Energy Observer, the ship of the future has finally returned to its natural element after 3 months out of the water and many improvements on its onboard technologies.
The launching of the 30-ton ship is a delicate operation but one with which the crew is now familiar. After a few hours of maneuvering and in the presence of our captain and founder Victorien Erussard, the ship’s hulls were able to touch the water without a hitch.
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Victorien Erussard, Captain and Founder of Energy Observer said, “This launch is very symbolic as our boat prepares for the greatest sailing in its history, across the Atlantic and the Pacific!”
This launch marks a significant step forward in this 4th optimization project, one of the shortest and at the same time one of the most decisive in the history of the boat. New technologies have been integrated onboard, and will be tested at the quayside and then at sea over the next 3 weeks.
2020 marks a turning point in the odyssey of Energy Observer, which will sail in one year over a distance equivalent to that covered over the last three years (i.e. 18,000 nautical miles or 29,000 km since 2017).
The big departure is announced from February 17th, by then we will tell you more about all the technological innovations on board and the stopovers planned for 2020.