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Branson reunited with the boat in 2014.<br />
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The iconic record-breaking powerboat that helped make Sir Richard Branson a household name has emerged for sale for £725,000 after it was saved from the skip.<br />
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Sir Richard shattered the world record for the fastest ever crossing of the Atlantic on the 72ft Virgin Atlantic Challenger II in 1986, two years after launching his own airline.<br />
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The £1.5m boat was sold to a Middle Eastern sheik in the late 80s but then spent the next 25 years languishing in a boatyard on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca until boat-mad Dan Stevens stumbled across it in 2012.<br />
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Dan, 41, a former merchant navy officer from Plymouth, snapped it up and has since poured around 1,000 man hours and £500,000 into getting the boat up and running again, including the original purchase price