- Sinot, a Dutch yacht-design company, unveiled a detailed model of what would be the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show.
- The 367-foot vessel would be completely powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology and emit only water.
- Aside from the technological innovations, the yacht would have all the lavish trappings of the typical luxury superyacht.
- Take a look at renderings of the futuristic, eco-conscious superyacht.
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The detailed miniature model, presented by a Dutch firm called Sinot Yacht & Architecture Design, is just over 6 1/2 feet and showcases the innovative direction the superyacht industry is taking.
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The watercraft, named Aqua, would be the first superyacht to run on liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology, Sinot said. The yacht’s only emission would be water, and the system would depend on two 28-ton vacuum-sealed tanks of liquid hydrogen stored at -423 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beyond cutting-edge technology, the vessel would feature state-of-the-art design and amenities.
Here’s a look at renderings of Aqua and an inside glimpse at the future of eco-conscious superyachting.
Aqua, the 367-foot superyacht designed to run entirely on liquid hydrogen, would operate at a top speed of 17 knots and have a range of 3,750 nautical miles.
The technology depends on two 28-ton, vacuum-sealed tanks that store liquid hydrogen at a cool -423 degrees Fahrenheit. The tanks would be viewable through a glass panel at the base of a spiraling staircase at the centre of the vessel.
The superyacht’s futuristic looks aim to complement its eco-conscious, cutting-edge technology with the luxurious air of a typical superyacht, according to the designer.
The team at Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design spent five months designing Aqua. “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,” the lead designer, Sander Sinot, said in a press release.
The exterior was inspired by the flow of ocean swells, resulting in curved exterior lines and glass band windows.
The five-deck superyacht would accommodate 14 guests and 31 crew members.
It would have a master pavilion, two VIP staterooms, and four regular staterooms. All rooms would feature floor-to-ceiling windows and have a minimalistic, Japanese-inspired style.
Amenities would include a cascading infinity pool and extensive outdoor lounging space.
In addition to several casual indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, the yacht would have a formal dining area that seats 14.
The superyacht would also have an expansive indoor health and wellness centre featuring a gym, a hydro-massage room, and a yoga studio, reflecting the wealthy’s growing interest in wellness as a status symbol.
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And because superyacht owners love their toys, Aqua would also have carrying space for two 32-foot tenders and three Jet Skis.
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