The secrets to converting a racing yacht into a vessel seaworthy of a historic voyage? Reverse osmosis and fiberglass batteries.
Seeker was originally a a 20-meter racing yacht built only for short stints at sea, so preparing it for a voyage of several months was no easy task. Chief engineer Rasmus Gordon helped the crew of The Swim prepare for their journey by adding extra fuel bladders to the ship, and setting up a warehouse storage system belowdeck to keep the crew fed and the boat balanced in the water. Creative energy systems that maximize wind and solar, a fresh water converter, and specialized batteries are just a few of the engineering secrets behind Ben Lecomte's expedition to raise awareness for ocean health.