The extreme Earthrace speed boat is attempting to break the around the world speed record starting on March 1st 2008 in Spain.
Earthrace is the fastest eco boat on the planet powered by Biodiesel.
Pete Bethune, NZ skipper of Earthrace made the announcement yesterday in Britain. The current around the world speed record by boat is 75 days, held by British boat Cable and Wireless Adventurer in 1998.Earthrace plans to only take 65 days for the round the world trip. The cool looks of Earthrace are no design gimmick. Earthrace is a wave piercing trimaran. It has three hulls, all designed to go through waves rather than over them.
Earthrace has been designed to have up to 7m (24ft) of water on top of the windscreen. This can theoretically be achieved in 15m (50ft) waves.
SGC Energia (SGCE) based in Portugal, will supply 165,000 litres of superior quality biodiesel. This is the amount required in order to break the record.
Throughout the visit to London (December 18th – January 1st), the Earthrace will be open for visitors to go on board and meet the crew at the QEII Pier, Greenwich.
Via the Earthrace site.
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