Earthrace-2 Project Summary
We are developing the awesome new vessel “EARTHRACE-2” to substantially extend our work in marine conservation. Initially she will be used to assist in monitoring the massive new CMAR Marine Protected Area encompassing Galapagos, Cocos Island, Coiba Island and Malpelo Island. These campaigns involve joint operations that sees local Rangers, Coastguard or Navy Personnel joining our ship and overseeing operations. We provide the ship, tender vessels, Schiebel S100 UAV, pilots, food and fuel, while the government agencies assist in flight permissions, and have jurisdictional oversight of the operations. We will also continue with selected scientific research projects that require support in remote locations. HERE is the “Deck” that gives a brief summary of the project. HERE is the Spanish Version. For more information please send us an email.
EARTHRACE-2, like her predecessor, will be a technology marvel, and one of the most awe-inspiring vessels the world has ever seen. Our video above discusses many of the things that make this boat so special.
EARTHRACE-2 will be used to monitor the massive new CMAR Marine Protected Area. This encompasses 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sights (Galapagos, Cocos, Coiba and Malpelo Islands).
The hull form has been extensively tank-tested in Melbourne (Australia) under various displacement and thrust conditions, allowing accurate predictions of final vessel performance.
The above animation was rendered from the 3D CAD files and monster swell conditions.
Based on a World Record Holder
The most obvious thing about EARTHRACE-2 will be her form – One of the most awe-inspiring vessels the world has ever seen. More than that however – she will be a technology showcase of the latest in maritime and surveillance hardware. This includes Schiebel S100 Drone with 200nm range, ELINT electronic detection system, FLIR thermal Imaging, a helm resembling that of a modern plane, FC470 Milpro zodiac, 10m amphibious RIB (launched astern from a roll-off platform), and a 30-person theater / briefing room.
EARTHRACE-2 is based on the original Earthrace, a 24m trimaran that set a new world record (that still stands today) for circling the globe, running 100% biodiesel fuel. In 2009 she went to Antarctica and became the star of Animal Planet’s Whale Wars TV Series. Earthrace set the benchmark for uncompromising focus on efficiency, functionality and awesome good looks. EARTHRACE-2 is looking to repeat this, but with a much bigger vessel that will take things to a completely new level, and change the way the world views conservation campaigns. Hi-Res CAD files can downloaded here.
* Design: Tri-Hull Wavepiercer
* Construction: Sandwich composite
* Length: 59.3m (195 ft)
* Beam: 12m (39ft)
* Crew: 14
* Maximum Speed: 30 knots
* Crew: 12
* Guest Capacity: 14
* Accommodation: 26 people
* Guest Rooms: 5
* Range 10,000nm at 12 knots
* Briefing Room / Theater (30 person)
* Tender Vessel: 10m (35ft) RIB
* Designer: LOMOcean Design Ltd
* Build Time: 24 months
* Build Location: TBA
The original Earthrace boat had over 250,000 visitors walk aboard her over a 3 year period. Through a combination of boatshows, and sponsor events / open days in port cities, she became the most photographed boat on the planet. Earthrace-2 will dedicate a period every year to continue this legacy, opening the boat to the public, schools, and at selected events.