Earthrace-2 Project Summary
We are developing an awesome new vessel “EARTHRACE-2” to substantially extend our work in marine conservation. It will target the same areas we work on now, including illegal fishing, wildlife smuggling, scientific research, and supporting Rangers in remote areas. Some time ago now raised $90k on kickstarter which allowed us to complete the concept design phase. The build budget was then estimated at $10m, and despite our best efforts, we fell well short in raising such funds. We did however get enough support to buy our current ship (M/Y Modoc), and with the support of Schiebel, FLIR and other sponsors, we’ve managed to put together a pretty awesome program that sees us currently supporting Costa Rica (MORE) in a whole range of conservation areas. In many ways we see our current program proving the concept, and in time, getting this new beast built and operational . Sometimes in life you need to think big. And Earthrace-2 is a monster! Details on this extraordinary vessel are below. It includes some of the kickstarter videos, design details, and a few other tasty morsels. In reality, such a boat cannot be funded selling T-shirts and hoodies. To make this happen will need one or more big hitters to step up to the plate. If you know anyone who might be interested in funding such an ambitious project, please send them our way (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 hull form has been extensively tested using computer modelling. The simulation above has her traveling at high-speed in 30m (100ft) seas. Such tests allow us to accurately predict loads in extreme conditions, that in turn drives design.
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.
The hull form has been extensively tank-tested in Melbourne (Australia) under various displacement and thrust conditions, allowing accurate predictions of final vessel performance. Video above was from one of these tests.
The above animation was rendered from the 3D CAD files used in doing computer modelling of vessel performance. She is 3 stories high, however final layout may still evolve somewhat.
Based on a World Record Holder
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
* Passengers: 12 in addition to crew
* Accommodation: 26 people
* Staterooms: 5
* Range 10,000nm at 12 knots
* Briefing Room / Theater (30 person)
* Tender Vessel: 10m (35ft) Amphibious RIB
* Designer: LOMOcean Design Ltd
* Build Time: 24 months
Own Earthrace-2We are offering Investors full or partial ownership of EARTHRACE-2. Our team needs the vessel for a period each year to run conservation missions and outreach, but outside of this, an Investor may have the fully crewed vessel for their own private use. Our preference is for a single Investor who would put in around US$10m, however it may be possible to split this among up to 5 Investors. Either way, we are offering individuals the chance to own a piece of history that will make the world a better place. You get an Iconic boat that has a significant Social Media platform, and that will become famous. You are not stuck in any one area, but rather you can enjoy your vessel almost anywhere around the globe. You don’t need to worry about crew – We take care of crew, maintenance and upkeep. You just need to inform us when you’d like of the vessel, and we’ll make her available. If you’d like to know more then please email Captain Pete
For a period each year, the vessel will run on an outreach tour, calling to port cities in the areas we operate. Tours are modeled on the original Earthrace campaign that saw our vessel host over a quarter-million people in 3 years, and featured in countless news items and stories. EARTHRACE-2 is ideal for hosting events, with a capacity of 200 guests in port, and 50 guests on day or evening voyages. The 30-person theater is ideal for hosting school groups, press conferences, or for public viewing of our many TV Episodes and video content. Musicians, celebrities and local heroes can be interviewed here in live broadcasts across our many platforms.