A model of a 367-foot (112-metre) yacht designed to run on liquid hydrogen was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s biggest superyacht event. It would operate at a top speed of 17 knots and have a range of 3,750 nautical miles.
The watercraft, named Aqua, would be the first superyacht to run on liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology, designers Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design 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 -253 degrees Celsius (-423 Fahrenheit).
The vacuum-sealed tanks of liquid hydrogen would be dramatically viewable through a glass panel at the base of a spiralling staircase at the centre of the vessel.
The superyacht’s futuristic look aims to complement its eco-conscious, cutting-edge technology with the luxurious air of a typical superyacht, according to the designer.
The team at Sinot spent five months designing Aqua.
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 up to 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 hydromassage room, and a yoga studio, reflecting the wealthy’s growing interest in wellness as a status symbol.
According to scmp.com