Electric Cat

Saw an unusual solar powered catamaran last month in Monaco. It had nice narrow, snakey wave-piercing bows but the transom was chopped off and at maximum hull beam. I guessed and later read that it would not do more than 14 knots. That kind of transom is all wrong for low speed displacement hulls. I guessed it was designed by a bored, rich illiterate who had seen some magazines. I found out later

was done by Craig Loomes who should know better. Now I'm really confused. It did make it around the world. What if it had been done right?