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Invoice Gates Orders £500m Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht

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Lengthy-time Slashdot reader Freshly Exhumed quotes the Guardian: Invoice Gates has ordered the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, price an estimated £500m ($644m) and that includes an infinity pool, helipad, spa and gymnasium.

The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft has commissioned the Aqua ship – a 112-metre (370ft) luxurious vessel fully powered by liquid hydrogen – which was publicised final yr on the Monaco yacht present by the Dutch design agency Sinot… The boat has 5 decks and area to accommodate 14 friends and 31 crew members. In an additional environmentally pleasant characteristic, gel-fuelled hearth bowls enable friends to remain heat outdoors with out having to burn wooden or coals.

However its most cutting-edge characteristic is tucked away under decks – two 28-tonne vacuum-sealed tanks which might be cooled to -423F (-253C) and crammed with liquid hydrogen, which powers the ship. The gas will generate energy for the 2 one-megawatt motors and propellors through on-board gas cells, which mix hydrogen with oxygen to supply electrical energy. Water is a byproduct.

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