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It is with much sadness that we report the passing away of Wales powerboat champion Ken Thorne. Ken was without doubt a colourful character and he progressed from the smaller offshore classes to the pinnacle Class 1 with a Nicolini catamaran World of Cars. However it was Class 2 that he excelled and unfortunately he was competing against Dubai’s Victory teams two BMW powered cats at the time and Ken found himself dicing on the edge with his diesel powered monohull  just to keep the Arab boats in sight.

After a business crash which saw his three World of Cars showrooms go into liquidation Ken moved to Dubai but he moved back to his roots in Cardiff and it was there that he passed away.