Our New World Water Speed Record Challenge
In 1977 Ken Warby broke the Outright Unlimited World Water Speed Record,on Blowering Dam N.S.W with a speed of 288.60 MPH, Ken returned in 1978 to set his second & current record of 317.60MPH, which to this day remains unbroken, Now 40 years on from Ken’s first world record, Warby Motorsport will again challenge for the Outright Unlimited World Water Speed Record, with a new boat & driver, Spirit of Australia II with Ken’s son Dave Warby driving.
Over the past 5 years the father & son team have been working side by side building the new Spirit of Australia II. The new boat is now completed with successful testing undertaken in July 2017 at Taree N.S.W. followed by two further weekends at the home of the World Water Speed Record, Blowering Dam N.S.W allowing the team to test the boat at higher speeds on the 10 km long course . The team pleased to the Snowy Mountains Region of N.S.W, to catch up with old friend’s, make new ones, and ultimately safely beat Ken’s World Water Speed Record.
Ken Warby & The World Water Speed Record
On the 8th of October 1978, Ken Warby broke his second and current world water speed record at a speed of 317.60MPH. Becoming the first man in history to break the 300MPH & 500KMH barriers. Ken Warby is the first and only Australian to hold an unlimited speed record, the first man in history to design-build & drive a boat to an unlimited speed record, records which he still holds to this day.
Ken Warby & son Dave currently have the new Spirit of Australia II completed, tested, and will again return to Blowering Dam N.S.W. Australia to challenge the Unlimited World Water Speed Record.