James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) launches the Q Jet Boat from the MI6 offices via a torpedo chute and chases after a villain in a Sunseeker speedboat, dipping underwater at one point before taking off outside the Millennium Dome and launching 007 onto a rope dangling from a hot air balloon. Boat builder Doug Riddle constructed a racing machine with a V8 engine offering 300bhp. Riddle Marine constructed a total of fifteen boats for the sequence. This original boat was used in the majority of the chase sequence.
This boat is an SFX version rigged with an opening weapon hatch at the front.
This lot is sold as a 'non-runner' collector’s item. It is not intended or registered for use on the sea or on inland waterways, has no Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) certificate and no warranty is offered that it complies with BSS standards or any other relevant regulations, requirements or standards. Servicing and repairs may require bespoke and custom-built parts.
The lot is offered by the Seller without any warranty of any kind other than those set out in paragraph E1 of the Conditions of Sale set out in the back of this catalogue or on christie.com. Christie’s gives no warranty in relation to any statement made, or information given, by us or by our representatives or employees about any lot other than as set out in the authenticity warranty set out in paragraph E2 of the Conditions of Sale set out in the back of this catalogue or on christies.com.
In particular, no promise is made that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose. Servicing and repairs may require bespoke and custom-built parts.
As far as allowed by law, all warranties and other terms which may be added to the Conditions of Sale by law are excluded.
Interested buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of this lot and to seek independent specialist advice on condition if required. Please contact Christie’s to arrange an appointment to visually inspect the boat.
The lot is sold without intellectual property rights of any kind (including without limit copyright or other reproduction rights in or relating to the vehicle or the James Bond franchise).
The seller of this lot has agreed to donate their entire proceeds of the sale of this lot, if sold, to The Prince’s Trust, a registered UK charity. The Prince’s Trust is registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1079675. In addition, Christie’s will donate our entire buyer’s premium, less any costs incurred in selling the lot, please see further detailed information at the back of this catalogue.
Please be advised that this lot will be stored off site at a third party warehouse following the sale. Please contact the sale coordinator for further information.