Not wanting to bring up an old thread but the synopsis of the book on Amazon still seems to indicate that Eddy is the first to cross the Atlantic in a RIB. Also I think someone said that he wasn’t coming within 200 miles of the artic circle ( I maybe corrected here ) so another elaboration on the facts.
Still 800nm legs are still long sea miles, and more than I think I could cope with, but not worthy of publishing a book.
In my view Eddy, and his team, have much more marketing skill than Alan P and perhaps with his previous climbing exploits and subsequent publicity, are using their skills to the full; and why not. But then again a £250,000 rib should be able to poke its nose out of the harbour, wherever it is !