A new boat is coming to the high seas, and it’s unlike anything the world has seen before. The AQUA, a liquid hydrogen-powered superyacht, was first revealed at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, and it’s predicted to revolutionize yacht technology and design. The 367-foot-long yacht is the first in the world to be powered by liquified hydrogen.
This hydrogen is stored in vacuum isolated tanks, and then converted into electrical energy by proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. The generated electrical energy provides power for propulsion, auxiliary systems, and hotel services, and its only emission is water. The two large tanks are visible from inside the super yacht, by the stunning circular staircase and from behind a strengthened glass.
Design by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, the concept art makes it pretty clear that the interior of the yacht is just as impressive as its underlying mechanics. The five decks of the boat can accommodate 14 guests in four guest staterooms, two VIP staterooms, and one owner pavillion. And, it would not be the height of luxury without a cascading infinity pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an indoor health and wellness center.