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This is the jaw-dropping superyacht Bill Gates has reportedly ordered for an estimated $644m. The vessel is powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel cells. The Sunday Telegraph (9 Feb) reports the yacht is scheduled to go to sea in 2024. Described as utilising ??sthe fuel of the future???, the yacht makes an eye-catching feature of the hexagonal hydrogen tanks. Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who launched the AQUA yacht at this September???s Monaco Yacht Show, say they have fused ??sground-breaking technology with cutting-edge design". Sinot explain: ??sAQUA is fuelled by hydrogen, a unique concept which represents a significant progression towards achieving a new balance between nature and technology. The system is based on the use of liquified hydrogen, stored at -253?oC in two 28-ton vacuum isolated tanks. The liquified hydrogen is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, with water being the only by-product.??? The Dutch company say the 112-metre AQUA would reach speeds of 17 knots and have a range of 3750 nautical miles. Designer Sander Sinot explains how he and his team managed to integrate the hydrogen-electric system capable of catering for all onboard energy needs without having to compromise on esthetics, comfort or usability: "With every project, I challenge my team and myself to surpass ourselves. For development of AQUA we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology to combine this in a 112m superyacht with truly innovative features." Sinot soon realized they had set themselves an extraordinary goal, so started working on an extraordinary design: "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 esthetics." Guest would be able to enjoy four guest state rooms, two VIP state rooms and an owner p
2019-09-24
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