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  • Sinot, a Dutch yacht-design company, unveiled a detailed model of what would be the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show. 
  • The 367-foot vessel would be completely powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology and emit only water.
  • Aside from the technological innovations, the yacht would have all the lavish trappings of the typical luxury superyacht.
  • Take a look at renderings of the futuristic, eco-conscious superyacht.
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A model of a 111 metre yacht designed to run on liquid hydrogen was unveiled last week at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world's biggest superyacht event, Forbes reported.

The detailed miniature model, presented by a Dutch firm called Sinot Yacht & Architecture Design, is just over 2 metres and showcases the innovative direction the superyacht industry is taking.

The watercraft, named Aqua, would be the first superyacht to run on liquid hydrogen and fuel-cell technology, Sinot said. The yacht's only emission would be water, and the system would depend on two 25 tonne vacuum-sealed tanks of liquid hydrogen stored at -252 degrees Celsius.

Beyond cutting-edge technology, the vessel would feature state-of-the-art design and amenities.

Here's a look at renderings of Aqua and an inside glimpse at the future of eco-conscious superyachting:


Aqua, the 111 metre superyacht designed to run entirely on liquid hydrogen, would operate at a top speed of 17 knots and have a range of 3,750 nautical miles.

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The technology depends on two 25 tonne, vacuum-sealed tanks that store liquid hydrogen at a cool -252 degrees Celsius. The tanks would be viewable through a glass panel at the base of a spiraling staircase at the center of the vessel.

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The superyacht's futuristic looks aim to complement its eco-conscious, cutting-edge technology with the luxurious air of a typical superyacht, according to the designer.

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The team at Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design spent 5 months designing Aqua. "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," the lead designer, Sander Sinot, said in a press release.

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The exterior was inspired by the flow of ocean swells, resulting in curved exterior lines and glass band windows.

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The 5 deck superyacht would accommodate 14 guests and 31 crew members.

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It would have a master pavilion, two VIP staterooms, and 4 regular staterooms. All rooms would feature floor-to-ceiling windows and have a minimalistic, Japanese-inspired style.

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Amenities would include a cascading infinity pool and extensive outdoor lounging space.

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In addition to several casual indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, the yacht would have a formal dining area that seats 14.

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The superyacht would also have an expansive indoor health and wellness center featuring a gym, a hydro-massage room, and a yoga studio, reflecting the wealthy's growing interest in wellness as a status symbol.

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And because superyacht owners love their toys, Aqua would also have carrying space for two 10 metre  tenders and three Jet Skis.

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