If you didn’t know already, and you could be forgiven if you didn’t, Mari Cha IV is now the fastest monohull in the world, having crossed the Atlantic in 6 days, 17 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds, beating the existing transatlantic record by over two days.

However uninterested you are in the world of yachts and yacht racing it is an undeniably impressive looking boat. What’s more she’s British.

One of the more interesting details of the boats construction is that her predecessor, predictably called Mari Cha III and also a previous holder of the same record, was four foot longer and weighed in a 109 tons. Technology advancement has enabled the owner, Bob Miller, to construct his new toy out of carbon so that she weighs less than half as much.