04 February 2009


The world’s fastest eco-boat: Earthrace
Hull: Wavepiercing Trimaran 
Designer: Craig Loomes Design Group 
Builder: Calibre Boats 
Length: 24m (78ft) 
Beam: 8m (24ft) 
Draft: 1.3m (4ft) 
Range at 6 knots: 13,000nm (24000km) 
Range at 25 knots 2,000 nm (2,700km) 
Maximum speed: 40 knots (75km/h)* 
Fuel: B100 Biodiesel (100%) 
Fuel Capacity: 12,000 liters - 3,000 gallons
Dry Weight: 14 ton 
Weight fully fuelled: 26 ton 
Construction: Carbon , Kevlar sandwich composites 
Crew: 4 
Beds: 6 
Twin Cummins Mercruiser Diesel Engines
Gearboxes: ZF 305A (ZF) 
Air intakes: top of wings to remain above waves while piercing 
Windscreen: 17mm laminated toughened glass 
Max speed is dependent on fuel load, propeller pitch, and gearbox ratio.