By Brian Milligan
Business reporter, BBC News, Romsey, Hampshire
Some of the attraction of powerboating
Back in 2001, the Hunton powerboat factory won its largest, but most sinister, order yet - four fast boats for the Abu Dhabi government, complete with two machine guns each, mounted either side of the deck.
The boats are now in use in the Gulf, protecting oil platforms from terrorist attack.
"At the time I had this gun in the back of my car," says Jeff Hunton, the factory's owner.
"I was terrified the Police would stop me."
Another order came from the Gibraltar Police, to chase drug smugglers between Europe and North Africa.
But fortunately most of Mr Hunton's boats are in the business of producing power, rather than projecting it.
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