THE BOAT

Circumnavigating the globe in a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) under 50 feet whilst trying to set a new record for the fastest motorized boat will require a very special RIB, which will be designed and built in the UK.

The boat will be a customised 15 metre RIB that will be built to withstand the toughest sea conditions. Powered by twin Diesel inboard engines with a target average cruising speed of 25 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles the circumnavigation will be undertaken using only biodiesel to fuel the engines.

Whilst the RIB will feature basic essential living accommodation for the 6 person crew, it will be equipped with the latest state of art the navigation, communication and safety equipment to support the crew as they take it around the world.

Key facts:

  • Length : 15M
  • Beam : 4.79M
  • Engines: Twin 1000hp Diesels
  • Fuel type & capacity : Biofuel - 20,000 litres (18T)
  • Range : 4,000 Nautical miles
  • Average speed / top speed : 25knots / 35knots
  • Berths : 6
  • Safety features : Classification MCA Coded Cat 0