Solar Powered Cat On Trans-Atlantic Crossing

The Sun21, is a 14-meter-long catamaran designed to sleep 5 or 6 persons. This Cat is unique, however, in that there is no sail rigging. The solar-powered boat will complete a 7,000 mile hourney at a speed of 5-6 knots (10-12 km/h) "using photovoltaic cells and without spending a single gallon of fuel". The goal is to leave Seville, Spain, in December 2006 and to reach a US port in the spring of 2007. The consortium behind this project is Transatlantic21. The "SUN21" is being built in the dockyard of MW-Line at Yverdon in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Via: Primidi