The world’s first hydrogen-powered Sinot Aqua Superyacht
The Aqua Sinot superyacht is powered with liquid hydrogen stored in two tanks at -423F, meaning its only emission is water.
The Sinot Aqua Super-yacht commands attention on the sea and on the internet. With its futuristic design spanning 370ft-long, comprised of 5 decks and is fueled by hydrogen! According to Sinot, the design elements were taken from oceanic swells, tide movements and weather you would experience out in the open sea. This beautiful machine was unveiled only a few short days before the Monaco Yacht Show.
The rear of the vessel has two entertaining areas – one lower lounge area for sunbathing or swimming – and an upper entertaining space with room for outdoor dining. There are even fire bowls that allow yourself and guests to stay warm during the evenings when the cold of the ocean is blowing towards you off the water. These heaters are powered by a Gel-fuel so you won’t have to burn wood or coal. Also on the rear deck, you will find an infinity pool with floor to ceiling glass windows that take you downstairs into the entertainment area with a dining room that seats 14 and a cinema.
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 aesthetics, With every project, I challenge my team and myself to surpass ourselves. For the 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 superyacht with truly innovative features.
The liquified hydrogen—which will be stored at -253°C in two 28-ton vacuum isolated tanks—is converted into electrical energy by proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM) and used to provide power for propulsion, as well as the auxiliary system and hotel services. Batteries buffer the generated electricity to ensure power demands are always met. The result is a near noise-free sustainable sailer that boasts a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 10 to 12 knots and a range of 3750 nautical miles.