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Want to own the coolest boat on the planet?

'Earthrace - World Record Finish 2008'    Earthrace Media    Click Here to view large photo

New Zealand round-the-world record-holder Pete Bethune is advertising his futuristic trimaran Earthrace for sale.

'Would you like to own the coolest boat in the world? For $1.5 million, she's yours!' he said today on the boat's website. Bethune's carbon-fibre eco-boat smashed the round-the-world speed mark on June 27 at its second attempt. The first, last year, failed.

This time it made a 24,000 nautical miles circumnavigation in just 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, two weeks faster than the 10 year-old record. The 24m wave-piercing tri-hull vessel was run on biodiesel to demonstrate and draw global attention to the potential for alternative fuel sources.

Bethune has been continuing his mission of promoting awareness of the environment and the sustainable use of resources.

Read the full story at: http://davidinauckland.blogspot.com/2008/09/15-milliion-price-for-being-green.html

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by David Lim

  

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