06 September 2023
Measuring over 90 feet, the sailing catamaran concept currently developed by the shipyard’s R&D department will be able to produce clean hydrogen on board, to provide the most sustainable yachting experience.
The yacht will be equipped with a reformer that transforms methanol into clean hydrogen.
The Zero Cat will generate net zero emissions and no nitrogen oxides or sulphur oxides. Other advantages include low noise and vibration levels, as well as low maintenance.
The system will also guarantee the highest level of safety, as no high-pressure hydrogen storage will be needed on board.
The Zero Cat’s hydrogen production system will benefit from a green power boost thanks to the hydro generators and solar cells integrated in the yacht’s bodywork.
The Zero Cat will use a hydrogen generator to produce hydrogen from methanol on board. The system will benefit from green power produced by the yacht’s solar power system, with solar cells built into the yacht’s entire bodywork. The fuel cell system will generate clean energy with zero emissions. The energy will be used for both the electric propulsion and hotel loads.
The Zero Cat represents Sunreef Yachts’ commitment to the environment and the pursuit of cleaner and greener yachting solutions.
Leveraging advanced technologies, engineering expertise and a deep understanding of sustainable design principles, Sunreef Yachts seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury sailing while minimising its environmental impact.
“Our goal is to revolutionise the industry by offering discerning customers an exceptional zero-emission sailing experience,” said Nicolas Lapp, CTO & Co-founder of Sunreef Yachts.
“This project represents a milestone in our ongoing commitment to protecting our oceans and preserving the natural beauty of the seas.”