18 June 2013 - The world's largest solar boat, a catamaran called Tûranor, reached New York City Monday afternoon, docking at the North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan at about 5 p.m. New York is the boat's sixth stop in a trans-Atlantic expedition that began in March in the south of France.
The boat's upper decks are covered in 5,554 square feet of solar paneling. The photovoltaic cells get Tûranor up to an average speed of 5 knots (5.57 miles per hour), with a maximum speed of 14 knots (16.1 miles per hour). Tûranor is large enough to carry 60 people on board, including four crew members, in 6 cabins. read more>>>