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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar and wind powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hawk. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the wounded whale.



The Elizabeth Swann is equipped with an autonomous navigation and vessel control computers called 'Captain Nemo.'


The AI, Artificially Intelligent program that operates Captain Nemo is called 'Hal,' after 2001 Space Odyssey. Hal, is a controversial self-learning program that uses multiple inputs, such as cameras, anemometers, radar and lidar, to interact with the Swann's surroundings. This may sound far fetched to some in the world of science fiction, but then such a system is currently being used by IBM's Mayflower MAS 400 autonomous trimaran that is set to cross the Atlantic in 2021 if all goes well, traveling the passage route of the Pilgrims Founding Fathers, of the USA.


The system was developed by Professor Douglas Storm in various locations and with the help of many academic institutions and specialist companies all over the world, for the purpose of long endurance autonomous (even unmanned) transits. She was way ahead of her time, but could not be completed before the passing of Professor Storm.





The Elizabeth Swann is a solar and wind powered trimaran. One of the Six-Pack round the world competitors, captained by John Storm. Details of the design will be revealed on the 1st of August 2020.







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