Environmental issues and benefits
It is the aim of this project to contribute towards the required research through the development and testing of this boat to create more fuel-efficient vessels.
The key element that will bring about a successful circumnavigation is creating a low resistance, low weight design which does not consume huge amounts of fuel on the voyage's exceptionally long legs. Due to this, the boat’s ability to be highly fuel-efficient is critical, and will have to beat anything that already exists.
The boat itself will be constructed from recycled aluminum, which will account for over 80% of the finished vessel. Should the boat be scrapped one day, we estimate that over 90% of it could be recycled.