The world’s largest solar-powered boat continues to be greeted by scores of fans – and some bemused diners – in Brisbane.
The spectacularly streamlined German-made Turanor PlanetSolar took some twenty minutes at snails speed to produce its way a handful of hundred metres from beneath the Story Bridge to dock at Eagle St Pier on Sunday early morning.
Boasting 500 sq m of photo voltaic solar panels, the German-made Turanor PlanetSolar aims to show photo voltaic electricity is trustworthy and helpful.
The 31m-long catamaran will berth at Brisbane’s Riverside Centre pontoon in the vicinity of Eagle Street about midday (AEST) on Sunday.
Brisbane will be the $16 million yacht’s only Australian stopover.

The brainchild of Swiss businessman and electrical engineer Raphael Domjan, Turanor stores electricity in batteries which can electric power its electrical motors with out sunlight for a few days at 7.five knots.
Turanor, that means “power of the sun”, is derived from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of your Rings.
Seeing that leaving Monaco on September 27, Turanor has previously broken two information: quickest crossing of your Atlantic Ocean by solar boat and longest distance actually covered by a solar electric car or truck.
“We have 8 or 9 months additional to go,” Mr Domjan said.
“It’s the first time a photo voltaic boat has crossed the Pacific to Australia.
“It’s an journey and you may have issues but everything is going fine.”
The Turanor will be docked at Eagle St Pier until eventually Thursday
It’s got covered more 15,000 nautical miles, greater than fifty percent of its journey, and arrives in Brisbane following crossing the Pacific through the Panama Canal.