The Monaco Yacht Show was the home of one of the largest yacht unveilings of this era, with a design for a 367-foot yacht being revealed. But its size isn’t what makes it interesting, it’s what it runs on.
The ship design, made by a Dutch firm called Sinot Yacht and Architecture Design, is a model of just over 6.5 feet and showcases an innovative power source in the form of liquid hydrogen. With the name Aqua, it would be the first ship to run on this hydrogen and fuel-cell technology, with the only bi-product being water, much like the Toyota Mirai that we’ve discussed before. The system depends on two, 28-tonne vacuum-sealed tanks of liquid hydrogen that would be stored at a cold temperature of -253 degrees Celcius (-423 degrees Fahrenheit).
On top if this, it will feature the latest in design and creature comforts, including a glass panel at its base to allow for incredible viewing of below the ocean, and pure luxury in design including pools and a helicopter pad. It has a formal dining area big enough to sit 14 people, rooms for working out, yoga, and even a hydro-massage room. There’s also space for three jet skis.
If you’re into super luxury yachts, this is definitely one to keep an eye out for. The eco-friendly ship could very easily change the industry if it launches.