VSY presents 65m concept with hydrogen-fuel technology
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Viareggio Superyachts has teamed up with Siemens and the Lloyd’s Register to present its latest 65 metre superyacht concept, which features hydrogen fuel technology.
The 65 metre superyacht Waterecho features exterior design by Espen Oeino and the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
As part of the partnership, VSY will carry out a technical and commercial feasibility study of the hydrogen fuel cells and the success of their installation on board.
The yacht will be fitted with the latest electric generators in the hope they will provide a dramatic reduction in consumption. Exhaust gas treatment systems will be implemented on the main engines while more ecological materials will be generally adopted across the boat.
Waterecho will feature interior design by Dante O. Benini and accommodate 12 guests in six cabins.
The owner’s cabin will feature a mezzanine providing access to a private foredeck, while the main saloon will measure 100 square metres, offering panoramic views. A staff of 16 meanwhile will be accommodated across nine crew cabins.
Key features include two superyacht swimming pools, with the larger of the two sitting on the main deck and dominating the centre of the stern area.
The yacht will also have a main garage large enough to house both a large limo tender and a rescue tender while a second aft hangar will accommodate the watersports equipment and toys.
The Waterecho will have a top speed of 16 knots, with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.