Turanor

World’s largest solar powered boat at Phi Phi dive site

Turanor

turanorAs I surfaced from a dive at Koh Bida Nai on Saturday I saw this beautiful boat, named Turanor, about 100 metres away. It has such a low profile that it was hard to see it from sea level with a slight chop on the water but back on the boat we got a better view.

It’s a really impressive looking vessel. Swiss flagged Turanor is 13 months into a round the world voyage that started in Monaco, with the aim of highlighting renewable energy technology. You can get more info at planetsolar.org.

I would love it if all the dive boats here were powered by electric engines, it would be a lot quieter underwater.