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CEO Series: how Vitters' Project Zero shaped Louis Hamming's view of zero-emission yachting

2 April 2024 • by Gabrielle Lazaridis

BOATPro catches up with Vitters CEO Louis Hamming, who offers insight into the feasibility of zero-emission yachting, and whether the drive towards environmental sustainability has caused a renaissance for sailing more generally.

Initially revealed during BOAT International's 2023 Superyacht Design Festival, Vitters' zero-fossil-fuel sailing yacht Project 3094 – better known as Project Zero – is currently in the midst of outfitting before its 2025 delivery. This 69-metre ketch aims to unlock a new standard for marine travel, with the ability to harvest wind, thermal and solar energy to power the yacht's propulsion and hotel load. 

Vitters has also pledged that the technology behind the build will be available in the public domain as part of the Foundation Zero mission to fuel widespread innovation. One year after it was announced, BOATPro unpacks the project with the yard's CEO...

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