Sun-powered ship circles the globe – The "MS Turanor" is the first solar-powered vessel to complete a full circumnavigation of the globe.
Record breakers – It took the crew 585 days to sail around the world. The "Turanor" already held the Guinness World Record for the world's largest solar-powered boat and managed to set four more records in the course of its voyage.
Power of the sun – "Turanor" is a word that means "power of the sun" in JRR Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Power of the sun – Around three quarters of the solar energy is used to propel the boat. The remainder is used for everything else from flushing toilets to operating the boat's navigational systems.
The crew – Skipper Raphael Domjan (third from the right) with his crew aboard the "Turanor," which is dotted with 536 square-meters of photovoltaic panels - enough to cover over two tennis courts.
Science not fiction – Although the unusual looking boat is more reminiscent of the "Starship Enterprise" than an average yacht, skipper Domjan is keen to demonstrate that its solar technology has practical applications for the present day.
Hours of hard work – It took eight years to fundraise and 64,000 hours of construction to complete the "Turanor".
Big and beautiful – The $16 million catamaran weighs 60 tons and is over 30 meters long.
Homecoming – On May 4 the "Turanor" made history by gliding into Port Hercules, Monaco, amid cheering crowds, to complete the first ever around the world journey by a solar-powered vessel.