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Fully Solar Powered Catamaran Is Awesome, But to What End?

Zachary Slobig

This $17 million dollar boat circumnavigated the globe last year and now it's on a sort of victory lap/ research mission this summer along the Gulf Stream current. Sure, it's an "ambassador for solar," but why would we need low- or no-emissions boats of that cost, when carbon-free marine transportation has long been perfected (sailboats)?

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