Mike Deacon holds the Round Britain Record with his custom Scorpion cabin Rib, Hot Lemon. New shock mitigation features on Hot Lemon for the Round Britain 2008 event, starting from Portsmouth in June, include suspension seats and SKYDEX’s Impact Mitigating Boat Decking.

Deaconj, who shares the role of driver and navigator with his son David, said, “we are very pleased to have discussed potential methods of improving the ride with John Haynes of Shock Mitigation. The result is a combination of Ullman seats and SKYDEX IMBD on the deck. We have a high drive position for good forward visibility especially in waves. To achieve this we are incorporating a custom SKYDEX layer system which further reduces forces from the deck.”

This outstanding 10 meter Scorpion is a special build based on a stepped hull design by Lorne Campbell. Hot Lemon has been constructed as ligh as possible while still maintaining Scorpions renowned sea-keeping and build quality.

The power units comprise two 315hp Yanmar outdrives utilizing a pair of specially developed propellers. The ability to maintain a good speed from the start is essential with approximately 390 gallons of fuel weighing in at 1.75 tons. Fuel is stored in three fuel tanks utilizing a semi automatic transfer system to maintain boat trim during extended passages.

With an aerodynamic cabin top and low wrap round windscreen, the radar fitted Hot Lemon will pull over 60 knots and maintain this speed for extended periods.