The solar powered goliath that circumnavigated the world (18 HQ Photos)

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  • Zed Kelly

    Ferdinand Magellan's expedition made was the first solar powered circumnavigation of the world from 1519 through 1522.
    And because I know this is coming…the wind is in part solar powered. The other part is friction and the rotation of Earth.

  • Bman

    Totally cool zombie survival boat!

  • reaperACTUAL

    #8 I bet the glare of the noon day sun off this bitch is brutal!

  • Mike

    Quit taking pictures of my boat.

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  • @trustnoone73

    The first circumnavigation by sail took six years and the majority of the crew died. Good job on beating that base line with solar power.

    As with sail, I'm sure In half a millennium this technology will be amazing!

    When we run out of wind, the world will thank these pioneers and name Ohio cities after them.

  • nuccabay

    take two years off and sail around the world? and im sitting here in an office…ive clearly done something wrong

  • Randon Donathan Givens

    I can't imagine a better way to spend 587 days

  • marchj

    That's the solar ship and there is also the solar airplane (also a project in Switzerland). Its name is SolarImpulse and the goal is to flight around the world only with solar power.

  • Moots33

    It looks like an early version of the Reliant…for you trekkies…

  • bones

    Boats N Hoes

  • Jezza67

    Didn't you just post a thread about watches that were so ridiculously expensive that only self-indulgent, tax-dodging, European, old-money wankers could afford them? Now the same people (Name the chief port of Switzerland) swan around on a giant yacht for a year or so and we're supposed to applaud their foresightedness and bravery. Fuck no.

  • IrishWolfhound

    Should have put some diesel in that bitch. Would have taken way less than 587 days :)

  • Yankee

    I threw a meteor at goliath and it smashed him to pieces

  • Edaea_Sinid

    Solar power is amazing, but people shouldn't be impressed by something like this. The ammount of oil that was spent in materials, construction and shipping is worthy of the title goliath indeed. Come a rainy day and I am sure it has other conventional motors behind, like a Diesel engine, or it would get stuck. When we have evolved batteries technology greatly and we have reached about 70% efficiency on solar panels, now that would be an exciting time to be :)

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