This "innovative and revolutionary" fuel system, designed in collaboration with Siemens Energy, will debut with the Italian shipyard's new 50Steel line. The first unit in the series is due for delivery in 2024.
Powered by methanol, the 50Steel will be able to generate electricity for onboard hotel services with the engines and generators switched off – significantly extending the time spent at anchor and manoeuvring without consuming diesel fuel.
"The collaboration with Sanlorenzo on this innovative project affirms Lloyd's Register's role as a trusted advisor to our clients and demonstrates our support for early developers of solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the yachting industry," said Paolo Izzo, sales and marketing manager for Lloyd's Register (Italy, Monaco and Malta). "We are delighted to give Sanlorenzo this approval, which confirms that their methanol fuel cell system meets the required safety standards."
Sanlorenzo chairman and CEO Massimo Perotti added: "Sanlorenzo is a trailblazer on the path to carbon neutrality in the yachting world: through the relentless work of our R&D department, we continue to take revolutionary steps in introducing technological systems aimed at reducing the environmental impact of yachts. We are proud to receive this approval from Lloyd’s Register, as we work together to pioneer decarbonisation pathways."Read More/Sanlorenzo to deliver first 50Steel in 2024