High Liner

A British Royal Yacht for the 21st Century

Michael Bond, designer of the luxury high performance Rumbler Sport Tank supercar offers his own vision of a future 21st Century Royal Yacht in response to the issues raised by the British Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson.

May 2021 and the British Prime Minister Mr Johnson promotes the idea of building a new Royal Yacht to show the world that Britain will continue to play a major role in the world economy. A showcase for British talent and a floating exhibition of the best of British engineering and design, the Royal Yacht would be a long term investment to help stimulate new trade around the world.

To support Mr Johnson in this ambition Michael Bond, designer of the Rumbler Sport Tank, the high performance luxury sports car inspired by the superhero comicbook Batmobile, offers his own interpretation of such a Royal Yacht for the 21st Century: The High Liner superyacht.

The High Liner is a bold, dramatic style that embodies recent innovations in hull design, luxuries for the most powerful royal personage in the world and a wide range of facilities for practicality and pleasure.

Able to stand on par with the scale and style of modern superyachts, the High Liner features the latest in X-Bow design for a smooth voyage across oceans and a spacious interior across several decks to deliver a wide range of accommodation, conference, exhibition and leisure facilities.

Like all superyachts the stern features an amply-equipped Beach Club opening from the sides and stern when at anchor. This gives ample additional space for any use the owner desires. Additional side hatches open for a visitors’ reception midships and larger access to a forward garage to carry everything needed for leisure, promotional demonstration of new products and active security for any Royal owner.

That owner can have one private deck to themselves, for their personal quarters and staff secured from the rest of the ship when required.

The top deck extends almost the whole length of the ship, providing ample space for outdoor activities, banquets, conferences or just a sun/sport deck for a private owner and guests. This is also the flight deck for a rear helipad and lift down into a modest hangar for upto five advanced helicopter designs that can be provided as part of the purchase package. At the bow the fight desk sweeps up a few degrees as a ski jump for micro jumpjets, drones or other specialist aircraft.

Midships, ascending from visitor reception up to the top deck is a broad viewing gallery and core atrium. This opens up the interior decks into a central space to enjoy the outside view in safety and comfort. This becomes a focal point for casual meetings and conversation, with space for terraced gardens and calming waterfall feature if desired. With a suitable interior this could also offer space for a theatre for lectures, conferences or entertainment.

Michael Bond’s work for the Rumbler Sport Tank is translated into the High Liner through the new hybrid carbon-neutral engine system. This aims to deliver more power-to-weight than conventional engines and drive the ship at higher speeds for sprints when needed using stern jets rather than propellers. The clean carbon-neutral engine technology inherent in this system has the potential to deliver a world export industry worth, in Michael’s estimation, many billions of pounds a year and thousands of British manufacturing jobs if fully approved by the government.

The High Liner is designed to function as an expedition superyacht, capable of safe and comfortable exploration into arctic environments. This includes some ice breaker capability if any owner wishes to explore the most extreme frozen ends of the world. This is another reason for the extensive enclosure of the upper structure, insulated, air conditioned and hardened against extreme weather and sea conditions likely to be met anywhere in the world.

Hull Design and Options

In designing the High Liner Michael Bond has considered the option of producing a limited edition set of several hulls and a series of customised designs of the upper structure to provide a unique experience and style for each owner. This allows the core design and construction costs to be distributed across a range of vessels for several customers, while sharing the core technology for ease of support.

The core design is also adaptable for military use, creating budget micro-aircraft carrier or long range high endurance patrol and survey vessels for other clients who want to take advantage of the High Liner.

Finance

The Prime Minister Johnson is proposing a £200 million cost for a future Royal Yacht. Michael Bond believes that this is far too inadequate for a true representation of British design and engineering excellence expressed in the High Liner if it is to compare well with the superyachts owned by other heads of state and private ultra-rich owners. However, by merging the High Liner into a series production of several ships for private and military/security clients and integrating the business model into the plans for the limited edition Sport Tank Michael believes it is possible to deliver the Royal Yacht, subject to British government approval, at substantially lower cost while creating and sustaining hundreds of jobs in British manufacturing.

Subject to approval, funding and the success of the development Michael has already identified a need for at least two High Liners to private clients with more likely to follow.

Press Information

If you wish to view and use the illustrations for press purposes suitable imagery is available here: GreyScale High Liner & Colour high Liner

5000M Green

How do you raise £5,000 million for revolutionary technology in the automotive industry in Britain? How can you solve the climate change crisis in Britain, with new technology, when money is difficult to raise at a time of world economic crisis following the coronavirus?

Rumbler designer and founder Michael Bond answers the challenge in this video as part of his presentations to private investors.

Smart Motorway Survival

A tip for surviving a vehicle breakdown on Britain’s so-called “smart” motorways.

Date: Wednesday, 11th, March, 2020

With huge fears over the safety of so-called “smart” motorways we need to be alert to every threat in case of breakdown. Here Michael Bond, founder of Rumbler Cars, offers some additional advice on how to keep yourself alive in the event you are trapped on these killer roads waiting for rescue.

If you can’t get out of the car safely then try this.


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Government Threatens Future of British Car Industry

Does the “Green” Government Threaten The Future of The British Car Industry?

PRESS RELEASE – Date: Saturday, 22nd, February, 2020

In the last couple of weeks the British government have announced their plans to forbid further manufacture of motor vehicles with petrol, diesel and hybrid engines by 2035, or 2032, depending on the sources quoted.

Have they considered the effects of this plan?

Hear the thoughts from Michael Bond, Rumbler Cars founder and designer of the Rumbler Sport Tank.


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Davos 2020

Davos – Prince Charles, Greta Thunberg and Michael Bond

Which one is saving the world?

PRESS RELEASE – Date: Thursday, 23rd, January, 2020

This week at the Davos World Economic Forum HRH Prince Charles had a meeting with climate activist Greta Thunberg.  He spoke at the event and announced the need for a ‘game-changing’ paradigm shift in the world economy to solve its environmental problems. She spoke at the event and declared that the world was doing ‘basically nothing’ to solve climate change.  Meanwhile, in the small town of Stockport in the North of England, technology innovator Michael Bond was working on the very solutions they were seeking. He believes that his vision could solve the threat of climate change and bring the world closer to a carbon neutral environmental balance within forty years.

Climate change IS being solved. Game-changing financial and technological models are being developed by the likes of Michael Bond to transform the world. 

Bond’s plan relies on raising the funds from the same people with whom the Prince and Ms Thunberg were speaking in the past few days – the wealthy, powerful and influential. His method is to create the technology to fix climate change in the automotive industry, package it in an unique supercar design and deliver it world-wide to every investor, collector, or enthusiast that wants to enjoy the experience of owning something outstanding and contribute to the new technological innovations that will solve the issues.

The car he has designed over the last few years is a luxury supercar inspired by comic book fantasy images of the ‘Batmobile’ – a bold and dramatic vision to inspire the world, which he calls the Rumbler Sport Tank. The Sport Tank will begin with an advanced hybrid engine to improve the efficiency of current technology, progressing to Hydrogen Fuel Cells and other concepts.

As a ‘game-changing’ business model to satisfy a royal Prince, Rumbler’s wealthy VIP customers will enjoy the superhero adventure, with a Limited Edition production run of the Sport Tank. Its sales around the world will raise substantial development funding and help to crack some of the world’s climate change problems en-route.

Michael is planning currently a launch of the Rumbler to the public, with a crowd funding appeal. As there are millions of Batman and supercar enthusiasts around the world, he sees plenty of opportunities for the public to join him, to share in the adventure and rewards of creating a modern ‘Batmobile’ for real. 

Naturally, it does come in black.


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Tesla Question

Did Elon Musk and Tesla Motors get the design inspiration for their CyberTruck from British designer Michael Bond’s Rumbler Sport Tank?

At the end of 2019 Tesla Motors launched their speculative concept design for the CyberTruck, complete with not-bulletproof windows. But one question that came up in certain quarters in England was – did Tesla get their inspiration from US? Did Tesla take ideas from Rumbler?

Let’s take a look at the two and then compare details.

Illustration of Rumbler versus Cybertruck

The wedge shape is apparent, and while the Rumbler aims to have real bulletproof windows for its VIP owners, the Tesla just has broken glass. That’s where the external comparison stops. The Tesla CyberTruck is promoted as just an electric pickup truck, the Rumbler is a Very Different beast. Here are the highlights.

IS it bulletproof?

Rumbler: Yes. Full protection for our VIP owners and superheroes against all those Jokers in the world.

Tesla: Obviously NOT, as clearly demonstrated by the inimitable Mr Musk himself on the day of the launch.

Is it wedge-shaped?

Rumbler: Yes. Because it looks amazing, awesome and great for deflection of bullets to protect our VIPs.

Tesla: Yes, but we have not idea why, it’s supposed to be a pickup truck, a more practical shape would have been the better choice.

IS it blastproof?

Rumbler: Yes. Our VIP protection extends to the body shape and structure to resist, deflect and diffuse the blastwaves of smaller to moderate-sized IEDs.

Tesla: Given the performance of the windows let’s say NO.

IS it practical off-road?

Rumbler: Yes. It has the same ground clearance ratio of height to wheelbase of a Range Rover, so that should suit most uses for chasing jokers through the night or escaping a zombie apocalypse/ LA traffic.

Tesla: Well, erm, it doesn’t look that practical, maybe good for a potter around the garden.

IS it comfortable?

Rumbler: Yes. It’s a luxury grand tourer wrapped in the shell of an armoured car. Should keep the zombies on the outside and you wrapped in comfort within.

Tesla: If you like that kind of thing.

Has it a good range?

Rumbler: Yes. Intended for long range safaris across deserts, steppe and more. Ideally, if you handle it well, should give you around 500-800 miles.

Tesla: It’s electric, they’re good for a couple of hundred miles, on a good day. And you can stop and enjoy the scenery while you recharge it, somewhere.

How big is it?

Rumbler: Bigger than a Range Rover. That’s the 2-seat version. The 4-seat version is bigger than that.

Two-Seat is:-
Width: 8′ 9″
Height: 5′ 9″
Length: 17′ 9″

Tesla: Yeah, that too.

Double-cab (5/6-seater?) is:-
Width: 6′ 7.8″
Height: 6′ 3″
Length: 19′ 11.7″

Is it environmentally friendly?

Rumbler: Yes, a veg/bio-fuelled hybrid with cleaner engine, cleaner exhaust, battery system, roof deck solar panels, and much more to-come. Use it anywhere in the world.

Tesla: It’s got batteries. That’s it.

It is stealth?

Rumbler: Yes. If you’re a superhero or VIP and need to escape and evade all those pesky jokers in the world this is the car for you. (Be careful out there.)

Tesla: No, it’s a pick up truck.

What’s the price?

Rumbler: If you have to ask the price you can’t afford it. But we both know you’re wealthy beyond dreams. Come and join us for your superhero adventure.

Tesla: $100 deposit, then add the price of a couple of Apple computers with all the options.

Do you have a big development team?

Rumbler: One man in England designed it all.

Tesla: Yes, the design team is amazing, look what they designed!

How much did it cost to develop ?

Rumbler: Thousands of pounds in English money. (Investors welcome to come and join.)

Tesla: Thousands of millions of dollars, can’t you see it in the design?

The Rumbler has been in development for several years as its creator Michael Bond worked alone to master the skills and prepare to raise the funds. Tesla in the meantime has access to thousands of millions of dollars in funding and a huge workforce.

If you dream of the ultimate superhero’s supercar then come and join Team Rumbler and share the adventure today.

Green Invest

There is no climate change apocalypse, except in the hysteria of politicians, tabloid press and climate change activists.

While the United Nations holds another Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Mardrid, scientists, engineers and designers all around the world are working to solve the problems of climate change and avert future disaster.

You will not hear their voice from the wilderness as the world’s press attention focuses on a bunch of highly-paid diplomats, climate scientists and consultants talk a lot about the problems they’ve identified in their offices.

The world of scientists, engineers and designers are solving the challenges of climate change, but you will never hear of their work while this apocalyptic hysteria dominates the world political and public agenda.

Michael Bond’s work at Rumbler Cars was inspired by the Batmobile from the Dark Knight movies. His ambition, with your support, is to create a bold and dramatic supercar that embodies new concepts in engine and hybrid power trains. Greater efficiency, lower pollution and other improvements will contribute to the transition for a healthier, saner and more prosperous world.

There is NO climate apocalypse, there IS The Rumbler Sport Tank.

Green Mirror

There is no climate change apocalypse, except in the hysteria of politicians, tabloid press and climate change activists.

After yet another hysterical Special Edition published in British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror supercar designer Michael Bond makes this video as his counter-statement.

The world of scientists, engineers and designers are solving the challenges of climate change, but you will never hear of their work while this apocalyptic hysteria dominates the world political and public agenda.

Michael’s work at Rumbler Cars was inspired by the Batmobile from the Dark Knight movies. His ambition, with your support, is to create a bold and dramatic supercar that embodies new concepts in engine and hybrid power trains. Greater efficiency, lower pollution and other improvements will contribute to the transition for a healthier, saner and more prosperous world.

There is NO climate apocalypse, there IS The Rumbler Sport Tank.

Remember Tommy

Announcement: 7th, November, 2018.

Michael Bond, Founder of Rumbler has worked with British war veterans and their families to launch a new awareness campaign.  "Remember Tommy" aims to raise awareness about the issues facing military veterans and their families throughout the country, and fill gaps in service and support to veterans.

After a conversation at the end of October 2018 with a local war veteran and discovering the tragic rate of suicide amongst young ex-service people, Michael was prompted to act and assemble the people for the campaign.  With the support of Manchester-based Galleon Studios Michael and a group of volunteer veterans and veterans' families have produced a new promotional film to raise public awareness.

The long term ideal of the campaign focuses on complementing existing services and helping fill gaps in service and support to veterans and their families.  In conversations during this process Michael discovered that one vital need was for a signposting service to network and link all other groups and make it as easy as possible for those in need to reach the support available for them.  Michael hopes that he will be able to give more support to veterans and help create new services on the back of the launch and success of the Rumbler.

Watch the film "Remember Tommy" now: https://youtu.be/MO-cNZFuhh8

 

FinTech Developer Opportunity

IT, FinTech, and other fun techy buzzwords!

Opportunity for programming tech-developers to come and work with Rumbler.

Are you a Manchester/North West England-based technology developer/team? Are you looking for a new opportunity to grow and share in the rewards of Rumbler’s vision of a new supercar?

Are you willing to take up the challenge of helping bring new investment and prosperity into the region?

You’ve read all about the plans for a revolutionary new supercar with an advanced environmentally-friendly engine?

Would you like to join the founder Michael Bond in building the next step in this ambitious programme?

Rumbler are going to create the Team: supporters, fans, enthusiast who want to share in the adventure of creating the most dramatic supercar in the world. A team of investors and supporters from around the world.

This is your opportunity to be part of that process and build that core technology for the public to come from around the world and share in this adventure with us.

Rather than seek investment from the venture capital community, then pay for a programming team to undertake the development, we will cut out the intermediaries and invite you to invest your time and skill in helping take this project to the next step.

YOU, not the investors, will receive the rewards. You can share in this journey with us.

The plan is to create a new, high security dedicated online crowd funding portal for this unique project. This is not a white label of the standard crowd funding systems, it is a dedicated online service and portal into our world of adventure. This portal will fill a gap in the market left open when the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo moved upmarket and were deluged by well-funded mini-ventures, mostly from California and China, swamping them and drowning out real innovators.

The commercial crowd funding services, such as Seedrs and Crowd Cube, are equally inadequate to the unique visionary task of our demands.

Now we will build a new portal for investors to come directly to Rumbler and the supercar to save the world.

The portal will allow the public to subscribe to the project, become micro-investors, manage their investments, share in our unique private channel of news, films, updates and opportunities, participate in an online community, offer ideas and suggestions and much more.

If you feel you have the skills and time to set aside in the next few months and you’re interested in discussing this with Michael then drop a line and we’ll arrange a suitable opportunity to meet up.

NOTE that strict commercial rules and professional standards of confidentiality, security and technical stability will apply. We are creating a secure portal for the public around the world to come and join us. Ideally you will already have some experience in this field. We cannot afford to show any disrespect for their participation in this vision of a new supercar and their ongoing participation in this effort as our supporters and partners

For you the rewards will be as generous as for all our seed investors.

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