No buyer for David Beckham's Olympic speedboat

  • 4 December 2012
David Beckham driving a speedboat on the River Thames

David Beckham's speedboat from the Olympic Games opening ceremony has failed to sell at auction.

The footballer steered the boat down the River Thames in the final leg of the 2012 torch relay.

It was expected to sell for £250,000 but the highest bid was £180,000, which didn't meet the reserve price - the lowest price the seller would accept.

The boat still has the original torchbearer's seat and pretend rockets that were used to let off smoke.

It's not known whether Becks himself was one of the bidders.

Image caption Here is Beckham's boat on display.