The World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat docks in Cancún during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Today, the world’s largest solar-powered boat, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, has reached the shores of Cancun, Mexico. The first landing stage will be at the Marina La Amada, north of Cancún. On Wednesday, December 8, in the morning hours, the solar catamaran will sail from La Amada into the conference area of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). With its presence at the conference, the boat will provide visible proof of efficient and forward-looking use of solar technology to improve the climate of the planet. Doris Leuthard, President of Switzerland and Environment Minister, is a supporter of the PlanetSolar project, which will gain further emphasis through the presence of Switzerland and the Swiss Confederation.
To date, MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar’s circumnavigation of the globe has been quite successful. With its crew of six – Mikaela von Koskull (Finland), Jens Langwasser (Germany), Christian Ochsenbein (Switzerland) and Daniel Stahl (Germany), as well as captain Patrick Marchesseau (France) and project founder Raphaël Domjan (Switzerland) – the Swiss solar-powered ship has crossed the Atlantic just 61 days after its departure from Monaco, using solely the power of the sun.
2016 UPDATE : Since this publication Marina La Amada has been renamed Marina V&V