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Solar-powered boat aims for distance record

The crew of Turanor Planet Solar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, announced plans to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest distance ever traveled in a solar-powered vessel.

The boat, which set sail Sept. 27 from Monaco, is a multihulled vessel almost 100 feet long and covered in almost 5,800 square feet of solar photovoltaic panels.

The boat crossed into the Humboldt Current over the weekend, according to a press release from the crew's support staff.

With about two months left before the end of its journey, the Turanor has already traveled more than 9,904 nautical miles, according to the release.

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