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Idaho jet boat builder supplies 007 again for `Quantum of Solace`

16-Nov-2008 • Quantum Of Solace

Northcentral Idaho jet boats aren't as famous as James Bond's trademark shaken vodka martinis or sleek Aston Martin sports cars. But rugged river craft made in Lewiston are becoming something of a mainstay in films about Ian Fleming's British superspy - reports Fox12.

Doug Riddle, owner of Riddle Marine and River Supply in Lewiston, built four stunt boats and two crew boats for the new 007 movie "Quantum of Solace.".

This is the second time Riddle has built Bond boats, following 1999's "The World is Not Enough," that featured 1 of his company's one-seat sprinters.

During 33 days in Panama earlier this year when Riddle helped with filming, his custom craft were clad in wood, then beaten with baseball bats, sledgehammers and even a forklift - to give them the battered patina common in boats in the Central American country.

Riddle says, "The special-effects guys were worn out from beating on them."

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