Sam Sorgiovanni Reveals Hydrogen Powered Superyacht Concept Zero
Australian superyacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni introduced a new hydrogen-powered superyacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show this month. Called ZeRO, the concept combines a futuristic exterior design with a sustainable propulsion package at its core. Sorgiovanni, who also has an office in Monaco, said the ZeRO concept “maintains a timeless elegance” with a sleek and streamlined profile, a “restrained superstructure” and a semi-planing hull form.
The propulsion package is made up of hydrogen tanks, fuel cells and electric engines linked to a battery storage system.
Sorgiovanni said: “My vision for ZeRO was to create a futuristic, wholistic form while maintaining a timeless elegance with the hull embracing the superstructure to create a striking yet sleek hull form and restrained superstructure. ZeRO’s streamlined exterior envelopes a state-of-the-art propulsion system. When combined with its ultra-efficient semi-plaining hull form, it enables the yacht to travel at speed with zero carbon impact on the environment.
“The propulsion system derives its power from utilising hydrogen tanks, hydrogen fuel cells and electric engines along with a battery storage system. Combined with a hull form that is both stable and efficient, ZeRO enables high-speed cruising combined with extended range at cruise speed.”