BY APB Staff on 13 Dec 2023

Gulf Craft is exploring adding an innovative hydrogen energy system to its superyacht fleet.

Gulf Craft chair, Mohammed Hussein Alshaali.

Gulf Craft chair, Mohammed Hussein Alshaali.

Gulf Craft is exploring adding hydrogen technology to its superyacht fleet. The UAE-based boatbuilder is investigating the feasibility of a zero-emissions Majesty yacht, which could be powered by an innovative LOHC (Liquid Organic, Hydrogen Carrier) energy system.

H2-Enterprises, a global hydrogen enabler and energy storage solutions company headquartered in New York, has been working on this technology for the last 13 years and has now reached the stage of development to power a superyacht in partnership with the shipyard. 

Gulf Craft

Gulf Craft shipyard

“We are excited to embark on a significant new milestone in the evolution of luxury yachting and our path to sustainability,” says Gulf Craft chair, Mohammed Hussein Alshaali. “Gulf Craft has always been driven by a deep commitment to innovation and responsible stewardship of our oceans.

“Exploring the technology and potential partnership with H2-Enterprises, who are a pioneering force in the hydrogen and renewable energy sector, allows us to lead in a new era of emissions-free luxury, where opulence and sustainability intertwine seamlessly.”

Michael Stusch, executive chairman and CEO of H2-Enterprises adds: “CO2 emissions need to be reduced rapidly and radically to achieve the climate change goals. Our LOHC technology is suitable for replacing the current carbon-based pollutant-contaminated CO2 and NOX-based energy system.”

If implemented, the introduction of a LOHC-based hydrogen-powered yacht could mark a new track towards decarbonisation in the yachting industry.

Gulf Craft’s recently launched tri-deck Majesty 120 has completed its first sea trial ahead of its late-April delivery.

Gulf Craft’s tri-deck Majesty 120.

Gulf Craft and H2-Enterprises say their joint announcement cements both companies’ ongoing dedication to innovation, with the project promising to transform the yachting industry by focusing on clean energy technologies and sustainable design solutions.

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