Extravagant superyachts are nothing new, but the Sinot Aqua may be the first one to run on liquid hydrogen and offer a range of 3,750 nautical miles. The main attraction isn’t the outdoor pool or indoor living areas, but rather its huge hydrogen tanks that can be visited by taking a spiral staircase in the center of the boat down to the lowest of five decks. Once there, you’re greeted by two 28-ton, vacuum-isolated tanks that stabilize the liquid hydrogen at -253° C (-423.4° F). They’re used to power two 1-MW electric propulsion motors and two 300-kW bow thrusters, while a 1.5-MWh battery pack is a buffer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This luxurious watercraft can achieve a top speed of 17 knots (20 mph), and has enough fuel to cruise at 10-12 knots for 3,750 nautical miles. Starting from the outside, there’s deck pool with a cascading mini-waterfall over stone steps, a “bow observatory” up front where you can take in the gorgeous ocean views, a lounge with rotating chairs on a circular track, and of course a helipad that could double as a passenger drone landing area.
How much will this cost? There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but if you’re interested, just head on over to the Monaco Yacht Show where you can see an 80-inch (2-m) concept model.