LAUNCH OF PROJECT 821 – WORLD’s FIRST FUEL-CELL POWERED 119m SUPERYACHT

by | May 4, 2024 | Maritime news

Source: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/feadship-project-821-fuel-cell–yacht-launch

Dutch shipyard Feadship has marked a milestone moment in the yachting industry with the launch of the first fuel-cell-powered superyacht. Known only as Project 821, the 118.8-metre RWD-designed superyacht was rolled out of the shed at Feadship’s van Lent facility today (4 May).

The breakthrough project will store liquid hydrogen on board (in temperatures below -253°C) and will use a fuel cell source to generate electricity for both hotel load and coastal navigations. The project required significant development in regulations for “hydrogen storage and fuel-cell systems at class, flag-state [and] IMO level”, according to the yard.

“The aim has been to develop a new, clean technology not just for this project,” said Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship director and CEO at Royal Van Lent Shipyard, “but for the world.”

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