WORLD ELECTRIC WATER SPEED RECORDS
AMGMERCEDES - At speed offshore testing, this Mercedes deep V powerboat (cigarette) is undeniably fast. 86 knots on batteries and electric motors. Not that fast in reality compared to other powerboats, but then this is offshore racing where the hulls get a severe pounding.
RECORD HOLDERS & IN PROGRESS ATTEMPTS
this page we give you a few examples of some extraordinary
human beings who have changed the
world, by doing or making
something that inspires others to think differently about what
is possible, in this case raising the speed at which humans
have been able to travel across water in a boat.
These records do not involve the burning of fossil fuels like diesel oil and aviation kerosene blend or even petroleum, all of which add to global warming. The new breed of record breakers are climate friendly engineers and scientists. They come from all sectors and walks of life, from private citizens to university students.
ELECTRIC WATER SPEED RECORDS
CLIMATE CHANGER - On the 4th of May 2012, history was made, as Raphael Domjan, at the helm of a giant of a catamaran powered only by solar panels crossed the finishing line at Monaco to become the first electric boat to sail around the world. MS Tūranor PlanetSolar, known under the project name PlanetSolar, was (@ 2018) the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The vessel was launched on the 31st March 2010, also going into the Guinness Book of World Records. The project was mostly financed by Immo Stroeher, the owner of the boat, making him one of the great Climate Changers in our books.
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