Cerion Energy’s DAME Award winning GO2 diesel fuel additive will be used this year aboard the motor yacht Accomplish More for the Company85 Global Challenge round the World powerboat record attempt, as decided by world record adventurer Alan Priddy. The Accomplish More superyacht is supposed to be the fastest as well as most efficient eco-friendly wave-piercing powerboat ever constructed to circumnavigate the globe.
The Challenge is a bid by British ocean adventurer Alan Priddy to design and build the fastest and most efficient wave-piercing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe, breaking not just the existing 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes powerboat record, but the 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes sailing record. The ultimate goal is the fastest ever surface circumnavigation of the world.
“All the way along, we’ve been at pains to explain that the Company85 Global Challenge powerboat Accomplish More has been designed to be as fuel efficient as possible. GO2’s proven ability to improve fuel efficiency up to 14% will be incredibly valuable to the Challenge” says Alan Priddy. “The primary motive behind our interest in GO2 is to get the greatest range that we can on one fill of fuel, and thus cut down on time spent in port. However we also hope that GO2, together with the range of new technologies we’re bringing together, can show a way forward to develop ever-more efficient vessels for the future.”
Landon Mertz, General Manager of Cerion Energy, the manufacturer of GO2, explains: “We’re delighted that Alan has the confidence in GO2 to make it an integral part of his World record attempt. He is an engineer at heart and quickly understood the science behind GO2 and how it will benefit him during the challenge. We expect GO2 to make a huge difference, not only reducing total fuel consumption by up to 14%, but also by reducing soot by up to 40%, unburned hydrocarbons by up to 70% and by making significant reductions in other emissions, helping towards Alan’s goal of minimising the overall environmental impact of this World record attempt.”
Once the luxury yacht Accomplish More is launched, the team will be undertaking extensive sea trials in order to establish accurate data on fuel burn rates under a range of conditions. This data will be used during the Challenge itself to drive Accomplish More at her highest possible average speed, taking into account the reduced fuel burn rate due to using GO2.
Says Alan Priddy: “our 30,000 litre fuel tanks are the primary factor in determining the average speed that we can maintain on each leg. Using GO2 will enable us to make that fuel go a great deal further, or to maintain a much higher average speed. Its overall impact on our prospects for success in our World record attempt is nothing short of revolutionary.”