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Ken Warby Death Cause: World Speedboat Record Holder Died


Ken Warby, widely acclaimed as the world’s fastest man on water, tragically died at 83. The exact cause of his illness has yet to be disclosed but an official post including tributes and condolences confirmed his passing. Let us explore what transpired with Ken and how he passed away. Read the full article to know about Ken Warby Death Cause.

Since his passing was confirmed on social media, fans and family are paying tribute to him and sending their deepest sympathies to his family members who are facing a difficult time.

It’s hard to believe that the world’s record holder has passed away. His news was confirmed by several sources but one post reads, “With great sadness we advise the passing of Ken Warby MBE after an apparent decline in health.

Ken was an accomplished mechanical engineer from Newcastle, N.S.W Australia with a passion for boat racing; he started building boats in his parent’s backyard before continuing to race them at Toronto RMYC”.

Ken Warby Death cause

Born Ken Warby on May 9, 1939, Warby built the record-breaking boat The Spirit of Australia from scratch in his backyard after building its hull himself. He began this ambitious project while working as a Makita salesman at RAAF Station Richmond with two Leading aircraftmen.

For around $265 he purchased three Westinghouse jet engines which had become surplus to requirements; unfortunately they weren’t operational when Crandall and Cox repaired it.

Crafted out of wood and fiberglass, The Spirit had to be covered by canvas tarpaulin when it rained.

On October 8, 1978, Ken Warby set a world record of 275.97 knots (511.10 km/h; 317.58 mph) at Blowering Dam. A post reads,”My heart is heavy today as we lost one of the greatest boat drivers in history: Ken Warby.

Even when I was 15 and planning to drive my dad’s boat that he built in highschool you never looked at me as anything other than a friend and fellow boat driver”. He will always be remembered by his fans and loved ones forevermore

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