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2012 London Boat Show



The boat 'Accomplish More'
The craft for this challenge, named Accomplish More, is a revolutionary new boat. Built entirely to Lloyds specifications, the design is 90’ long, 16’ wide, has an estimated top speed of over 45 knots and a range of 5000 nautical miles. Her twin engine, jet-drive design breaks new boundaries, with the hull shape created from a frame to which aluminium plates have been shaped – minimising the build time, cutting down on welding and creating an incredibly strong and elegant design.

As an exceptionally efficient, ultra-slim, wave-piercing hull she will be able to submarine beneath waves under the constant propulsion of her twin, jet-drive, engines. Her fit out will be basic so life on board will have few creature comforts. Massive fuel tanks will enable the team to complete the five 4,800 mile legs of the voyage to break the existing record.

  1. Built to Lloyds specifications
  2. 8 mm aluminium plate hull - 16 mm on keel and side joints.
  3. 90 ft long (24.4 metres)
  4. Internal beam 10 ft. (3 metres)
  5. External beam 16ft (4.8 metres)
  6. Draft 2.5 ft (800 mm)
  7. 2 x FPT C13. 500 HP engines
  8. 2 x Castoldi 490 HC water jets
  9. 8 Berths in 3 cabins + 4 occasional berths in main cabin
  10. 28,000 litres fuel tankage
  11. Raymarine navigation and night running equipment
  12. Empty weight: 12 ton
  13. Fully laden weight: 40 ton
  14. Range: 5000 NM
  15. Estimated top speed (light): 47.5kts
  16. Estimated top speed (heavy): 24.5kts
  17. Estimated average speed: 27.7kts

Environmental Issues
The team intends that the development and testing of this boat will contribute to ongoing research aimed at creating 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 the efficiency levels will have to beat anything that already exists.

The boat build is with recycled aluminium, which will account for over 80% of the finished vessel. Should the boat be scrapped one day the team estimates that over 90% of it could be recycled.

More information about the project can be found at

Jan 2012