Team Britannia

Engineering Innovation

Environmental issues and benefits

It is the aim of this project to contribute towards the required research through the development and testing of this boat to create more fuel-efficient vessels.

The key element that will bring about a successful circumnavigation is creating a low resistance, low weight design which does not consume huge amounts of fuel on the voyage's exceptionally long legs. Due to this, the boat’s ability to be highly fuel-efficient is critical, and will have to beat anything that already exists.

The boat itself will be constructed from recycled aluminum, which will account for over 80% of the finished vessel. Should the boat be scrapped one day, we estimate that over 90% of it could be recycled.