Earthrace is Here

Cindy Zimmerman

Earthrace The first 100-percent pure biodiesel race boat arrived last week in Seattle. Earthrace, “the World’s Coolest Boat,” is on a promotional tour in advance of its assault on the record for circumnavigating the globe, according to a release from Imperium Renewables, formally known as Seattle Biodiesel.

Not only is it cool-looking, it’s cool-burning — as its biodiesel engines emit 78 percent less carbon dioxide.

Through a sponsorship by the Port of Seattle, the boat was on display at Bell Harbor Marina through Sunday, August 6. It then heads down the Pacific Coast, stopping in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego before cutting through the Panama Canal en route to the eastern United States. Stops are planned on the east coast in Annapolis, Richmond, New York and Portland, Maine.

Check out the port tour site for exact days when the cool Earthrace boat will be in your area.

Boat photo by John King courtesy of Earthrace.