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Feadship: the launch of the 118.80m Project 821 the world's first hydrogen fuel cell superyacht


Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο
Five years in the making, the innovative Feadship Project 821 is the answer to a fundamental question: "How far can we push green technology in superyachts?"
Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο

Designed by RWD and represented by Edmiston, Feadship's bold response was a multifaceted zero-diesel approach designed to sail and operate the yacht powered by emission-free green hydrogen. "The goal was to develop a new, clean technology not only for this project, but for the world," said Jan-Bart Verkuyl, Feadship Director / CEO Royal Van Lent Shipyard. The size of the proposed yacht – 100 meters and more – made it a good candidate for exploring clean green hydrogen as a fuel cell source.

Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο

Project 821 also features the most efficient waste heat recovery system yet developed, a system that heats everything from the pool, hot tub and steam room to ambient air temperature and towels and floors in guest bathrooms. Further savings on the hotel's load will come from a Smart AC system that links sensors to an energy management system that automatically reduces air conditioning or heating in unoccupied guest areas.

Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο

She is also the largest motor yacht ever launched in the Netherlands, just surpassing the recently delivered 118.00m LAUNCHPAD. Despite the two yachts having almost the same LOAs, the Project 821 has 30 percent more volume.

With five decks above the waterline and two below and even with her elegant sail yet to be rigged, her height is imposing.

Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο

She also has the most hull openings of any Feadship to date, including fourteen balconies that slide out from the 'tweendeck space, five huge doors and seven large opening platforms, which create an impressive connection to the sea. Balconies are not noticeable when closed, but slide out at the push of a button.

Feadship: το λανσάρισμα του Project 821 μήκους 118,80 μέτρων το πρώτο superyacht με κυψέλες καυσίμου υδρογόνου στον κόσμο

Jan-Bart Verkuyl says fuel cells will play an important role for yachts in the coming years, given their superior efficiency, low particulate emissions and low noise radiation.

"We have now shown that cryogenic storage of liquefied hydrogen inside a superyacht is a viable solution. Future innovations in fuel cells and integrated conversion of methanol to hydrogen are on the near horizon.



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