$650m Hydrogen Superyacht Ordered by Tech Giant
February 09, 2020
The first-ever hydrogen-powered superyacht measuring 112m/370ft has been sold to a Tech Giant for $650 million.
Mega yacht AQUA will be powered by liquid hydrogen stored in the 28 tonne vacuum-sealed tanks with a temperature of -253C/423F. While the water would only be the byproduct of hydrogen and oxygen, the yacht’s two one-megawatt motors and propellors will be powered through the fuel cells, allowing a top speed of 17 knots. With a cruising speed of 10-12 knots, her expected range is 3,750nm.
Watch the video of mega yacht concept AQUA:
The innovative technology used in the construction of the vessel will allow guests to enjoy the warmth even while relaxing and entertaining on decks, thanks to the gel-fuelled fire bowls. This innovative approach will allow not having to burn wood or coals, attributing to the yacht eco-friendly status.
The extraordinary exterior profile features smooth lines, a pointy bow and a prolonged stern. The 360-degree views the observation room placed at the bow provides great views of the surroundings, while the wheelhouse is capsule-shaped and places at the top of the superstructure.
The owner’s suite features a private spa, a spacious bathroom and a dressing room. Spanned across five decks, living spaces have meditation and relaxation areas, beauty room, massage room and several sunbathing and dining areas.
Featuring five decks, AQUA will be able to accommodate 14 guests assisted by a crew of 31.