24 January, 2008

Wave Piercing Vessel

The look of this vessel is amazing and extraordinary. This is a three-hull Earthrace vessel which can flies through waves rather than ride over them. It can travel at high speed even in the toughest ocean conditions. According to "Going Places" January issue, it runs exclusively on biodiesel. Biodiesel is an energy source derived from living plants, vegetables and animal derivatives.

It has a maximum speed of 45 knots (90kms), the cruising speed of 25 knots. It is a 24m catamaran built of carbon fibre and kevlar composites. Its fuel capacity of 10,000 litres which can go to for a distance of 6000km. The ship is owned by New Zealander, Pete Bethune.

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