TheQuicksilver Water Speed Record Challenge has been assisted by extensive sponsorship. This falls within several categories. We launched a supporters' club called ClubQuicksilver early on. While it no longer operates in its original form, we maintain contact with members wherever possible and members who have lost touch with us are cordially invited to re-establish contact so we can keep them appraised of our progress.
There are many more members of the new supporters' club that was formed, theQuicksilver Corporate Club, and details and a full list of members appear in a dedicated section of our website: Quicksilver Corporate Club.
The rest of this page is new and is still under construction, so please bear with us while we are deploying it. We are working out how best to give due credit to those firms that assisted us with the boat's design and build in the earlier stages, whilst at the same time acknowledging those that have helped us more recently.
In the latter category are: 3A Composites, Advanced Communication Solutions, Alfatronix, Alloy Heat Treatment, Competitive Carbon Components, Manchester Metrology, National Instruments, Radio Systems, Radshape, Trident Foams, and Wessex Resins & Adhesives. We also wish to acknowledge the contribution of Color-Logic.
Listed below, in alphabetical order, is a total list that also includes firms which assisted in the earlier stages.
Advanced Communication Solutions
Competitive Carbon Components
Eclipse Digital Solutions
Stoke Golding Applied Research
Playing its part among a small but highly capable team of specialists, ACAM Instrumentation has assisted in the development of the data-acquisition system for the Quicksilver craft, and is furnishing a variety of sensors and transducers.
Accles and Pollock
Advanced Fuel Systems
A leading specialist in automotive (particularly motorsport), marine and aerospace fuel system design, development and manufacture, Advanced Fuel Systems is responsible for Quicksilver’s highly innovative fuel system.
With its extensive experience and expertise in the manufacture, repair and overhaul of gas turbine componentry, AIS (Smiths Aerospace Burnley) manufactured Quicksilver’s jet engine exhaust pipe (jetpipe) and jetpipe-to-engine adaptor by modifying standard units originally fitted to an RAF Buccaneer strike aircraft.
Alloy Heat Treatment
Arthur Jones Motors
Big Box Photography
At the forefront of steel cutting and welding technology for well over 100 years, BOC undertook the extensive welding during fabrication of the spaceframe element of Quicksilver’s main hull structure.
Europe’s largest steel producer, Corus (formerly British Steel) started our build programme by producing the special material from which the tubular elements of Quicksilver’s main hull structure were manufactured.