Team Britannia - Round The World Powerboat
The Team Britannia powerboat is a completely new design based on experience and modern technology. Designed and constructed in the UK from aluminium, she is 80 feet (24 metres) long with an exceptionally efficient hull.
She has been designed by the renowned naval architect Professor Bob Cripps. Alan Priddy's experiences of ocean adventure has contributed to the creation of this super boat.
Professor Cripps was the Engineering Manager at the RNLI for 18 years before his roles as Technical Director at VT Halmatic and Director of the Engineering College for BAE Systems Surface Ships.
Team Britannia is a multi-million pound British bid to design and build the fastest and most fuel-efficient wave-slicing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe for the much coveted UIM world record, currently held by the New Zealander Pete Bethune at 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes.
The whole construction process is expected to take four months before a programme of sea trials in the Solent and around the British Isles. Led by ocean adventurer Alan Priddy, Team Britannia will launch their record bid in October 2016.
- Length 80 feet / 24 metres
- Internal beam 13 feet / 4 metres
- External Beam 16 feet / 4.8 metres
- Draft 30 inches / 0.75 metre
- Build weight 15 tons
- Fuel capacity 30,000 litres
- Range 4000 nautical miles
Power - Propulsion - Steering - Navigation:
- Engines: x Fiat PowerTrain C13 500. 6 Cylinders in line Diesel.
- Water Jets: 2 x Castoldi Turbo Drive 490 HC.
- Main Steering: Castoldi electric / hydraulic.
- Navigation Station: Raymarine.
General description - from aft forward:
- Full walk-in engine room
- 4 full size bunks in aft cabin with separate toilets and shower
- Wheel house
- Full size galley and seating for 12 persons
- 1 driving position 1 navigating position
- 2 single cabins with full size beds
- Toilet and shower
- Double cabin with shared facilities
- Workshop and stores
- Chain locker
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