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It seems powerboats are pretty slow
Tbe voyage starts in Sagunto, Spain, and the crew hopes to complete the voyage in under 65 days. The current record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe is currently 74 days, 23 hours and 53 minutes. This record was set by UK boat ‘Cable & Wireless Adventurer’ in 1998.
The Jules Verne Trophy has been held by Olivier de KERSAUSON and the crew of the trimaran Geronimo, in 63 days, 13h 59mins, since the 29th April 2004.
The absolute round the world record has been held by the American Steve FOSSETT, in 58 days, 09h, 32mins, since 5 April 2004.