Sunseeker to display Jules Rimet Trophy at London Show
Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Sunseeker International will display the replica Jules Rimet Trophy from midday at their stand (LE229) at London Boat Show.
(Photo: The replica Jules Rimet Trophy)
The Jules Rimet Trophy was the first FIFA World Cup trophy and the one won by the England football team in 1966.
As the original was stolen in Brazil in 1983 and never recovered, this is the official replica kindly loaned to Sunseeker by the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich along with an original 1966 England jersey worn by Roger Hunt during England’s triumphant campaign.
These artifacts will join Geoff Hurst, best known for scoring the goals that helped to secure victory for England in the FIFA World Cup in 1966, who will open the Sunseeker stand at the show.
Hurst secured his place in sporting history when he became the first and only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, a record that has stood for over 50 years.
Jake Humphrey, an experienced TV and radio broadcaster, will be Sunseeker’s official compere for the event. Humphrey is currently the face of Premier League Football on BT Sport and has been at the forefront of much of BBC Sport’s coverage for many national and international events.
The full display for the London Boat Show 2018 includes two show debuts, the 76 Yacht and the Predator 57 MKII. The 76 Yacht will also be the largest model displayed at the Show, and will appear alongside a collection of luxury yachts starting from 52ft.