the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show
 

the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show

dutch company sinot has unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht at the monaco yacht show. the concept, called ‘aqua’, is a 376-foot-long (112-m) long and would run entirely on liquid hydrogen.

the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show

images courtesy of sinot

 

 

aqua’s power is fueled by liquified hydrogen, stored at extremely low temperatures, in two 28-ton, vacuum-isolated tanks. a spiral staircase in the center of the boat leads to the bottom deck where these monoliths sit behind strengthened glass, designed to keep the liquid hydrogen stable at -253° c (-423.4° f).

the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show

 

 

the five-deck superyacht would accommodate 14 guests and 31 crew members. it would offer a range of 3,750 nautical miles (4,315 mi, 6,945 km) and can reach a top speed of 17 knots (20 mph, 31 km/h). on full fuel it could cruise at 10-12 knots for some 3,750 nautical miles.

the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show

 

 

the liquified hydrogen is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, with water being the only by-product. these tanks can split off power at up to 4 MW, powering two 1-MW electric propulsion motors and two 300-kW bow thrusters for tighter maneuvering. a 1.5-MWh battery pack acts as a buffer, providing instant access to power and running the ship’s electrics, and is charged as necessary by the fuel cell.

the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht unveiled at the monaco yacht show

 

 

the superyacht would also have an expansive indoor health and wellness center featuring a gym, a hydro-massage room, and a yoga studio. there are also indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces with a formal dining area that seats 14.

 

 

at the front of the yacht, a ‘bow observatory’ accommodates two people who can enjoy views of the horizon through giant windows. other design features include japanese-influenced interiors, an optional helipad, where a hydrogen-powered EVTOL can drop-off guests, and a mini-waterfall that cascades down from the deck pool over stone steps. meanwhile, the exterior look of the yacht is inspired by ocean swells, featuring a sculpted hull intersected by glass windows.

 

 

project info

 

company: sinot
model: aqua
type: superyacht
status: concept
event: monaco yacht show

  • There’s something about a four-tier stone waterfall on the top deck that whispers, “Don’t put to sea.”

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Where can you refuel?

    Curtis Roy says:

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