The designers of the world's first hydrogen-fueled super yacht have denied the $645million vessel is going to Microsoft boss Bill Gates.
The 370ft vessel, which only emits water, had been linked to Gates for his penchant for super yachts and his keen interest in technological solutions to climate change.
But Sinot, the designers of the concept ship, have since denied this is the case.
The yacht, unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show last year, comprises five decks complete with space for 14 guests, 31 crew members, a gym, yoga studio, beauty room, massage parlor and cascading pool on its rear deck.
But its most impressive feature is locked away in the hold - two 28-ton vacuum-sealed tanks that are cooled to -423F (-253C) and filled with liquid hydrogen which powers the ship.
The new vessel is not expected to be ready to take to the open seas until 2024.
In a statement, Sinot said today that claims the vessel's concept had been bought by Gates were 'factually incorrect.'
The hydrogen is pumped through a special type of fuel cell which converts it into electricity, while emitting only water which can be safety pumped into the ocean.
Despite its novel fuel source, the vessel is able to reach 17 knots and travel 3,750 miles before it needs to refuel, enough to cover an Atlantic crossing from New York to Southampton.
Designer Sander Sinot is hoping it will pave the way towards a more ecological future for the superyacht industry.
source : DailyMail