Solar-powered Catamaran Makes a Stop in Singapore

The MS Turanor PlanetSolar yacht arrives in Singapore for a stop on its global tour on October 12. PlanetSolar is the largest solar powered boat in the world and hopes to be the first to circumnavigate the world’s oceans in a 22,000 mile two-year odyssey. (Stephen Morrison / EPA)

Swiss engineer Raphael Domjan, 39, throws a line out from the deck of the MS Turanor PlanetSolar yacht as it arrives in Singapore for a stop on its global tour. PlanetSolar is the largest solar powered boat in the world and hopes to be the first to circumnavigate the world’s oceans in a 22,000 mile two-year odyssey. (Stephen Morrison / EPA)

French captain Erwann Le Rouzic sits at the helm on board the PlanetSolar, the first solar-powered boat to travel around the world, after its arrival in Singapore on October 12. The 31m by 15m white catamaran, in Singapore for a 15-day stop-over, was unveiled to the world last year and has embarked on a world tour from Monaco since September to promote solar energy for pollution-free shipping. The Swiss-flagged boat, which was built in Germany and cost 26 million USD, is topped by 500 square metres of black solar panels. (Roslan Rahman / AFP – Getty Images)

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