The world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht could be taking to the waters in the not too distant future.
Dutch yacht-design company Sinot has unveiled a model for a cutting-edge concept that looks set to propel the superyacht industry in a more eco-friendly direction.
Created in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects, Aqua measures 112 meters and will be powered entirely by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology — which essentially means water will be its only emission.
The superyacht, which features state-of-the-art facilities, is to operate at a top speed of 17 knots, with a range of 3,750 nautical miles.
“For development of Aqua we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology, to combine this in a 112-meter superyacht with truly innovative features,” designer Sander Sinot said in a statement shortly before a detailed model of Aqua was revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
“Our challenge was to implement fully operational liquid hydrogen and fuel cells in a true superyacht that is not only groundbreaking in technology, but also in design and aesthetics.”
Aqua’s technology system will rely on two 28-ton vacuum isolated tanks, which are to be stored at temperatures as low as -253 C.
The liquified hydrogen is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.
This energy will then be submitted to the vessel’s switchboards and distributed, in order to provide power for propulsion, auxiliary systems and hotel services.
The exterior and interior design for Aqua, which took developers five months to conceptualize, is almost as impressive as its radical technology system.
Renderings for the futuristic superyacht showcase an on-board infinity pool and heli-pad, along with a spa and swimming pool.
Spread over five decks, Aqua will also has a hydro massage room, a yoga space, a swim platform and a beach deck close to the waterline.
While it’s just a design concept at the moment, and there are no imminent plans to roll Aqua out, according to Sinot, the pioneering design “clearly prefigures the superyachts of tomorrow.”
The radical vessel design is one of a number of recent developments in the superyacht industry.
Earlier this year Latvia’s Latitude Yachts announced plans for the Valkyrie Project, a massive superyacht that would span 229 meters, making it the largest in the world.
- Task force destroys excavators allegedly belonging to NPP Women’s Organiser
- Mahama’s ‘dumsor’ is different from Akufo-Addo’s – Kweku Awotwi
- Dr. Adoma Dwomo-Fokuo Odame: Dear Sam George, red is the only colour that matters
- Ghanaians to re-register SIM cards in June or risk losing phone numbers
- 23-year-old arrested for attempting to sacrifice his nephew for money
- Armed robbers jailed for robbing, raping pregnant woman
- Leicester issue Chelsea apology over Daniel Amartey FA Cup actions
- We pay ‘big money’ taxes and yet they burn our equipment – XtraGold Mining Company
- “I’m not proud of it” – referee for Hearts v Sharks game apologises for errors
- Galamsey: Desilting and dredging of the Offin river underway
Ghana will enforce Covid-19 restrictions until herd immunity is achieved – Akufo-Addo
Akufo-Addo’s approach to galamsey fight akin to mob justice – NDC
Maritime insecurity remains a big threat-CDS
NPP Women’s Organizer seeks justice for burnt mining equipment
Kajeji SHS in dire need of infrastructure 30 years after its establishment
IES MarketScan: A year on, why hasn’t ENI and Springfield unitized as directed
Withdraw illegal guards or lose your license – Forestry Services Division cautions Licensed Timber contractors
Senior Staff Association at Universities of Ghana resume strike after no-show Tier II
Registration of SIM cards with Ghanacard likely to begin soon – Bawumia
Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder arbitration casts doubt over Saudi Arabia bout
DCOP Opare Addo vows to take action against Delta Force following his attempted forceful removal from office
Ayew gives Swansea narrow lead over Barnsley in Championship play-offs
Mark Okraku-Mantey and arbitrators resolve MUSIGA election impasse
Francis-Xavier Sosu: Dishonesty of government in its economic management exposed by IMF
Banks to remain resilient and supportive of resetting post Covid-19 economy back to stability – BoG