Subject to WSSRC ratification, Bruno PEYRON's Maxi-catamaran Orange II has set a new Mediterranean Crossing record of 17 hours, 56 minutes and 13 seconds.
Yesterday the crew powered the enormous multihull over the finish line of the official course at 00:09:42and add the record to their most recent, impressive 24-hr record for the longest distance covered of 706.2 miles at an average speed of 29.29 knots.
They beat the record formely held by Steve FOSSETT (USA) and his crew aboard the WSSRC Round the World Record holding Playstation II by a little under one hour.
Orange II has been described by her design team as having been, "designed for high average speeds"
and on the evidence of her latest accolade one would have to agree with that sentiment.
Full details of the future plans for the boat and team of Orange II are available on her website at the address below.