Bill Gates buys hydrogen powered yacht

Microsoft co-founder and retiree Bill Gates has ordered a superyacht powered by hydrogen. The ship costs the equivalent of just under 600 million euros, reports the British Guardian, The world's first hydrogen-powered yacht is due to be launched in four years.

The "Aqua", 112 meter long luxury yacht is filled with liquid hydrogen and is said to have a range of 6000 km, the report says, The top speed is 17 knots (30 km / h). It houses five decks in its belly, including a fitness studio with wellness area including water massage and a beauty salon. There is a swimming pool and a helipad on the deck. The ship can accommodate 31 crew members and 14 passengers.

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The yacht was presented by the Dutch company Sinot at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. The hydrogen is stored in two tanks at a temperature of -253 ° C. With the help of fuel cells, electricity is generated, which in turn is used to operate the two 1MW motors.

A boat for the super rich, for example the second super richest Bill Gates.

The 64-year-old Gates – the second richest man on earth with an estimated fortune of just under $ 120 billion – spends his vacations loudly Guardian like to be on board a yacht, but has not owned one yet. For example, Gates sailed aboard the $ 330 million yacht Serene as a guest of Russian vodka magnate Juri Shefler.


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