Renowned yacht designer Espen Oyno (Espen Øino) presented at the exhibition in Monaco concept a 65-metre Explorer vessel with hydrogen fuel cells. The look of the yacht, which was given the name Waterecho, was developed by order of the shipyard Viareggio Superyacht. The shipyard recently is betting on the development of green technologies in the superyacht sector. For a project Waterecho shipbuilder teamed up with Siemens, the developer of energy and power systems hydrogen fuel cells for commercial shipbuilding.
The main goal of the project was to prove the feasibility of the use of technology in the superyacht market.
In the security proof of the power plant, operating on hydrogen, Waterecho will be certified Lloyd’s Register.
Waterecho will be equipped with the latest electric generators and the last system of exhaust gases purification, which will be installed not only on the main engines and generators. It is expected that the maximum speed Waterecho will be 16 knots and a maximum cruising range of 5,000 miles at 12 knots.
12 passengers are accommodated in six comfortable cabins. The ceiling height in the master cabin on the main deck will reach an impressive four meters. Guests can spend time in a large, glazed on three sides, the lounge area of 100 square meters, or in one of the two pools on the main deck and the sun deck or at the beach club with folding balconies on both sides.
Tender garage Waterecho the calculated location of the limo-tender and rescue boat and has side doors on both sides of the case that allows you to put in the feed for one additional hangar storage, which, if you wish, you can use to expand the beach club.
Projects of superyachts hydrogen engine recently appear more often. In June, the designer Andy introduced In the 175-metre superyacht concept with the engines borrowed from Norwegian ferries.