|Owner(s)||Simon Le Bon
Sir Arnold Clark
Drum is a maxi yacht owned by Scottish car sales group Arnold Clark Automobiles, formerly co-owned by lead singer of Duran Duran Simon Le Bon who was rescued from the vessel while competing in 1985 Fastnet Race.
Drum was designed by Ireland-based boat-builder Ron Holland and built in Finland. Drum was purpose-designed and built to be sailed in the Whitbread Round the World Race. The vessel was purchased by Simon Le Bon and the Berrow brothers.
Drum competed in the 1985 Fastnet Race. It was one of the favourites to win the race, but the boat lost its keel due to a design failure and capsized. Its crew were all rescued. Le Bon had not insured the vessel.
As of 2013[update] Drum is owned by Scottish businessman Arnold Clark, who purchased the yacht in the late 1980s. In 1988 Drum was again accorded media attention when it was involved in a collision with a Royal Navy submarine, around 5 miles off the Mull of Kintyre.
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