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Energy Observer named in Paris

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Energy Observer named in Paris

Science et Environnement

Energy Observer, the first energy self-sufficient boat powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen was officially named in Paris on 6 July after sailing from Saint-Malo to the mouth of the Seine, then up the Seine to the French capital.

The boat was built in Canada in 1983 as a maxi-catamaran (length: 30.5m, beam:12.8m). In 1994, as the Enza New Zealand, she won the Jules Verne Trophy with Peter Blake at the helm.

 

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(© : Jeremy Bidon / Energy Observer)

 

Energy Observer spent the last two years in Saint-Malo undergoing a radical conversion, including the incorporation of an array of innovative technologies. The work was performed