit for the boat, which we’ll need in case anything needs fixing during the crossing.
Cadbury are providing 600 bars of high-energy chocolate, that will form part of diet while on the boat.
CopperCoat will be anti-fouling the hull of the Torpedalo with their copper-infused resin, to stop marine life sticking to it and slowing us down.
Expedition Foods have offered us a 15% discount on all of their products, saving us a minimum of £300.
ICOM are supplying all of our VHF radio equipment. Official Radio Partner of Project Torpedalo.
JetBoil have provided all of the equipment we’ll need to heat water and prepare our meals.
Look What We Found! are providing 120 delicious ready-to-eat meals for our crossing. These will supplement our freeze-dried food and be an absolute treat!
Lopolight have donated all of our internal and external lights, supplying exceptionally well-engineered LED units.
Marlow have provided all of rope requirements, including towing and throwing lines, para anchor rode and tripping line, grab lines, strops and retrieval lines.
Newcastle University have allowed us to use their scale-model testing tank facilities, and hydrodynamics expertise.
Peli Products UK are supporting us with a great deal for waterproof storage cases, head torches and hand torches.
PYI Inc have provided the superbly engineered sealing systems for the propeller shaft – so we don’t sink!
Rockmount Northwest have provided an extremely comprehensive medical kit – mandatory and very important!
The Chester branch of Savills, one of the UK’s leading estate agents, have provided the funding we need to buy all of the emergency flares for the boat.
SOG Knives have donated two of their Stingray 2.0 folding knives and a pair of hand axes, all engineered and manufactured to the highest standard.
Thermos are providing five of their top-of-the-range Ultimate vacuum flasks, which we’ll use to store hot water for rehydrating freeze-dried meals.
TheToolBoxShop.com have provided the busbars, connectors, isolators and fuseboxes we need to form the electrical backbone of the boat
Trelleborg Sealing Systems are providing custom TXM marine bearings for use in our drivetrain. Their composite bearings will make sure our drivetrain is low-friction and works smoothly!
Viking lave lent us a RescYou Pro four-man liferaft, in a valise, as the ultimate piece of emergency equipment should we have to abandon ship.
Whale Pumps are kindly supplying us with manual bilge pumps and water tight locker doors. These pumps are essential to comply with safety standards and regulations in the marine industry.
We are also grateful to the following companies for their help and support: