LaCie was the official on-board storage provider for the 'Earthrace' eco-boat, which broke a round-the-world speed record to circumnavigate the globe using bio-diesel fuel with a zero carbon footprint.
The Earthrace is a custom-built 78-foot Trimaran-style boat. LaCie supplied it with a number of digital storage devices including a d2 Quadra, USB Key Max and rugged hard disk. The products ensured the eco-boat crew could distribute footage such as photographs from every race stop.
The Earthrace route encompassed the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The boat travelled 24,000 nautical miles across the planet's circumference at a maximum speed of 40 knots. It is now embarking on a two-year promotional tour around Australia before returning to its New Zealand home.