February 04 2022
04 Feb 2022
Massimo Perotti, CEO of Sanlorenzo has announced that it will build a 50m superyacht equipped with hydrogen fuel cells that generates electricity from reformed methanol, that it will deliver in 2024, for his personal use.
Perotti has purchased this first hydrogen-fuelled Sanlorenzo motor yacht to fund the development and test the technology before making it available for the company's clients. Perotti also stated that this will be the first 50-metre motor yacht built to be equipped with this technology.
Sanlorenzo has signed an exclusive agreement with Siemens Energy for the joint development of solutions for integrating fuel cells in the 24-80m yachting sector. The agreement between Sanlorenzo and Siemens Energy will see a new generation diesel electric propulsion system for both yachts above 50-metres – a world’s first, if they meet the 2024 delivery date– and under the 50-metre mark.
The innovative solution will allow Sanlorenzo yachts equipped with the propulsion system to generate electricity when the generators and engines are switched off. This will extend the non-diesel consuming time at anchor and while manoeuvring. The company added that this “Net-zero GHG emission” system is compatible with the limited space available on board.”
The system will provide energy to power the hotel load and not the propulsion system. The reason being is that it is during the hotel time that a yacht is more inefficient regarding Co2 emissions.
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