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What is this?

Posted on 31 January 2008 by Valencia Sailing

What is the vessel that appears in the photo? A trimaran, a catamaran or a keel boat? At least two things are certain, she is motor boat and she arrived in Valencia yesterday.

Concerning last week’s quiz, one of our readers posted the correct answer. It was the deck of the brand new GP42 under construction at the Décision boatyard in Switzerland.

12 Comments For This Post

  1. Adam Says:

    That the earth race boat. she’s been everywhere. i last saw her in cork in ireland. she was in america earlier. she’s doing a circumnavigation on biofuel

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! It’s the biodiesel powered Earthrace.

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. Anonymous Says:


    it’s this boat:

    Crazy project ;-)
    Bahne (

  5. folkenbolt Says:

    Bertarelli’s lawyers and experts would undoubtedly say that it’s impossible to tell if it is a ballasted keelboat or a un-ballasted SPACESHIP!!

  6. lesburn1 Says:

    If I recall the skipper had 2kg of body fat Liposuction out of his fat ass (converted the fat into biodiesel)to prove how committed to a green earth and how fuel efficient they are. If they where
    really committed to a green earth why not stay home and plant a garden or something.
    At least in ten years all that carbon (carbon fiber) will be sequestered in the back of some boatyard somewhere.

  7. borat Says:

    this is cheese?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    le monstre du lokness

  9. Says:

    Darth Vader arrived at Valencia last night – May the FORCE will be with you lousy little ego freaks at the Alinghi and BMW-O sites ….

  10. slocum Says:

    A submarine to take tourists around; I have seen it im many places including Cote d’Azur

  11. Anonymous Says:


    They have a deal with a sponsor who would outweight the emissions with the planting of trees in Africa.

    The last attempt was ampered when they spent days in prison after running over a fisherman in South America and yards trying to balance the propelors bronken by the fisherman

    Charles Nichols

  12. Bruce Says:

    It’s Oracle’s keel yacht isn’t it?


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