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.
Fuel cells generate electricity
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.
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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