The world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show. Here's a look inside the game-changing 367-foot vessel concept.
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.
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 center 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.
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