23 Sep Halyard supplies former land speed record holder
Richard Noble CB90
Being one of the fastest men on the planet is an accolade reserved for an elite few .
Richard Noble was the land speed record holder from 1983 – 1997 and also project director of Thrust SSC which is the current land speed record holder. For Richard the need for speed, challenging projects, and keeping the adrenaline pumping is still a part of everyday life.
One of Richard’s recent projects has been to restore a CB90 fast patrol boat. Nothing out of the ordinary but one of the requirements was to significantly reduce the noise emitted from the existing exhaust system.
We had previously supplied Halyard silencers to the shipyard who built the vessels in the 1990s. With some investigation the drawings were identified and with a modern twist and desire to update to a Halyard dual chamber silencer, to further reduce the noise levels, we set to designing and manufacturing the new system.
Fast forward to the completed vessel project in 2020 and the feedback from Richard, as below, has been very positive:
“Yesterday we were told that we had achieved RCD11 certification for CB90 and that of course included the noise challenge. I am writing to thank you and all the Halyard team for a truly excellent job – not only did the silencer fit without any adjustment – but we were below the noise bar It was a really great achievement and a difficult challenge”
Richard is currently on an adventure navigating the UK by sea putting the vessel through its paces. It can be followed on www.marinetraffic.com under vessel name Combat 90 and MMSI 232003610.