Two luxury boating experiences were auctioned off at an election fundraiser alongside a host of real experiences with Tory cabinet members
Two luxury boating experiences were listed alongside afternoon tea with Boris Johnson and shoe shopping with Theresa May for a lavish auction to raise funds for the Conservative party election campaign.
Guests attending the Black and White party, which included the Prime Minister David Cameron, could bid on a sailing trip for 20 people onboard a Leopard 3 or a VIP Vector iRace 100 experience.
Pictures of what is believed to be the auction listings booklet have been shared online. According to an article on Buzzfeed the Leopard 3 sailing experience read: “Enjoy an exhilarating day on board Leopard 3, one of the world’s fastest yachts. This fully crewed day begins in Southampton and takes to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
“Guests will be offered champagne and canapés. A seafood lunch will be taken on board or in an Isle of Wight restaurant. Sailing resumes with Pimms and a full afternoon tea onboard before returning to Southampton.”
Attendees could also bid on a super fast powerboat ride aboard a Vector Martini Racing V40R to “experience speeds of up to 100mph on water, ride shotgun and throttle the Vector Martini Racing V40R Powerboat.
The catalogue read: “This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet the Vector Martini Racing Team and to personally experience the unique V40R powerboat, configured to carry corporate passengers.”
A number of wealthy supporters attended the fundraising event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, reportedly including Lycamobile founder Subaskaran Allirajah and stripclub owner Peter Stringfellow.
It’s not known how much the two boating experiences sold for, however, it’s been suggested that other lots, such as a small bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher statue, went for over £200,000.
A chance to do an Iron Man endurance competition with Iain Duncan Smith – current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – a holiday in a medieval Spanish Fort and a year’s supply of Kurt Geiger shoes were also among the 73 lots on offer at the extravagant soirée.