Cayman’s Barcadere Marina is the designated host for a world record breaking boat, Earthrace, while in George Town this weekend.
Earthrace is an amazing boat, designed and built specifically to set a new world record for a power boat to circumnavigate the globe, running 100 per cent renewable biodiesel fuel, and with a net zero carbon footprint.
The journey, almost 24,000 nautical miles,was fuelled by biodiesel to demonstrate the efficiency of, and draw global attention to, the potential for alternative fuel sources.
It is a 24 metres tri-hull wave piercer that was custom designed; and is an advanced endurance vessel, capable of submarining up to 7m underwater as she powers across oceans.
The Barcadere, part of the Scott’s Group of Companies, is a brand new facility centrally located at the historic George Town Barcadere next to the airport on the North Sound with direct access to Stingray City, the Sandbar and the North Coast.
‘Even though this is prior to our official opening, we felt the Cayman Islands community would enjoy and appreciate Earthrace, and we were pleased when they accepted our invitation to add a stop in Grand Cayman to the prestigious world tour,’ said Neville Scott, Managing Director.
‘The Earthrace philosophy is not just about running the right fuel, or the type of car you drive, it is about all the things you do and by thinking a little about it, and taking small steps in the right direction, you can make a big difference. But this shouldn’t stop you from doing fantastic, exciting and amazing things in your life source Earthrace.’
Earthrace started her attempt to set a new world speed record for a powerboat to circle the globe from Vulkan Shipyard, Sagunto, Spain on Sunday 27 April 2008. She crossed the finish line on 27 June – setting a new world record circumnavigation of the globe of 60 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes.
The previous record was 74 days 20 hours 58 minutes 30 seconds. This record was set by UK boat ‘Cable & Wireless Adventurer’ in 1998.
The public can visit and tour Earthrace, tomorrow from 2pm when The Barcadere will host a series of family events.