World’s First Hydrogen Yacht Launched by Bill Gates


Embark on a journey of innovation and opulence with Project 821, the groundbreaking hydrogen fuel-cell superyacht that has captured the imagination of the maritime world. As the first of its kind, this magnificent vessel represents a bold stride towards a greener future, blending state-of-the-art propulsion technology with unparalleled luxury on the high seas.

A 119-metre superyacht able to run purely on green hydrogen — and allegedly commissioned by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates — was officially launched on Saturday in Amsterdam, and is reportedly on sale with an asking price of €600m ($647m).

Pioneering Green Hydrogen Propulsion

  • Project 821 marks a revolutionary leap in marine engineering with its hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion system, setting new standards for eco-friendly yachting.
  • The vessel utilizes liquid green hydrogen stored in a cutting-edge cryogenic fuel tank to power its thrust and onboard amenities, showcasing a commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

Innovative Design and Engineering

  • Crafted over five years at Feadship’s Amsterdam shipyard, Project 821 boasts a meticulously engineered design tailored for hydrogen propulsion, paving the way for future hydrogen-powered vessels.
  • Collaboration with Lloyd’s Register led to the development of new systems and safety protocols, ensuring compliance with stringent regulations and setting benchmarks for maritime innovation.

Unprecedented Luxury and Comfort

  • Beyond its environmental credentials, Project 821 offers unparalleled luxury and comfort, featuring opulent amenities and meticulously designed living spaces.
  • With spacious decks, state-of-the-art facilities, and exquisite interiors, this superyacht redefines the notion of luxury living at sea, offering a truly unforgettable experience for its fortunate occupants.

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Source: Hydrogeninsight


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