Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Check out this cool powerboat! Leoden was lucky enough to visit this amazing boat at the Panmure Yacht club a couple of weeks ago. So what's so special about this boat? Well for one thing, it has an amazing design and cool graphics on the outside of the boat. The Earthrace set a new record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. The time was 60 days, 23 hours and 47 minutes, over 2 weeks faster than the old record.

It is 78 feet long and can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. It was built in Auckland, NZ and was ready to launch in February 2006. The Earthrace cost about $3 million dollars to build. Did you know that it uses 100% biodiesel fuel? If you didn't know, this type of fuel is natural, nontoxic and biodegradable. In other words, its good for the environment.

The Earthrace sure is one cool boat! Well done Leoden!


  1. An awesome digital story Leoden. I am very impressed with your journalism. I saw all the advertising for the Earthrace being docked at the Panmure Yacht Club but I was too busy to get down there to see for myself.
    Now I have seen your report I am wishing I had made more of an effort to get there.
    Thank you very much for explaining to me so clearly what makes Earthrace special.
    Keep these reports coming :)
    Mrs Burt

  2. Kia ora Leoden
    You are amazing! Tamiti from TV 1 better watch out as you could easily replace him! Your expression and intonation in your report was excellent. You have presented some great facts about this boat and I enjoyed listening to your report from start to finish. You have also some wicked ICT skills with great mixing, sound effects and filming. Well done Leoden. Keep up the great work!
    Mrs Driver
    Pakuranga Heights school

  3. Hey Leoden you are great at Itervewing you might as well be the next jhon Campbell.Was it really cool seeing that famos boat up close?.I reaiiy like that koru pattern.

  4. Talofa Leoden,

    That was a very informative piece and yet you made it SOOOOOOOOOO interesting to watch!

    The Earthrace sounds like an IMPRESSIVE boat and yet the art on it makes it even more special to me!

    Should an overseas buyer acquire it, at least it will have a piece of Kiwiana on it to remind them of where it was built.

    Keep up the hard work and I'll get Dad to come and watch it as he was quite disappointed he didnt get down there.

    Fa laia, Mum

  5. Hi Leoden i liked your famous movie about the famous boat was it cool hey was it cool looking inside and i liked the koru pattern and you were great at interviewing bye

    Jordan S

  6. HI Leoden

    That movie was really cool and that boat is really flash and it is in a really weird shape for the boat but keep it up in class Bye