World’s first circumnavigation by solar powered ship a success
by Laura Domela
May 04, 2012 at 2:54 PM
At 2:12 PM local time today, the MS Tûranor entered Monaco’s Hercule Harbor, becoming the first ship to travel around the world using only solar power.
It’s the same harbor where the Tûranor set out from more than 19 months and 37,286 miles ago. Since then, the ship has made port in six continents, fended off pirates and broke four Guinness world records, including longest journey by solar powered boat and first circumnavigation by solar powered boat.
For the team behind the Tûranor, the work has just started. They’ve spent more than a year and a half preaching the solar gospel at stops around the world, and their passion for the power of the sun hasn’t dimmed one bit.