A beauty of a sailing vessel, the catamaran has 537 sq m of photovoltaic panels or solar cells and capacity to generate one megawatt of power for sailing on high seas. It has sailed about 40,000 km and visited Miami, Cancun, Panama, Galapagos islands, Bora Bora, Tonga, Brisbane, Manila and Hong Kong.
Built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany, the PlanetSolar boat aims to navigate around the globe at an average speed of 14 knots.
On this its first solar boat expedition around the globe, the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar has already reached two records: fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by solar boat and longest distance ever covered by a solar electric vehicle.
The name Tûranor, translates to "The Power of the Sun".