'Batman Boat' Poised for Record Attempt

PowerboatIt looks like it is straight off the set of a James Bond film. With its sleek futuristic look, this powerboat is the just the sort of boat 007 might use to get out of a tight spot.

But this boat has a purpose. It has been designed to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe on 100 per cent renewable fuel.

The Earthrace project aims to shave 10 days off the 75-day record while increasing awareness of environmentally-friendly biofuels.

The craft can submarine through heavy seas and notch up a higher average speed than regular boats by going up to seven metres under water.

'The long pointed nose means it cuts through waves and it can go underwater for short periods of time. As well as looking cool, the horns at the back also let air in when the boat is underwater,' Mr Allen said.

A crew of four will begin their 24,000 nautical mile journey from Malaga in Spain in March next year.

Source: Metro
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