The World Solar (Autonomous) Navigation Challenge W.S.N.C.
SOLAR NAVIGATOR - Business Plan Intro
Solar Navigator is the fastest solar powered boat design capable of a World circumnavigation using energy directly harnessed from nature, with a Zero Carbon Footprint and no Carbon Trading. This venture will demonstrate renewable energy in action, and could have a profound impact on the future safety of marine transport.
The event is to be promoted as the "World Autonomous Navigation Challenge" which is the first World circumnavigation by a robot ship where an electrically propelled vessel derives all the energy required for propulsion directly from renewable resources, during the event - a true environment friendly advertising opportunity - and the boat is unmanned; the star of the show. The boat does not need a crew, though during some stages a guest crew will be present to witness the robot ship in action.
The vessel and event represents a unique opportunity to be associated with this prestigious project for investors with a similar vision to;
The idea of using solar energy to power an ocean-going vessel originated with us in 1995 when the project founder, because of his love of diving, was working to achieve blue water cruising without the associated high fuel costs, or being tied to a diesel fuel pump and one tank of range. Since then we've proved the theory that this is possible with several working concept designs and practical testing (see Team Background) including identifying a world route.
In February 2007 the Atlantic Solar-Powered Record was set by the Sun21 team, affirming the concept. In May of 2012 the Turanor PlanetSolar set the first solar powered circumnavigation record at 585 days. SolarNavigator is designed to improve on that record by as much as 50%, reducing the circumnavigation time to 280 days or less using a combination of technologies, to include robot ship autonomy.
Right now, the subject of using renewable energy to combat pollution and global warming is a hot topic being penetrating the decisions we take in our businesses and to the core of the way we lead our lives.
This setting provides us with an ideal time to send a team of mariners to drive technological boundaries forward, especially concerning safety at sea, and economical marine transport, whilst maximizing the message of global-consciousness and generating positive media exposure with the help of like minded contributors who care about the planet. We cannot do this alone. We need commercial help and support, and we want to share the experience with our partners, for the world to see.
To find out more about this exciting world first and see how Solar Navigator could benefit your business please contact our Marketing Director at Max Energy Limited and please note we do not produce a printed information pack in line with our paperless green ethics:-
World Solar Navigation Challenge
Katherine Hudson, former marketing manager
In order to view the Appendices and other confidential information, investors will need to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement, which is available on request.
Solarnavigator is a battery electric trimaran with an extremely efficient active hull
that runs on solar power 356 days a year free of pollution. The SWASSH hull form has never been
developed before, nor has the use of wind energy been used to power the autonomous navigation equipment.
Email: or phone UK:
+ 44 (0) 1323 831727 +44 (0) 7842 607865
Max Energy Ltd, Solar House, BN27 1RF, United Kingdom
The design of the Solar Navigator boat has been licensed for use in
the John Storm series of books by Jameson Hunter - Filming, etc
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