$20 Million Catamaran to Cruise Globe

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A sleek outer space looking solar powered catamaran is heading for Miami.

Swiss engineer Raphael Domjan says the 102-foot-long Turanor PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar powered boat.

The vessel docked in Miami this weekend.

Turanor's deck is covered in 5,700 square feet of photovoltaic
panels of thin glass that charge a gigantic lithium ion battery.

The vessel can last on battery for three to four days if there's no
sun.

Domjan is planning a eco-adventure around the world on the
catamaran.

The Turanor costs about $20 million.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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