The owner of the luxurious sailing car wanted for flouting maritime laws presented himself before the authorities on Friday. Simon Everett faced the Kenya Maritime Authority detectives moments after he learned of a story in the Star that he was being sought. A police source said that the investor wrote to them on Thursday after he was alerted that detectives were after him, 'to avoid embarrassment'. "He toned down his tampers as this could highly affect him and his other businesses. He wrote the email at 2300hours on Thursday night," the officer said. In the letter, Everett said: "The vessel has been approved by the US Coastguard and is available for inspection at your convenience for compliance with Kenya regulations," "Its for private use no more than 5NM from shore," the email reads in part. The Star has been reliably informed that influential Mombasa businessmen and politicians have contacted Everett in a bid to buy the vessel estimated to cost $259,900 (Sh26,641,569).