History was made on 27 June 2008 - the wave piercing trimaran Earthrace (more recently known as Ady Gil) designed and engineered by LOMOcean Design took out the UIM world record for a power boat circumnavigation by over 13 days.
The team at LOMOcean Design are the proud designers of this radical boat, although saddened by her recent loss in icy Antarctic waters after a well publicised collision with another vessel.
Earthrace/Ady Gil was powered by twin Cummins QSC 540 diesel engines and propellers pitched specifically for the record attempt. With this configuration and fully fuelled and provisioned, the boat motors at a maximum speed of around 28 knots, although it could be configured to go faster with lighter fuel loads. At slower passage making speeds, the boat has sufficient range for large stretches of open ocean involving up to 2500 nautical miles between refuelling stops - the slender central hull and tuned sponsors offering excellent fuel efficiency.
Construction of the craft was in keeping with its styling and pedigree; advanced composites included carbon fibre and aramid reinforcements, toughened epoxy resins and lightweight foam cores.